21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Starship Titanic,
This review is from: Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic (Video Game)
This is one for any fan of Douglas Adams! The graphics and sound are sumptuous, and yet its hardware requirements are modest by today's standards.
It is not so much an adventure game as a beautifully illustrated puzzle. There is no real action but there is a series of puzzles you must solve if you are to repair the ship and fly her back home.
Despite that the game box says it's suitable for anyone aged 3 onwards, age 11 seems a more realistic minimum. Even so, some of the puzzles are very obtuse, and no amount of Douglas Adams humour (of which the game has a lot) or luxurious coding is going to compensate for the rather short gameplay and abrupt ending.
There is an excellent and free UK-based website offering game hints, technical help and a very sociable chat, details of which are included with the game.
Grim Fandango is superior in most respects, but Starship Titanic remains a completely essential part of my small games collection. If you only ever buy two games of this genre, make it these!