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* SequelDifficultySpike: A rather extreme one at that. ''Planetfall'' was one of Infocom's easier games, but ''Stationfall'' is closer to expert level. A much larger map, the time limit is considerably tighter, and the station becomes deadly as the game progresses.


It was followed in 1987 by a sequel, ''Stationfall''.

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It was followed in 1987 by a sequel, ''Stationfall''.
''Stationfall'', where the player must investigate a space station where all the personnel have disappeared, and the machinery seems to be malfunctioning in sinister ways.


* ToxicFriendInfluence: Oliver seems friendly at first, but keeps going off alone with Floyd, who gradually starts acting belligerent from his influence.

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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Oliver Plato seems friendly at first, but keeps going off alone with Floyd, who gradually starts acting belligerent from his influence.


* ToxciFriendInfluence: Oliver seems friendly at first, but keeps going off alone with Floyd, who gradually starts acting belligerent from his influence.

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* ToxciFriendInfluence: ToxicFriendInfluence: Oliver seems friendly at first, but keeps going off alone with Floyd, who gradually starts acting belligerent from his influence.

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* ToxciFriendInfluence: Oliver seems friendly at first, but keeps going off alone with Floyd, who gradually starts acting belligerent from his influence.


* ChaseScene: To get the final item needed to wake the colonists and win the game, you have to enter the radioactive lab. The final sequence has you running like hell through the installation with the mutated monsters hot on your heels intent on devouring you.

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* ChaseScene: To get the final item needed to wake the colonists and win the game, you have to enter the radioactive lab. The final sequence has you running like hell through the installation with the mutated monsters hot on your heels intent on devouring you.

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* ChaseScene: To get the final item needed to wake the colonists and win the game, you have to enter the radioactive lab. The final sequence has you running like hell through the installation with the mutated monsters hot on your heels intent on devouring you.


* {{Adorkable}}: Plato, [[spoiler: before he turns on you.]]


* NamedByTheAdaptation: The TieInNovels call the Featureless protagonist Homer B. Hunter.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: The TieInNovels [[TieInNovel Tie In Novels]] call the Featureless protagonist FeaturelessProtagonist Homer B. Hunter.


* TieInNovel: Arthur Byron Cover wrote a novel for ''Planetfall'' and ''Stationfall'' though they're set after the games with similar events happening again.



* TieInNovel: Arthur Byron Cover wrote a novel for ''Planetfall'' and ''Stationfall'' though they're set after the games with similar events happening again.

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* TieInNovel: Arthur Byron Cover wrote a novel for ''Planetfall'' and ''Stationfall'' though they're set after the games with similar events happening again.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: The TieInNovels call the Featureless protagonist Homer B. Hunter.

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* EscapePod: You evacuate your ship in one in the beginning.
* TheFederation: The instruction manual mentions the Third Galactic Union formed after the Second Galactic Union collapsed thousands of years before.

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* NuSpeling: Residan orthography, as demonstrated in the examples for AcmeProducts and ShoutOut.


* ControllableHelplessness: If you do something wrong early in the game and get your overzealous superior officer mad enough at you, he'll throw you in the Brig, where you can continue to perform actions but none of them will get you anywhere. (Typing 'escape' tells you that 'Houdini himself would be stumped by this cell'.)

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* ControllableHelplessness: If you do something wrong early in the game and get your overzealous superior officer mad enough at you, he'll throw you in the completely inescapable Brig, where you can continue to perform actions but none of them will get you anywhere.until the spaceship blows up. (Typing 'escape' tells you that 'Houdini himself would be stumped by this cell'.)

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