History VideoGame / ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders

5th Apr '16 2:05:48 PM timotaka
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* ShownTheirWork: At the beginning of the game Zak's boss sends him to Seattle to write a fluff piece about the 50th anniversary of the first UFO sighting. The first widely publicized UFO sighting did indeed happen by Mount Rainier in Washington state in 1947.
4th Apr '16 10:11:52 PM timotaka
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale:Leslie and Melissa somehow managed to convert a VW minibus into a single stage to Mars and return to Earth spacecraft. Somewhat justified because it's a comedy game which involves aliens wearing Groucho glasses and new age science fiction tropes.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale:Leslie SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Leslie and Melissa somehow managed to convert a VW minibus into a single stage to Mars and return to Earth spacecraft. Somewhat justified because it's a comedy game which involves aliens wearing Groucho glasses and new age science fiction tropes.
2nd Mar '16 11:30:34 PM TomSFox
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'''''Zak [=McKracken=] And The Alien Mindbenders''''' is an AdventureGame by Creator/LucasArts, released in 1988. It was the second SCUMM adventure game, preceded by ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion''. Originally released for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, it was ported to the UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer, UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/AtariST and UsefulNotes/FMTowns.

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'''''Zak [=McKracken=] And The and the Alien Mindbenders''''' is an AdventureGame by Creator/LucasArts, released in 1988. It was the second SCUMM adventure game, preceded by ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion''. Originally released for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, it was ported to the UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer, UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/AtariST and UsefulNotes/FMTowns.
20th Nov '15 7:36:43 AM Berrenta
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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: "That doesn't seem to work."

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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: InformingTheFourthWall: "That doesn't seem to work."
16th Jun '15 11:08:18 PM hpl
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale:Leslie and Melissa somehow managed to convert a VW minibus into a single stage to Mars and return to Earth spacecraft. Somewhat justified because it's a comedy game which involves aliens where Groucho glasses and new age science fiction tropes.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale:Leslie and Melissa somehow managed to convert a VW minibus into a single stage to Mars and return to Earth spacecraft. Somewhat justified because it's a comedy game which involves aliens where wearing Groucho glasses and new age science fiction tropes.



** You can also have Leslie, Melissa or both get back in their VW Bus-turned-spacecraft, turn the key and launch into space. Once you do this, whoever is in the spacecraft will effectively be out of the game for good(and will make a comment about it taking months to get back to Earth).

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** You can also have Leslie, Melissa or both get back in their VW Bus-turned-spacecraft, minibus-turned-spacecraft, turn the key and launch into space. Once you do this, whoever is in the spacecraft will effectively be out of the game for good(and will make a comment about it taking months to get back to Earth).
16th Jun '15 11:06:54 PM hpl
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*SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale:Leslie and Melissa somehow managed to convert a VW minibus into a single stage to Mars and return to Earth spacecraft. Somewhat justified because it's a comedy game which involves aliens where Groucho glasses and new age science fiction tropes.


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**You can also have Leslie, Melissa or both get back in their VW Bus-turned-spacecraft, turn the key and launch into space. Once you do this, whoever is in the spacecraft will effectively be out of the game for good(and will make a comment about it taking months to get back to Earth).
7th Dec '14 4:35:51 AM Corlagon
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Downplayed. The game takes place in 1997, with two visible technological "advances": People exclusively use "Cash Cards" instead of actual cash, and [=TVs=] no longer seem to have buttons on them.
6th Oct '14 11:12:27 AM rexpensive
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'''''Zak [=McKracken=] And The Alien Mindbenders''''' is an AdventureGame by Creator/LucasArts, released in 1988. It was the second SCUMM adventure game, preceded by ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion''. Originally released for the {{Commodore 64}}, it was ported to the IBMPersonalComputer, {{Amiga}}, AtariST and FMTowns.

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'''''Zak [=McKracken=] And The Alien Mindbenders''''' is an AdventureGame by Creator/LucasArts, released in 1988. It was the second SCUMM adventure game, preceded by ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion''. Originally released for the {{Commodore UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, it was ported to the IBMPersonalComputer, {{Amiga}}, AtariST UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer, UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/AtariST and FMTowns.
UsefulNotes/FMTowns.



The game featured many technical improvements on [[ManiacMansion its predecessor]], including a storyline that takes Zak all the way around the world, and an interesting system whereby the various characters have adventures independent of each other (two of the playable characters are introduced as space adventurers on Mars, literally a world away from the bits with Zak).

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The game featured many technical improvements on [[ManiacMansion [[Videogame/ManiacMansion its predecessor]], including a storyline that takes Zak all the way around the world, and an interesting system whereby the various characters have adventures independent of each other (two of the playable characters are introduced as space adventurers on Mars, literally a world away from the bits with Zak).
2nd Aug '14 12:23:12 PM JohnnyLurg
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** Zak has [[Film/THX1138 $1138]] on his bank account.

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** Zak Melissa has [[Film/THX1138 $1138]] on his her bank account.account and Zak owes the exact same amount to the Phone Company.
17th Jul '14 10:23:25 AM DaddyMulk
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** Zak has [[Film/THX1138 $ 1138]] on his bank account.
** On Mars there is [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey a black monolith]]... which is actually a vending machine.

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** Zak has [[Film/THX1138 $ 1138]] $1138]] on his bank account.
** On Mars there is [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey [[Film/ASpaceOdyssey a black monolith]]... which is actually a vending machine.
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