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July 8, 2013 7:48 AM   Subscribe

Google Doodles Roswell A minigame for your Monday morning alien exile pleasure.
posted by doctornemo (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Short and sweet. Thanks!
posted by tickingclock at 8:00 AM on July 8, 2013


[SPOILER] I think the pit you fall into is supposed to be a reference to the Atari E.T. game. There's no Reese's Pieces to get you out, though.
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 8:03 AM on July 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


[SPOILER] What's the horseshoe/rope for?
posted by cthuljew at 8:04 AM on July 8, 2013


[SPOLIER] Think grappling hook.
posted by MrBobaFett at 8:08 AM on July 8, 2013


A more permanent link.
posted by Knappster at 8:14 AM on July 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


ultraviolet catastrophe, I was thinking the same thing. This feels like an homage to the E.T. game, from the collecting-parts premise to the separate screens to my total inability to figure out how to get out of that pit.
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:16 AM on July 8, 2013


Wait - I didn't need the grappling hook. There is another way...
posted by Going To Maine at 8:19 AM on July 8, 2013


It grows on you.
posted by flabdablet at 8:23 AM on July 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


[Updated the link.]
posted by cortex at 8:30 AM on July 8, 2013


Are there a lot of easter eggs? I got my ship together in about 5 minutes, but it seems like there was a lot of stuff I didn't actually use in any way, but had the option of interacting with.
posted by codacorolla at 8:33 AM on July 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


What was the feather for? I rebuilt my saucer and never needed to use the feather.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:37 AM on July 8, 2013


SPOILER: I used the feather on the sleeping person in the house to get the bottom piece of the UFO away from them
posted by burnmp3s at 8:54 AM on July 8, 2013


SPOILER: If you got out of the hole, you can do something similar to use the feather.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:54 AM on July 8, 2013


SPOILER: I used the feather on the sleeping person in the house to get the bottom piece of the UFO away from them
Hmmm...I just kept ringing the doorbell until he threw the saucer piece at me.

If you got out of the hole, you can do something similar to use the feather.
I don't understand.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:57 AM on July 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


If we get this sort of adventure game to commemorate Roswell, I can't wait for Roberta Williams' birthday doodle.
posted by phong3d at 8:59 AM on July 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I guess the saucer pieces are randomized? I never had to interact with a sleeping person.
posted by codacorolla at 9:01 AM on July 8, 2013


If we get this sort of adventure game to commemorate Roswell, I can't wait for the Roberta Williams' birthday doodle.

I'm looking forward to September 19th. Click to pick up pistol, confront bears, flee from aliens, and finally back up your wife's more and more outlandish claims.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:03 AM on July 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


There are two ways to acquire the second and third pieces. You don't have to fall down the hole or tickle the sleeper.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 9:11 AM on July 8, 2013


Hooray, I escaped this disgusting galactic backwater!
now to gather the invasion force
posted by maqsarian at 11:06 AM on July 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


also I feel kind of bad for feeding everyone toxic waste

like I work for Papa John's or something
posted by maqsarian at 11:07 AM on July 8, 2013


How many other people made mooing sounds when dealing with the cow?
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:43 AM on July 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Speaking as someone who lived in Roswell for a while, there's way less despair than I remember. But not enough grey-skinned freaks.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:05 PM on July 8, 2013


I guess there is no cow dismemberment...
posted by djrock3k at 8:33 PM on July 8, 2013


No, but you can achieve considerable cow, chicken and (usefully) horse inflation.
posted by flabdablet at 8:18 AM on July 9, 2013


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