History VideoGame / BuzzyTheKnowledgeBug

30th Apr '18 1:29:28 AM cwickham
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'''''Buzzy the Knowledge Bug''''' is a series of children's computer games made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment. Each game played out like a visual encyclopedia, where you would be going through the farm, the airport, or the jungle (depending on the game). You would be able to trigger the many [[PopUpVideoGames click points]] to see all the random inanimate objects come to life, as well as use the "What is this?" command to click on anything in the scenery and be taken to its definition in the index. Each game also included five mini-games, three which were always a coloring book, an "I Spy" styled Find It game, and Trivia. Two of them, on the other hand, changed from game to game. One of them was a puzzle game (Hangman in ''The Farm'', "What is It?" in ''The Airport'', and an unscramble-the-word game in ''The Jungle''), but the other was an arcade-styled game.

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'''''Buzzy the Knowledge Bug''''' is a series of children's computer games made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment. Each game played out like a visual encyclopedia, where you would be going through the farm, the airport, or the jungle (depending on the game). You would be able to trigger the many [[PopUpVideoGames click points]] to see all the random inanimate objects come to life, as well as use the "What is this?" command to click on anything in the scenery and be taken to its definition in the index. Each game also included five mini-games, three of which were always a coloring book, an "I Spy" styled Find It game, and Trivia. Two of them, on the other hand, changed from game to game. One of them was a puzzle game (Hangman in ''The Farm'', "What is It?" in ''The Airport'', and an unscramble-the-word game in ''The Jungle''), but the other was an arcade-styled game.
14th Dec '17 11:17:19 AM MrEightThreeOne
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original "Junior Encyclopedias" release of ''Farm'' is ride with this, with a completely different navigation bar, no minigames, and a much simpler opening sequence without The Fat Man's jingle to accompany it. Even with the UpdatedRerelease though, some weirdness remains, such as Buzzy's completely different design, a less fleshed-out index, and a lot fewer click points per screen. Using the Buzzy button also usually leads to him making some excited remark instead of telling the player a fact about the screen they are currently on.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original "Junior Encyclopedias" release of ''Farm'' is ride rife with this, with a completely different navigation bar, no minigames, and a much simpler opening sequence without The Fat Man's jingle to accompany it. Even with the UpdatedRerelease though, some weirdness remains, such as Buzzy's completely different design, a less fleshed-out index, and a lot fewer click points per screen. Using the Buzzy button also usually leads to him making some excited remark instead of telling the player a fact about the screen they are currently on.
14th Dec '17 11:16:53 AM MrEightThreeOne
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original "Junior Encyclopedias" release of ''Farm'' is ride with this, with a completely different navigation bar, no minigames, and a much simpler opening sequence without The Fat Man's jingle to accompany it. Even with the UpdatedRerelease though, some weirdness remains, such as Buzzy's completely different design, a less fleshed-out index, and a lot fewer click points per screen. Using the Buzzy button also usually leads to him making some excited remark instead of telling the player a fact about the screen they are currently on.
13th Dec '17 9:21:49 PM legoking831
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** The [=HUD=] in ''Anteater Feeder'', courtesy of ''The Jungle'', is pretty much a lot like the one in [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} a pretty popular first-person shooter]]. Right down to the mugshot, animated for about every in-game situation. Every.

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** The [=HUD=] in ''Anteater Feeder'', courtesy of ''The Jungle'', is pretty much a lot like the one in [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} a pretty popular first-person shooter]]. Right down to the mugshot, animated for about every in-game situation. Every.Every.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Let's Explore the Farm'' actually counts as this. A year prior to its release, there was a different version simply called ''The Farm'' and listed as part of the "Junior Encyclopedias" series rather than "Junior Field Trips." It featured a different user interface and no minigames, and predates the more familiar version by about a year.
23rd Oct '17 1:41:10 PM schoi30
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** Macaws in the encyclopedia of ''The Jungle'' are drawn with three toes in front and one in back. Like all parrots, they actually have two toes in front and two in back
7th Aug '17 1:09:53 PM schoi30
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** The beavers in ''The Farm'' have white teeth, when real beavers have orange teeth.
7th Aug '17 1:09:14 PM schoi30
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** Also in ''The Jungle'' the aye-aye in-game is shown to lack the elongated finger the species is known for, and yet the in-game encyclopedia correctly portrays it with the finger.
2nd Jul '17 1:19:43 PM schoi30
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** The tent bats featured in the ''The Jungle'' are clearly Honduran white bats, but they are portrayed with pink ears and noses while the real animals had yellow ears and noses.
5th Jun '17 4:31:57 PM Mikeyfan93
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* DummiedOut:
** ''Let's Explore the Airport''
*** The game has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHImE6WEnn8 several]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjAoFj5do unused]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnbLkfku7TE scenes]] that can be triggered by adding "Attitude=1" to the game's INI file. The most popular is Buzzy burping, followed by him saying, "Now ''that's'' a lotta gas!''
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music for the waiting room from ''VideoGame/FattyBear's Birthday Surprise'' and ''PuttPutt Joins the Parade'', likely due to copyright reasons since they were composed by someone else.

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* DummiedOut:
** ''Let's Explore the Airport''
*** The
DummiedOut: Each game has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHImE6WEnn8 several]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjAoFj5do unused]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnbLkfku7TE scenes]] unused content that can be triggered by adding "Attitude=1" found in the game files, and certain clickpoints and alterations to the game's dialogue can be accessed by messing with the INI file. The most popular is Buzzy burping, followed by him saying, "Now ''that's'' a lotta gas!''
*** The game's [=HE4=] file contains unused music for the waiting room from ''VideoGame/FattyBear's Birthday Surprise'' and ''PuttPutt Joins the Parade'', likely due to copyright reasons since they were composed by someone else.
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7th May '17 4:01:25 PM schoi30
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** The coconuts hanging from the palmtree in ''The Jungle'' are colored [[StockObjectColors brown]], when they should be either green or yellow. The in-game encyclopedia also states coconuts have fuzzy outer coverings, even though in real life coconut husks are smooth on the outside.

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** The coconuts hanging from the palmtree in ''The Jungle'' are colored have [[StockObjectColors brown]], when they should be either green or yellow. The brown]] [[TheCoconutEffect husks]], and the in-game encyclopedia also states coconuts they have fuzzy outer coverings, even though in coverings. In real life life, coconut husks are green or yellow and are smooth on the outside.
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