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March 19, 2003 5:00 PM   Subscribe

While we're all waiting for the inevitable to start... Here's a nice little game of flash that challenges your brains. What more can one ask for? Oh yeah, the hero is a platypus, and the quest is for beer. I think. *burps*
posted by zerofoks (25 comments total)

 
I am stuck at the bottom of the 6 pipes and cannot find the way up. Will anyone of you be a nice platypus and give me a hint on how to find my way up?
posted by zerofoks at 5:04 PM on March 19, 2003


hah. got it. :-)
posted by zerofoks at 5:26 PM on March 19, 2003


gee. it feels like a text adventure. but with, like, pictures and stuff. whoah.

which isn't to say that this isn't terribly cool. which it is. at least to a dork like me. (say, does anyone else know how to program INFORM?)
posted by kaibutsu at 5:31 PM on March 19, 2003


If you're done with the game and still waiting for the inevitable to start, take some time to marvel at THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH!
posted by homunculus at 5:44 PM on March 19, 2003


hah. got it. :-)

Then share it!
posted by Zurishaddai at 5:53 PM on March 19, 2003


nevermind, got it :-)
posted by Zurishaddai at 6:04 PM on March 19, 2003


I am totally stumped on this. I've climbed up the ladder and gone all round that chamber, down into the next one and over the little partition. Then I go nowhere so I go back up the ladder.


Someone help me before I go insane! PLEASE!!!
posted by essexjan at 6:06 PM on March 19, 2003


For some reason, it reminds me of Myst or the old Laserdisc-driven Dragon's Lair arcade game.
posted by tomharpel at 6:30 PM on March 19, 2003


man that game was fun, good post.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 6:32 PM on March 19, 2003


Oh and try out their other games here eieio is a clasic
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 6:34 PM on March 19, 2003


argh - trying to figure out the correct order of pipes....
posted by jearbear at 6:42 PM on March 19, 2003


Stupid water pipes.. Stupid laughting bird...
posted by Nauip at 6:55 PM on March 19, 2003


I got drenched with water. I will never open a trap door above my head again.
I think I'll just wait for someone here to beat it and then cheat use their advice.
Hee. Platypi.
posted by krazykity16 at 7:16 PM on March 19, 2003


You guys, I have been trying to figure out the pipes for 2 days. Can you IM me or something and help me cheat? I found C4A's hole. I finally got frustrated enough to quit.
posted by Andrea at 7:29 PM on March 19, 2003


Warning: minor spoilers in this post.

Andrea (and all those having trouble with the pipes): It might help you to examine the pipe structure w/ the telescope. From the right-hand side of the "cable car" across the ravine, go to the ledge leading off into the distance; then, from the screen this takes you to, step on to the wooden plank at the right-hand edge of the screen and follow the steps to the telescope.

Now if only I'd figured out that that was there *before* I'd been washed out of the pipes umpteen times. Damn kookaburra.
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:59 PM on March 19, 2003


A bit more explicit advice on the pipes: go up pipe D to D4, and hang a left. You will get a breather. When it's clear, head leftwards (up only as necessary) in a hurry & you'll find a door.

Just finished the beast. Nice little game.
posted by Zurishaddai at 10:33 PM on March 19, 2003


I have no fucking idea with this.
posted by johnny7 at 2:11 AM on March 20, 2003


From the right-hand side of the "cable car" across the ravine, go to the ledge leading off into the distance;


But how do I get there? I am meant to be working from home today but I can already see how the day is going to turn out if I don't get this sorted ...
posted by essexjan at 2:29 AM on March 20, 2003


Jan - you need to get one of the water wheels turning and then hitch a ride on the pink belt. This opens up the rest of the game...
posted by jontyjago at 4:47 AM on March 20, 2003


Ok, I've found the telescope, I can see all the pipes. What the hell am I supposed to do?

Peter
posted by pjgulliver at 10:03 AM on March 20, 2003


Ha! Won it.
posted by pjgulliver at 10:29 AM on March 20, 2003


The bit about this wonderful little game that threw me -- and I don't think this is a spoiler -- is that when you're stopped on a path with an option to go back or an option to continue forward, it's not intuitive that that _distant_ path wrapping around the side of the mountain can be clicked on and navigated, kicking up your viable options to three. This happens in at least two places. It opened up an exciting new world of not ripping my hair out. I think this might be where some people are losing the plot.

I am also glad I "cheated" on the pipes by reading that spoiler, it was hard enough getting through that without also doing it by trial-and-error. Mouse-clicking was occasionally flakey enough that Joe would refuse to go through a pipe, just sort of fidgeting to my little finger dancing.
posted by user92371 at 2:52 PM on March 20, 2003


This is good.
posted by armoured-ant at 3:16 PM on March 20, 2003


I'm getting there. I managed to work out which sluice gates to open/shut in order to get the pink belt going, and I found the telescope (thanks Johnny Assay).


Now what? Let me know privately if you don't want to post any more spoilers. I have absolutely NO patience with stuff like this and need all the cheats I can get!
posted by essexjan at 3:39 PM on March 20, 2003


NO, I do not want to replay. Cute, but frustrating. The surfing is a sign that the end is near.
posted by dness2 at 5:09 PM on March 20, 2003


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