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* TheAce: The technoloptera, which is why Elroy wants to catch it.


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* HiddenDepths: Elroy's step-grandad is implied to also be a big fan of bugs. [[spoiler: He admits it in the ending.]]


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite Elroy's step-grandad responsible for various failing scenarios, in the end he is a pretty easygoing guy and admittedly the rules he ''does'' implement are actually fair. [[spoiler: He is also happy to drive Elroy to the Insectaton.]]


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* TimedMission: If you take too long on certain screens, something happens that results in a game over.


''Elroy Goes Bugzerk'' is a 1995 PointAndClick AdventureGame by Headbone Interactive. The game stars Elroy, a bug-loving boy who is looking for a bug that will win the upcoming annual Insectaton. His rival, Gordon Smugs, has caught a Hercules Beetle and is slated to win the contest. To make matters worse, his parents are leaving for the weekend and Elroy must stay with his uncle at the farm, meaning he'll miss the contest. [[FromBadToWorse If that wasn't bad enough]], his dog Blue eats his aunt's birthday cake. The one bright spot to Elroy's day is an encounter with the technoloptera, a rare beetle that could defeat Gordon's Hercules beetle. Elroy must explore the farm to capture the technoloptera and find an egg so he can bake a new birthday cake.

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''Elroy Goes Bugzerk'' is a 1995 PointAndClick AdventureGame for UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh and Windows [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PCs]] by Headbone Interactive. The game stars Elroy, a bug-loving boy who is looking for a bug that will win the upcoming annual Insectaton. His rival, Gordon Smugs, has caught a Hercules Beetle and is slated to win the contest. To make matters worse, his parents are leaving for the weekend and Elroy must stay with his uncle at the farm, meaning he'll miss the contest. [[FromBadToWorse If that wasn't bad enough]], his dog Blue eats his aunt's birthday cake. The one bright spot to Elroy's day is an encounter with the technoloptera, a rare beetle that could defeat Gordon's Hercules beetle. Elroy must explore the farm to capture the technoloptera and find an egg so he can bake a new birthday cake.



Also has a sequel, ''VideoGame/ElroyHitsThePavement''.

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Also has a sequel, ''VideoGame/ElroyHitsThePavement''.
''Elroy Hits The Pavement''.



** [[spoiler: The technoloptera]] can talk [[spoiler:by broadcasting her thoughts through a nearby radio]].

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** [[spoiler: The technoloptera]] can talk [[spoiler:by broadcasting her thoughts through a nearby radio]].radio]].
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''Elroy Goes Bugzerk'' is a 1995 PointAndClick AdventureGame by Headbone Interactive. The game stars Elroy, a bug-loving boy who is looking for a bug that will win the upcoming annual Insectaton. His rival, Gordon Smugs, has caught a Hercules Beetle and is slated to win the contest. To make matters worse, his parents are leaving for the weekend and Elroy must stay with his uncle at the farm, meaning he'll miss the contest. [[FromBadToWorse If that wasn't bad enough]], his dog Blue eats his aunt's birthday cake. The one bright spot to Elroy's day is an encounter with the technoloptera, a rare beetle that could defeat Gordon's Hercules beetle. Elroy must explore the farm to capture the technoloptera and find an egg so he can bake a new birthday cake.

The game is also an EdutainmentGame, teaching kids about entomology.

Watch a LetsPlay [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpeO491QOEs&list=PLCAF157440CCC3833 here]].

Also has a sequel, ''VideoGame/ElroyHitsThePavement''.

!''Elroy Goes Bugzerk'' contains the following tropes:
* AlphabetSoupCans: At multiple points, the player will have to answer multiple-choice questions about bugs, based on facts that were previously shown.
* BandageMummy: Upset a swarm of hornets too many times and [[HaveANiceDeath Elroy ends up in the hospital, wrapped in bandages]].
* BeeAfraid: A swarm of hornets prevent Elroy from grabbing a key.
* BlackoutBasement: The island. You only reach it at night, so the only light source is a lightning bug.
* BugCatching: One of Elroy's goals is to catch the technoloptera beetle.
* ChekhovsClassroom: All those insect facts you learn? Better remember them, you'll need them later.
* MechanicalLifeform: The technoloptera looks more like a machine than an organic insect, with its [[HeliCritter helicopter propeller]], stink bombs that it drops by opening a door on its stomach and using a pincer, and [[spoiler:its ability to communicate through radio waves]].
* SchmuckBait: A chicken appears on several screens to taunt Elroy, despite the order to not chase chickens. [[spoiler:Chasing it results in a GameOver]].
* SpinningNewspaper: The GameOver screen is a newspaper depicting Elroy being punished or recovering from an injury.
* TalkingAnimal:
** The mockingbird on one screen. It stars off by just repeating what Elroy says, but then starts taunting him outright.
** [[spoiler: The technoloptera]] can talk [[spoiler:by broadcasting her thoughts through a nearby radio]].

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