History VideoGame / TheCluefinders

29th Jan '18 6:49:52 PM catstuxedo
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* FiveTokenBand: Joni is white, Santiago is Hispanic, Leslie is black and Owen is... [[AmbiguouslyBrown some variety of Asian]]. Possibly of Chinese extraction, judging by his last name, but this was never really confirmed in-game.
** On the plus side, this game series assisted the contibutor who wrote this with ethnic tolerance when he was a kid.

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* FiveTokenBand: Joni is white, Santiago is Hispanic, Leslie is black and Owen is... [[AmbiguouslyBrown some variety of Asian]]. Possibly of Chinese extraction, judging by his last name, but this was never really confirmed in-game.
** On the plus side, this game series assisted the contibutor who wrote this with ethnic tolerance when he was a kid.
is East Asian.
11th Jan '18 6:54:41 PM schoi30
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* 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: SeldomSeenSpecies: In ''3rd Grade'', a tapir appears as one of the animals fleeing from Mathra in the "Do You Believe in Monsters?" song sequence.
* SeriesContinuityError:
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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]].
5th Jan '18 9:33:47 AM infernape612
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-->'''Fletcher Limburger''': Well... peanuts, anyone?... that's what folks are saying, and there's an old superstition about a monster and a lost city.
-->'''Santiago''': Superstition?!
-->'''Leslie''': Lost city?
-->'''Joni''': Monster?!
-->'''Owen''': ...peanuts?
-->'''All''': '''''OWEN!'''''

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-->'''Fletcher Limburger''': Well... peanuts, anyone?... that's what folks are saying, and there's an old superstition about a monster and a lost city.
-->'''Santiago''': Superstition?!
-->'''Leslie''':
city.\\
'''Santiago''': Superstition?!\\
'''Leslie''':
Lost city?
-->'''Joni''': Monster?!
-->'''Owen''': ...peanuts?
-->'''All''':
city?\\
'''Joni''': Monster?!\\
'''Owen''': ...peanuts?\\
'''All''':
'''''OWEN!'''''



* FateWorseThanDeath: Near the end of ''4th Grade Adventures'', [[spoiler:Loveless is turned into a mummy by Set. ''And he's still alive afterward.'']].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Near the end of ''4th Grade Adventures'', [[spoiler:Loveless is turned into a mummy by Set. ''And he's still alive afterward.'']].'']]



* [[NiceGuy Nice Kids]]: The [=ClueFinders=] are this trope. In ''The Mystery of the Backlot Banshee'', Owen performs a diving save to catch a stuntman thrown off by the appearance of the titular banshee and his three friends all rush to help put out the fires caused by the fallout, saving innumerable papers and pieces of equipment.

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* [[NiceGuy Nice Kids]]: NiceGuy: The [=ClueFinders=] are this trope. In ''The Mystery of the Backlot Banshee'', Owen performs a diving save to catch a stuntman thrown off by the appearance of the titular banshee and his three friends all rush to help put out the fires caused by the fallout, saving innumerable papers and pieces of equipment.
1st Jan '18 8:39:21 PM TheHunterPersian
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* OddballInTheSeries: ''4th Grade''. It's the only game in the main series where the Cluefinders never split up resulting in their TeamPet Socrates taking the place of Santiago's videophone whenever the player needs a hint during one of the puzzles.

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* OddballInTheSeries: ''4th Grade''. It's the only game in the main series where the Cluefinders never split up resulting in their TeamPet Socrates taking the place of Santiago's videophone whenever the player needs a hint during one of the puzzles. Not to mention, the game has a very different art style than the rest of the games, as well as its story revolving around mythology rather than sci-fi.


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** When asked about his roles for the games on Twitter, voice actor J.S. Gilbert (who voices Horus in ''4th Grade'' and other minor characters in ''3rd Grade'') said that the voices for the gods Horus and Sobek from ''4th Grade'' were inspired by [[Music/FrankSinatra Frank Sinatra]] and [[Creator/SammyDavisJr Sammy Davis Jr]] respectively.
19th Sep '17 1:27:37 AM Mikeyfan93
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** ''The Mystery of Microsneezia'' features this scenario with 2 LapTraps; Joni and Leslie end up pulling a BluffTheImpostor.

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** ''The Mystery of Microsneezia'' features this scenario with 2 LapTraps; [=LapTraps=]; Joni and Leslie end up pulling a BluffTheImpostor.



** This makes Joni similar to Misty from [Anime/Pokémon] & Gwen from [WesternAnimation/Ben10] as they are all [TomboyWithAGirlyStreak] and [Fiery Redheads]
2nd Jul '17 1:40:30 PM Nicoaln
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Despite that you are intended to solve the problems one by one to figure out which tiles equal which letter in one activity of ''Third Grade Adventures'', if you can deduce which tiles will equal a letter based upon another previously correct answer or existing letters (on earlier stages), the game will still allow you to uncover those despite that the given problem does not equal that. [[DevelopersForesight In fact, the in-game instruction will mention]] [[LoopholeAbuse it's still correct.]]



* DevelopersForesight: Check the map at the end of ''5th Grade Adventures''. "Sorry! But we are now, trapped, inside!"

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* DevelopersForesight: DevelopersForesight:
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Check the map at the end of ''5th Grade Adventures''. "Sorry! But we are now, trapped, inside!"



** Also in ''3rd grade'', the Rings of Fire challenge has dialogue for you loophole-abusing. The game intends you to uncover tiles in a ''Battleship'' like way, but it will expect you to do it in a certain order (Based upon the math problems given to you). If you just play it like ''Battleship'' and fire at tiles that are "hits" based upon the ones you got correct before, the game will have dialogue for this.



* LoopholeAbuse: Gameplay example, in ''3rd grade'' adventures, you had to solve the problems to figure out which tiles you had to hit in a ''Battleship'' style game. However, if you have a previously-existing right answer, you can simply hit adjacent tiles (Even if they are not the "correct" answer), and the game will accept this.



** The gate challenges in ''3rd Grade'''s Monkey Kingdom are very much like this especially on CHALLENGE difficulty. Oftentimes the appropriate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division tiles will all be visible and you just stand there throwing sneezeberries at them hoping that they're correct. But once you know where the letters are, you can just hit them, even if the numbers don't match up.

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** The gate challenges in ''3rd Grade'''s Monkey Kingdom are very much like this especially on CHALLENGE difficulty. Oftentimes the appropriate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division tiles will all be visible and you just stand there throwing sneezeberries at them hoping that they're correct. But once Fortunately, however, if you know get a correct letter, you can often figure out where the letters are, you can just rest of the ones in the word are and hit them, them even if when the numbers don't match up.
30th Jun '17 10:42:41 AM Logerith12
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** This could be argued because, unlike stereotypical {{Chickification}}, she does not undergo BadassDecay, she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.

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** This could be argued because, unlike stereotypical {{Chickification}}, Please note, she does not undergo major BadassDecay, she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.situations and she identifies things as "Cute".
30th Jun '17 10:37:57 AM Logerith12
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** This could be argued because, unlike stereotypical {{Chickification}}, as she does not undergo BadassDecay, she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.

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** This could be argued because, unlike stereotypical {{Chickification}}, as she does not undergo BadassDecay, she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.
30th Jun '17 10:37:13 AM Logerith12
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** This could be argued because, unlike stereotypical [Chickification], she does not undergo [Badass Decay], she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.

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** This could be argued because, unlike stereotypical [Chickification], {{Chickification}}, as she does not undergo [Badass Decay], BadassDecay, she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.
30th Jun '17 10:28:28 AM Logerith12
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** According to fan-conjecture, this is less Chickification and more Joni saying, internally, "I can't be a good leader if I've died due to my impulsiveness. For the sake of the team, I should tone it down,".

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** According to fan-conjecture, this is less Chickification and more Joni saying, internally, "I can't This could be a good leader if I've died due to my impulsiveness. For the sake of the team, I should tone it down,".argued because, unlike stereotypical [Chickification], she does not undergo [Badass Decay], she merely stops propelling herself carelessly into dangerous situations.
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