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Great Stroke Off!, The

by Barbarian

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File size: 9.4 MB
Downloaded: 22,287 times
Graphics: 640x480, 16-bit color
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7 Apr 2005
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Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Bad LanguageMild
SexSuggestive dialog
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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"The Great Stroke-Off" Adventure Game! Brought to you by Team: *** Old School Point n' Click *** (ATC Deluxe Edition Winners) ------------------------------------------ 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 Haunted 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 a few 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.
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AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Non Player Character 2005

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):

Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:


and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 18:56:12 by foxyfox555 (foxyfox666)
Could've been better.... a lot better.
2005-10-23 12:09:42 by Evan (Snaezycorangeio)
An excellent game by all means.

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.
2005-10-22 19:59:33 by jkohen
Pretty good game, it wasn\'t very difficult, but the story line was really well done. I would recommend it to people who like the story more than the puzzles. Alternate endings was a good idea, gave me a bit more gameplay.
2005-07-06 08:24:00 by Bless
Very good game. I love the story, graphics and animations, and and of course lets not forget the music. The animations really gave so much to the game. And the graphics show that they don't always have to be very complex, simple can be VERY good too. Awsome game. I hope to see more games by Old School Point n' Click
2005-06-02 05:39:27 by Oliver Rull
A fun game.............would recommend playing it
2005-04-11 01:45:20 by Jane
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