Unlocking secrets: Space Quest I cheat codes

Space Quest I holds a special place in gaming history. Released in 1986 for DOS, Amiga, and Apple devices
An undated image of the Space Quest Chapter 1 cover. — Wikipedia
An undated image of the Space Quest Chapter 1 cover. — Wikipedia

Space Quest I, a graphic adventure game developed by Sierra On-Line (later Sierra Entertainment), holds a special place in gaming history. Released in 1986 for DOS, Amiga, and Apple devices, it marked the beginning of a beloved franchise known for its comedic tone and hapless janitor protagonist, Roger Wilco.

Space Quest I premise

The game starts with Roger Wilco, a janitor aboard the spaceship Arcada, who becomes an unlikely hero. After a nap in a broom closet, he awakens to find hostile Sariens attacking and stealing the Star Generator, an experimental device. Roger must escape the Arcada and embark on a galaxy-spanning quest to thwart the Sariens' destructive plans.

Space Quest I gameplay

Typical of graphic adventure games of its time, Space Quest I features a text interface for commands. Players control Roger through typing and interaction with the environment. The journey takes Roger to a desert planet and an alien vessel.

Space Quest I main characters

  1. Roger Wilco: The reluctant hero and janitor thrust into a cosmic struggle.
  2. Sludge Vohaul: The ruthless ruler of the Sariens, a mad scientist seeking revenge.
  3. Chdnarian Sales Bug: An insectoid alien involved in business transactions with Roger.
  4. Tiny: A lizardlike salesman offering used spaceships for Roger's mission.

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Titles in the series

Space Quest I initiated a series with several sequels:

  • Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
  • Space Quest II: Vohaul’s Revenge (1987)
  • Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (1989)
  • Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)
  • Space Quest V: Roger Wilco – The Next Mutation (1993)
  • Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (1995)

Space Quest I cheat codes

Though lacking formal cheat codes, the game offers an extensive debug menu activated by holding ALT and pressing D. Some useful debug codes include teleportation to specific locations, obtaining items, displaying flags, and manipulating variables.

  • TP10: Teleport to the escape pod.
  • TP15: Teleport to the rock plateau.
  • TP20: Teleport in front of Orat’s cave.
  • TP30: Teleport to the landing on Kerona.
  • TP35: Teleport to Ulence Flats.
  • TP43: Teleport to the room in front of the Deltaur.
  • TP50: Teleport to the room above the Star Generator.
  • TP55: Teleport onto the Deltaur.
  • GET OBJECT: Obtain a specific item, IDs 1-23.
  • SHOW FLAG: Displays one of 256 flags.
  • SET FLAG: Sets one of 256 flags.
  • RESET FLAG: Resets one of 256 flags.
  • SHOW VAR: Shows one of 256 variables.
  • SET VAR: Changes one of 256 variables.
  • POSITION: Changes the position of the character on screen.
  • CLOCK: Display a clock in the upper right-hand corner.
  • DRINK FLIGHT SUIT: Automatically changes Roger into the flight suit.
  • DRINK JETPACK: Automatically equips Roger with the Jetpack.
  • BE ALIEN: Automatically equips Roger with the Sarien disguise.
  • NO HELMET: Automatically equips Roger with the Sarien disguise without the helmet.
  • CASH: Gives you any amount of cash from 0 to 200 dollars.

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Space Quest I's enduring charm lies in its lighthearted narrative, memorable characters, and the nostalgic joy it brings to fans.