History VideoGame / ColossalCave

29th May '17 8:47:44 PM nombretomado
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'Advent' is believed to be directly responsible for coining the term 'adventure game', and is known to have inspired Roberta Williams to develop her first computer game, Mystery House, which would, in turn, lead to the founding of On-Line Systems (later [[{{Sierra}} Sierra Online]]) with her husband Ken.

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'Advent' is believed to be directly responsible for coining the term 'adventure game', and is known to have inspired Roberta Williams to develop her first computer game, Mystery House, which would, in turn, lead to the founding of On-Line Systems (later [[{{Sierra}} [[{{Creator/Sierra}} Sierra Online]]) with her husband Ken.
25th Apr '17 9:30:06 PM mrincodi
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25th Apr '17 9:27:07 PM mrincodi
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* FunWithHomophones: When trying to kill the bear.
-->''With what? Your bare hands? Against his bear hands?''
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.
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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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