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Orangutwang is a simple Flash game about a stretchy monkey (sadly, the monkey does not play banjo). Don't touch the spiders!
posted by whir (21 comments total)

 
This is great fun - although the spiders were too easily avoidable, at least on the first level. It would be good if they pounced if your arm came within range, for instance. Great game, though.
posted by greycap at 9:55 AM on April 21, 2006


My god, an original idea. Very cool and very well done.

The name conjures up some disturbing pictures however.
posted by unixrat at 10:06 AM on April 21, 2006


I got to the 3rd level and then everything went to orangutan shit. Fun stuff!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:07 AM on April 21, 2006


This is the visual quivalent of how I feel when I rock climb. Having to S...T...R...E....T...C...H for that next hold.
posted by quite unimportant at 10:13 AM on April 21, 2006


Oops, I should correct myself in that in fact this is a game about a stretchy ape. Tea Games's Munchy Mole is also worth a look, it's like an odd combination of Tetris and Dig Dug.
posted by whir at 10:22 AM on April 21, 2006


This is great!
posted by sellout at 10:27 AM on April 21, 2006


I take back my original comment about the spiders - my god it gets hard in subsequent levels...
posted by greycap at 10:29 AM on April 21, 2006


It took me 3 gos to realise I could use the ape's feet as well!!!! Damn.
posted by RufusW at 10:58 AM on April 21, 2006


Lots and lots of fun. I could waste my day playing this. But it needs monkey screeching. And a jungle beat.
posted by fenriq at 11:00 AM on April 21, 2006


My brain is convinced that the name of this game includes the words gut wang. This is terrifying. No matter how many times I read it, the terror will not subside.
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:18 AM on April 21, 2006


I'm not sure whether the game or the game's name is better. But it's close. Thanks for the link.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:19 AM on April 21, 2006


This is actually a fun little game. Excellent.
posted by davejay at 11:23 AM on April 21, 2006


sadly, the monkey does not play banjo

Wait -- where does this thing about monkeys playing banjos come from?
posted by weston at 11:40 AM on April 21, 2006


I love TeaGames' Funky Truck series. Very simple, but much fun.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:43 AM on April 21, 2006


where does this thing about monkeys playing banjos come from?
It's a universal archetype, found in cultures worldwide, and throughout history, strangely, pre-dating even the invention of the banjo.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:15 PM on April 21, 2006


Best flash game I've seen in a while - very original idea!
posted by muddgirl at 2:32 PM on April 21, 2006


Spiders are nothin'. The level with a wasp at the very beginning killed me 3 times in a row before I could get anywhere.
posted by juv3nal at 4:01 PM on April 21, 2006


At first I read that as Oranguwang. I'm not sure whether to be disappointed or relieved. Clever game, though.
posted by Durhey at 4:32 PM on April 21, 2006


Infuriating. I rarely have this much trouble with my mouse. The game didn't seem to give me proper feedback on what I was holding or how far I could pull it -- many times I stretched a paw right past a banana, yet nothing. Firefox 1.5.0.2, XP SP2.

Also, no music? Different, anyway.
posted by dhartung at 9:29 PM on April 21, 2006


Hate to be a killjoy, but y'all know real orangutans are endangered, right? Could go extinct in ten to twenty years...

Maybe for every hour's amusement we get from a game about orangutans, we could all send a buck or two to a group trying to keep them from going extinct -- oh, the Orangutan Conservancy even gets cash if you'll just send them your old cell phones.
posted by salvia at 1:16 AM on April 22, 2006


Maybe for every hour's amusement we get from a game about orangutans, we could all send a buck or two to a group trying to keep them from going extinct -- oh, the Orangutan Conservancy even gets cash if you'll just send them your old cell phones.

How about we just give them coushy jobs in parliment?

Jokes aside, having been lucky enough to see them in the wild, I can understand this sentiment. Magnificent buggers they are.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 3:48 AM on April 22, 2006


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