History VideoGame / TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy

9th May '18 6:14:18 PM AnotherGuy
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet.[[note]]A reference to Arthur's saying "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" causing a galactic invasion fleet to head to Earth (and be swallowed by a small dog) in the book/[[/note]] Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet.[[note]]A reference to Arthur's saying "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" causing a galactic invasion fleet to head to Earth (and be swallowed by a small dog) in the book/[[/note]] book.[[/note]] Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)
9th May '18 6:13:23 PM AnotherGuy
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet. Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When you issue a command the game doesn't recognize, it makes a note of it, then later informs you that when you typed in that command, you inadvertently plunged a far-distant galaxy into a terrible war, which caused the races involved to unite in an intended war of genocide against your home planet. [[note]]A reference to Arthur's saying "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle" causing a galactic invasion fleet to head to Earth (and be swallowed by a small dog) in the book/[[/note]] Later becomes a BrickJoke (and opens up a few additional ways to die--but also is required to pass a significant puzzle in the game.)
6th Apr '18 12:01:02 AM FordPrefect
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* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: Giant parts of the game. You have a headache? Take an aspirin. After taking it out of your dressing gown pocket. After opening the pocket. After putting the dressing gown on.

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* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: Giant parts of the game. You have a headache? Take an aspirin. After taking it out of your dressing gown pocket. After opening the pocket. After putting the dressing gown on. After turning on the light. After getting up out of bed. Oh, and realizing that the [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness "buffered analgesic"]] ''is'' aspirin.
5th Apr '18 11:49:51 PM FordPrefect
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** "As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events."

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** "As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events."" [[spoiler:After you win the game, it mentions that there ''was'' a causal relationship, and apologizes for the mix-up.]]
19th Jun '17 4:23:40 PM MarsJenkar
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* HubLevel: When you reach the heart of gold, you should have the equipment to visit each other location in the game. After completing those locations, you will return to the Heart of Gold.

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* HubLevel: When you reach the heart Heart of gold, Gold, you should have the equipment to visit each other location in the game. After completing those locations, you will return to the Heart of Gold.



* OneTimeDungeon: Once you complete the sublocations, revisiting them generally causes an insta-kill that sends you back to the Heart of Gold.

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* OneTimeDungeon: Once you complete the sublocations, revisiting them generally causes an insta-kill that sends you back to the Heart of Gold. Unfortunately, there's one that causes a YouAreAlreadyDead situation for ''you'' if you've completed it.



** Then there's also the part with [[WombLevel the whale]] [[ThatOneLevel scene]]. You need to get the flowerpot and get out of the stage quickly. Although you may be tempted to wait until you get splattered against the surface of Magrathea, you should '''NEVER''' do so, since getting splattered and then returning to the Heart of Gold means that you lose all your items that weren't worn or stored in the thing; and that means you could lose most of the tools or fluff or flowerpot, rendering the game totally unwinnable. The solution? [[spoiler:Press the BigRedButton on the remote device to summon a robot, show it the device's guarantee, then press the green "hitchhike" button to return to the dark with all of your items intact.]]

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** Then there's also the part with [[WombLevel the whale]] [[ThatOneLevel scene]]. You need to get the flowerpot and get out of the stage quickly. Although you may be tempted to wait until you get splattered against the surface of Magrathea, you should '''NEVER''' do so, since getting splattered and then returning to the Heart of Gold means that you lose all your items that weren't worn or stored in the thing; BagOfHolding; and that means you could lose most of the tools or fluff or flowerpot, rendering the game totally unwinnable. The solution? [[spoiler:Press the BigRedButton on the remote device to summon a robot, show it the device's guarantee, then press the green "hitchhike" button to return to the dark with all of your items intact. Backup solution is to put everything you have in the Thing and wait it out.]]
29th Mar '17 5:07:11 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Easy to do, and usually fatal.
29th Mar '17 9:25:19 AM BunsenH
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* ClingyMacGuffin: The Thing That Your Aunt Gave You That You Don't Know What It Is. But it's a [[BagOfHolding good thing]] you couldn't lose it... even when you're not where you were--or ''who'' you were, for that matter--when you lost it.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: The Thing That Your Aunt Gave You That Which You Don't Know What It Is. But it's a [[BagOfHolding good thing]] you couldn't lose it... even when you're not where you were--or ''who'' you were, for that matter--when you lost it.
4th Mar '17 12:38:54 PM Angeldeb82
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* NintendoHard: Oh, so very much. This game has been known to cause grown men to cry at the mere mention of the phrase "BabelFish."

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* NintendoHard: Oh, so very much. This game has been known to cause grown men to cry at the mere mention of the phrase "BabelFish.""[[TranslatorMicrobes Babel Fish]]".
11th Feb '17 11:53:25 AM LBHills
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: "As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events."

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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"As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events."
** And the first line in response to an inventory check: "You have: no tea...
"
11th Feb '17 11:50:21 AM LBHills
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* TemporalParadox: You'll revisit the same events as different people, alter the past through things you haven't done yet, and just generally give causality a good pantsing.

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* TemporalParadox: You'll revisit the same events as from the viewpoint of different people, characters, alter the past through things you haven't done yet, and just generally give causality a good pantsing.
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