History VideoGame / ColossalCave

3rd Jan '17 4:14:30 AM Phys101
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* InfiniteFlashlight: ...after you install fresh batteries. (Which require you to sacrifice some treasure to purchase, and therefore prevent you from getting the best ending.)
** Averted in some versions of the game. The fresh batteries eventually wear out as well, and the game narrator suggests that you start wrapping things up.

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* InfiniteFlashlight: ...after you install fresh batteries.batteries, in some versions. (Which require you to sacrifice some treasure to purchase, and therefore prevent you from getting the best ending.)
** Averted in some versions of
) In other versions, the game. The fresh batteries eventually wear out as well, and the game narrator suggests that you start wrapping things up.


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* PuzzleBoss: The Dragon.
3rd Jan '17 3:44:27 AM Phys101
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* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready: If you go where the Pirate's treasure chest is before encountering the Pirate, you just reach a dead end. The chest isn't there.
1st Dec '16 1:43:43 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Exploited in one of the most difficult puzzles of the game. "With What? Your bare hands?" is the rhetorical question asked when you forget to specify a weapon in an attack. After a few weeks of utter frustration trying to find a weapon that will [[spoiler:slay the dragon]] the player angrily types "[[BluntYes Yes]]" more or less at random. Tada!

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Exploited in one of the most difficult puzzles of the game. "With What? Your bare hands?" is the rhetorical question asked when you forget to specify a weapon in an attack. After a few weeks of utter frustration trying to find a weapon that will [[spoiler:slay the dragon]] dragon,]] the player angrily types "[[BluntYes Yes]]" more or less at random. Tada!
1st Dec '16 1:43:12 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Exploited in one of the most difficult puzzles of the game. "With What? Your bare hands?" is the rhetorical question asked when you forget to specify a weapon in an attack. After a few weeks of utter frustration trying to find a weapon that will [[spoiler]]slay the dragon,[[/spoiler]] the player angrily types "[[BluntYes Yes]]" more or less at random. Tada!

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Exploited in one of the most difficult puzzles of the game. "With What? Your bare hands?" is the rhetorical question asked when you forget to specify a weapon in an attack. After a few weeks of utter frustration trying to find a weapon that will [[spoiler]]slay [[spoiler:slay the dragon,[[/spoiler]] dragon]] the player angrily types "[[BluntYes Yes]]" more or less at random. Tada!
1st Dec '16 1:42:33 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Exploited in one of the most difficult puzzles of the game. "With What? Your bare hands?" is the rhetorical question asked when you forget to specify a weapon in an attack. After a few weeks of utter frustration trying to find a weapon that will slay the dragon, the player angrily types "[[BluntYes Yes]]" more or less at random. Tada!

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Exploited in one of the most difficult puzzles of the game. "With What? Your bare hands?" is the rhetorical question asked when you forget to specify a weapon in an attack. After a few weeks of utter frustration trying to find a weapon that will slay [[spoiler]]slay the dragon, dragon,[[/spoiler]] the player angrily types "[[BluntYes Yes]]" more or less at random. Tada!
26th Oct '16 11:13:31 AM Korodzik
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* WallOfText: The volcano room ("At Breath-Taking View") has a surprisingly [[http://lparchive.org/Adventure/Update%20143/ long and verbose description]].

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* WallOfText: The volcano room ("At Breath-Taking View") has a surprisingly [[http://lparchive.org/Adventure/Update%20143/ long and verbose description]]. (This passage was apparently written not by Crowther or Woods, but rather by a graduate student, John Gilbert.)
22nd Oct '16 11:57:26 AM TrollBrutal
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* ShoutOut: If you try to open the treasure vault with the wrong password, you're hunted down and killed by a Rover from ''Series/ThePrisoner''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** There are [[Literature/SnowWhite seven]] dwarves in the cave.
**
If you try to open the treasure vault with the wrong password, you're hunted down and killed by a Rover from ''Series/ThePrisoner''.
22nd Oct '16 10:47:58 AM Korodzik
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* ShoutOut:
** There are [[Literature/SnowWhite seven]] dwarves in the cave.
** If you try to open the treasure vault with the wrong password, you're hunted down and killed by a Rover from ''Series/ThePrisoner''.

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* ShoutOut:
** There are [[Literature/SnowWhite seven]] dwarves in the cave.
**
ShoutOut: If you try to open the treasure vault with the wrong password, you're hunted down and killed by a Rover from ''Series/ThePrisoner''.
22nd Oct '16 9:51:12 AM Korodzik
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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: Crowther's original version, drawn from first-hand knowledge, is set in a reasonably accurate version of a limestone cave system. Some of Woods's additions, not so much. Of particular note is the ''active volcano''.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: Crowther's original version, drawn from first-hand knowledge, is set in a reasonably accurate version of a limestone cave system. Some of Woods's additions, not so much. Of particular note is the ''active volcano''.volcano'' underground.



* DarknessEqualsDeath: you fall in a pit, and break every bone in your body.
* DeadEndRoom: the aptly-named Witt's End. [[spoiler:Actually not quite an example -- you won't get out if you try going back the way you came (or in just about any other direction), but if you persist in heading north, ''eventually'' the game will relent and let you out.]]

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* DarknessEqualsDeath: Trying to fumble around in the dark results in you fall falling in a pit, and break pit to "break every bone in your body.
body".
* DeadEndRoom: the The aptly-named Witt's End. [[spoiler:Actually not quite an example -- you won't get out if you try going back the way you came (or in just about any other direction), but if you persist in heading north, ''eventually'' the game will relent and let you out.]]



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* ShoutOut

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* WallOfText: The volcano.

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* WallOfText: The volcano.volcano room ("At Breath-Taking View") has a surprisingly [[http://lparchive.org/Adventure/Update%20143/ long and verbose description]].
22nd Oct '16 9:47:31 AM Korodzik
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** The Bare Room. Which contains a large, hungry, initially very grumpy ... [[BearsAreBadNews well, guess.]]

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** The Bare Barren Room. Which contains a large, hungry, initially very grumpy ... [[BearsAreBadNews well, guess.]]
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