History VideoGame / LogicalJourneyOfTheZoombinis

1st Jul '16 3:24:39 PM Mikeyfan93
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* TheMigration: the Zoombinis flee Bloat-controlled Zoombini Isle and seek a new place to settle.

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* TheMigration: the The Zoombinis flee Bloat-controlled Zoombini Isle and seek a new place to settle.
27th Mar '16 7:21:25 PM NineTailedCat
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* GoodHairEvilHair: The Zoombinis have kids hairstyles and they're the good guys. The Fleens on the other hand have punk/gangster hairstyles or headwear and they're evil.

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* GoodHairEvilHair: The Zoombinis have kids kid's hairstyles and they're the good guys. The Fleens Fleens, on the other hand hand, have punk/gangster hairstyles or headwear and they're evil.


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* NonIndicativeDifficulty:
** The Titanic Tattooed Toads can be easier on Oh So Hard than on Not So Easy. Thanks to the new lilypad-swapping wand, you have more options for solving the puzzle and can recover if you accidentally put a toad on the wrong path.
** Hotel Dimensia can be harder on Very Hard difficulty than on Very, Very Hard due to the boarded-up rooms. On Very Hard, you can leave some Zoombinis with no place to go if you place the first ones wrong, and it's not easy to tell before you screw up irreversibly. Very, Very Hard adds more rooms, but none are boarded up, so perfect completion is always possible.
27th Feb '16 11:58:25 AM ZimFan89
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* RecycledScript: The two TLC games have various puzzles that are obvious retreads. Jarringly, there's even a retread of Pizza Pass in ''Mountain Rescue'' featuring new creatures called the Norfs.
21st Oct '15 1:48:04 PM BaffleBlend
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* DigitizedSprites: The first game uses pixel art (and the remake uses vectors), but the two TLC games have pre-rendered CGI images.


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* RecycledScript: The two TLC games have various puzzles that are obvious retreads. Jarringly, there's even a retread of Pizza Pass in ''Mountain Rescue'' featuring new creatures called the Norfs.
15th Oct '15 8:20:58 PM Mikeyfan93
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In ''Mountain Rescue, after a group of Zoombinis get lost exploring a mountain, they come across another group of explorers, a tribe called Boolies (named after Boolean data) who have also lost their way from their hometown of Booliewood. It turns out they were looking for their leader, the Grand Boolie Boolie, so the Zoombinis decide to find the other 400 Boolies needed to summon their leader.

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In ''Mountain Rescue, Rescue'', after a group of Zoombinis get lost exploring a mountain, they come across another group of explorers, a tribe called Boolies (named after Boolean data) who have also lost their way from their hometown of Booliewood. It turns out they were looking for their leader, the Grand Boolie Boolie, so the Zoombinis decide to find the other 400 Boolies needed to summon their leader.
15th Oct '15 8:20:11 PM Mikeyfan93
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Had 2 much less famous sequels called Mountain Rescue and Island Odyssey.

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Had 2 much less famous sequels called Mountain Rescue ''Mountain Rescue'' and Island Odyssey.
''Island Odyssey''.

In ''Mountain Rescue, after a group of Zoombinis get lost exploring a mountain, they come across another group of explorers, a tribe called Boolies (named after Boolean data) who have also lost their way from their hometown of Booliewood. It turns out they were looking for their leader, the Grand Boolie Boolie, so the Zoombinis decide to find the other 400 Boolies needed to summon their leader.

In ''Island Odyssey'', the Zoombinis discover the Bloats have since abandonded Zoombini Isle, leaving it an ecological wasteland. The Zoombinis send a team to survey the damage, revealing the local zerble population is on the verge of extinction. This causes the Zoombinis to send more teams out to try to restore their food chain and get them to begin reproducing, along with the eventual restoration of Zoombini Isle itself.
3rd Oct '15 4:11:09 AM BaffleBlend
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* CastOfSnowflakes: Half the Zoombinis are different in appearance. The other half are twins of the first half.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: Half In the original, half the Zoombinis are different in appearance. The other half are twins of the first half. This is different in the remake; while most zoombinis are different, it is possible to have more twins now, just [[ObviousRulePatch not on the same crew anymore]].


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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Though [[DownplayedTrope not very obvious due to her apron]], Ulla Instantaneous, the innkeeper of Hotel Dimensia/Didimension Hotel, doesn't wear pants.


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* UnexplainedRecovery: While the Zoombinis surviving failing most challenges to try again later are {{Hand Wave}}d in the manual by saying they're resourceful, Bubble Wonder Abyss shows Zoombinis being sucked into a black hole and vaporized onscreen if you fail. And yet, they're right back at Shade Tree afterwards. There's also the easter egg of [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential throwing Zoombinis into the chasm in the Lion's Lair]]; they fall right back where they started, apparently from the ceiling.


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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Of course there's the obvious way intentionally getting things wrong, but in examples that you ''[[KarmaHoudini won't]]'' be punished for, you can electrocute a Zoombini in Stone Rise by dragging them onto an unavailable space, and in the Lion's Lair, you can throw them into the chasm instead of placing them on the path. They [[UnexplainedRecovery wind up back where they started]], but still.[[note]]In fact, the latter is [[NotTheIntendedUse the safest and most reliable way to determine what voice a given Zoombini has]].[[/note]]
21st Sep '15 11:08:20 AM BaffleBlend
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In 2015, a remake of ''Logical Journey'' was funded on [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zoombinisgame/zoombinis?ref=category Kickstarter]].

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In 2015, a remake [[UpdatedRerelease remake]] of ''Logical Journey'' Journey'', simply titled ''Zoombinis'', was successfully funded on [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zoombinisgame/zoombinis?ref=category Kickstarter]].
Kickstarter]]. It was released on [=iOS=] and Android shortly afterward, with computer ports in the works.


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* OrphanedSeries: The ChainOfDeals that publisher Broderbund went through was not easy on the Zoombinis at all. See [[Trivia/LogicalJourneyOfTheZoombinis the trivia page]] for details.


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* UpdatedRerelease: Thanks to the dedication of TERC and the fans on Kickstarter.
26th Aug '15 8:19:33 PM phoenix
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* BeeAfraid: Apparently, bees have no problem with Zoombinis. [[SynchronizedSwarming They do have a problem with Fleens.]] Then again, the Fleens are the ones who disturbed them first.



* GoshHornet: Apparently, bees have no problem with Zoombinis. [[SynchronizedSwarming They do have a problem with Fleens.]] Then again, the Fleens are the ones who disturbed them first.
26th Aug '15 8:10:04 PM phoenix
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* BeefGate: The second half of the game ramps up the difficulty of the puzzles; the Fleens minigame specifically seems to exist to punish players who "cheated" some of the earlier games by creating twins, as you have to find the three Fleens that will trigger the GoshHornet swarm.

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* BeefGate: The second half of the game ramps up the difficulty of the puzzles; the Fleens minigame specifically seems to exist to punish players who "cheated" some of the earlier games by creating twins, as you have to find the three Fleens that will trigger the GoshHornet swarm.[[BeeAfraid swarm]].
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