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Which Way Adventure
March 12, 2006 9:22 PM   Subscribe

Which Way Adventure, a weird-ass choose-your-own-adventure-type "game" with several different endings and some manticores. A few scenes are not safe for work. The other game on the site, Hunter of Vampires, is completely different in that it's cute, it appears to have a point, and it has a gizmo to toggle the sound off. (Both in Flash.)
posted by Gator (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Damn manticore, gets me every time.
posted by wumpus at 9:34 PM on March 12, 2006


I got the corn bread!
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:37 PM on March 12, 2006


okay, is there a complex process to getting the manticore to stop killing you every time you're about to score, or what?
posted by wumpus at 9:42 PM on March 12, 2006


I got fish sticks!
posted by MetaMonkey at 9:44 PM on March 12, 2006


The game is completely random and pointless. That, in and of itself, appears to be the point. You can get stuck in loops where you can't get out and have to reload the page to restart.

It's very strange... maybe worth a FPP, maybe not. Vampire Hunter, though, is unsalvageably lame.
posted by Malor at 9:46 PM on March 12, 2006


CAPITALISM DESTROYED!
America turned in to glorious socialist rubble
posted by poweredbybeard at 9:48 PM on March 12, 2006


I just shot the shit out of shakespeare.
posted by MetaMonkey at 9:50 PM on March 12, 2006


OK. A huge waste of time.
posted by mert at 9:54 PM on March 12, 2006


Instead of sitting around playing these games all night, I went out and met this totally cute and witty Asian woman.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:13 PM on March 12, 2006


fandango_matt then the manticore got you?
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:19 PM on March 12, 2006


It was the womanticore...of love!
posted by fandango_matt at 10:29 PM on March 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


Here on Staten Island we used to have something like this on public access TV. You controlled it over the phone, pressing keys on the keypad to make your choices. Only one person could call in at once, and anyone else tuning into that channel would just watch. The games were part of a larger system (CTVi) that was supposed to also have important community information, but all anyone ever did was play the interactive stories. The games had corny sound effects, and any button you would press would be repeated in this creepy male text-to-speech synthesized voice.
posted by Venadium at 10:35 PM on March 12, 2006


So, I nuked the entire US, then I got cornbread, and that constitutes a win! Yay!
posted by knave at 11:51 PM on March 12, 2006


I got Castlevania, and that's apparently a win, too.
posted by MythMaker at 1:17 AM on March 13, 2006


About the time I was fighting zombies in a world created by a time-travelling Hitler, I decided this was the greatest game I'd played today. Reminds me of something I might have made in high school, but I think that's the point. Good fun.
posted by Inkslinger at 1:28 AM on March 13, 2006


I dismembered William Shakespeare with a Russian-made double-barreled shotgun in "17th century Britannia", and yes, that too constitutes a win.
posted by bcveen at 1:36 AM on March 13, 2006


I won the game. I got the ship from the pirate, and got the ending sequence!
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:08 AM on March 13, 2006


I won AND got laid!
posted by thirteenkiller at 3:52 AM on March 13, 2006


Um, that second part was unrelated.
posted by thirteenkiller at 3:55 AM on March 13, 2006


I've seen this once before on the blue, not counting here, but it doesn't show up on the search.

And yes, I'm saying that because I personally didn't think it FPP worthy. But that's a vote and not a condemnation (i.e. don't take it personally, Gator). I'm not flagging it. Because if you haven't seen it, it's new to you!
posted by Eideteker at 5:43 AM on March 13, 2006


Fandango was attacked by the romanticore.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:15 AM on March 13, 2006


Um, I won by eating corn bread.
posted by danb at 8:55 AM on March 13, 2006


Is there any way to rip this thing open and poke around? I have to admit I got sucked into the damn thing, and I would love to know if there's anything I missed. E.g. it took me a while to reach the Pi Manticore. And yes, I did win the original Adventure by going through the source code.
posted by whuppy at 12:42 PM on March 13, 2006


There's no need to resort to violence, I think I have walkthrough somewhere if you want me to email it to you.

I made this game a long time ago as sort of a place-holder game until I learned to make better ones. I never did learn how to do that. But it's been somewhat popular among friends and strangers.

Every so often I think of doing a version 2, but then I remember I have to work. I hope a few of you enjoyed the game again.
posted by DigDugDag at 1:49 PM on March 13, 2006


So, how many of you got the Manticore Whistle?

Hi DDD, I'd be interested in that walkthrough if you have a chance, just out of curiosity. Heh, I had no idea it was created by a fellow MeFite. Kudos, it's delightfully wacky, and I hope you find the time to do the sequel someday.

Eideteker, is it possible the thread you're referring to was deleted? I use every method I know of to search for existing threads before posting, including the "preview" method.
posted by Gator at 6:15 PM on March 13, 2006


I became a shoe cobbler's apprentice at the turn of the century. I win!
posted by deborah at 8:24 PM on March 13, 2006


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