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The New Adventures of Zak McKracken

by LucasFan Games

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File size: 7.5 MB
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Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
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17 Jun 2003
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About this game

A sequel to the original Zak McKracken game.

It could have been such a nice day. Zak's favourite movie is on, most of the work on his novel is done, and Sushi seems to have survived her long stay in the sink quite nicely. Still half asleep, Zak gropes for the mailbox key and wanders down the stairs. Wow, a lot of mail again, he thinks to himself. However, next to the usual advertising for Monolith Burger, this time it also includes a letter from the distant Bogota. Suspecting no evil, Zak opens the envelope. As he reads the first few lines, he loses control of his face...

The game is available in English, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Norwegian.

11 people commented on this game (newest first):

I'm divided. It's fun to revisit the characters and get some of the humour in a new story, but I feel it's too dependent on the player knowing the original in order to know what to do. There are a couple of pixel hunts and cumbersome travelling from location to location looking for something to do, or a character to try giving all your items. You also have to accept that there only exixts one available shovel in the world, and that you need to spend thousands of dollars travelling the globe in order to achieve the means to grab said shovel. On the other hand, at least Zak now has unlimited money.

I'd say it's a well done game that's a bit too dependent on exploration for my taste.
2022-03-07 10:29:44 by heltenjon
I love the first Zak Mc Kraken game, and I enjoyed playing with him again. But the puzzles and the dialogs were truly not enough worked.
2008-11-10 12:45:39 by Marion
Overall, I didn't enjoy this much. This game, unlike the original Zak McKracken, is quite linear and short. The story is quite typical (Rescue your girlfriend, quite a departure from the original and bizarre plot of the first game) and the puzzles were easy. However, I found that some dialogs were quite good.
2008-04-14 16:27:53 by Klaz
The Game seems to be programmed by a very young person... There was no story-line, no atmosphere. The puzzles were pointless an you got no hints within the Game, what to do.
The grafics are very good. But you can see, that they are ripped.
2006-05-28 22:30:31 by Gab
Well, I'm sorry to say this but I was rather disappointed in Zak2. It lacked the atmosphere of Zak1 where you could just start by messing around with things (finding your remote, paying your phone bill, buying LOTS of things at the store etc). There are many things visible on-screen that aren't hot spots (such as the shredder switch near the sink, and all items on the left shelf of the store). And there are far too many standard responses ('it doesnt seem to open' etc), and sometimes you don't even get a response at all. Finally, all older LucasArts games have some sort of keyboard control (i.e. QWE/ASD/ZXC for the nine commands would do it) this would improve playability.
In my opinion this simply doesn't live up to the name of Zak.
2004-03-25 07:44:18 by Radiant
The New Adventures of Zak McKracken is a pretty good game with nice graphics. However, the plot and puzzles did not have a great deal of depth and overall the game is pretty short. I was a big fan of the original Zak and so when I started this game I immediately started mapping out the jungles and drawing up where the airports go, just to find out that it didn’t matter as the jungles where small and there is no restrictions of where you can travel. A jungle that you can get really lost in was one of the best features of the original Zak, plus having to pay for airline tickets with a limited amount of money adds an extra challenge to the game. Being able to use the keyboard to select the actions (give, open, close, use, etc) was a feature in the original that sped up play and gave your non-mouse hand something to do. It would have been nice to hear different sounds at each airport. It was funny to notice that the battery was from the VGA version of space quest 1, and the attractor ray looked like the BFG from the doom games. Good work =
2003-11-15 03:53:13 by bla
If you are a fan of the first game or similar games (i.e. Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion), then this is definitly up your alley. I found the dialogue to be quite on par with the previous Zak game, and the puzzles to be even more logical this time around. Only complaint is that the game is rather short. An experienced adventurer will have little to no trouble beating this game in under an hour. However, it is still an ideal sequel!
2003-09-28 22:32:47 by Ryvvn
Not bad, but having LOVED the original, I hoped for more. My major complaint is that for a while, I felt like there were too many places to go to where there was nothing I could really do. Had the game led me more in the right direction more often than not, I would have enjoyed it far more.

Still, there were something I really enjoyed here. A lot of the little things in the game (in-jokes from the original, mostly... as well as the number of frames in the Star Wars movie...) helped it out.

If you loved the original, I still think it's worth playing.
2003-09-20 11:29:37 by Ozwalled
I was disappointed after waiting for an english translation AND the dead link to be fixed.

The graphics are good but the dialogue and plot wasn't. If the general plot is meant to be good, it took too long to get started. Therefore I got bored and ended up deleting the game. Just coz a game has good graphics doesn't make it a good game!

2003-06-15 16:30:14 by deltamatrix
I received a message asking me to translate this to Russian but I don't speak German :( I wish I did...
2003-03-20 03:50:06 by Sashasatan
As a Zak McKraken and Lucasfilm Games Fan it was a must for me to play this game. The Grafics are nice paintet and it looks like the Amiga Versions of Zak McKraken. The Game Play ist the same like the original and the story is good. If you speak German and like Zak McKraken or other Lucasfilm Titels this Game is a must!
2002-09-12 01:49:17 by Spaceball
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