I'm sure I'm boring the heck out this forum with these updates, but I'm rolling with it until I bore myself.
Tonight's game of choice was Snoopy and Peanuts, a 1990 title from EDGE software. If I recall, I got this one at Atarifest '90 in Reston, Virginia USA. Snoopy and Peanuts is a odd point and click adventure game with a few platform game elements tossed in.
You assume the role of Snoopy and during your travels you learn that Linus has lost his blanket and it is your task to find it for him. Linus lies about on a bean bag chair feeling sorry for himself whilst you do all the work.
You start in Charlie Brown's backyard near your dog house and food bowl. You pick things up and drop them by pushing down on the joystick. For instance you can pick up the food bowl and then carry it inside to give to Charlie Brown to fill. I did this, but don't think it had any impact on the game. Maybe I got points, but I don't know.
The game is a series of puzzles, some of which make sense and some which seem a bit of a stretch. Along the way you'll catch a frog in jar, knock a kite out of a tree by bouncing on an inflatable toy, shoot balloons with sling slot (which oddly yields you a bicycle pump), and many more.
There is a watch you can pick up which tells you the time. I think there must be a time limit, but it is unclear. If there isn't a time limit, I really have no idea why the watch exists. There is also a scoreboard and notebook that serve no real purpose other than to give you an idea of how you are scoring. I am not sure why there are points at all.
As for the platform game element, you have to jump on a barrel, a post, a soccer ball, and two more barrels to reach an island in a pond. Of course there is a well on said island. You know, in case you need water in the middle of the pond?!?! You toss a coin in the well and that releases the balloons with the bike pump. I was a bit mystified by that result.
Ultimately you end up getting a key from Charlie Brown after he falls down whilst flying a kite. You take said key to Linus's school and open his locker. His blanket falls out and you take it to Linus. You win at this point and don your Joe Cool sun glasses. Oh and you are given a final score. I got a 670, but I have no idea what that even means.
I don't believe I ever finished this one 25 years ago. The logic is bizarre and it moves so slowly. It's infuriatingly slow at points. That being said, it is kind of rewarding to finally finish this after all that time.
Here is the Atarimania link if you want to try this one : http://www.atarimani...nuts_11264.html
Edited by Fletch, Sun Aug 9, 2015 6:54 PM.