Out on a limb
Bernard and his two friends, Laverne and Hoagie try a bit of ill-informed time travel to shut off the toxic waste pipelines that have sent Purple Tentacle mad. Spread through time, the three friends must work together to reunite and thwart that fanatical Tentacle’s evil plans.
Time on the Chron-O-John gets you going
Much like Monkey Island this whole game is about solving puzzles, usually temporal puzzles. There’s plenty of fun to be had flushing items other characters need in another time down the toilet – a makeshift crappy time machine, the Chron-O-John.
Sweating it out
My favourite was the hamster puzzle. First of all, in the present day, you put a hamster into an ice box and then remove a soggy sweater from underneath a huge sweaty man in one of the motel's rooms by using the vibrating bed. Next you steal a ton of quarters from a candy machine and use them to feed a tumble dryer with the sweater inside.
Pause for thought
Moving on to the future, you take out the cryogenically frozen hamster from the ice box. As you walk into the laundry room the dry cycle finally finishes and you remove the tiny shrunken sweater. Now comes the fun bit; put that hamster into the microwave. Don’t try this at home kids! Aww, doesn't he look soggy? Better put that tiny sweater on him to keep him cosy.
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....how far you've fallen. From Day of the Tentacle and Tie Fighter to Force Unleashed II.
They have made some of the best games I've ever player!
- The Secret of Monkey Island (1&2)
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Day of the Tentacle
- Sam & Max Hit the Road
- Full Throttle
- Grim Fandango
- Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
- Tie Fighter
- Dark Force
- Jedi Knight
Even if they are a shadow of their former glory, I'll drink to their legacy
TIE Fighter turned me to the Dark Side
and don't forget the epic Grim Fandango!
But I've installed the bloody soundblaster 16 drivers, what's going on? where's my arsing sound? and wher's my arsing XGA resolution? sodding Windows 3.1.......
Aaah, happy gaming days.......
Your'e so right....
.... Where are the X-Wing/Tie fighter games for the 21st century?
Thats an IP begging to be updated, and bound to sell in the bucket load (IMHO).