History VideoGame / TheCluefinders

2nd Oct '16 6:26:36 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Malicia's fate is to be trapped inside the amulet, which the kids then bury.]]

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* AlphabetSoupCans: A vast majority of the activities, if not all of them, come off as this trope.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Malicia's [[spoiler: Malicia's fate is to be trapped inside the amulet, which the kids then bury.]]



* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Thought to be the villain who stole TheShangriLa's treasures in ''Math''. [[spoiler:Turns out it was actually the village elder's apprentice in disguise, who after surviving an avalanche gets subdued by [[RealAfterAll a real yeti]].]]

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Thought to be the villain who stole TheShangriLa's treasures in ''Math''. [[spoiler:Turns [[spoiler: Turns out it was actually the village elder's apprentice in disguise, who after surviving an avalanche gets subdued by [[RealAfterAll a real yeti]].]]



** In ''Reading'', the kids are told to [[spoiler:throw a magical amulet into a volcano, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings for only then could it be destroyed.]]]]

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** In ''Reading'', the kids are told to [[spoiler:throw [[spoiler: throw a magical amulet into a volcano, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings for only then could it be destroyed.]]]]



* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Loveless thought he could control chaos and make Set his slave. Instead, Set transports Loveless into a mummy for his foolishness.]] Worse, Professor Botch had previously warned Loveless about the possibility that he might not be able to "control Chaos."

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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Loveless [[spoiler: Loveless thought he could control chaos and make Set his slave. Instead, Set transports Loveless into a mummy for his foolishness.]] Worse, Professor Botch had previously warned Loveless about the possibility that he might not be able to "control Chaos."



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%%* FetchQuest* FetchQuest: Most of the games feature the characters having to gather some sort of item to proceed; they obtain said item by doing various tasks for the locals.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''6th Grade'', [[spoiler:before you "officially" get the clue about the plant kingdom being polluted, the "Recipe for Disaster" activity has you feeding toxic chemicals to a plant guard. If you click on Leslie during this activity, she'll comment on how strange it is that these chemicals are down here.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''6th Grade'', [[spoiler:before [[spoiler: before you "officially" get the clue about the plant kingdom being polluted, the "Recipe for Disaster" activity has you feeding toxic chemicals to a plant guard. If you click on Leslie during this activity, she'll comment on how strange it is that these chemicals are down here.]]



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%%* GiveMeYourInventoryItem* GiveMeYourInventoryItem: Frequently, collected items must be turned over to a gateway guard and/or used in some sort of activity that serves as a puzzle lock.



* HeroicSacrifice: Joni pulls a non-lethal one off in ''6th Grade Adventures'' when the leader of the plant people [[spoiler:Miss Rose]] demands a hostage to stay behind to ensure that the humans' mission to clean up the plants' water supply goes off without a hitch; she immediately volunteers, citing that Santiago's the best choice to investigate pollution sites and that Owen and Leslie knows their way around the underground. She remains calm and trusting in her friends even as she [[{{Transflormation}} turns into a plant person]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: Joni pulls a non-lethal one off in ''6th Grade Adventures'' when the leader of the plant people [[spoiler:Miss [[spoiler: Miss Rose]] demands a hostage to stay behind to ensure that the humans' mission to clean up the plants' water supply goes off without a hitch; she immediately volunteers, citing that Santiago's the best choice to investigate pollution sites and that Owen and Leslie knows their way around the underground. She remains calm and trusting in her friends even as she [[{{Transflormation}} turns into a plant person]].



* HonestJohnsDealership: "Have I got a deal for you! You can pick any one of my beautiful jeeps, but only one can make it Cairo!" Of course, he tells you in the next breath how to work it out by multiplying the number of gallons by the miles-per-gallon, so maybe it's a SubvertedTrope.

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* HonestJohnsDealership: "Have I got a deal for you! You can pick any one of my beautiful jeeps, but only one can make it to Cairo!" Of course, he tells you in the next breath how to work it out by multiplying the number of gallons by the miles-per-gallon, so maybe it's a SubvertedTrope.



* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:Mathra]] in the first game.

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* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:Mathra]] [[spoiler: Mathra]] in the first game.



* SeriesContinuityError: In ''Mystery Mansion Arcade'', when [[spoiler:Miss Rose]] is revealed to be one of the villains that have captured the team, Joni makes a comment about how "the pollution must have made you evil again". All well and good and a perfectly reasonable explanation. Problem? Joni is the only [=ClueFinder=] who doesn't remember the events of ''6th Grade Adventures'' where the character was introduced along with the pollution issues. Though this could be justified by [[SecretKeeper Joni being the only person the other three told]].

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* SeriesContinuityError: In ''Mystery Mansion Arcade'', when [[spoiler:Miss [[spoiler: Miss Rose]] is revealed to be one of the villains that have captured the team, Joni makes a comment about how "the pollution must have made you evil again". All well and good and a perfectly reasonable explanation. Problem? Joni is the only [=ClueFinder=] who doesn't remember the events of ''6th Grade Adventures'' where the character was introduced along with the pollution issues. Though this could be justified by [[SecretKeeper Joni being the only person the other three told]].



* ThatsNoMoon: ''5th Grade'''s island is a bit unusual, to say the least. [[spoiler:It's a spaceship, and the aliens have been [[ToServeMan harvesting human brains.]]]]

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* ThatsNoMoon: ''5th Grade'''s island is a bit unusual, to say the least. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler: It's a spaceship, and the aliens have been [[ToServeMan harvesting human brains.]]]]



** Malicia in ''Reading'' [[spoiler:tricked Joni and Owen into assembling the Amulet of Life for her, then when she tried to grab the completed amulet from them, got the wrong one, but she fortunately already had Leslie and Santiago imprisoned in her mountain so naturally, Joni and Owen would walk right on up and bring the amulet to her anyways to rescue their friends.]]
** The BigBad of ''Mystery Mansion Arcade'' also has this, where [[spoiler:the mysterious villain, none other than ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' who has organized it all traps the villains after they fail, and the kids even ask, "Wait, did she want to catch us, or ''them''?"]]

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** Malicia in ''Reading'' [[spoiler:tricked [[spoiler: tricked Joni and Owen into assembling the Amulet of Life for her, then when she tried to grab the completed amulet from them, got the wrong one, but she fortunately already had Leslie and Santiago imprisoned in her mountain so naturally, Joni and Owen would walk right on up and bring the amulet to her anyways to rescue their friends.]]
** The BigBad of ''Mystery Mansion Arcade'' also has this, where [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the mysterious villain, none other than ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' who has organized it all traps the villains after they fail, and the kids even ask, "Wait, did she want to catch us, or ''them''?"]]
7th Sep '16 6:36:58 AM Sammettik
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** Did the tubeworms end up "inside" when Leslie hit the tsunami button, or did they simply fall off when the spaceship shed it's exterior?

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** Did the tubeworms end up "inside" when Leslie hit the tsunami button, or did they simply fall off when [[spoiler: the spaceship shed it's exterior?its exterior]]?



** None of the cast seems to care that the ''brain-eating aliens'' are still at large.

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** None of the cast seems to care that the ''brain-eating aliens'' [[spoiler:''brain-eating aliens'']] are [[KarmaHoudini still at large.large]].
7th Sep '16 6:29:57 AM Sammettik
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* CollectiveGroan/ SayMyName: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':

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* CollectiveGroan/ SayMyName: CollectiveGroan: In the opening of ''3rd Grade'':


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The games frequently end abruptly, but ''5th Grade'' in particular leaves the most loose ends.
** Was Lab-5 ever recovered from the seafloor?
** Did the tubeworms end up "inside" when Leslie hit the tsunami button, or did they simply fall off when the spaceship shed it's exterior?
** The mystery of how people from different times are together is [[AbortedArc never answered]], nor is the question of how all those people will adapt to modern civilization after being rescued.
** None of the cast seems to care that the ''brain-eating aliens'' are still at large.
6th Sep '16 1:57:07 PM Sammettik
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* GiveMeYourInventoryItem

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* InnocentCohabitation: Though not mentioned in the games for several reasons, [[AllThereInTheManual the Wiki]] tells us that Santiago stays at the Savage residence whenever his parents are out of town. This is compounded by the fact that Joni's college professor parents are frequently out of town... leaving the two 12-year-olds alone in the house together.

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* InnocentCohabitation: Though not mentioned in the games for several reasons, [[AllThereInTheManual the Wiki]] tells us that Santiago stays at the Savage residence whenever his parents are out of town. This is compounded by the fact that Joni's college professor parents are frequently out of town... leaving the two 12-year-olds alone in the house together.
5th Sep '16 12:00:50 AM Nicoaln
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: 3rd grade features more minimalistic animation, bizarro episodes, three full-sized "Worlds" (as opposed to the third act being a rush.), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking different theme music]].



* InterfaceSpoiler: Owen's ContinueYourMissionDammit will come off as this, unless you saw a scene that could be missed by using the WarpWhistle earlier.

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* InterfaceSpoiler: Owen's ContinueYourMissionDammit in grade 6 will come off as this, unless you saw a scene that could be missed by using the WarpWhistle earlier.earlier.
** In ''3rd grade'', you can open up a map as soon as you start the game up and can see all three "worlds" in the game.


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* NothingIsScarier: In 5th grade, open the map during the third act. It becomes much ''much'' scarier as you see nothing, and all you get is Laptrap panicking that [[spoiler: they are trapped inside]]


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** Math for the fact that the entire game takes place in only one zone and the fact that the Cluefinders actually are collecting clues to find mysteries.
2nd Sep '16 3:43:18 PM otemple700
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* WhamShot: At the end of ''Mystery Mansion Arcade'', the kids confront the Mastermind leading the other villains, and surprise-surprise: [[spoiler: it's Franchise/CarmenSandiego.]]
14th Jul '16 5:23:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Joni.
13th Jul '16 3:59:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Joni Savage: TheLeader Specifically, a [[FieryRedhead Fiery]] RedHeadedHero and a FearlessFool, although the latter died down when {{Chickification}} set in.

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* Joni Savage: TheLeader Specifically, a [[FieryRedhead Fiery]] RedHeadedHero FieryRedhead and a FearlessFool, although the latter died down when {{Chickification}} set in.
30th Jun '16 10:52:32 AM Mikeyfan93
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Check the map at the end of ''5th Grade Adventures''. "Sorry! But we are now, trapped, inside!"

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: Check the map at the end of ''5th Grade Adventures''. "Sorry! But we are now, trapped, inside!"
2nd Jun '16 3:09:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Those who had played games like Mastermind or ''{{Lingo}}'' would be will familiar with the gates challenge in reading...however, you have to ''GUESS'' what letters are in the correct or incorrect places, since like Mastermind, you're told how many letters are correct and are in the right/wrong spaces, but you aren't told which ones.

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** Those who had played games like Mastermind or ''{{Lingo}}'' ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' would be will familiar with the gates challenge in reading...however, you have to ''GUESS'' what letters are in the correct or incorrect places, since like Mastermind, you're told how many letters are correct and are in the right/wrong spaces, but you aren't told which ones.
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