History VideoGame / LauraBow

31st Mar '18 11:07:26 PM crazysamaritan
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* TheTontine: The Colonel's estate is to be divided equally among those of his employees and relatives that outlive him. Within an hour of his announcing this, the number of people in said group starts dropping rapidly.
* TriangRelations

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* TheTontine: {{Tontine}}: The Colonel's estate is to be divided equally among those of his employees and relatives that outlive him. Within an hour of his announcing this, the number of people in said group starts dropping rapidly.
%% * TriangRelations
15th Feb '18 11:45:09 PM Mikeyfan93
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* [[PackagedAsOtherMedium Presented As Other Medium]]: ''The Colonel's Bequest'''s intro is presented as if it was a theater production, with the characters being introduced during a curtain call and the usual "have you played this game before?" message instead reads "Have you previously attended a performance of ''The Colonel's Bequest''?"



*** There's a rowboat called the Minnow.

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*** There's a rowboat called the Minnow.[[Series/GilligansIsland Minnow]].



*** [[Film/{{Psycho}} Just take a shower.]]
*** There are 2 references to ''Series/MisterEd'':
*** If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
*** A subtler reference is Wilbur who says he loves horses, Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.
*** If you visit Celie in the later chapters and talk to her she says she senses a bad moon rising

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*** [[Film/{{Psycho}} Just take a shower.]]
]] The game even lampshades this in the death message. "Didn't [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Alfred]] teach you anything?"
*** There are 2 two references to ''Series/MisterEd'':
***
''Series/MisterEd''. If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
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horse". A subtler reference is Wilbur Wilbur, who says he loves horses, horses. Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.
*** If you visit Celie in the later chapters and talk to her she says she senses a bad moon rising
owner's name.
14th Jan '18 10:21:20 PM jormis29
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* ShoutOut: Laura is based off of famed 1920's movie star [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Bow Clara Bow]].

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* ShoutOut: Laura is based off of famed 1920's movie star [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Bow Clara Bow]].Creator/ClaraBow.
26th Nov '17 8:54:37 PM DracMonster
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* ChekovsGun: The derringer in the first game.

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: The derringer in the first game.
12th Oct '17 3:18:37 PM Mikeyfan93
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* BookEnds: The BadEnding of ''The Dagger of Amon Ra'' mimicks the opening except with the layout of the room mirrored [[spoiler: and Laura getting shot instead of strangled]].

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* BookEnds: The BadEnding of ''The Dagger of Amon Ra'' mimicks mimics the opening except with the layout of the room mirrored [[spoiler: and Laura getting shot instead of strangled]].



First game:
** Some of the characters are references to [[Film/{{Cluedo}}]], most notably Colonel Dijon (Mustard).
** There's a rowboat called the Minnow.
** The chandelier falling is a reference to the Phantom of the Opera
** Just take a shower.
** There are 2 references to Mr Ed:
*** If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
*** A subtler reference is Wilbur who says he loves horses, Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.
** If you visit Celie in the later chapters and talk to her she says she senses a bad moon rising

2nd game:
** Rube refers to Laura as Bains, the antagonist in the first two Police Quest games.

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First game:
** In ''The Colonel's Bequest'':
***
Some of the characters are references to [[Film/{{Cluedo}}]], ''Film/{{Clue}}'', most notably Colonel Dijon (Mustard).
** *** There's a rowboat called the Minnow.
** *** The chandelier falling is a reference to the Phantom of the Opera
**
''Theater/PhantomOfTheOpera''.
*** [[Film/{{Psycho}}
Just take a shower.]]
*** There are 2 references to ''Series/MisterEd'':
**** If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
**** A subtler reference is Wilbur who says he loves horses, Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.

** There are 2 references to Mr Ed:
*** If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
*** A subtler reference is Wilbur who says he loves horses, Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.
**
If you visit Celie in the later chapters and talk to her she says she senses a bad moon rising

2nd game:
rising
** In ''The Dagger Of Amon Ra'':
***
Rube refers to Laura as Bains, the antagonist in the first two Police Quest ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'' games.
12th Oct '17 3:09:05 PM Mikeyfan93
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley game, O'Riley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.
30th Aug '17 5:23:32 PM justme13
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Gloria's stage name is Swansong, which means last performance ]]



** Some of the characters from the first game are references to [[Film/{{Cluedo}}]], most notably Colonel Dijon (Mustard).
** There's a rowboat in the first game called the Minnow.

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First game:
** Some of the characters from the first game characters are references to [[Film/{{Cluedo}}]], most notably Colonel Dijon (Mustard).
** There's a rowboat in the first game rowboat called the Minnow.



** Just take a shower in the first game.
** There are 2 references to Mr Ed in the first game:

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** Just take a shower in the first game.shower.
** There are 2 references to Mr Ed in the first game:Ed:



** In the second game, Rube refers to Laura as Bains, the antagonist in the first two Police Quest games.

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** In If you visit Celie in the second game, Rube later chapters and talk to her she says she senses a bad moon rising

2nd game:
**Rube
refers to Laura as Bains, the antagonist in the first two Police Quest games.
12th Aug '17 10:34:41 PM Argon2
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The second and last in the series, ''The Dagger of Amon Ra'' (1992), used VGA graphics and a point-and-click interface. It takes place a year after the first game, in New York, where Laura, now a newspaper reporter, is charged to write a story about the disappearance of an antique dagger from a local museum. Attending a benefit at the museum, she meets the various suspects, who quickly begin to die off one by one. This game had a similar time system but involved more straight-forward, item-based puzzles than the previous game. Like its predecessor, it also required the player to make their own conclusions in order to solve the murders. The identity of the murderer is not revealed at the end of the game, and instead the player is asked a series of questions in order to determine who the culprit is based on evidence collected.

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The second and last in the series, ''The Dagger of Amon Ra'' (1992), used VGA graphics and a point-and-click interface. It takes place a year after the first game, in New York, where Laura, now a newspaper reporter, is charged to write a story about the disappearance of an antique dagger from a local museum. Attending a benefit at the museum, she meets the various suspects, who quickly begin to die off one by one. This game had a similar time system but involved more straight-forward, item-based puzzles than the previous game. Like its predecessor, it also required the player to make their own conclusions in order to solve the murders. The identity of the murderer is not revealed at the end of the game, and instead the player is asked a series of questions in order to determine who the culprit is based on evidence collected.
collected. Both entries in the series have been [[https://www.gog.com/game/the_colonels_bequest released on GOG]].



* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.

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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second game O'reiley says he has to deal with murder, speakeasies, muggings, arson and grapes being stolen.
8th Aug '17 8:27:38 AM justme13
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*ChekovsGun: The derringer in the first game.
7th Aug '17 8:35:29 PM justme13
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** There are 2 references to Mr Ed in the first game:
*** If you ask Rudy about Blaze he will say "A horse is a horse"
*** A subtler reference is Wilbur who says he loves horses, Wilbur was Mr Ed's owners name.
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