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Bonobo's Bongos
April 9, 2006 5:38 AM   Subscribe

Bonobo's Bongos (note: Shockwave)
posted by crunchland (19 comments total)

 
That's fantastic!
posted by horsewithnoname at 5:58 AM on April 9, 2006


Caution: causes Firefox to crash, eventually.
posted by fish tick at 6:02 AM on April 9, 2006


That's pretty cool, but I suck horribly at those type of memory games, heh.
posted by VirtualWolf at 6:11 AM on April 9, 2006


That cracks me up, great! Nice one crunchland.
posted by Eekacat at 7:04 AM on April 9, 2006


Finally! I flash game I'm reasonably good at! Yays!
posted by Hildegarde at 7:52 AM on April 9, 2006


For the kids out there, ask your parents 'how do bonobos resolve their differences without fighting?"

What a great vector for a subversive sex-ed campaign!
posted by nowonmai at 8:04 AM on April 9, 2006


What a great vector for a subversive sex-ed campaign!

Hah! I knew it was sex! Those crazy bonobos.
posted by graventy at 8:53 AM on April 9, 2006


I wish more games involved asking parents, and I wish more parents were attentive enough to look up answers. Meanwhile, I suck at rythm. Keeping a beat is even worse.
Rhythm seems to define itself.
posted by hypersloth at 8:56 AM on April 9, 2006


Hah! That's pretty funny. (Left-Right cursor keys don't work for me -- Firefox on Windows.)
posted by 327.ca at 9:08 AM on April 9, 2006


This is surprisingly satisfying to play. I love the bonobos' response to a failure; it's as though they're actually thinking about whether that sounded good before coming to a decision. It doesn't make me feel like an idiot, just that I should go try it agin. It just goes to show how much more effective an emotional response is at rewarding players than a score increase. Or maybe it's just the variety of the response that makes it more satisfying. If my score goes up by 10 points twice, then I'm already bored of that. It took at least 10 iterations before the reward seemed repetetive to me. (Granted, this doesn't take into account rewards inherent in success, such as the sound of the rhythm.)
posted by ErWenn at 11:07 AM on April 9, 2006


This reminds me how much it's going to suck if they go extinct.

Only 5000 are left. (That's a 95% drop since the mid-eighties.)
posted by salvia at 12:02 PM on April 9, 2006


This is adorable, and fun. Thanks crunchland!
posted by maryh at 12:39 PM on April 9, 2006


Finally! I flash game I'm reasonably good at! Yays!

It's no Flash though, but Shockwave 3D, made with Macromedia Director (know Adobe).
posted by kika at 1:18 PM on April 9, 2006


Eh. On further review, the bonobos only respond to the correct sequence on the bongos and not the actual rhythm. It's still fun, but not as sophisticated as I originally thought.
posted by horsewithnoname at 3:21 PM on April 9, 2006


TOP SECRET — EYES ONLY
from the Internal Sensor Logs of the White House, Executive Quarters, Sunday, April 9, 2006:
...
23:49.08: [source unknown] bonkbonk
23:49.10: [source unknown] ACH!
23:49.13: [source unknown] bonkbonk ... bonkbonkbonk
23:49.15: [source unknown] bonkbonk ... bonkbonkbonk
23:49.16: [FLOTUS] Georgie, come to bed!
23:49.16: [source unknown] ACH!
23:49.18: [POTUS] heheheheh!
23:49.22: [source unknown] bonk ... bonkbonk ... bonk ... bonkbonk
23:49.23: [source unknown] ACH!
23:49.25: [POTUS] ACH — heheheheheheheheheheh!
...

posted by rob511 at 3:51 PM on April 9, 2006


This was very fun! Unfortunately we don't have room on metafilter for that kinda thing. Flagged.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:20 PM on April 9, 2006


This is great, crunchland - thanks!
/ goes back to that cracklike drift game
posted by madamjujujive at 8:04 PM on April 9, 2006


very cool. Bonobos + Bongos= greatness
posted by SDAnder at 12:11 AM on April 10, 2006


)))
posted by rxreed at 7:26 PM on April 10, 2006


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