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Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:21 pm
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tawmis wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Bling's Quest: Quest for the Gown. Rosella is about to get married to Edward - and needs a magnificent gown!

Sierra's Championship Detoxing: You play a drugged out Hollywood star who is going through Detox and avoiding taking hits. Sort of like boxing.

Gold Brush! You are out to California in search of a missing Gold Brush.

Banhunter: You're out to find people who annoy you and ban them.

The Dagger of Come On! Ra! Ra! Ra! - You're a cheerleader with a dagger. No one knows why. But it's hot. It's sexy. Come on! Ra! Ra! Ra!
Ha! These are great!

Love the detoxing one in particular. So many Hollywood celebrity quirks could be parodied.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:33 pm
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
The Meryls of Rosella - Rosella steps through a magic mirror and winds up in an alternate dimension, which is populated by every character Meryl Streep has ever played. Dragged before the land's ruler, Margaret Thatcher, Rosella must track down Meryl's three Oscars before an evil gang of D-list celebrities find them. Rosella's quest is aided by Madeline Ashton giving her the immortality potion, thus allowing Rosella to put herself back together again each time she falls off a cliff.

Absinthe Makes the Fart Grow Stronger - King Graham's constant drinking has accelerated his flatulence, much to Valanice's annoyance, causing her to return to Etheria and seek out a magical cure to wind breakage.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:51 pm
by Tawmis
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Absinthe Makes the Fart Grow Stronger - King Graham's constant drinking has accelerated his flatulence, much to Valanice's annoyance, causing her to return to Etheria and seek out a magical cure to wind breakage.
I feel like GK might make a guest appearance here, since Absinthe is fairly popular in New O'leans.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:54 pm
by Collector
Tawmis wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:54 pm
More like their first game. Ever. By Roberta and Ken.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_House
Not just their first game, but THE very first graphical adventure ever. It is the game that founded Sierra. A bit surprising that a Sierra fan does not know of it.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 pm
by Rath Darkblade
All right, I never played Mystery House. I was far too young when was released. ;)

Gold Crush! Saga. Oh noes! Your gold is trapped in a puzzle game full of earth, sediment, and rocks! You must identify three pieces of earth/rock/etc. that sit next to each other in order to eliminate them from the board and get your gold! :P (Comparisons to Tetris are welcome). :P

Fling's Quest: Quest for the Down. Rosella is hunting a good bargain on a down quilt blanket to fling on Alexander's king-sized bed.

Quest for Gory: Wages of Boar. Sierra On-Line partners up with id Software to produce this game, a cross between QfG3 and Doom. The Hero must hunt down the elusive wild boar and bring him home for dinner! MORE blood-splatter on the hero's clothes - hooray! :P Tarna Town Dry Cleaning© expects to make a fortune from cleaning the hero's clothes.

"Who'd have thought monsters had so much blood in them?" --Hero.
"We really cleaned up!" --Manager of Tarna Town Dry Cleaning©. ;)

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:46 am
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tawmis wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Absinthe Makes the Fart Grow Stronger - King Graham's constant drinking has accelerated his flatulence, much to Valanice's annoyance, causing her to return to Etheria and seek out a magical cure to wind breakage.
I feel like GK might make a guest appearance here, since Absinthe is fairly popular in New O'leans.
Okay, let's make it a crossover game, where Gabriel and Graham become drinking buddies and drive the women up the wall with passed gas. :lol:

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:07 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Collector wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Tawmis wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:54 pm
More like their first game. Ever. By Roberta and Ken.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_House
Not just their first game, but THE very first graphical adventure ever. It is the game that founded Sierra. A bit surprising that a Sierra fan does not know of it.
Like I said, I was too young to play it when it came out. I was only four. :P Now that I looked it up, I realise that I've heard the name. But it's been decades since I came across the name, so it's no wonder that I didn't connect it with "Mystery Spouse". ;)

Jones in the Fast Train - Jones gets on the train to California (to get to the Gold Rush!(TM)) and beats the player by two months. :P

The Colonel's Request - Colonel Henri Dijon asks for (and enjoys) a ham sandwich with Dijon mustard.

Mixed-Up Brother Seuss - “The shine did not play, it was too sun to wet. So we cold in the wet all that sat, cold, house day.”

“I know it is sun and the wet is not fun, but we can have lots of good sunny that's funny.”

Help Brother Seuss put his book back together again! :) For younger players only, but older players can help.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:53 am
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Roger Wilco and the Prime Shippers - Roger's latest adventure is entirely dependent on Amazon Prime's one-day shipping delivering his replacement Laibon whistle on time, and a freak snowstorm makes that impossible. Track down the delivery van before it's too late.

The Rinseless Bride - Eldritch doesn't stock Rosella's preferred hair-dye, and her dark roots are beginning to show. As Edgar is very much a gentleman who prefers blondes, Rosella must find a suitable substitute hair potion before he notices and chucks her into the clouds.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Zak McCrackin' Farts and the Alien Mindflayers - Zak McCrackin', a humble journalist for the Los Angeles Trumpeter, stumbles upon an ancient prophecy that says that Alien Mindflayers will rise up soon and rule the earth, led by their Great Uncle On Their Mother's Side Twice Removed, Chthulhulhu. But Zak's fondness for beans may prove to be the earth's salvation! ;) Can Zak eat enough beans and blow the aliens away before it's too late?

The Prince-less Ride - Rosella gets fed up with Edgar, tosses him out on his ear, and rides into town all by herself. Ra ra ra, girl power! :P

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:58 am
by Tawmis
The Softcorn Adventure - Your corn is gone soft, and now you have to find a way to make it stiff again!

Oil's Smell - Those oil companies are at it again leaking oil into the ocean and it has a rancid smell! You have to find a way to undo it! Special guest: Ecco the Dolphin and folks at EcoQuest!

Pursuit of Death Angel (The Band) - You're a cop whose supposed to guard the band but they've taken off without you after they got you drunk on shots! Find clues to see what city they're going to be at next!

Manhunter: New Torque. It's a fast and furious game as a Manhunter!

Conquests that are the Same A Lot - Many of your quests seem to be the same thing repeated; how can you break the cycle?

Dead Carrion - You are in charge of flying a vulture in search of food!

Bones in the Fast Lane - Why are there bones only in the fast lane on the freeway? Who knows! But you're about to find out!

Mixed Up Mother Moose - She's a moose and she's confused. Really, really, really confused.

The Cheese Within - An excellent pizza has been delivered! Now you need to know what kind of cheese they used!

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 pm
by Rath Darkblade
:lol:
The Softcorn Adventure - Your corn is gone soft, and now you have to find a way to make it stiff again!
Why does this sound like a Larry game? ;)

I don't think I understand the "Oil's Smell" one, though. Or "Dead Carrion".

Conquests of the Long-shot Bow. The odds of you beating this game are really, really small, Mr Robin Hood.

Police Rest. Sonny Bonds sits on the bench in the park and takes a load off his feet.

Conquests of Spam A Lot. You've eaten a lot of spam and grown very fat, King Arthur. Now Merlin comes along with a new spell called "Diet". ;)

Gabriel Fight. Gabriel faces down his most fearsome enemy yet - the IRS Audit Team!!! :shock:

Phones in the Fast Lane. Jones must find and tackle people who jibber-jabber on their mobiles in the fast lane! Aiiiieeee!!! :shock:

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 pm
by Tawmis
Rath Darkblade wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 pm
:lol:
The Softcorn Adventure - Your corn is gone soft, and now you have to find a way to make it stiff again!
Why does this sound like a Larry game? ;)
I don't think I understand the "Oil's Smell" one, though. Or "Dead Carrion".
Softcorn Adventure is a spoof of Softporn Adventure (the text adventure game thingie) for which Leisure Suit Larry is based off of. So the corn thing was an intentional nod to make it sound dirty, like a Larry game!

Oil's Smell is a nod to the game "Oil's Well."

And "Dead Carrion" is "Red Baron" which is why I specifically mention you're in charge of a vulture (flying... like a plane? Get it?) in search of carrion (since Vultures are carrion birds, typically).

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:08 am
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Alexander goes on a quest for ingredients to cure his male pattern baldness.

The Colonel's Key Quest - Help Col. Dijon find the lost keys to his plantation. Let's hope a 'gator didn't swallow them!

Romancing the Phone - While alone on a peace mission to Serenia, a lonely King Graham discovers the joy of phone sex with Valanice back home.

Rages of Thor - Play the legendary (and grumpy) Norse God. Take out all his frustrations by using Mjolnir to blast everyone and everything in sight.

Conquests of Laura Bow - Laura dumps drippy Steve and soon becomes the new Yvette Delacroix, setting her sights on every available man in the Big Apple. She chronicles her experiences in a new NYDRNT column, "Sex and the City."

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:46 pm
by Tawmis
Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:08 am
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Alexander goes on a quest for ingredients to cure his male pattern baldness.
This sounds like the events of LSL2.

Re: The Failed Sierra Adventure Games!

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:21 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Tawmis wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Rath Darkblade wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 pm
:lol:
The Softcorn Adventure - Your corn is gone soft, and now you have to find a way to make it stiff again!
Why does this sound like a Larry game? ;)
I don't think I understand the "Oil's Smell" one, though. Or "Dead Carrion".
Softcorn Adventure is a spoof of Softporn Adventure (the text adventure game thingie) for which Leisure Suit Larry is based off of. So the corn thing was an intentional nod to make it sound dirty, like a Larry game!

Oil's Smell is a nod to the game "Oil's Well."
Yes, I've heard of Softporn Adventure. Haven't heard of "Oil's Well", though.

Here Today, Gone to Hades - a QfG5 off-shoot, where you can play either Erana or Katrina! :D

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking at Glove (in Several Wrong Places) - exactly what it says on the tin. ;) Our beloved loser is still looking for love, but this time the affronted ladies continually slap him in the face with a glove.

Shadows of Dorkness - Leisure Suit Larry goes to Mordavia and hits on Katrina - and just about every other female character in the game. Oh dear ... :roll:

Romancing the Drone - In his attempts to escape a drone that is trying to kill him, Roger Wilco falls through a space-time continuum into Daventry and falls in love with Rosella. She, naturally, despises him. A mere janitor? Perish the thought!

Roger must thwart the drone and win Rosella over. (All right, all together: awwww...) ;)