Alternative 3 is a television programme, broadcast once only in the United Kingdom in 1977, and later broadcast in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as a fictional hoax, an heir to Orson Welles‘ radio production of The War of the Worlds.
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders ( or ザックマックラッケン Zakkumakkurakken in the Japanese version) is a graphical adventure game, originally released in October 1988, published by Lucasfilm Games (later known as LucasArts). It was the second game to use the SCUMM engine, after Maniac Mansion. The project was led by David Fox, with Matthew Alan Kane as the co-designer and co-programmer.
Like Maniac Mansion, it was developed for the Commodore 64 and later released in 1988 for that system and IBM PC (MS-DOS).An Apple II version was apparently planned, but never released. The following year in 1989, the game was ported to the Amiga and Atari ST.