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Zooreal - January MAGS
« on: 27 Jan 2005, 06:08 »



Yes, finally you can be a kangaroo. At least for a little while.
Download "Zooreal" at: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=490
It's 13.5 Mb... I dunno, prob because of all 32 bits going into it. I'll try to less bit-hungry next time.

It's my first game (I found AGS two months ago), so don't expect too much, just have a little fun!  ;)
« Last Edit: 31 Jan 2005, 10:53 by Neil Dnuma »

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #1 on: 27 Jan 2005, 15:07 »
Really enjoying your game, and think the graphics are great along with the original idea. Although i think i may of hit a 'dead end'.....
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I took the battery's from the safe for the hoover, but now im trying to use the safe by entering the code.....but there's no power. How do i put the battery's back, or have i got to try and find something else ?

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« Reply #2 on: 27 Jan 2005, 15:33 »
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open the inventory and "use" the vacuum cleaner

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« Reply #3 on: 27 Jan 2005, 15:33 »
Please forget the above, i worked it out, but.....
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I can't do the code for the safe. I take it you take the numbers from the information about the animals ? Ive got three numbers '284' but couldnt find a number with the plant.......ive tried every combination of numbers with these though on the safe, but it wont work. Please can you tell me the code ?
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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jan 2005, 15:56 »
Heh.. it's random...so I can't say
However:
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The plant is by the fish...

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« Reply #5 on: 27 Jan 2005, 16:02 »
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Yep, i know the plant is by the fish, ive read about the plant and looked at the plant etc, but can't find a number in any of the text. Have also tried all combinations with the numbers ive found on the safe panel, but it wont work.

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #6 on: 27 Jan 2005, 18:05 »
I can't figure out the safe either.
The hardest thing in this world... is to live in it. (Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers in "The Gift")

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #7 on: 27 Jan 2005, 18:47 »
I finally got it, but I had to start the game over to do so.
« Last Edit: 27 Jan 2005, 18:54 by Potch »
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« Reply #8 on: 27 Jan 2005, 20:15 »
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Yep, i know the plant is by the fish, ive read about the plant and looked at the plant etc, but can't find a number in any of the text. Have also tried all combinations with the numbers ive found on the safe panel, but it wont work.


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Alright, but since it's about the animals, you must forget the plant and read about the fish instead. And you don't have to put the numbers in every possible order, just follow the order of the notes.


Potch:
Hmm... that's strange... I checked the code generator routine out around 20 times and it worked each time...I'll have another look at the script.

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #9 on: 27 Jan 2005, 21:05 »
The game has crashed on me a few times.

What do you mean the order of the notes? I have also tried every combination of the numbers and can't get safe to open.

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #10 on: 27 Jan 2005, 21:55 »
Joyce:
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The note on the door leads to the first animal. Eg. if it is the kangaroo, the first number is 8. You get get the second destination from there (by interacting the bush) if it's eg. the rat, next digit is 2 and so on... It should work, if not please give me the notes you've got. (these are constructed when you start playting)

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #11 on: 27 Jan 2005, 22:17 »
Neal, if you put in a wrong code at first, then it doesn't accept the right one.  That's why I had to start over.
The hardest thing in this world... is to live in it. (Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers in "The Gift")

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #12 on: 27 Jan 2005, 22:32 »
Oops, you're right.

But if you only restart the panel "off", then "on", it works again! (no need to start over). This panel was Made in Germany in 1983, and gets jammed when getting the wrong code! Hmmm... I'll make this clear, and sorry  for all possible headaches!

EDIT: There's a new version up now which avoids this completely (you might still be able to complete the game with the first one though, just restart the panel)  ;) Oh, and thanx, Steve  :)
« Last Edit: 27 Jan 2005, 23:09 by Neil Dnuma »

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #13 on: 27 Jan 2005, 23:03 »
Fabulous game so far.
I love the solidity of the graphics. Great colour choices too.
If you can do this in a month, I can't wait for a full-size game!

Just finished - can't say enough good things about the animations in this game!
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I particularly liked the powered fish tank!
« Last Edit: 28 Jan 2005, 04:22 by SteveMcCrea »
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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #14 on: 28 Jan 2005, 02:10 »
Great game Neil, I finished it, thanks for all your help over in hints and tips too.

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« Reply #15 on: 28 Jan 2005, 04:06 »
Great game and wanted to say how original the save,restore etc is on a clothes line..and in pictures to boot..loved it all!! :)

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« Reply #16 on: 28 Jan 2005, 08:59 »
Absolutely great game, I love it!

I'm stuck at the end:
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I have freed all animals but the fishy, I believe the wires and wheel are needed, but I don't know how. Did I miss something?

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« Reply #17 on: 28 Jan 2005, 09:42 »
khrismuc: try this
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this bit had me stumped for a while too, you need to try using the table.

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #18 on: 28 Jan 2005, 11:33 »
I've got a problem in the game:

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I have helped the fish and the water rat escaped and opened the gate and I still got to help the koala. How do I get pass the dog? I've opened the hatch and got shovel, hairpin, vaacum-cleaner, key to the red door, steps, code note and scewdriver.

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #19 on: 28 Jan 2005, 11:45 »
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 Give hair pin to koala and speak with few times and you will know everything.  Follow those hints and you win the game

« Last Edit: 28 Jan 2005, 12:34 by splat44 »

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #20 on: 29 Jan 2005, 01:33 »
What a great little adventure! I just played it and loved every minute of it.

What i like most is that solutions the player comes up with to solve puzzles give a nice dialog, even when the solution is not effective.
 A very original experience playing a kangaroo!

Is freddy a little tribute to 'freddy the fish' adventures?
He's absolutely my fav character:

Carla: "This bush is just uninteresting."
Freddy: "word"

HILARIOUS!
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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #21 on: 29 Jan 2005, 04:39 »
  Can somebody give me a hint for getting the fish?? I have everything that I can get and released all of the other animals. Thanks,J.

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #22 on: 29 Jan 2005, 06:00 »
As said by Takara:

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Have you tried doing something with the table?
Also, trying to use some objects with freddy will give you a clue what might have to do.
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« Reply #23 on: 29 Jan 2005, 07:43 »
Great game. Great graphics. One thing.

The sign says you get kangaroos in New Zealand. You don't. Doesn't really matter, unless people are playing this game purely for its educational value. Are you?

Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #24 on: 29 Jan 2005, 11:39 »
Oh, please do not play it for education! The kangaroo description is a slightly edited version of something a little boy wrote in school...   :=

Thanks for all the positive feedback, it's very inspiring  :)

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« Reply #25 on: 29 Jan 2005, 11:40 »
Finished it.

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I had totally missed the skateboard up in the tree.


This was by far one of the best games I've come to play here.
Keep it up and please do a full game!

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« Reply #26 on: 31 Jan 2005, 08:25 »
This is certainly the best and most professional looking MAGS games I've ever played.  I was astonished by the amount of beautiful animation.

A few things about the gameplay though:
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I got stuck several times and had to peek in the .exe file for hints. I had also totally missed the skateboard - maybe a slightly different color would help. And it wasn't very obvious that you could interact with the table. For a long time I was trying to puncture the ball, put the fish and water inside and re-seal it with the chewing gum :). Also, why couldn't you just carry the fish in the koala's water dish?


But overall, a truly enjoyable game.

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« Reply #27 on: 07 Feb 2005, 13:42 »
You mean there's a skateboard in the tree?
I was trying to use the vacuum cleaner because I figured you would need something with wheels.

I also noticed the New Zealand/kangaroo thing!

All in all, excellent game! I want a sequel!

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #28 on: 21 Feb 2005, 23:32 »
Loving it but the keypad puzzle is killer.
I know it's probably a short game , but it'd be nice if there could be a "skip puzzle" option or an alternative puzzle for those like me who hate "guess the number" puzzles.
I know people kept stating to keep in mind the order of the notes and the cages , ect. but I'm like "what numbers? I don't see any numbers!" next to the cages or in the notes themselves...also just giving us "well 8 is the kangaroo and 1 is whatever's cage..." is not as helpful as one might think.
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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #29 on: 22 Feb 2005, 00:41 »
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The numbers are in the signs descripting the animals. Hence the "I wish you would learn more about the animals" in the last note.

Thanks for playing! :)

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« Reply #30 on: 22 Feb 2005, 03:14 »
Definitely a great game with a nice mix of puzzles both easy and not so easy!  I'm glad to have played it.  :=

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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #31 on: 21 Mar 2005, 04:14 »
I think I forgot to mention , but the other day when I was playing it , I _did_ eventually get the darn gate open and stuff.
A little annoying in parts but great game overall.
Bravo.
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Re: Zooreal - January MAGS
« Reply #32 on: 07 Apr 2005, 11:23 »
I played your game yesterday, and I found it amusing!

Your graphics and animations are very nice, and very funny too.
Great game concept and very good realisation.
The puzzles are easy but not too much, and, anyway, the most part of them is very original.

You should do a sequel, I assure you.

P.S. There are some bugs too, but nothing too serious.
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« Reply #33 on: 06 Oct 2005, 20:19 »
What a lovely game!

I didn't have any problems with the number puzzle, only got stumped at the last hurdle with the skateboard saga. I was doing the same thing as GarageGothic with the ball and the chewing gum, but I like the fact that the difficulty rating of the puzzles varies as it's nice to have subtle clues which make you think rather than the solution being immediately obvious.

Really nice animation and playing as a kangaroo was a thoroughly original (and strangely enjoyable!) idea.

I'd definitely recommend playing this game - only downside is that I wish it was longer!