In a perfect coincidence, I just started reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy yesterday, so I may be able to use that to my advantage. Although on my first attempt I was hit by the bulldozer as I left the house. Hopefully when I have time to play later I can make it farther than that. It’s extremely addicting. And as Mason said, rage-inducing.
Hmm… perhaps I should read that sometime.
I’ve read the third book in the series, but not the first two, and it was hilarious.
I shall have to obtain a review from one of my brothers.
The technical FAQ for the game is also pretty amazing.
It took me forever to put on a gown…and I kept running into the wall…and I got killed by a bulldozer.
That happens a lot.
I stopped in the Heart of Gold… I’m so lost lol… and the hints don’t even tell me what I’m supposed to do… I have a feeling I missed something…
I gave up after I got up and the bulldozer ran me over again.
Wait…you can get back up??
I thought I died
No, you can’t do anything after you die.
Seriously, look at the hints page… it will save you for insanity…
Once you’re in the Heart of Gold you need to build an infinite improbability drive. You’ll need the spare improbability drive, the atomic vector plotter from the Vogon ship, and a cup of Advanced Tea Substitute.
I’m proud of you Mason. If you made to the Heart of Gold you solved the babble-fish puzzle and survived a Vogon poetry reading.
I experienced no Babblefish and Vogon Poetry reading was easy… Is it supposed to be hard? Lol
You need the babel fish to get the vector plotter to do stuff once you’re on the Heart of Gold. That could be your problem, but I’m still proud of you.
Ah, okay… That’s definitely what I missed… I’ve been trying to get that… That’s the problem with this game, it lets you continue even if you don’t have everything!
I tried running through it again, and I got all the way to Traal before I realized I forgot my towel and was by extension doomed.
You’ll never survive without a towel.
Lol… So I really SHOULD pick up EVERYTHING…
The Don’t Panic towel that the weirdo gives you at the beginning?
Don’t take it from him when he first offers it to you or you’ll die. (Most instructions about this game end with those three words). In the story Ford Prefect is an alien living on earth so he can write an encyclopedia entry on it. Upon arrival he became convinced that cars were the dominant species and took on a traditional earth name in order to blend in with them.
I made it out of the house this time…but I still got killed. By a brick. Go me. I think I know what to do now, though. I also checked out the next two books, so hopefully that will help me as well.
I can’t get out the house. I spent 5 minutes trying to pick up the phone and screwdriver..
There’s a painkiller in the gown’s pocket that makes it easier to walk around.
I died from the brick this time…apparently I talk a lot for a dead person.
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