Nightmare Fuel / The ClueFinders
Don't worry - the bridges across this Bottomless Pit
won't even sway if they're right!
- The Medusa rock with snakes coming out of her eyes in 3rd Grade Adventures
- Any given part of Goo Lagoon in 3rd Grade can be this to the squeamish, and kids tend to freak out at the extremely Beatles-inspired song.
- Try "Do You Believe in Monsters?" in the Monkey Kingdom. The red and black animations are really good at looking creepy. Even worse, the animation shows Mathra carrying off a cub.
- The aliens in 5th Grade.
- If you walk down towards the plant garden minigame from the Faces within the Face and vice versa, you will be greeted with a sudden scream while the screen is still dark. Many a kid in the computer lab or even home computer were afraid to go down that path.
- The reading comprehension task - it's actually kind of freaky despite being pretty innocent. Reading the cryptiles shows a bit of desperation from people who're afraid of the island and are trapped there with no way to escape.
- The Reveal that they eat brains, and that they've captured everyone you've met on the island (and countless other people who sailed near it) to that end. Including Leslie's grandfather, which you see in a Jump Scare with a Scare Chord no less.
- Furthermore, where you try to access the map inside the ship, LapTrap says, "Sorry! But we are now, trapped, inside!"
- The plants' plans for the town in 6th Grade, depicted with Deliberately Monochrome paintings.
- To someone with chemistry knowledge, the pollutants in 6th Grade Adventures. The plants are being poisoned with stuff like dioxin, phenol, vinyl chloride, mercury, arsenic... yikes.
- The music. A couple tracks were re-used from 5th grade - which were all the dangerous music and the biosphere chambers music. The music that plays around the bottomless pits as well as the room right before the first bottomless pit is also somewhat freaky.
- Malicia in Reading. She mutated and/or imprisoned all of the rightful inhabitants of the planet, kidnaps Santiago and Leslie at the beginning of the game, attempts to blackmail Joni and Owen for the amulet and implies that she is perfectly willing to kill her prisoners. For those unaware, Santiago is 12 while Leslie is only 10! There's also the fact that she wants that amulet in order to destroy....a lot of places, she says that when she's finished with Millennia, Earth is next on her list.
- She gets a particularly chilling moment during a cut-scene in the portion of the game where Joni and Owen are making their way up the mountain to confront her. She remarks that even if they make it up to her, they'll give her the amulet. Santiango asks "Why would they give you what you want?" and she all but purrs "Because I have what they want... YOU..."
- The game itself has a very eerie vibe. During the Therma gems and lava rock activities you see all sorts of scary creatures coming your way. Open up the map screen and rather than a map, you just get a four-armed snake creature who says "CHOOSE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO". The lava rock activities are especially bad - between the demonic monsters and the unholy looking flames in the background and the demonic creatures you encounter, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you somehow wandered straight into Hell.
- One of the stone-heads in the mystic mountain activities. His voice is very slow and he sounds quite threatening. His eyes just stare into your soul, as well as the fact that you have to feed him things and he makes nomming sounds. Of course, give him the wrong answer and he'll sound like he's choking or throwing up.
- LapTrap's Evil Twin in The Mystery of Microsneezia. He's as cruel and violent as LapTrap is meek and gentle, kidnapped Joni's uncle and LapTrap, impersonated the latter and subjugated an entire island. And if it hadn't been for Leslie's bubble gum being a cure for the disease caused by the plants on the titular island, he would have won.
- The moment in Search & Solve Adventures when Santiago and Leslie are caught using the red video phone by Mimi, as she was previously shown to be a cruel person through the way she treats the robots she's got working for her. Santiago sounds genuinely concerned about her reaction when he tries to claim they're not talking to anyone and had she wanted to hurt them, neither Leslie nor Santiago are particularly equipped to fight back against someone who wants to harm them let alone an adult (as Leslie's only combat skill involves a slingshot, which she didn't have and wouldn't have been useful in close combat anyway, and Santiago is a total Non-Action Guy).