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Re: Adventure Challenge

#91 Post by Alex » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:09 pm

I'm just giving you guys a head start before I really start playing :lol: but seriously "horror atoll" how did you guess that one? I had some 20 other games on my list I should have guessed before that one.:) , but I'll just keep guessing. one day I accidently may guess the right game:). The chance is always bigger then 1/7000 so it can't be that hard .

Parisian Knights ?

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#92 Post by Gunness » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:51 am

Well, Moruroa isn't an island, it's an atoll :) So there's no excuse ;)

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#93 Post by Eriorg » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:42 pm

Alex wrote:but seriously "horror atoll" how did you guess that one?
When Gunness said that there was "nothing nuclear or warlike about the game", I looked again at the Wikipedia page about Moruroa searching for "a small technicality regarding Moruroa" (Clue 2) which wasn't about nuclear weapons. I saw it was an atoll, so I searched the CASA database for "atoll" and found Horror Atoll, which also fitted the horrified smiley face of Clue 1.
Alex wrote:Parisian Knights ?
YES! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: You see, you can be lucky too! The Eiffel tower photo was supposed to suggest Paris, and the name of the company is "Abstract Concepts", which is impossible to really express with pictures.

Now it's your turn at last, Alex! :D



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Re: Adventure Challenge

#94 Post by Gunness » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:25 pm

Wow, Alex, way to go :D

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#95 Post by Alex » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:11 pm

Yeeeeeeeah!!!!!! :D

Game #8

A picture is worth a thousand words :wink:

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Or maybe Ecclesiastes 4:9 tells the truth about the number two :)
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Or like a wise ifrit used to say : إذا الآن لأنك لم تحصل عليه، بالتخلي عن أي أمل :lol:

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#96 Post by Gunness » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:35 pm

Well, I'm trying not to listen to your ifrit :wink:

Does Inspector FlukeIt stand a chance?

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#97 Post by Alex » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:41 pm

Gunness wrote:Does Inspector FlukeIt stand a chance?
Nope
Maybe in your case you should listen to the ifrit after all :lol: ,but there is a hint in the last phrase as well.

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#98 Post by Alex » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:30 am

clue 2:
The person in photo 1, photo 2 and also sort of the modern ifrit they all do it.
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#99 Post by Alex » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:50 pm

another clue then ?

clue 3:
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it sounds like:
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#100 Post by Richard Bos » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:45 am

Alex wrote:it sounds like:
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What, "insufficient material"?
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#101 Post by Alex » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:55 pm

Richard Bos wrote:What, "insufficient material"?
Close, but there is an English term for this type of situation.

While everybody is thinking for the solution let's try getting into the seasonal spirit by singing a Christmas carol!! :) It might give some illumination :wink:
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(in case somebody is wondering if I've really gone off my rocker this time ; the song is another clue)

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#102 Post by Mr Creosote » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:30 pm

I'll go for broke and guess Make it Good, although I can't match some of the hints to it.

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#103 Post by Alex » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:48 pm

Mr Creosote wrote:I'll go for broke and guess Make it Good
Sorry, wrong guess. Although the two games have something in common which is not the title.

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#104 Post by Alex » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:28 pm

I guess nobody is going to get the solution to this one so here is some explanation to the hints:

The idiom "A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single image. In this case it indicates that each picture by itself gives the solution to the game title.

The first picture is from the animation series inspector Gadget. The cat isn't important, but Gadgets depicted antagonist is.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 states "two are better than one" meaning here I'm giving another example of the same title to make it clearer.

The second picture depicts Lion-O, Lord of the Thundercats from the animation series the Thundercats. There is a reason why I selected just a close-up of his face, because showing the whole person would be to easy I supposed.

The phrase the ifrit says, is just a red herring. If you want to know what it says just paste it in Google translate and you'll get the meaning (It is in Arabic of course being the origin of the ifrit) . Nowadays the ifrit is largely known from RPG and cosplay. If you look it up in Wikipedia or an image in Google you'll see what is the common factor between the above three persons.

Clue two helps you further about what they have in common. They all do it.

The picture of clue 3 is yet another example of an image which represents the game title.

The image of the chess board is, as Richard rightfully indicated, an ending due to insufficient material but there is an English term for this kind of ending. This term sounds like a part of the game title.

If you search “la la la la la la la la christmas turn of all the lights" on Google, you'll find the name of this Christmas song. It is also a hint on the same part of the game title.

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#105 Post by Gunness » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:37 pm

Sweet Jesus, Alex, you're way too hard on us :D

But with your explanation, I'm gonna go for broke:
Wearing the Claw

Though I don't know the first thing about Ifrit, cosplayers or Thundercats (except that the C64 game has a really nice tune by Rob Hubbard).

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