History VideoGame / Paganitzu

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* Episode 1: ''[[RomancingTheStone Romancing the Rose]]'' (released as {{Shareware}})

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* Episode 1: ''[[RomancingTheStone ''[[Film/RomancingTheStone Romancing the Rose]]'' (released as {{Shareware}})



* Episode 3: ''[[RomancingTheStone Jewel of the Yucatan]]''

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* Episode 3: ''[[RomancingTheStone ''[[Film/RomancingTheStone Jewel of the Yucatan]]''
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''Paganitzu'' is a 2D PuzzleGame developed by Keith Schuler and published by Apogee Software in 1991. It follows the exploits of explorer [[IndianaJones Alabama Smith]] in the titular Aztec pyramid. The game is divided into three episodes:

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''Paganitzu'' is a 2D PuzzleGame developed by Keith Schuler and published by Apogee Software in 1991. It follows the exploits of explorer [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones Alabama Smith]] in the titular Aztec pyramid. The game is divided into three episodes:



** Episode two has a hidden scene where Al trips and falls unconscious, then a Yorp from VideoGame/CommanderKeen appears, puts on Al's hat, and walks around for awhile making faces at him. When Al wakes up, he spends a couple of minutes describing a dream he had about Commander Keen, finishing by saying that it's [[ProductPlacement another great title from Apogee Software]].

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** Episode two has a hidden scene where Al trips and falls unconscious, then a Yorp from VideoGame/CommanderKeen ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' appears, puts on Al's hat, and walks around for awhile making faces at him. When Al wakes up, he spends a couple of minutes describing a dream he had about Commander Keen, ''Commander Keen'', finishing by saying that it's [[ProductPlacement another great title from Apogee Software]].
17th May '12 1:54:25 PM MasterInferno
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Al tries to kill Omigosh with the Silver Dagger, but is unable to control it and gets killed himself.]]


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* OneHitPointWonder: Anything that can harm Al will kill him in one hit.
* PokeThePoodle: What Omigosh threatens to do to the world: "I'll double the price of refreshments at movie theaters, and make Quayle the president of the United States!"
17th May '12 8:32:17 AM MasterInferno
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* PuzzleGame


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* {{Shareware}}
17th May '12 8:31:46 AM MasterInferno
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* DemonicPossession: Omigosh possesses [[spoiler:Maria]]'s body in episodes two and three.
* EasterEgg: Several:
** Episode one has hidden inscriptions in each level (usually humorous) which give you points for finding them. One of them claims that its reader will be "stricken with the curse of baldness". Sure enough, as soon as Al walks away from it, his hat falls off and he's bald. For the rest of the game, Al's hat will occasionally fall off, and you can't finish the level without picking it up. Once you beat the episode, you get a message saying his hair has grown back.
** Episode two has a hidden scene where Al trips and falls unconscious, then a Yorp from VideoGame/CommanderKeen appears, puts on Al's hat, and walks around for awhile making faces at him. When Al wakes up, he spends a couple of minutes describing a dream he had about Commander Keen, finishing by saying that it's [[ProductPlacement another great title from Apogee Software]].
** Episode three has several extremely well-hidden secret exits to levels from ''Chagunitzu''.



* IncrediblyLamePun: One level in episode one has a section of red pipe shaped like the letter C.

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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: [[spoiler:Revealed by the Skull Oracle in the ending.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: One level in episode one has a section of red pipe shaped like the letter C. You have to explode a spider next to it to remove part of it to progress. That's right, you're parting the red C.
* LethalLavaLand: The second episode takes place in a section of the pyramid filled with fire and lava.



* LethalLavaLand: The second episode takes place in a section of the pyramid filled with fire and lava.

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* LethalLavaLand: NiceHat: Al wears a fedora.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Maria's love for Al allows her to forcibly exorcise Omigosh.]]
* SealedEvilInACan:
The second episode takes place in a section of the pyramid filled with fire and lava.Aztec god To'ku Paga, or as he prefers to be called, [[PunnyName Omigosh]].
17th May '12 8:20:44 AM MasterInferno
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''Paganitzu'' is actually the third game in a series, the first being the ultra-obscure ''Castle Zhagwar'' and the second the slightly-less-obscure ''Chaguniztu'' (which was published in the disk-based magazine ''Big Blue Disk'' by Softdisk, aka the company the IdSoftware guys came from).

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''Paganitzu'' is actually the third game in a series, the first being the ultra-obscure ''Castle Zhagwar'' and the second the slightly-less-obscure ''Chaguniztu'' (which was published in the disk-based magazine ''Big Blue Disk'' by Softdisk, aka the company the IdSoftware guys came from).from).

!!Tropes in this game:

* GiantSpider: One of the main enemies in episode one. If one is prevented from moving (i.e. no empty spaces on any side of it), it explodes and clears out the surrounding tiles. This is necessary to solve a few puzzles.
* IncrediblyLamePun: One level in episode one has a section of red pipe shaped like the letter C.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Most notably in the first episode with its spear traps.
* ManOnFire: The Flame Wraith enemies in episode two.
* LethalLavaLand: The second episode takes place in a section of the pyramid filled with fire and lava.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:Omigosh was too weak to leave the pyramid; the Skull Oracle just wanted Al to get rid of him because of all the racket he was making, so he made up some stories about all the horrible things Omigosh was doing around the world. That's right, Al gets killed and Devasco goes to Hell because a nearly powerless god was ''noisy''. At least Al comes back to life and ends up with Maria.]]
* TempleOfDoom: The game is set in one.
* WombLevel: The entire third episode (and in retrospect the whole game; Al just couldn't see it in the first two episodes).
17th May '12 8:01:27 AM MasterInferno
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The basic story is as follows: Alabama Smith is a well-respected archaeologist until [[LuridTalesOfDoom a tabloid newspaper runs a story accusing him of giving birth to twins]]. To restore his credibility, Al heads to Mexico, to the Aztec pyramid of Paganitzu (meaning "Temple of the Gods") to find the legendary Crystal Rose. At the end of episode 1, Al discovers the rose, but unfortunately [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently releases]] [[EldritchAbomination an evil Aztec deity]] (known to the Aztecs as To'ku Paga, but he says Al may call him [[PunnyName Omigosh]]) [[SealedEvilInACan trapped inside it]]. The magic of the rose prevents Omigosh from killing Al, but he runs off to cause mayhem on the surface. Al [[TheAtoner resolves to find a way to defeat Omigosh]].

In the second episode, Al ventures deeper into Paganitzu in search of the Silver Dagger, which has the power to kill a god. Halfway through the episode he meets the Skull Oracle, who tells Al of all the havoc being wreaked by Omigosh. He warns Al not to use the dagger, saying instead to seek out the help of the Aztec wizard Devasco. Al must travel back in time to get Devasco, but there's one problem: you can't travel back in time unless you're dead. The Oracle offers to kill Al ("And I promise to be humane"), but Al refuses, deciding to continue searching for the dagger instead. When he reaches the dagger's chamber, he meets Omigosh again, who is now [[EvilIsSexy possessing the body of a beautiful Aztec woman]]. Al takes the dagger, but before he can use it, it flies from his hands and shoots straight into his chest. Omigosh tells the dying Al that only a powerful wizard can use the dagger, then leaves to continue his world conquest.

In the final episode, Al, now a ghost, sees that the pyramid is in fact [[WombLevel a living, flesh-and-blood being]]. With the help of various demons inhabiting the pyramid, Al makes his way back to the Skull Oracle, who after berating Al for not just accepting his help earlier, sends him back to 1591.

''Major unmarked ending spoilers below, read at your own risk''

Al meets a woman named Maria (whom he recognizes as the future vessel of Omigosh), but as a ghost, is still unable to speak to her. She takes him to her village, where he meets her father, the wizard Devasco. Devasco resurrects Al, who explains his predicament. Devasco agrees to help. He explains that Al will need to kill Omigosh's host body for Devasco to banish him, and that since the time-travel spell can only carry two people, Maria must remain behind. Al cannot bring himself to tell Devasco that his own daughter will be Omigosh's host. Devasco needs several days alone to prepare the time-travel spell. In the meantime, Al and Maria begin to grow close as she explains that the rest of the village has been captured or killed by the invading Spaniards. On their last night together, Maria takes Al to the top of Paganitzu and shows him the "Jewel of the Yucatan" - the Aztecs' name for the moonlight shining off the Yucatan river in the distance. Al confesses to Maria that she will be Omigosh's host and he will be forced to kill her in the future. A stunned Maria accepts this as necessary for the safety of the world. The next day, Al and Devasco travel back to 1991. Maria hides in Paganitzu, but is found by the Spaniards and murdered. Back in the present, Al and Devasco appear in the Skull Oracle's chamber. Devasco begins to prepare the banishing spell, becoming oblivious to everything else. Omigosh, possessing Maria's body, appears and taunts Al, who cannot bring himself to kill Maria. Omigosh casts a spell inflicting intense pain on Al, but Maria is able to forcibly exorcise Omigosh through [[ThePowerOfLove her feelings for Al]]. Maria falls unconscious. Devasco completes the banishment spell, opening a portal to the Nether-Hells, but Omigosh resists. Devasco [[HeroicSacrifice throws himself into the pit, taking Omigosh with him]]. As the portal closes, Maria wakes up and sees that the battle has been won. Al and Maria confess their love for each other, but Maria grieves for the loss of her father. The Skull Oracle, who had been sleeping this whole time, awakens and reveals that Omigosh was actually not even powerful enough to leave the pyramid, as [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly no one believes in him anymore]]. The Oracle lied to Al about all the horrible things he was doing on the surface, as [[ShaggyDogStory Omigosh was causing an awful lot of racket in the pyramid]]. Al muses that while he lost both the Crystal Rose and the Silver Dagger, he also fell in love with Maria, so his adventure wasn't a total loss. The Skull Oracle sends the couple back to the surface, but then Al realizes that [[OhCrap he lost his helicopter keys]]....

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The basic story is as follows: Alabama Smith is a well-respected archaeologist until [[LuridTalesOfDoom a tabloid newspaper runs a story accusing him of giving birth to twins]]. To restore his credibility, Al heads to Mexico, to the Aztec pyramid of Paganitzu (meaning "Temple of the Gods") to find the legendary Crystal Rose. At the end of This is covered in episode 1, one.

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Al discovers the rose, but unfortunately [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently releases]] [[EldritchAbomination an evil Aztec deity]] (known to the Aztecs as To'ku Paga, but he says Al may call him [[PunnyName Omigosh]]) [[SealedEvilInACan trapped inside it]]. The magic of the rose prevents Omigosh from killing Al, but he runs off to cause mayhem on the surface. Al [[TheAtoner resolves to find a way to defeat Omigosh]].

In the second episode, Al ventures
goes deeper into Paganitzu in search of the pyramid to find the magical Silver Dagger, which has he plans to use to defeat the power to kill a god. Halfway through evil Aztec deity Omigosh [[spoiler:whom he accidentally released from the Crystal Rose at the end of episode he meets one]].

In episode three, Al [[spoiler:(who is now a ghost after being killed by the Silver Dagger)]] can see that the pyramid is actually a living being of flesh and blood. He must find
the Skull Oracle, who tells Al of all the havoc being wreaked by Omigosh. He warns Al not can send him back in time to use the dagger, saying instead to seek out the help of find the Aztec wizard Devasco. Al must travel back in time to get Devasco, but there's one problem: you can't travel back in time unless you're dead. The Oracle offers to kill Al ("And I promise to be humane"), but Al refuses, deciding to continue searching for the dagger instead. When he reaches the dagger's chamber, he meets Omigosh again, who is now [[EvilIsSexy possessing the body of a beautiful Aztec woman]]. Al takes the dagger, but before he can use it, it flies from his hands and shoots straight into his chest. Omigosh tells the dying Al that only a powerful wizard person who can use the dagger, then leaves to continue his world conquest.

In the final episode, Al, now a ghost, sees that the pyramid
defeat Omigosh.

''Paganitzu''
is in fact [[WombLevel a living, flesh-and-blood being]]. With the help of various demons inhabiting the pyramid, Al makes his way back to the Skull Oracle, who after berating Al for not just accepting his help earlier, sends him back to 1591.

''Major unmarked ending spoilers below, read at your own risk''

Al meets a woman named Maria (whom he recognizes as the future vessel of Omigosh), but as a ghost, is still unable to speak to her. She takes him to her village, where he meets her father, the wizard Devasco. Devasco resurrects Al, who explains his predicament. Devasco agrees to help. He explains that Al will need to kill Omigosh's host body for Devasco to banish him, and that since the time-travel spell can only carry two people, Maria must remain behind. Al cannot bring himself to tell Devasco that his own daughter will be Omigosh's host. Devasco needs several days alone to prepare the time-travel spell. In the meantime, Al and Maria begin to grow close as she explains that the rest of the village has been captured or killed by the invading Spaniards. On their last night together, Maria takes Al to the top of Paganitzu and shows him the "Jewel of the Yucatan" - the Aztecs' name for the moonlight shining off the Yucatan river in the distance. Al confesses to Maria that she will be Omigosh's host and he will be forced to kill her in the future. A stunned Maria accepts this as necessary for the safety of the world. The next day, Al and Devasco travel back to 1991. Maria hides in Paganitzu, but is found by the Spaniards and murdered. Back in the present, Al and Devasco appear in the Skull Oracle's chamber. Devasco begins to prepare the banishing spell, becoming oblivious to everything else. Omigosh, possessing Maria's body, appears and taunts Al, who cannot bring himself to kill Maria. Omigosh casts a spell inflicting intense pain on Al, but Maria is able to forcibly exorcise Omigosh through [[ThePowerOfLove her feelings for Al]]. Maria falls unconscious. Devasco completes the banishment spell, opening a portal to the Nether-Hells, but Omigosh resists. Devasco [[HeroicSacrifice throws himself into the pit, taking Omigosh with him]]. As the portal closes, Maria wakes up and sees that the battle has been won. Al and Maria confess their love for each other, but Maria grieves for the loss of her father. The Skull Oracle, who had been sleeping this whole time, awakens and reveals that Omigosh was
actually not even powerful enough to leave the pyramid, as [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly no one believes third game in him anymore]]. The Oracle lied to Al about all a series, the horrible things he was doing on first being the surface, as [[ShaggyDogStory Omigosh was causing an awful lot of racket in the pyramid]]. Al muses that while he lost both the Crystal Rose ultra-obscure ''Castle Zhagwar'' and the Silver Dagger, he also fell in love with Maria, so his adventure wasn't a total loss. The Skull Oracle sends second the couple back to slightly-less-obscure ''Chaguniztu'' (which was published in the surface, but then Al realizes that [[OhCrap he lost his helicopter keys]]....

NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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disk-based magazine ''Big Blue Disk'' by Softdisk, aka the company the IdSoftware guys came from).
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''Paganitzu'' is a 2D PuzzleGame developed by Keith Schuler and published by Apogee Software in 1991. It follows the exploits of explorer [[IndianaJones Alabama Smith]] in the titular Aztec pyramid. The game is divided into three episodes:

* Episode 1: ''[[RomancingTheStone Romancing the Rose]]'' (released as {{Shareware}})
* Episode 2: ''Quest for the Silver Dagger'' (often abbreviated to just ''The Silver Dagger'')
* Episode 3: ''[[RomancingTheStone Jewel of the Yucatan]]''

The basic story is as follows: Alabama Smith is a well-respected archaeologist until [[LuridTalesOfDoom a tabloid newspaper runs a story accusing him of giving birth to twins]]. To restore his credibility, Al heads to Mexico, to the Aztec pyramid of Paganitzu (meaning "Temple of the Gods") to find the legendary Crystal Rose. At the end of episode 1, Al discovers the rose, but unfortunately [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he inadvertently releases]] [[EldritchAbomination an evil Aztec deity]] (known to the Aztecs as To'ku Paga, but he says Al may call him [[PunnyName Omigosh]]) [[SealedEvilInACan trapped inside it]]. The magic of the rose prevents Omigosh from killing Al, but he runs off to cause mayhem on the surface. Al [[TheAtoner resolves to find a way to defeat Omigosh]].

In the second episode, Al ventures deeper into Paganitzu in search of the Silver Dagger, which has the power to kill a god. Halfway through the episode he meets the Skull Oracle, who tells Al of all the havoc being wreaked by Omigosh. He warns Al not to use the dagger, saying instead to seek out the help of the Aztec wizard Devasco. Al must travel back in time to get Devasco, but there's one problem: you can't travel back in time unless you're dead. The Oracle offers to kill Al ("And I promise to be humane"), but Al refuses, deciding to continue searching for the dagger instead. When he reaches the dagger's chamber, he meets Omigosh again, who is now [[EvilIsSexy possessing the body of a beautiful Aztec woman]]. Al takes the dagger, but before he can use it, it flies from his hands and shoots straight into his chest. Omigosh tells the dying Al that only a powerful wizard can use the dagger, then leaves to continue his world conquest.

In the final episode, Al, now a ghost, sees that the pyramid is in fact [[WombLevel a living, flesh-and-blood being]]. With the help of various demons inhabiting the pyramid, Al makes his way back to the Skull Oracle, who after berating Al for not just accepting his help earlier, sends him back to 1591.

''Major unmarked ending spoilers below, read at your own risk''

Al meets a woman named Maria (whom he recognizes as the future vessel of Omigosh), but as a ghost, is still unable to speak to her. She takes him to her village, where he meets her father, the wizard Devasco. Devasco resurrects Al, who explains his predicament. Devasco agrees to help. He explains that Al will need to kill Omigosh's host body for Devasco to banish him, and that since the time-travel spell can only carry two people, Maria must remain behind. Al cannot bring himself to tell Devasco that his own daughter will be Omigosh's host. Devasco needs several days alone to prepare the time-travel spell. In the meantime, Al and Maria begin to grow close as she explains that the rest of the village has been captured or killed by the invading Spaniards. On their last night together, Maria takes Al to the top of Paganitzu and shows him the "Jewel of the Yucatan" - the Aztecs' name for the moonlight shining off the Yucatan river in the distance. Al confesses to Maria that she will be Omigosh's host and he will be forced to kill her in the future. A stunned Maria accepts this as necessary for the safety of the world. The next day, Al and Devasco travel back to 1991. Maria hides in Paganitzu, but is found by the Spaniards and murdered. Back in the present, Al and Devasco appear in the Skull Oracle's chamber. Devasco begins to prepare the banishing spell, becoming oblivious to everything else. Omigosh, possessing Maria's body, appears and taunts Al, who cannot bring himself to kill Maria. Omigosh casts a spell inflicting intense pain on Al, but Maria is able to forcibly exorcise Omigosh through [[ThePowerOfLove her feelings for Al]]. Maria falls unconscious. Devasco completes the banishment spell, opening a portal to the Nether-Hells, but Omigosh resists. Devasco [[HeroicSacrifice throws himself into the pit, taking Omigosh with him]]. As the portal closes, Maria wakes up and sees that the battle has been won. Al and Maria confess their love for each other, but Maria grieves for the loss of her father. The Skull Oracle, who had been sleeping this whole time, awakens and reveals that Omigosh was actually not even powerful enough to leave the pyramid, as [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly no one believes in him anymore]]. The Oracle lied to Al about all the horrible things he was doing on the surface, as [[ShaggyDogStory Omigosh was causing an awful lot of racket in the pyramid]]. Al muses that while he lost both the Crystal Rose and the Silver Dagger, he also fell in love with Maria, so his adventure wasn't a total loss. The Skull Oracle sends the couple back to the surface, but then Al realizes that [[OhCrap he lost his helicopter keys]]....

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