The Flowering Nose in Slugland
January 27, 2006 8:46 PM   Subscribe

The Flowering Nose in Slugland adventure game. As a goblin with a flower for a nose, your ultimate goal is to find the lost sprout. Defeat enemies by throwing flowers at them; power up with hearts; teleport from level to level with such esoteric trinkets as donuts and cherries. (Java.)
posted by Gator (15 comments total)
So, somebody saw Yellow Submarine, I guess.
posted by JekPorkins at 9:00 PM on January 27, 2006

donuts and cherries. Aaaaauuuuughhhhh.........
posted by longsleeves at 9:22 PM on January 27, 2006

I immediately got stuck after dropping the cherry on the X.... I got jammed between the flower and the newly-dropped cherry and couldn't move anymore.

I'll wait for it to be a bit more polished.
posted by Malor at 9:52 PM on January 27, 2006

Just read the instructions. I'm a Mac user using a single button mouse. It says right button to fire the flowers... Haven't played it yet, but is there a key-combo workaround for this?
posted by brundlefly at 10:03 PM on January 27, 2006

Okay, I just tried to play it (sans alternate mouse instructions), and ran into another problem. I click once (left-click, by default), the little flower-nosed bastard moves to where I click. After that... nothing. I click anywhere and it does nothing. Any other people having this problem? Is it OS X? Firefox?
posted by brundlefly at 10:10 PM on January 27, 2006

the music drove me crazy and I soon got bored with how easy it was to kill my enemies... it's very hard to die in this game, but pretty easy to get stuck.
posted by yossarian1 at 10:21 PM on January 27, 2006

Odd, it all works fine for me. Killing the enemies isn't the point, it's mostly a puzzle game where you have to figure out what goes where and what you can trade for the objects you need.
posted by fvw at 10:26 PM on January 27, 2006

This was designed by Seth Fisher, who might be my favorite comic book artist.
posted by hughbot at 11:06 PM on January 27, 2006

It's pretty easy to get killed once you teleport to a couple of the more difficult levels, especially if you happen to accidentally fall into Hell -- who knew that Hell was occupied by Fire Slugs? I haven't gotten stuck anywhere, either. Hmm.

Sorry, brundlefly, I hadn't anticipated any Mac-related problems.
posted by Gator at 6:19 AM on January 28, 2006

brundlefly, just hold down the apple key and click to shoot.
posted by ulotrichous at 7:34 AM on January 28, 2006

I've really enjoyed Radicalplay's car-racing game, Need for Madness. Nothing fancy, but I've been playing it for months, resetting the game each time I reach the final race.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:55 PM on January 28, 2006

Once again, I've wasted most of a weekend. Seriously, once you get out of the Cherry and Rock levels it starts to get a lot more challenging, and...You guys, there's a Llama level. You have to give a gold nugget to a tree, and the tree smelts it into a golden idol of a Llama, and then when you put the Llama on the telepad and go to the Llama's a disco. And there are trees standing around with afros. And the trees, with afros, are pissed off because they want to boogie but the slugs are hogging the dance floor, and there's this one giant Disco Slug with an afro and a big pimp-daddy medallion hanging around his neck. And then when you kill all the slugs and you're done with the Llama level, you take the golden Llama down to Hell and give it to the talking Geyser, who decides that "Hell is going to be different from now on," and Hell freezes over. I am not making any of this up.

The only thing that does bug me somewhat is that I keep accidentally running into signs that I've already read, which pauses the game.
posted by Gator at 5:07 AM on January 29, 2006

Okay, so that would explain why I keep dying in hell - I'm not supposed to be there yet. Yet again, gator, you're ruining my life with your diabolical flash games.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:34 PM on January 30, 2006

Sorry! :)

But there are things in Hell that you need (like the Groucho disguise of fake glasses [which allows you to don A SLUG COSTUME a la the Tanooki suit in Super Mario, OMG], and a second pickaxe [which you need to get to the level where the gold nuggets are found so that you can have the tree make the golden Llama]), and you can get them before the freeze-over and manage to survive if you're careful. But once Hell freezes over you can at least move around without getting dinged.
posted by Gator at 3:51 PM on January 30, 2006

It's much too soon,
but the Flowering Nose
will flower no more.

Seth has died.
July 22, 1972 - January 30, 2006
Monday, January 30th Seth Fisher died accidentally from a fall. His death was sudden, swift, and a great loss to us all. His funeral and cremation occurred on February 2nd in Nagoya. Condolences can be sent to his wife Hisako and son Toufuu via the contact information on this site.
Rest in peace, Seth, and thanks.
posted by fvw at 9:51 AM on February 4, 2006

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