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Space Quest 3: The Pirates of Pestulon walkthrough

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Remember, save early and save often...


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 1.Escape from the Garbage Freighter
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(You see yourself hop out of your escape pod and on to the soft ground. 
Under closer inspection, you realize the floor is just a big pile of 
junk. Your escape pod winds down to a quite silence. It looks like 
you'll need a new ship if you're going to make it out of this place.)

Walk right two screens.

Type TAKE WIRE

Walk left two screens, then right one screen.

Stand right in front of the garbage mover. It is the tall, blue and 
purple structure on the far right of the screen. You can see the scoops 
of this device moving upward.

(After a few seconds, you'll be pulled up into the garbage mover, then 
dropped on a conveyer belt leading to a trash thrasher)

As soon as you can, type STAND

Type JUMP

(You just climbed up on the blue railing overhead)

Walk left three screens.

Stand directly over the small dark green circle you see a few steps in 
front of you.

Type CLIMB DOWN

(You will climb into a small cart that rides the blue rail you stood on 
a few seconds ago. It has a button that allows you to lower a retrieval 
claw below you.)

Move the Cart right four screens.

(On the fourth screen, the cart will take a sharp turn and move to the 
far side of the screen.)

After you move to the far side, go left three screens.

This next step takes a little imagination. First, mentally draw a 
vertical line down the middle of the screen. Now, try to position the 
cart in the midpoint between your imaginary line and the right side of 
the screen.

Type PRESS BUTTON

(The claw should lower to the ground and pick up a round, blue and red 
object. If you missed it, just move around a little and try again.)

Go right three screens and around that sharp turn that will put you and 
your cart on the near side of the screen.

Position the cart as far to the right as you can get and still remain 
on the near side of the screen.

Type PRESS BUTTON

(You should have just lowered the warp motivator into the back of a 
small space shuttle below. If you placed it correctly, it should fall 
in the square black hole and disappear. This is the ship you will 
escape this place in.

Take the cart left four screens.

In the fourth room, position the car in the middle of the screen, just 
over the long blue panel.

Type CLIMB OUT

(You will climb out of the cart and walk onto the blue panel)

Walk straight toward the bottom of the screen.

(You will fall down a garbage chute into a small garbage pile.)

Walk all the way to the left side of the screen, and stand where the 
long red wire disappears off screen.

Type TAKE REACTOR

(You just took a small power reactor. You'll use this to give power to 
your ship)

Walk over to the upper-right corner of the screen.

Type CLIMB LADDER

(Now you're back up on the surface of the trash heap)

Type TAKE LADDER

Go up one screen.

Go right two screens.

(In this room you'll be attacked by a rat. This little guy will rob you 
of your reactor and your wire. This just means you have to go and get 
them back.)

Go left two screens.

Go down one screen.

Walk to the lower left corner of the screen, near the large purple 
crate.

Type USE LADDER

Type CLIMB DOWN LADDER

Walk over to the far left.

Type TAKE REACTOR

Type TAKE WIRE

(Don't worry, they won't be stolen again.)

Walk over to the ladder.

Type CLIMB LADDER

Type TAKE LADDER

Go up one screen.

Go right three screens.

There is a large robot's head in the lower-right corner of the screen. 
Walk up next to the robots cracked eye. Be careful not to fall off the 
cliff's edge at the bottom of the screen.

Type CLIMB INTO THE EYE

(You'll climb into another section of the garbage dump.)

Walk around to the near side of the space ship.

Type USE LADDER

Type CLIMB LADDER

Stand on the small circle on the top of the ship.

Type OPEN HATCH

(You just climbed into your ship. This is the ship you will travel 
around in for the rest of the game.)

Type PLACE RECATOR

Type SPLICE WIRE

(You'll use the wire to connect the small reactor to the ship's engine. 
Now the ship has a power ship.)

Type SIT

Type LOOK AT SCREEN

Click "1. Engines" and wait for it to say, "adequate thrust achieved"

Click "7. Radar"

Click "8. Weapons System"

Click "Front" under the shields

Press the spacebar to fire off a shot

(That shot will blow a hole in the side of the garbage freighter and 
the sudden pressure change will suck you out.)

Type LOOK AT SCREEN

Click "2. Navigation System"

Click "1. Scan" until a purple planet called Phleebhut is on screen.

Click "2. Set Course"

Click "5. Light Speed"

(You shoot off into light-speed. Just when you are out of sight, a ship 
turns off its cloaking device. Apparently you're being followed. Do you 
remember that item you bought in Space Quest II and never paid for? 
Well the company you bought it from sure does, and they've sent someone 
out to collect the bill.)

(You will exit hyperspace orbiting the planet of Phleebhut.

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 2.The Sandy Surface of Phleebhut
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Click "3. Land"

(You land with a thud on the planet Phleebhut. This is a dry, sandy 
planet. There are a lot of dangers on this planet, but lucky for Roger 
you have a walkthrough. So you don't have to worry.)

Type STAND UP

Type PRESS BUTTON

(The ramp will open and you'll stroll right out. At the same time, your 
pursuer's craft lands nearby. You soon realize two things: 1.That 
company takes debt collecting very seriously.  2. This guy's ship is 
not the only thing with the power to disappear.)

Go right two screens.

Go up two screens.

(If you spot a scorpion, just walk off the screen the same direction 
you came in, then walk back in. He'll be gone.)

Walk into the "World O' Wonders"

Type SHOW ORIUM

(A text boxes pops up as he offers you money for it.)

Click "No" to his first and second offers.

Click "Yes" to his offer of 450 buckazoids.

(You just sold you rock of Orium for 450 buckazoids, good for you!)

Type BUY UNDERWEAR

(You just bought a pair of thermal underwear, they keep you cool no 
matter what the temperature. Trust me, you'll need them later)

Type LEAVE STORE

(Suddenly, the robot that's been in your pursuit makes his presence 
known to Roger. It doesn't take him long to tell you what's up. 
Thankfully, he gives you a small lead, then disappears. It's impossible 
to get to your ship in time, so don't even bother trying. Only one of 
you is going to make if off this planet alive, and I'll make sure it's 
you.)

Quickly, go left one screen.

Walk right into the doorway to the large blue foot.

Stand on the gray square that sits on the floor in the middle of this 
tall, vertical shaft.

Type PRESS BUTTON

(You'll go for a little elevator ride)

Walk up the red staircase you see to the right.

Stand to the left of the hook you see on the near side of the screen.

(There is a large spinning gear system in the middle of the room.)

Wait for the robot to be on the near side of the gear system.

Type PUSH PULLEY

(You'll knock the robot into the gear system and tear him apart. He 
won't give you any more trouble.)

Walk back down the red staircase and over to the light-blue pile of 
metal that was once Arnoid the robot.

Type TAKE BELT

(You just picked up the device that Arnoid was using to stay out of 
sight)

After your little conversation with Fester, walk into the elevator with 
him.

(You'll reappear just outside the large blue foot.)

Go right one screen.

Go down two screens.

Walk to the near side of this screen.

Go left two screens.

Walk up the ramp into your ship.

Type SIT

Type LOOK AT SCREEN

Click "1. Engines" to start her up.

Click "3. Takeoff" to lift off from this planet.

Click "2. Navigation System"

Click "1. Scan"

Keep scanning the map until you see the Monolith Burger.

Click "2. Set Course"

Click "5. Light Speed"

(You blast off into an explosion of color. It's been Lord knows how 
long since your last meal, so you hope the food at this place will be 
worth the trip)

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  3.A Stop at the Monolith Burger
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(This establishment is a fast-food hangout known as the Monolith 
Burger. Several aliens stand in line for their helping of what they 
affectionately call food. There is no line, however, on the left half 
of the screen.)

Walk left one screen.

Step up to the yellow ordering counter.

(You get an up-close view of one of the employees. A little too close 
actually.)

Type LOOK AT MENU

Click "7. Monolith Fun Meal"

Press "Q" on your keyboard to leave the menu.

Since you don't have a choice, click "Yes" to his series of question.

Type PAY HIM THE MONEY

Walk right into the table that is second from the left.

Type EAT FOOD

(During the course of your meal you'll find a secret decoder ring.)

Type STAND UP

Walk over to the Arcade Machine to the left of the ordering counter.

Type PLAY GAME

Click "Insert Buckazoid!" to start playing.

(This is probably the most frustrating part of the whole game, and 
sadly, there's not much I can do to help you. The best strategy is to 
try and have the chicken leave the screen at the middle top. He should 
come straight down to the landing pad. When you when, the game will put 
up an encoded message. Luckily, you have a secret decoder ring. You can 
use the ring to understand the secret message. Here is what it really 
says...)

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| Help us! We are being held captive by ScumSoft on the small moon of |
| Pestulon. An impenetrable force field surrounds the moon. It must   |
| first be deactivated. Its origin is unknown to us. ScumSoft         |
| security is armed with jello pistols. We're counting on you whoever |
| you are.                                                            |
|                       Two Guys in Trouble                           |
|_____________________________________________________________________|

Go right one screen.

Walk into the doorway that is marked with a large yellow "M".

Type GET IN SHIP

(You'll climb inside your ship and cruise away from the Monolith 
Burger.)

Type LOOK AT SCREEN

Click "1. Engines"

Click "2. Navigation System"

Click "1. Scan" until you see the planet Ortega.

Click "2. Set Course"

Click "5. Light Speed"

(Your light-speed engine takes you just outside the planet of Ortega.)

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 4.The Raid on Ortega
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(You are approaching the volcano-ridden planet of Ortega. This is one 
of the hottest planets in this region. A planet like this is normally 
uninhabitable, lucky for Roger he bought that pair of Thermal 
Underwear. You won't have any problem beating the heat here!)

Click "3. Land"

Type STAND UP

Type PUT ON UNDERWEAR

Type PUSH BUTTON

(You'll walk out of the ship and onto the rocky surface of Ortega.)

Go down one screen.

Go left one screen.

Carefully walk across the loose rock bridge and go down one screen.

(Stay right where you are, and wait for the men to fly off in their 
ship. It should only take about 25 seconds.)

Once they're gone, walk over to the pole on the right side of the 
screen.

Type TAKE POLE

Walk over to the small green box.

Type TAKE DETONATOR

Go right two screens.

Go up tow screens.

Walk down the stairs directly to your left.

(You now see a much smaller you on screen.)

Go right one screen.

Walk up to the tall red ladder that leads off the top of the screen.

Type CLIMB LADDER

Walk right up to the edge of the large black hole.

Type DROP DETONATOR

(You just dropped the explosive device into the generator. Congrats, 
you just destroyed the force field that was stopping you from landing 
on Pestulon. Unfortunately, your explosion has made Ortega a not so 
safe place to be. We better get moving.)

Walk back over to the top of the red ladder.

Type CLIMB DOWN

When you get to the bottom, go left one screen.

Go down three screens.

Go left two screens.

Go up one screen.

Walk up to the cliff's edge.

Type USE POLE

(You will pole-vault over the lave filled chasm)

Go right one screen.

Go up one screen.

Walk up the ramp and into your ship.

Type SIT

Type LOOK AT SCREEN

Click "1. Engines"

Click "3. Take Off"

Type LOOK AT SCREEN.

Click "2. Navigation System"

Click "1. Scan" and keep scanning the map until you see the small moon 
of Pestulon.

Click "2. Set Course"

Click "5. Light Speed"

(Off you go. You have created safe passage to the moon of Pestulon. On 
this moon you hope to find the guys who left you the mysterious message 
on the Astro Chicken game. After a very short trip, you arrive orbiting 
the moon of Pestulon.)

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 5.Sneaking into ScumSoft
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Click "3. Land"

(Here you are, the surface of Pestulon. Sadly you won't see much of its 
terrain because your focus is not the moon itself, but the building 
that sits on the moon. On this moon is the headquarters of ScumSoft, 
one of the largest and most notorious software developers in the 
galaxy. It's gonna be tricky rescuing the two guys, but hey, if it was 
easy then this wouldn't be an adventure game.)

Type STAND UP

Type PRESS BUTTON

(You climb out onto the surface of Pestulon.)

Walk any direction you want to, they will all lead you to the exact 
same place.

(You are now looking at the main entrance to ScumSoft.)

Type PUT ON BELT

Type TURN THE BELT ON

(You are now temporarily invisible. After a few seconds, the game will 
ask you for your next move)

Click "Enter ScumSoft"

Walk down the stairs in the middle of the screen.

(Just as you reach the bottom, the belt shuts off. You have used the 
last of its power)

Walk up to the panel on the left of the large red door.

Type PRESS BUTTON

(You walk right thorough the door and into a hallway.)

Start walking toward the bottom of the screen.

Walk into the first door you come to on the left.

Type TAKE OVERALLS

(You put on a set of janitor's clothes and dump your entire inventory 
in the process. All you posses now are a garbage vaporizer and the 
overalls you are now wearing.)

Walk right to exit the closet

Start walking toward the bottom of the screen.

Go into the first door on the right.

(You see before you a maze of cubicles. Next to some of the desks you 
will see small black cylinders filled with paper, these things are 
trashcans. Since you are trying to pose as a janitor, you need to do 
some cleaning. Each time you come to one of these trashcans, walk right 
up on it and type ZAP GARBAGE. If you miss a can, one of the employees 
will call for security to stop you. So make sure you don't miss a 
single one.)

Go left one screen using the bottom-most pathway.

Walk up to the picture on the wall.

Type TAKE PICTURE

Walk over to the white machine siting on the gray cabinet just to the 
left of where you are now.

Type COPY PICTURE

Walk over to where you stole the original picture.

Go right one screen.

Go left one screen using the second pathway from the bottom.

Go right one using the first pathway from the top.

Go up one screen.

Go right one screen.

Go left one screen.

(I had you step out of the room for a second so Elmo would leave his 
desk)

Walk up to Elmo's desk and stand next to the small white object on the 
lower right corner of his desk.

Type TAKE CARD

(You just picked up Elmo's electronic keycard.)

Go down one screen.

Go left one screen.

Go right one screen using the pathway third from the top.

Go down one screen.

(You are back in the hallway.)

Start walking toward the bottom of the screen.

Walk up to the first door you come to on the right.

Type USE KEYCARD

Type HOLD UP PICTURE

Walk right in the door.

Walk over to the left side of the platform.

Type PRESS BUTTON

Walk across the newly created bridge and right up to the two men 
trapped in the jello squares.

Type ZAP

(The garbage zapper will destroy the jello and free the two guys, but 
you haven't won yet. Elmo Pug has caught on to your little plan, and it 
becomes clear to Roger that his escape will not be easy.)

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  6.Fighting Your Way Out
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(You will be taken to inside a huge robot. Apparently Elmo has at least 
given you a chance to escape, so all is not lost. Man to man, janitor 
to huge software developer. Good Luck.)

You now have to fight Elmo Pug in a game called "Nukem Dukem Robots". 
The best strategy is to hold your ground, and attack using a two-punch 
system. If you land one, land another one as soon as possible. Remember 
that any punch he blocks doesn't hurt him. Each time you attack and it 
is either blocked or you miss, it will drain some of your energy. When 
your energy is completely gone, you just lost.

Here are the controls:

=-J-=
Punches

=-M-=
Blocks a punch

=-Right Direction Key-=
Moves your robot toward Elmo's robot

=-Left Direction Key-=
Moves your robot away from Elmo's robot


(When you completely deplete Elmo's energy, you will jump out of your 
robot and run out of the newly created hole. You and the two guys will 
jump in your ship and lift off from Pestulon. Just one more fight and 
you've won the game.)

(You now see Roger and the two guys sitting in your ship. The two guys 
will ramble on about stuff for a few minutes. You will soon get a 
message on the screen that says a group of skull fighters are pursuing 
you. Apparently Elmo is a sore loser, and sent 5 fighters to finish the 
job he couldn't do.)

Type LOOK AT SCREEN

Click "6. Attack Speed"

Click "8. Weapons System"

Keep an eye on your "Target" display. When it says "In Rear", focus the 
shields on the back of the ship. When it says "In Front", focus the 
shield power on the front of the ship. Right after the skull fighters 
fly in from the rear, you'll get your chance to fight back. Just keep 
clicking the cursor on the moving ship that is now in view. When it 
reads "Locked On", press the spacebar. Kill all 5 ships and you're 
done.
Congratulations, the hard parts over!

Click "Off"

Press F6

(One of the guys will start messing around in a panel of the ship and 
fix your broken hyperdrive. Unfortunately, you didn't select a course. 
You shoot into light-speed, hurtling aimlessly through space. You come 
out of lights-peed near some planet Earth. You land, hoping that this 
planet is at least inhabitable. Roger and the two guys climb out, and 
are met by the head of Sierra. The two guys make it to their date with 
destiny, sadly this date doesn't involve you. Looks like you're all 
alone again Roger, Sierra isn't in need of a janitor. You lift off from 
this odd planet, and shoot off into unknown regions of space.)
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