--> ''what if you could be 10 years old again, knowing everything you know now?''

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A Creator/{{Sierra}} AdventureGame from 1991 that ended up ported to Sega CD a year later. It tells the story of Willy, a typical '90s kid who is all set for the summer, particularly a [[BlandNameProduct Nintari]] game tournament. However, a last-minute bad grade gets Willy's gaming privileges revoked, keeping him from practicing. This little setback is minor compared what is to come as Willy tries his best to get to the competition.

''Willy Beamish'' is very under-the-radar game if there ever was one, with very adult humor. If you should happen upon the game, count yourself lucky and give it a try. For more information on it, [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/adventures-of-willy-beamish go here]]. For a review, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuYGGEmTqCY go here]]. For a playthrough, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQxHP2L5wc4 go here and follow the videos]].
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!!''The Adventures of Willy Beamish'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AdultFear: Being unceremoniously fired from your employment without warning, when everybody (including your whole family) was safely assuming you'd be promoted instead, and your position given to someone younger.
--> '''Gordon:''' (''thinking'') I'm a failure... Nearly 40 and out of a job. What am I gonna do?
* AdventureGame
* AllJustADream: The vampire babysitter, [[spoiler:[[OrWasItADream apparently]]]].
* AnimalTalk: Willy's dog, Duffy, can be heard speaking English now and then, as can Horny, Gigi, and Turbofrog. They never try to communicate across species, though. The exception is [[AmbiguouslyGay Arthur the Parrot]] who can also sing his own lyrics, set to the tune of songs the intended audience of this game was [[ParentalBonus not expected to know.]] (Namely Music/RodStewart's ''Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'')
* BabysitterFromHell: Willy's babysitter turns out to be a vampire.
* TheBGrade: Willy has all A's and B's, but somehow the C grade he got is a huge deal that he's afraid to show to his parents.
* BigBallOfViolence: If the Cripes catch Willy. [[spoiler:Also their rumble with the family of ninjas.]]
* BigOMG: Tiffany's reaction to finding out about Gordon's termination.
--> "Oh my ''gawwwwwwwd''! Daddy has been pink-slipped?!"
* BlackBestFriend: Perry.
* BlandNameProduct: Willy's [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Nin]][[{{Atari}} tari]] console and portable [[GameBoy Game Buddy]].
* BrandX: Slam Dunk Cola.
* BrattyHalfPint: Brianna Beamish.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Tiffany Beamish.
* TheBully: Spider lives to make Willy's life miserable and always extorts him for prized possessions.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Averted at first, then exaggerated later. Taking one ferry token from the fountain is mandatory to progress with the game. Taking a second token gets you instantly hauled off to jail for life.
* ConsoleCameo: The Sega CD version changes Willy's Game Buddy to look like a Sega Game Gear.
* CopyProtection: One of the later puzzles references a picture of a newspaper clipping detailing a hypnosis school that was only available in the manual with the game.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Tootsweet Corporation.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[SuperlativeDubbing Awesomely]], the LemonyNarrator is one of these.
* DistractedByTheSexy: You use a nudie calendar to get by the striking plumbers blocking the Sludgeworks.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Later in the game, Willy has to sneak around [[spoiler: Humpford Mansion]] and in the dining room you can see two people...apparently doing something that looks very inappropriate for a game aimed at kids. Shortly after that scene we get to see a close-up, and it's [[spoiler: Leona and Louis, the latter giving the former a perfectly g-rated horsey-ride. In front of a bearskin rug.]]
* FastForwardMechanic: On the inventory screen, the player can skip one hour at a time to get to key events. However, be careful not to skip too far before certain actions are taken, or you might get a HaveANiceDeath.
* FissionMailed: [[spoiler:After liberating the frogs within Humpford Manor, Willy gets caught by Louis and Leona and made to drown... but Turbofrog, Horny and optionally Gigi come to his rescue.]]
* GambitRoulette / EvilPlan: Leona Humpford and Louis Stoole's plot to make the plumbers go on strike, interrupting Tootsweet's processing of sludge and bring Frumpton to their mercy while pinning the blame on their choice of UnwittingPawn, a newly hired PR spokesman for Tootsweet... that being Gordon Beamish.
* GameWithinAGame: Willy's Nintari has a ''Monster Squad'' cartridge in it that can be checked out via clicking on it. In the PC version, it's relegated to a cutscene of a generic monster-themed [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] clone; in the Sega CD version, it's fully playable and consists of a weird cross of Space Invaders and Tetris.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A lot of the humor is roughly on the level of {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}' innuendo.
* GuideDangIt: A few areas can be pretty frustrating.
* HaveANiceDeath: Plenty of them, although they're not "deaths", of course. At least most of them aren't.
* [[HaventYouSeenXBefore "Haven't You Seen a Mature Woman Before?"]]: Tiffany to Willy in her "rebellious" phase.
* HighPressureBlood: When Willy cuts his thumb.
* HospitalHottie: The school nurse.
* HouseWife: Sheila Beamish.
* IAteWhat: During the vampire babysitter encounter as a ShoutOut to LostBoys.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Stated verbatim in one of the ItsAWonderfulFailure screens.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* {{Japanese Tourist}}s: [[spoiler: They turn out to be ninjas.]]
* KarmaMeter: Let it get too high and it's off to MilitarySchool.
** The Let's Play points out that occasionally the "correct" answer is counterintuitive -- for example, if you refuse to give your dog table scraps (which any dog-owning kid would reasonably expect his parents to disapprove of), he'll start acting up and your mom yells at you; give in to his demands, and Sheila will express disapproval, but it won't affect the meter.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Expies of Marge Simpson and Krusty the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' appear at the jumping frog contest.
* LiveItem: Horny. Also some jars of flies and fire ants.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The Sega CD version, which even shipped with a screensaver known as "Laser Balls" that could be called up at will and played with while the game spooled up a new scene.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Horny for Gigi.
* MidlifeCrisisCar: Gordon's Grange Rover.
* MilitarySchool: In endings involving a maxed KarmaMeter or bad behavior, Willy ends up shipped to a military school for the summer.
* MoonLogicPuzzle: The final area, which has Willy running through the Tootsweet complex, has several computer terminals that have to be manipulated. You're not given very many hints as to what to DO with them, though.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Several. Notably, Leona Humpford resembles Leona "Queen of Mean" Helmsley.
* NonstandardGameOver: At one point in the game, you have to navigate a tram through some tunnels to reach the final area. One tunnel takes you to TheTwilightZone. Another takes you to one of the [=EmWay=] stations in ''RiseOfTheDragon''.
* PointAndClickGame
* PunnyName: Louis Stoole is a plumber; think about it.
* RefugeInAudacity: After the Frog Jump, Leona has ''every'' competing frog -- including Turbofrog, one of the most prolific animal athletes in the game's world -- rounded up and taken to her mansion with the intent to ''eat'' their legs. And she somehow gets away with this until Willy shows up at her mansion and frees them.
* SadistTeacher: Ms. Glass. Who is given a GrossUpCloseUp in the opening cutscene.
* SceneryPorn: Lots of attention was drawn in the past to the fact that the backgrounds were drawn up by former Disney artists. And it shows.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Surprisingly averted. You can continue the game as normal if you only manage to make second place in the Tootsweet Frog Jump, as its prize is $2500 (enough for the Nintari championship) as well as the jet scooter you need to progress.
* SequenceBreaking: Willy can put off saving Horny from Humpford Manor in favor of going to the Golden Bowl Tavern and giving its owner the (winning) lottery ticket; Horny shows up in the cutscene anyway.
* SeriousBusiness: The annual Tootsweet Frog Jump offers $25,000 as first prize, and giving your frog Slam Dunk beforehand, or another frog flies, disqualifies you.
* ShmuckBait: Chances are if your job interview consists entirely of being asked whether you can handle making "obscene amounts of money" in an office with a "drop dead view", the offer isn't entirely above board.
* ShoutOut: The game also has plenty of these.
* SkewedPriorities
-->'''Sheila:''' "How are we supposed to make the mortgage and car payments? How are we going to pay for Brianna's gifted preschool program? Or the credit cards, or my facials, or my ''nail wraps?!''"
* SpiritAdvisor: Grandpa Beamish
* StandardizedSitcomHousing: Despite not being a sitcom, the Bemish Residence matches most of the traits listed.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: The Japanese tourists will give you a smoke bomb and a shuriken as a gift. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that they actually are ninja in disguise.]]
* TakeYourTime: Averted. The game's events are driven by an InUniverseGameClock.
* ToiletHumor: Pretty much the entire scene with the school bully in the pizza place, from fart gags all the way to an exploding toilet.
* {{Tomboy}}: Dana paints herself this way, and it works enough that Willy doesn't consider her a "girl" in the same sense he does his sisters.
* UnwinnableByDesign: This being a Creator/{{Sierra}} game, there are numerous ways you can [[LostForever leave something behind]] or otherwise screw things up.
* UnwinnableByMistake: During the sequence where you are trying to rescue your frog, the puzzle with Chef Childish is based on your system speed, so if your computer is too fast, you won't be able to complete the puzzle. [=MoSlo=] or {{DOSBox}} to the rescue here.
* UselessItem: Quite a few, as can be expected from a Creator/{{Sierra}} game.
* ValleyGirl: Tiffany Beamish.
* WeaponizedHeadgear: Used in the conveyor belt scene.
* WhiteCollarWorker: Gordon Beamish.
* YodelLand: Turbofrog and his owner, Hans.
* YouGetWhatYouPayFor: Willy and friends get a free pizza with a coupon. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with their choice of topping, and it gives Willy a bad case of gas that gets him in trouble with the school bully sitting at a nearby table. The girl sums up the situation with "you get exactly what you pay for..."
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