Rescue at Rigel
Rescue at Rigel downloads
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
sound: PC speaker
Abandonware DOS popularity: very low