Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter

Easter eggs

Easter Eggs in Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter

Egg id: 73

- If you type in "scott" or "scott murphy", Scott Murphy will ask you to drop him a line at Sierra On-Line and tell him if you liked the game.

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Egg id: 74

- When you talk to one of the guards at the Deltaur, he will eventually ask you if you've played King's Quest II (which gets you points). The player also asks him if he played King's Quest 3, which he confirms to have bought for 128,000 buckazoids. The guard also names his favorite massacre: "The Daventry Rout".

TAGSKing's Quest II: Romancing the Throne, King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

Egg id: 75

- Walk behind Droids-B-Us and type "take leak". You get one of three messages ("You beam with pride having just written your name in the sand.", "You leave a moist arch on the building's side." or "Drat! You could have done without that sudden gust of wind."). You can also find 5 hidden buckazoids.

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Egg id: 76

- The Blues Brothers (playing "Can't Turn You Loose") and ZZ-top (playing "Sharp Dressed Man" from their 1983 album "Eliminator") appear in the bar at Ulence Flats. In the VGA remake also Madonna appears.

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Egg id: 77

- Droids-B-Us is a parody of Toys-R-Us, a real corporation which sued Sierra for the use of their name. Sierra won the lawsuit, but had to change the original Droids-R-Us to Droids-B-Us. The name was also changed on the coupon inside the game box in later versions.

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Egg id: 78

- When starting Space Quest 1, you are asked to enter your name. If you don't enter a name your name will automatically be "Roger Wilco". Many people think this name was introduced in Space Quest 3, but that is obviously not true.

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Egg id: 7

- In early versions of the game, type "ken" on the first screen of the game. Ken Williams will appear, complaining how the game was behind schedule. This has been eliminated in later versions.

TAGSKen Williams

Egg id: 72

- When you press the "don't touch" button in the escape pod, you'll wind up in King's Quest 1 and Ken and Roberta Williams commenting about another Space Quest player being eaten by the gators in the moat.

TAGSKing's Quest I: Quest for the Crown, Roberta Williams, Ken Williams

Easter Eggs referring to Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (Egg id: 1)

Read the note behind the right-most tree in the screen north-east of where Neptune's trident is found. The note advertises Space Quest 1 and King's Quest 3.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (Egg id: 55)

Look in the hole in the rock at the cave entrance in the high land to see the trailer of Space Quest 1

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (Egg id: 61)

While in the whale's mouth, take the bottle, get the note and read it to get a reference to various Sierra games such as "SOS! I see a beautiful mermaid in KING'S QUEST II but she won't help me! Tell me what to do!" or the one shown below.

Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (Egg id: 134)

The Sierra assembly line

Walking in the alley at the left of Lefty's bar will kill Larry. Luckily for him, the Sierra crew is working around the clock to create new Larries. There is also a spare Graham from King's Quest 1, along with the dragon, and the droid Roger Wilco purchases in Space Quest 1. Save before trying.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers: 20th Anniversary Edition (Egg id: 42)


Look at the trash can by the entrance door of the police station. The narrator says "Interesting design for a trash can. Must have been on sale at Cops-R-Us.", a reference to Toys-R-Us. It's possibly also a nod to Droids-R-Us of the first release of the original Space Quest, which was removed from the game after Toys-R-Us filed a lawsuit to Sierra Online for using their name (sort of).

Police Quest II: The Vengeance (Egg id: 423)

One of the directory's of the computer in homicide office is called Sierra. Access it to see files for King's Quest 1 through 4, Silpheed, Manhunter, Thexder, Gold Rush, Mother Goose, Space Quest 1 through 3, and Leisure Suit Larry 1 and 2. Selecting any of the titles will give a short description of the selected game.