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Video Game / Big Fun in Furbyland

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Big Fun In Furbyland is a 1999 children's game for the PC starring the Furbies, owl-gremlins hybrids toys created by Tiger Electronics in 1998. The game is a collection of 4 minigames:
  1. In the Clouds, where the player controls a flying Furby through some rather crowded skies where it must avoid hostile weather and obstacles while gobbling up food (without which he couldn't keep on flying).
  2. Furby Fest, where the Furbies want togo on a Roller Coaster ride and the player has to place them in wagons carefully so all Furbies in the same wagon have at least one similar feature.
  3. Club Furby, where the player must quickly press sequences of colored Disco balls to make the main Furby dance.
  4. Furby to the Rescue, a Maze Game in which the player controls a Furby that has to rescue a lost baby Furby while avoiding a Giant Spider.
Also, the player creates a customizable Furby at the start of the game and can play with it inbetween the minigame sessions.

This Game Contains Examples Of:

  • Amusement Park: The setting of Furby Fest.
  • Character Customization: The player can create a Furby at the start of the game, and it will appear on the main menu afterwards. The player-controlled furbies in the minigames are always the same, though.
  • Cool Key: In In the Clouds, the Furby can grab a fancy (flying) key one to open an equally fancy (flying) teleportation door that leads to a treasure room of sorts.
  • Cumulonemesis: The main threat of the first three levels of In the Clouds are a handful of sentient evil clouds that can zap, soak, blow or freeze the Furby depending on their species.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: The third level of In the Clouds features flying tornadoes that have no effect as long as the Furby does not directly touch it.
  • Floating Continent: Just HOW did that iceberg get up in the sky?
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  • Friendly Tickle Torture: The player can tickle the Furby from the main menu with a feather.
  • Giant Spider: A big, mean-looking purple spider tracks the Furby in Furby to the Rescue and traps it in a web temporarily to impedes it's way through the maze.
  • Hat of Flight: The Furby in In the Clouds wear a propeller hat that allows it to fly.
  • Instant Ice: Just Add Cold!: Some clouds can freeze the flying Furby into a perfect ice cube when coming in contact with it.
  • Level in the Clouds: The ending scene of In the Clouds has the flying Furby joining its friend in a banquet that takes place in a cloud palace.
  • Life Meter: The flying Furby in In the Cloud has one that continuously empties itself. The player mast have the Furby gobbling up flying food to replenish it and prevent the poor Furby from dropping down like a brick.
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  • Maze Game: Furby to the Rescue.
  • Minigame Game: 4 of them to be precise.
  • Portal Door: The gem-encrusted door in In the Clouds teleports the Furby to a pocket dimension filled with gems, jewels and coins.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: Many songs are shortened versions of well known classical tracks, like Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance N°5, Gioachino Rossini's William Tell Overture or Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee.
  • Sizable Snowflakes: The background of the second, icy level of In the Clounds is decorated with several static starry snowflakes. And despite being quite far away, they still appear nearly as big as the Furby.
  • Snowy Sleigh Bells: The games rendition of Brahms' Hungarian Dance n°5, which plays in the snow level from In the Clouds, is rythmed by sleigh bells.
  • Treasure Room: The flying Furby can come across one in In the Clouds: it is a long, enemy-free drop downwards where the Furby can grab various treasures to consistently increase it's score.
  • X-Ray Sparks: Happens to the flying Furby should he come in contact with a thundercloud.