Roger Wilco is relaxing at his favorite pub somewhere in time and space when heavily armed soldiers enter the room. Carrying a parting message from Roger's old nemesis, Sludge Vohaul, they plan to get rid of the janitorial hero, execution style. That is, until a man with an over-sized hair dryer helps Roger escape through a time rip into the future. Now Roger Wilco has woken up on his home planet, some time in a meta-fictional Space Quest XII. It is a grim, dystopian future: the series has gone to ruin without its hero, and Vohaul rules supreme. Roger must find a way to avoid Vohaul's henchmen, fulfill his destiny, and learn about a few surprises that await him in his own future.
Did You Know?
In addition to the regular command icons included in the icon interface of many Sierra games (Walk, Look, Take/Use and Talk), there are "Smell" and "Taste" icons. Using these icons on various creatures and objects Roger encounters throughout the game may get funny messages, but they are not necessary to win the game. These additional icons are included also in Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter
(1990). See more
One of the games in the bargain bin at "Software Excess" store is called "King's Quest XXXXVIII". The proper Roman numeral of the number 48 should be XLVIII. See more
Don't mess with it!
In the original floppy disk version of Space Quest 4, there is a store in the Galaxy Mall called "Radio Shock" that Roger Wilco goes shopping in. Radio Shack company took notice and sued the Sierra company for copyright infringement. Later on in the reissued CD version of Space Quest 4, the store "Radio Shock" has been replaced with "Hz. So Good." See more