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Game #1597
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Red Dwarf    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Conventional

Rating: 7.68 (45 votes)

Red Dwarf box cover

Red Dwarf screenshot
Red Dwarf is based on BBC sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf that is very popular in Europe. You are the main character Lister, the last surviving member of the human race who is on board a huge (and I mean really *huge*) freighter ship Red Dwarf. With you is a hologram of a nagging and fortunately dead crew member Rimmer, cleaning android Kryten, Holly the ship's computer and Cat, a feline evolved from Lister's cat and to which the only things that count are fashion clothes and appearance.

The game is relatively short, but don't be fooled: puzzles are impossible to solve unless you are familiar with this cult TV show and even then you will have a very hard time solving them – the game is certainly not for novices or those easily frustrated. If you want to play the game even though you don't know the show, I suggest reading the scripts of episodes "The End" (Series 1, episode 1), "Backwards" (series 3, episode 1) and "Time Slides" (series 3, episode 5) by following the link below. There are numerous implications to other episodes but knowledge of these three is essential for understanding and completing the game.

The game's author captured the feeling and the essence of the show so good that I think it is impossible to do any better. If you are a die-hard fan of Red Dwarf, go ahead! Others should think twice, unless you enjoy a tough challenge.

Reviewed by: Deckard
Designer: Joseph Stanko
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Joseph Stanko
Theme: Licensed, Humorous, Science Fiction
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Red Dwarf Scripts (archived)
If you like this game, try: Babel, Bureaucracy, Delusions

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