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BQ3 is released! Thanks everyone!

  • kentona
  • 09/04/2009 09:16 PM
  • 3795 views
Finally!

There were a few kinks to be ironed out that I found in the last playthrough (for example NOT being able to progress from floor 7 to 8.)

Here are the puzzles:

We Need More Spike Puzzles by Sam
The Great Cube by narcodis
Bottom of the Barrel by Gibmaker
Befuddle Quest: The Quiz Game Show by SavageInventions
Step on through to the other side by GameOverGamesProductions
Crystal Shards by Liberty
Puzzle of the Four Monsters by Fractal Advocate
Rock n' Roll by kentona
The Befuddling Quiz by GameOverGamesProductions
Strange Room by Sam
Shop 'til you Drop! by Liberty
Tigers & Tokens by Mikemc
Dimensional Rift by Kazesui

Here are my votes on the game's puzzles:
Best Puzzle:
1. Dimensional Rift by Kazesui
2. Puzzle of the Four Monsters by Fractal Advocate
3. Bottom of the Barrel by Gibmaker
4. Tokens & Tigers by Mikemc

Funnest Map:
Bottom of the Barrel by Gibmaker

Overachiever Award:
Dimensional Rift by Kazesui

Biggest Rip-Off:
Rock n' Roll by kentona (I Expect You To Die)
- or -
Bottom of the Barrel by Gibmaker (Nibbles/Snake)

Shake Fist In Frustration Award:
Shop 'til you Drop! by Liberty (it takes so long!)

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Yaaaaay *downloads*
And my blog post was posted at the same exact time o_O
So far so good. I'm a bit stuck on the four monsters one (I wanna help her out) so I haven't finished yet. Just giving it a rest for a while. I must say, we got a few quizzes happening this time around and so far no arrows! Surprise, surprise.

Yeah... let me say right now that if you need to cheat in Shop 'til you Drop! just hit SHIFT and choose to be a loser. ^.^ There seems to be a mix up with the 'random' items but I'm not gonna fix it. It works fine for the most part.

I got really frustrated with the barrels, but managed to win in the end. Thank God for the 'auto save'. I'll post more when I'm done.
Liberty, how long do you yourself need to complete the Shop 'til you Drop map?
Quite a while, actually. I messed something up with the randomisation and instead of really randomising the items it goes from cheapest to most expensive. Not sure what happened where - I thought I'd got it working.

I recommend not buying more than five potions/mana waters/stimulants all up and then just stocking up on helms, shields, robes and weapons instead. Quick, fast cash.

Or using the money cheat - check the walkthrough page for details.
I'm about done playing this.

Too bad the shop one doesn't work quite like it should.
How do you stock up on the ultimate weapon thingy in Shop 'Til You Drop?
Once you've unlocked it you can only get it by buying one from a customer. I was going to make it automatically give you one when unlocked, but I forgot. -.-;

SPOILER: It's a bush.
a little feedback on the individual submissions

We need more spike puzzles:
Short and nice, and made a really nice opening map.

The great cube:
A rather fun maze to go through. it was nice and a little bit tricky while still being fun to explore. I liked that.

Bottom of the barrel:
Classic. Was quite fun to play through, and was also balanced well. Takes a little time in terms of practice while not taking too much effort to complete.

Befuddle Quest: the quiz game show:
Quite okay quiz with okay questions. Might throw off people who'd start right on the 3rd installation of the game, but since it's only a matter of 4 questions (and the final one which should be hard to miss for anyone) it's okay.

Step on through to the other side:
Nice idea, which I'd liked to have seen expanded a little upon. Was good as it was though.

Crystal Shards:
A tricky maze. It took me a little while to find a certain hidden passage. It was quite nice though.

Puzzle of the Four Monsters
A really clever puzzle. Quite well made and was fun to solve. Witty comments from the girl was also cool. Would have been nice if you dropped the opening comment from going all over from the start each time you'd reset the puzzle though.

Rock n' Roll:
I liked this one as well. Maybe I simply like puzzles where one run around a little. Short and sweet with a quite okay difficulty

The Befuddling Quiz:
Riddles are fun. Amusing options were of course also very nice

Strange Room:
Short and easy. Maybe a little too easy given it's length.

Shop 'til you Drop!:
Good idea, but a liiiittle sceptic towards the execution. First off, it was a "little" too long, and it wasn't neccessarily the fastest pace either. Would have liked to see a few more customers in the shop at the time perhaps with a few pauses every now and then. The mentioned bug might be a bit to be blamed for the length as well, but 5000 gold still seemed a bit much.

Tigers & Tokens:
Fun and challenging. Ended up having collected all the tokens a couple of times without having a way to progress beyond that point, which of course seemed rather interesting given the lack of information on the neccessity of "eating" a few tigers though.

Dimensional Rift:
With the arrows people seem to dislike, eventhough these were done differently. And a very fun crystal puzzle. I don't get why some of my testers disliked it.

And of course, nice job of Kentona for putting the game together and creating the opening and ending (+ et cetra).
Here are my votes on the game's puzzles:
Best Puzzle:
Puzzle of the Four Monsters by Fractal Advocate

Funnest Map:
Bottom of the Barrel by Gibmaker (Although I wouldn't call it a puzzle!)

Overachiever Award:
Dimensional Rift by Kazesui

Biggest Rip-Off:
Bottom of the Barrel by Gibmaker

Shake Fist In Frustration Award:
Dimensional Rift (too much of the damn thing depended on timing RM2k3's crappy collision detection and the final fight bugged up on me)
Oh I'm sorry, I thought mentioning there were more than one type of token was enough :( (Or did I?). I will remember to get future submissions playtested by other people first.

- Mike
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