¿Qué Pasa, Perro? is a graphical adventure game written in QB64 by Kurt "Discoalucard" Kalata of Hardcore Gaming 101. It purports to be a recreation of a game for the "El Conquistador Especial 124," an obscure computer created in the mid-80s by "Los Señores Grandes de España" ("The Great Overlords of Spain"), an insane fringe group which had an irrational and inexplicable hatred for the Swedish before they died out of boredom and incest. As such, the game is entirely in Spanish (apart from a few token verbs it recognizes) and full of subtle and not-so-subtle jabs against the Swedish.
While the game is a fairly standard "collect the treasures" quest, much of the fun in playing it comes from flailing around trying to figure out what exactly is going on from the (often bizarre) graphics and a token understanding of the language, as well as spotting the subversive messages hidden throughout.
The game's official page is here. There's also an English version available, for those who don't get the joke.
Tropos usados por este juego* :
- Bilingual Bonus: The entire game. The game even insults you if you try to type "w" for "west" instead of "o" for "oeste."
- Climate Change: The game warns you that you'll cause this if you use the aerosol can (which contains "100% chlorofluorocarbons"). You need to do this in the backyard to make Paco take his shirt off.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: This game wears Los Señores' attitude towards the Swedish on its sleeve, ranging from humorous to eyebrow-raising to outright disturbing.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: With a secret underground base and everything.
- Have a Nice Death: Half the reason to play the game is to hunt for all the ridiculous ways you can die.
- Hot for Student: Paco's teacher. She gladly gives you a math textbook in exchange for a "sexy photo" of him.
- Nuke 'em: Implied to be the dog's ultimate goal.
- Also what happens if you enter the wrong access code at the nuclear power plant.
- I'm a Humanitarian: If you attack the Swedish hobo, he rips your arm off and eats it.
- Made of Explodium: Everything in your inventory explodes once you're done using it. Everything.
- Off with His Head!: What happens when you use the saw on the Swedish hobo.
- Retraux: Played with, as the "El Conquistador Especial 124" is supposed to have had remarkably advanced graphics for its day (despite having been developed by a bunch of crazy racist farmers).
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: After you give the dog the math textbook, he tests his catapult by launching a boulder at the town. If you're in the wrong place at the wrong time, you can be crushed by it, too.
- A straighter, if less literal, example of this trope occurs if you try to enter the nuclear power plant before the game requires it, whereupon the gods of improbability drop a giant ham on your head.
- Shirtless Scene: Paco takes his shirt off when it gets too hot. You need him to do this so you can take a picture of him.
- Shout-Out: Some of the passwords are named after movies featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Solve the Soup Cans: The access code to the nuclear power plant, which you learn by translating the title of a TV show using clues written on a blackboard and a message in blood.
- Stealth Pun: The title can be translated as "Whassup, Dog?"
- Stripped to the Bone: The "curse of the Swedish" does this to you if you try to play with the hobo's remains.
- Stylistic Suck: Played with. The game plays very much like a 1980s graphical adventure game would, with "illogical puzzles, sudden deaths, a lousy parser and incredibly basic (often misspelled) prose," but it's graphically more advanced than anything that would have been available at the time (though the graphics themselves look like they were drawn by a four-year-old).
- Subverted Kids' Show: It looks like a perfectly kid-friendly adventure game from the mid-80's, but you're ultimately trying to help the dog commit genocide against the Swedish.
- Video Game Cruelty Punishment: You can kill anyone you meet. This earns you a Firing Squad in most cases. Trying to kill the dog gives you an ominous message about how you will "pay for your transgressions," and trying to kill the Swedish hobo causes him to rip your arm off and eat it.
- Your Head A-Splode: Try listening to the radio at the deli.