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Eyezmaze: TRANSFORM
May 21, 2010 6:38 PM   Subscribe

A lion stalks the plains. It spots an antelope. His lunch, it would seem, is assured, except for one thing. This antelope... can TRANSFORM! It's another incredibly bizarre and awesome EYEZMAZE game. Click on the various parts of the antelope to make things happen, until he's safe from the predator's attack.

The faster your time, the more things you can click on after the end. "C" rank comes in at under two minutes.
posted by JHarris (42 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
No! Not EYEZMAZE! Not now! JHarris I am coming for you, you bast...click click clickclickclick grar hrar hurrr... clickclick
posted by griphus at 6:43 PM on May 21, 2010


I got an A at a time of around 1:21. It gives a nice "ending" sort of thing, but there is still something that can't be clicked on at that point. Maybe if you beat 1:20?
posted by JHarris at 6:48 PM on May 21, 2010


This made me yay.
posted by churl at 6:52 PM on May 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


1:16 still gives an A rank.
posted by JHarris at 6:57 PM on May 21, 2010


Aw. So cute. And mercifully for me, nowhere near as bewildering a time-sucking wonder as GROW.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:00 PM on May 21, 2010


1:13:99 is still an A.
posted by JHarris at 7:06 PM on May 21, 2010


3:29:89 Rank:D
Whatever the hell that means. Great fun, though.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:08 PM on May 21, 2010


Evolution is a beautiful thing.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 7:20 PM on May 21, 2010


OH MY GOD

If you beat 1:13:00 you get an "S" rank. Your reward for this is...

The game starts over UPSIDE-DOWN.
posted by JHarris at 7:23 PM on May 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


And so it crashed in Safari. ADOBEEEEEEEEEE~~!!!!!!
posted by polymodus at 7:30 PM on May 21, 2010


1:22 still an A rank.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:34 PM on May 21, 2010


To get an S rank, you have to optimize what you do. In a few places there are two different things happening at once, you have to have them going concurrently. <insanetalk>When you turn the faucet to fill up the lake, you need to click on the plug just before the lake is full, so you save a couple of seconds for the face to come out. After you wind up the key and the front half of the antelope is walking around the pond, there are several things you can do with the back half. And when the lump creatures come out of the ground, get ready with the mouse on the top of the stack of stuff on the back half, because the last few clicks are all in the same spot.</insanetalk>

The hardest thing about it all is the symbols that appear when making the lake bed. They're randomized each game so you can't just rely on muscle memory for that part, you have to pay attention. AND you have to remember them shortly after. That messed up a lot of runs for me.
posted by JHarris at 7:41 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


1:12:49. Rank A. Can't click the spot on the ground. What's up with that?
posted by darksasami at 8:02 PM on May 21, 2010


Oh i do enjoy a good eyemaze game
posted by MrLint at 8:10 PM on May 21, 2010


My mistake darksasami, looking at the screenshot I took of the S rank game, it seems you have to come in under 1:12:00. All you get for an S rank is the upside-down version.
posted by JHarris at 8:14 PM on May 21, 2010


If you aren't leet enough to get an S rank:
Right after winning.
Before clicking last circle.
Upside-down Start screen.
posted by JHarris at 8:17 PM on May 21, 2010


I'm just going to go out on a limb and say antelope don't work this way.
posted by boo_radley at 8:35 PM on May 21, 2010 [11 favorites]


Grar. 1:15 and I don't see myself doing better.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:37 PM on May 21, 2010


Well that was... odd.
posted by Gordafarin at 8:38 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also: if Firefox crashes again while I'm playing that, I'll have to destroy something.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:44 PM on May 21, 2010


I'm just going to go out on a limb and say antelope don't work this way.

I'm a doctor of antelopology. This is how antelope work.
posted by tuck_nroll at 8:45 PM on May 21, 2010 [11 favorites]


Durn Bronzefist: It takes some attempts before you can easily see where you can optimize. I'm surprised I got 1:11:49 really. The upside-down game is exactly the same except for orientation. I have no idea what happens if you get an S rank upside-down, and I don't think I can equal my rightway-up performance.
posted by JHarris at 8:45 PM on May 21, 2010


What. The. Fuck. Was. That?
posted by jontyjago at 8:49 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ack. Under 1:12. I gave it a few more tries, consistently got 1:13, and then squeaked in at 1:12:99. Grarrarrrar.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:02 PM on May 21, 2010


GAH. 1:12:09. That's it. I'm not reporting back till I've made sub-1:12.

So, uh. Goodbye, Metafilter.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:04 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


What. The. Fuck. Was. That?

I think it's pretty obvious what it was. It was a game in which you save an antelope from a lion by clicking on various parts of it, causing it to turn, by various stages involving buttons, faucets, faces, flowerpots, balloons, dart guns, land-dwelling blobs with magic powers and leaves, into an oasis under which the lion can rest.

If you do it fast enough, it turns out there's another antelope inside the lion, obviously this being the way in which antelopes propagate.

Turn in next week for another installment of Batshit Nature.
posted by JHarris at 9:09 PM on May 21, 2010 [11 favorites]


1:11:19!!

Ok now. Just one run upside-down...
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:10 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Congrats Durn Bronzefish, that beats my time!
posted by JHarris at 9:12 PM on May 21, 2010


Hey, 1:16 upside-down! Ok, I'm calling it a night. ...

... Except what happens if you get an S-rating upside-down??... ...

posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:13 PM on May 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Woohoo! 1:11:99 upside-down. Ok, that's it for me. That was fun, thanks!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:26 PM on May 21, 2010


So, what happened on S upside-down? Does it just go right-side up again?
posted by JHarris at 10:13 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed this a lot. Or, as an antelope might say: sudden TREE.
posted by Kikkoman at 11:31 PM on May 21, 2010


man fucking getting S on a trackpad.
posted by empath at 11:36 PM on May 21, 2010


So, what happened on S upside-down? Does it just go right-side up again?

It does.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:31 AM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Got an A ranking. The game is amusing but I was hoping for something a bit more like EYEMAZE's other stuff, with their branching choices and all the surreal combinations that ensue.
posted by Shovelshark at 2:55 AM on May 22, 2010


I don't get this at all, but I've been clicking things for the last couple of hours anyway. I don't understand the motivation of the little men in the GROW link, and I definitely don't understand why there are pot plants inside antelopes.
posted by doublehappy at 6:20 AM on May 22, 2010


Potted plants, doublehappy. Slight difference. :)
posted by Malor at 10:05 AM on May 22, 2010


You know, I've never ever realised that. Now I've gotta ask my flatmates and call my Mum and make sure she always called them pot plants as well, cause otherwise, damn, this'll be like when I found out I had been pronouncing segue incorrectly for years. My supervisor pointed it out to me and I pretended that I said it that way ironically. But she knew.

Sorry for this self indulgent seeg.
posted by doublehappy at 4:08 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


doublehappy: " this'll be like when I found out I had been pronouncing segue incorrectly for years. My supervisor pointed it out to me and I pretended that I said it that way ironically. But she knew.

Sorry for this self indulgent seeg."

Oh! Oh! I used to do that too! I also thought that a-RYE and awry ('ow-ree') were two different words. Ow-ry still seems like it should be a word.
posted by Gordafarin at 4:22 PM on May 22, 2010


Oh! Oh! That's another one I struggled with. I said awry ORR-EE (as in Rory) and I'm adamant that should be a word as well.

Also, pretty sure 'pot plant' is ok to mean a plant grown in a pot.
posted by doublehappy at 4:59 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Data point: I heard "pot plant" for what I would call a "potted plant" quite frequently in Australia. Just don't make reference to your "flourishing pot plants" to a US DEA agent, doublehappy, and you'll be fine.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:18 PM on May 22, 2010


Fun little game, but now that jaunty little tune is stuck running round my head and refuses to leave.

(Boopy-doopy-DOOPY-doopy, boopy-doopy-DOOPY-doopy...)
posted by ZsigE at 12:53 PM on May 23, 2010


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