Title Scary Mutant Space Aliens From Mars Publisher Readysoft Inc. Game Type Adventure Players 1 Compatibility ? Submission Odd.Ogreid@fi.uib.no Review Imagine waking up one morning, and there is a spaceship parked in your garden. An alien is searhing your fridge, and drops dead upon seeing you. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime... If you can find a way to launch the spacecraft, you may explore the solar system and travel to distant planets. While exploring, you find out that the Martians are planning to invade earth, so your mission will be to prevent this. In order to accomplish this task, you will need to bargain with aliens on Venus, find your way through the maze of Neptune, travel through energy tubes, all in order to collect the right tools to dismantle the Ion Beam Doomsday Device pointed at earth. The commands are entered through a standard text interface, and the parser is slightly more advanced than two-word commands, but doesn't compare with the Infocom standard. The game play is accompanied with music which adds to the atmosphere - at the start that is. I tend to get bored by listening to the same music over and over again, but luckily you can turn the sound off. You will from time to time encounter aliens attacking you, and have to fight the aliens in animated combat sequences. Playing a text adventure, you don't care for animated combat sequences (which you always win, anyway). They could be left out of the game. The graphics are in a cartoonish style, and the game is generally loaded with humour. You will discover that Jupiter's red spot is in fact nothing else but a red rug. Upon examining a vacuum cleaner, you will get the following description: "This is a Dryfon Sukomatic Vacuum cleaner. The Sukomatic is one of Dryfon's most effective products, no good housewife can live without one. Unfortunately, the Sukomatic, like most Dryfon products, is too effective. The first units shipped were sent to what used to be the tenth planet in the Solar System, but after the Sukomatics were used,.... Well, did you ever hear of a tenth planet?" This game never was a classic, but is well worth playing if you're addicted to text adventures.