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Forgot to mention spoilers. There are no spoilers past Season 3.
posted by yellowbinder at 11:24 PM on May 28, 2010


>:4 8 15 16 23 42
There were too many loose ends in that sentence.

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posted by Rhaomi at 11:29 PM on May 28, 2010 [21 favorites]


That's interesting, because I watched the entire first year of Lost and was approximately as entertained as I would have been by playing a 1987 computer game for 24 hours.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:39 PM on May 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Haha that's pretty great!
posted by m0nm0n at 11:46 PM on May 28, 2010


Brings back good memories of Police Quest, Hero's Quest and Leisure Suite Larry, etc.
posted by Bag Man at 12:02 AM on May 29, 2010


Where's the faux?
posted by Mblue at 12:22 AM on May 29, 2010


This is a work of awe-inspiring imagination, worthy of the show which it honors.
posted by jeremy b at 12:30 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of the "Lost as Zork" parody video I created a few weeks ago. There really need to be a better Lost video game than Via Domus. It's a so-so game to begin with, but it was made right after Season 2 and seems so outdated now.
posted by Servo5678 at 12:41 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh and the "Ben" is spot-on.
posted by jeremy b at 12:42 AM on May 29, 2010


Brings back good memories of Police Quest, Hero's Quest and Leisure Suite Larry, etc.

A TRUE adventure gamer would know that it's emulating the interface of the LucasArts SCUMM games (Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, etc.) I was always a bigger fan of Sierra as well, though.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:13 AM on May 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


If we're being pedantic, it's the early SCUMM games, like Maniac Mansion, the original (pre CD-ROM) release of The Secret Of Monkey Island, Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbender, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade etc.

Day Of The Tentacle had a much higher quality of VGA graphics, and a more cartoonish and visual interface. Sam And Max had a completely different interface, similar to Full Throttle.

Also, the obligatory SCUMM VM link

Wow, that was an entirely useful 5 minutes of my life.
posted by Magnakai at 2:31 AM on May 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


I practically haven't watched Lost, so could anyone please tell me what's the connection here? Does it employ adventure game logic?
posted by daniel_charms at 3:24 AM on May 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Want to play! :(
posted by speeb at 4:28 AM on May 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


ROTFLed at the "push the black smoke monster" screen.

Thank you, yellowbinder. This is pure awesome, and it made my weekend.
posted by lifeless at 4:45 AM on May 29, 2010


256-bit color, eh?
posted by bonaldi at 5:21 AM on May 29, 2010


If we're being pedantic, it's the early SCUMM games, like Maniac Mansion, the original (pre CD-ROM) release of The Secret Of Monkey Island, Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbender, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade etc.

Yeah, definitely Maniac Mansion. There are references in the text, too--if you tried to push a tentacle, for example, your character would say "I don't think it would like that."

The inventory for each character is a nice touch.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:13 AM on May 29, 2010


This is pretty great! Brings me back to Day of the Tentacle and the SCUMM engine.
posted by boghead at 6:19 AM on May 29, 2010


Pfft, Zak McKracken came out a year later, and was only 16 colors.
posted by furtive at 7:07 AM on May 29, 2010


I don't get the Hurley one.

I don't remember a bird.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:14 AM on May 29, 2010


I don't remember a bird.

The Hurley Bird, one of the more random things to happen in LOST. Here's a youtube.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:18 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


>:inventory
inventory: CHARLIE
- - - - - - - -
[PEANUT BUTTER]
[COCONUT x 4]
[HEROIN x 4oz]
posted by uni verse at 8:19 AM on May 29, 2010


Heh. Apropos of nothing: it always seemed to me that "TV's LOST" isn't a show so much as a pithy statement of plain fact.
posted by koeselitz at 9:03 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sort of unrelated and probably old, but I was pleased to find a couple of Sierra adventure games (King's, Police, and Space Quests) ported online.
posted by doublehappy at 9:13 AM on May 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Thanks to this thread, I just lost the game.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 9:27 AM on May 29, 2010


Ugh! Why the obviously inaccurate font for the bottom menu? And the masthead at the top doesn't look very 1987 either. I'm thinking a nice all-caps Kabel Black would have done the trick.
posted by scrowdid at 10:08 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was always a bigger fan of Sierra as well, though.

Yeah, I always hated the "here are the words you can use" -style LucasArts games. Especially coming from the text-only awesomeness of Leather Goddesses of Phobos or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (tea and no tea!). The way they played with language was, looking back now some two decades, inspired. Shit, I basically have text adventures to thank for my typing skills. Well, that and DOS.

Sierra got the equation nearly perfect in Space Quest 3 and King's Quest IV. For pure awesomeness, though (at least for the time!) nothing beat Mean Streets. You get a side-scroller, a LucasArts-style mystery, and a bloody flight simulator all in one Blade-Runner-inspired game with glorious RealSound that JustWorked™ out your normal speaker (no AdLib/SoundBlaster required!)

That catchy fucking theme song is forever burned in my brain.

For those geeks interested in wasting a few hours of your life in an orgasmic haze of nostalgia, here's how you can play MeanStreets on your (modern) computer.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:15 AM on May 29, 2010


Cute, but minor quibble: "point and click" would never be used in marketing literature of the time. It was often used as a a derogatory term.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:28 AM on May 29, 2010


I can see myself playing a LOST adventure game, trying something completely sensible and being told "Hmmm... doesn't seem to work!", getting fed up, throwing my mouse at the wall, and spending the rest of the day with a good book instead.
posted by codacorolla at 10:32 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is good. Nice title, too, bucket head.
posted by ludwig_van at 10:57 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Lost needed a three headed monkey.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:18 PM on May 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


265 bits is a lot of colors, even for 1987.
posted by sanko at 1:02 PM on May 29, 2010


I can't share this link with my older brother because he hasn't watched Lost. I can't share this with my fiancée because she has never played a vintage 1987 adventure game.

I can, however, state that I am situated in precisely the intersection of nerd sub-cultures able to find this HILARIOUS!
posted by theDTs at 4:24 PM on May 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


Sort of unrelated and probably old, but I was pleased to find a couple of Sierra adventure games (King's, Police, and Space Quests) ported online.

God...King's Quest...games back then were downright punitive. Can't even walk along the poorly-rendered little path outside your house without falling to your death.
posted by HeroZero at 5:10 PM on May 29, 2010


You're not wrong. I gave some poor couple a carrot cause they had no food. Then I fell through the hole in their floor. They were unmoved.
posted by doublehappy at 12:23 AM on May 30, 2010


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