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Old 21 July 2002, 21:47   #1
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easy point'n click adventure for beginners ?

Hi guys,

I already asked this question on the German Amiga Board, but I thaught I'd also ask here:

What's an easy point'n click adventure, preferably one where you can see youself walking around ( like Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, etc. ) and which can be easily completed by a beginner with this type of games. ( and I have to admit that I AM a beginner here... )

Thanks
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Old 21 July 2002, 22:03   #2
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Barney Bear Goes To School! :laugh
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Old 21 July 2002, 22:06   #3
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No, but seriously, start with a classic like The Secret Of Monkey Island.

Point and click adventures can be quite hard, due to silly logic e.g. use the kipper on the plant puzzles. Sometimes you have to try every combination or move the mouse around the screen to find all objects.

Bloodnet or Flight Of The Amazon Queen would be good, if you want more modern adventures.
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Old 22 July 2002, 01:14   #4
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Simon The Sorcerer is good, abit hard maybe but too hard ... It is fun and got good graphics .

hmmmmm cant remember any other "easy" adventures ...
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Old 22 July 2002, 01:29   #5
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I started with Maniac mansion. Perhaps you can get to grips with that one too..

Easy enough to get used to it fast, and entertaining enough for a long time. you can finish it in many ways, I have never finished it in all the possible ways! A game you can go back to many times
(And kill the hamster one more time, mwahahahahaha)
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I would have to go with The Secret of Monkey Island 1 or 2 or Simon the Sorcerer.

In my opinion these were the BEST point and click adventure games released. (apart from Darkseed but that was a little complex)
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Thats just too funny ))

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Old 22 July 2002, 02:31   #8
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If you don't mind the platform I can recommend Day of the tentacle. Quite easy puzzles (Unlike the others mentioned, well I don't know about the bear), easy interface, quite hillarious especially if you find the CD version, and also fairly good graphics.
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Old 22 July 2002, 06:54   #9
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Yeah, DOTT isn't that hard really... it's a good choice

On Amiga, The Secret of Monkey Island 2 on easy mode is REALLY easy, it's a good one to start too.

But don't be afraid to play harder point 'n' click adventures, they are never too hard...
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I refer you to this thread, which coincidentally i had just revived!!

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2348
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I found Leisure Suit Larry 2 (& on the Amiga as well),"easy" ie: it's one of the few adventure games I've managed to finish without ever referring to the solution!!
A word of warning about the early Delphine games like Operation Stealth, nice game, but ruined by overly difficult "arcade" sequences.

As for Darkseed, I don't know what it's like on WinUAE, but on the (real),Amiga play it on a monitor unless you want migranes like the central game character-the first true "interactive" Amiga game!!

Try Willy Beamish. Been meaning to play this, haven't touched it in ages on WinUAE, but it doesn't seem too bad.
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As for Darkseed, I don't know what it's like on WinUAE, but on the (real),Amiga play it on a monitor unless you want migranes like the central game character-the first true "interactive" Amiga game!!
LOL! :laugh :laugh :laugh
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Beneath a Steel Sky is probarbly the best point and click adventure I have ever played!
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I thought the headaches you got was a feature.

And I never got off the boat in larry 2 since I didn't know how to get off the boat without frying to death.
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I found Leisure Suit Larry 2 (& on the Amiga as well),"easy" ie: it's one of the few adventure games I've managed to finish without ever referring to the solution!!
Larry 2 the easiest adventure? My God man! My friend and I who have played *a lot* of adventures in our time (it's personally my favourite genre), found it, like many Sierra adventures, to be devilishly hard. I mean, how the hell did u know to dive in the swimming pool to get the bikini bottoms that you couldn't finish the game without? And the frying puzzle, that was deadly also. Falling off the cliff also resulted in death. Man that game was unforgiving. Well, kudos to you Zark if you really completed it without hints.

But go for Day of the Tentacle. Best adventure ever.
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Old 22 July 2002, 22:59   #16
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Sierra had a special division just to think up ways for you to die in their games.

I have no idea why they made it so easy to "die" in their games. It was ridiculous.

Definately look at LucasArts games for beginning point-and-click games. Much more forgiving (and they occasionally make fun of Sierra). They do have the occasional tough part (getting grog to the jail, always (not) fun), but they have always ranked up in the "must play" category for me.
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Sierra games suck more,
than a two dollar whore.
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Old 23 July 2002, 00:17   #18
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GET YOURSELF A COPY OF BENEATH A STEEL SKY FOR YOUR PC OR AMIGA NOW!!!!

THIS GAME ROCKS!



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Old 23 July 2002, 07:47   #19
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@ Burge.
Well, I never said I didn't die A LOT!! Replaying some of those areas because I mised one object was a nightmare!
I will 'fess up & admit I got help for one thing. Towards the end,on the volcano unless you type in an exact phrasing, you were effectively stuck. That was a nightmare.
But, the pool wasn't too bad-typing some of the action's "in time" (ie: before you died), was though-& finding the sunsceen was an absolute pain in the butt!!

Don't get me wrong,didn't mind the Lucasarts games either, but not all were immune from death-Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade anyone?
Would love a complete solution, with all the bonus areas/points ie:All the phrasings to avoid fighting. Discovering using the radio room in the castle to disable the security door of where his Dad is being held captive, & climbing up into the top of the Zepplin, finding the correct route to climb onto the getaway plane etc.
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Hmm. Maybe an "easier" point'n'click might be Cruise for a Corpse. Not too many opportunities to die,but lots to get stuck at!

BTW-does anyone have the solution to Willy Beamish?
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