| Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
|Also known as
|| Zak McKracken, Zak
|| Lucasfilm Games, Disney
|| Lucasfilm Games
|| Amiga, Atari ST, C64, |
|| 320x200, 16 colors (most versions)|
or 256 colors (FM-TOWNS version)
|| Since ScummVM 0.2.0
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders was the second game to use the SCUMM scripting language. The game first follows Zak McKracken, a tabloid reporter who slowly discovers a plot by an alien race to take over the Earth. Later, the game adds three additional playable characters (a scientist named Annie Larris, and two Yale students named Melissa China and Leslie Bennett), and places the characters on a quest to find the missing pieces of an alien device that will save all of humankind.
The DOS versions came in two variations, a 16 color EGA version and an "enhanced version" with higher resolution EGA graphics.
The FM-Towns version had 256 colors and CD audio tracks, but it was not a "talkie version" as it had no voice acting.