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Great Stroke Off!, The
About this game"The Great Stroke-Off" Adventure Game!
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*** Old School Point n' Click ***
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This game is heavy on the "humor" side of things, with a variety of wacky characters, interesting scenes to explore, and an amusing, unique and interesting storyline.
The setting of the story takes place in a type of small "Amusement Park" called "Stickz & Ballz". The main attraction of the park is the Mini-Golf Course (thus the Stickz & Ballz name), as well as a Hunted House of Mirrors and a Video Arcade, plus a large shop with snacks and souvenirs as well as more areas to explore.
The main character in the game that the player will control, goes by the name of Ned Flobolid.
Ned (who is around 16 years old) is working during his "summer-break" at the "Stickz & Ballz" amusement park, which is owned and operated by his Uncle Ernie. His parents gave him the choice to either work there for his Uncle during the summer, or to attend tutoring lessons at summer-school. So, Ned choose to work at the amusement park.
The story takes place during the day of "The Great Stroke-Off Competition", in which teams are competing to win the trophy. During the opening scenes of the game, Uncle Ernie will tell Ned "Half of a Proverb", and make it as a riddle for Ned to solve. So, in the course of the game, Ned will also find the "answer to the riddle of the proverb" as well.
Ned will have to do various tasks, solve various puzzles (some a bit bizarre), and interact with many other characters in the game as the story unfolds.
At one point during the game, Ned can choose to help and befriend one of two opposing teams (One team being a group of "Nerds" and the other team a group of "Punks"). Deciding on which team Ned decides to help win the competition, will decide on what different puzzles Ned may have to solve as well as affecting the direction of the story.
*Note: This game should run fine on most versions of Windows.
Nominated, Best Background Art 2005
Nominated, Best Character Art 2005
Nominated, Best Animation 2005
Nominated, Best Music 2005
6 people commented on this game (newest first):
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:
and I contact you. Thank you. :)
The music is great, dialogs are pretty good (albeit the balls "joke" gets too silly and you'll be reading it a lot), the GUI is really usable and the graphics and the animations are one of the best I've seen in an AGS game: they're well drawn, very appropriate for the intended atmosphere and, above all, their meaning is in all cases clear.
No pixel hunting on this one, and there's even re-playability (there are two ways to finish it).
Note to the author: Although I liked the GUI, I think that changing the order of the actions for no good reason is very counter-productive.