Abandonware DOS title

Rescue at Rigel

Rescue at Rigel is an old DOS science fiction top-down perspective rpg game developed by Epyx in 1983 from an original idea by Jonathan Freeman. Rescue at Rigel can be enjoyed in single player mode from a top down perspective. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Though simplistic by today's standards, this game was a pioneering game in the early home computer era. Rescue at Rigel added a timer to the basic game engine, but was otherwise very similar to their earlier games.

Although nominally a science fiction setting, the plot of rescuing hostages was perhaps derived from the Iran Hostage Crisis, which was headline news when the game was written. Additionally, one type of enemy which the player must defeat is the High Tollah, a name that resembles the title of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Iranian religious leader whose supporters took the American hostages.

players: single player

input: keyboard

graphics: CGA

sound: PC speaker

Abandonware DOS popularity: very low

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