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YMMV: The Clue Finders
  • Adaptation Displacement: A possible inversion in that there are two mystery books featuring the ClueFinders but more people have heard of the games.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The Evil Laugh in 4th Grade.
  • Fridge Horror: The aliens in 5th Grade are running the experiments to find out how many specimens to get...so they can breed all of them on their planet.
  • Genius Bonus: They contain loads of references to famous historical figures, scientific concepts, stories, and other things that the kids playing probably don't recognize. For example, the Goo Lagoon in 3rd Grade is full of references to famous British characters, such as The Beatles and Eliza from Pygmalion.
  • Narm: The voice acting in "Incredible Toy Store Adventure", since the voice actors wouldn't sound like actual children, they hired new voice actors. Let's just say... Narm and Dull Surprise abound...
  • Nightmare Fuel: The aliens in 5th Grade.
    • The Medusa rock with snakes coming out of her eyes in 3rd Grade.
    • 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.
    • The plants' plans for the town in 6th Grade, depicted with Deliberately Monochrome paintings.
    • 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.
    • The end of 5th Grade, where you try to access the map. Laptrap says, "Sorry! But we are now, trapped, inside!"
  • Ship Tease: Some people take the interactions between Santiago/Joni and Owen/Leslie in the early games as this, particularly the latter since they seem to be engaging in G-rated Unresolved Sexual Tension. A case can also be made for Joni's interactions with Owen in latter games since she seems to only get annoyed with him in Reading but that's only because he's smitten with the princess they're supposed to helping.
  • Toy Ship: Any possible romantic combination of the ClueFinders since Joni and Santiago remain 12, Owen 11 and Leslie 10.

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