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FRVADE Is this really the hardest game on the internets? (via Grow-a-Brain)
posted by caddis (35 comments total)

 
It certainly has me stumped, but that is quite a boast they make.
posted by caddis at 7:09 AM on January 11, 2006


seems its been mefi'ed already. i am getting a 503...
posted by stilgar at 7:16 AM on January 11, 2006


hmm now it lives again...guess it was a minor thing.
posted by stilgar at 7:17 AM on January 11, 2006


503. Bummer.
posted by sourwookie at 7:28 AM on January 11, 2006


bored. (stumped?)
posted by Busithoth at 7:29 AM on January 11, 2006


I'm slow. Stumped on 4.
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:37 AM on January 11, 2006


Ok, I'd like to pretend it's because it's early, but it's not that early - I guess I'm just that slow, because I can't get past the first level.
posted by kbanas at 7:41 AM on January 11, 2006


i dont get it
posted by goldism at 7:44 AM on January 11, 2006


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Is this really the hardest game on the internets?

Yes. I would say, in fact, it is impossible to win.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:47 AM on January 11, 2006


Yes. I would say, in fact, it is impossible to win.

The first test is if you know how to hit the "refresh" button.
posted by thanotopsis at 7:48 AM on January 11, 2006


There have been so many of these things. It's usually super easy to get to level 2, and maybe even to 3 or 4, but then there is something that is just so ridiculously weird and/or "outside the box" that I give up. :)
posted by antifuse at 7:49 AM on January 11, 2006


Zzzzzz.
posted by FormlessOne at 8:07 AM on January 11, 2006


I think by hard they just mean a stupid bad game. If it a question is suffieciently opaque it becomes meaningless and it's not as though the people that make these games are rare and delicate geniuses who with their weighty intellects can smash down these barriers but people who in pursuit of a creating the absolute hardest game delude themselves into believing that they've shown a trail where none is visible.

Like having the screen be all pink and having the answer be big brass bed because the band had the album music from the big pink and they played with bob dylan who wrote lay lady lay which included the lyric big brass bed.

The makers of these games would do well not make it a mastubatory "hardest game on the internet" but just be content to make it a challenging game.
posted by I Foody at 8:09 AM on January 11, 2006


A nonlinear Guess-The-URL "Mystery Meat" navigational interface is not a game.
posted by brownpau at 8:19 AM on January 11, 2006


"You will need some kind of image editing software such as Photoshop"
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:31 AM on January 11, 2006


For those who prefer to cheat

And to give you an idea of how cool or annoying the solutions are, here's 26:

1) "Word of the Day" from Dictionary.com is 1 word sent to you via email each day.

2) Dictionary.com also keeps a complete list of all the words they sent.

3) "Volume 03, Chapter 4, Section 20" hints you to the date, 4/20/03 and word #20 - oneiric.

4) Change "yeah.htm" in the URL to read, "oneiric.htm".
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:39 AM on January 11, 2006


After reading y6y6y6's explanation, I am now rather glad that Websense blocks this site whilst I'm supposed to be working. Doesn't sound like fun at all...
posted by Chunder at 8:46 AM on January 11, 2006


I'd rather be playing "Bonestorm"
posted by Shfishp at 8:53 AM on January 11, 2006


447,766 people have tried to solve the puzzle since April 2005. 0 have succeeded.

Wow, okay.

Yes, the trials are hard, but if you persevere, you will be among the elite few who have conquered the mighty Frvade!

Wait, I thought "0 have succeeded"?

Welcome to the Temporary End of Frvade. Do not despair! This is by no means the permanent end of the riddle.

So it's impossible to win because the game has no end?
posted by brain_drain at 8:58 AM on January 11, 2006


Also, what I Foody said.
posted by brain_drain at 8:58 AM on January 11, 2006


Complete spoilers available here. These are substitution and reference puzzles. Meh.
posted by Revvy at 9:09 AM on January 11, 2006


Yeah, if you're really bored, read through the whole walkthrough that y6y6y6 posted. It reminds me of the "Cancelled" episode of South Park, with the scientist making bizarre leaps of logic to figure out what's going on: "Wait a minute. Candy bars. They usually come in a wrapper. Just like you wrap a Christmas present. Christmas happens when it's cold. Cold, as in Alaska. That's with polar bears. Polar bears...pola...polarity! I can switch the polarity to see what transmissions are coming from the location this one is being sent to!"
posted by Gator at 9:15 AM on January 11, 2006


Gator - Or like one of those crappy Dan Brown books with it's crappy "puzzles"...
posted by anomie at 9:31 AM on January 11, 2006


I got to Level 367 only to be eaten by a grue.

"0 people have suceeded" usually means "0 people were bored enough to keep hacking away at this lame excuse for a time-suck long enough to see the lame ending".
posted by caution live frogs at 9:33 AM on January 11, 2006


Yet another "Answers make sense only if you are the author" game.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:36 AM on January 11, 2006


Ummm, Bonestorm.
posted by OmieWise at 10:15 AM on January 11, 2006


Reminds me of the puzzle in David Blaines book, which, after reading the soultion, was so damn hard I can't imagine how even a team of people solved it.
posted by Four Flavors at 10:34 AM on January 11, 2006


Or like one of those crappy Dan Brown books with it's crappy "puzzles"...
posted by anomie at 12:31 PM EST on January 11 [!]

Would you prefer a game version of a crappy Dan Brown book with its crappy "puzzles"? I thought it was fun, but I'm really boring.
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posted by ND¢ at 10:36 AM on January 11, 2006


Reminds me of Godtower.
posted by brundlefly at 11:32 AM on January 11, 2006


I believe this is predated by the annoying online riddle game "Not Pron."

Essentially the same thing, but Not Pron has been around for, I dunno, a number of years.
posted by GuyZero at 11:52 AM on January 11, 2006


If you like this, or you like it in principle but can't seem to solve it, try Qwyzzle. Also too hard for me, but less... you know... evil.
posted by musicinmybrain at 3:42 PM on January 11, 2006


My Nintendogs are safe.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:06 PM on January 11, 2006


Remember the lesson from the old folk story Rumplestiltskin: the only way to win an unfair challenge is to cheat.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:10 PM on January 11, 2006


playing through this as time allows and in seventeen levels, there have been at least 4 nazi/hitler references. I invoke Godwin's law...
posted by evilgenius at 12:52 PM on January 12, 2006


Update: you know have to pay for solutions starting at level 11.
posted by Suparnova at 6:02 PM on January 24, 2006


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