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Mahaloth
06-17-2004, 12:49 AM
I have recently been playing King's Quest VI for the first time. I have a really weird problem I want to know if any of you remember.

I need to get the Swamp Ooze from the Swamp on the West Island. Bump-on-a-log and his brother, Stick in the Mud, are fighting and the ooze is by Stick-in-the-mud.

I got a rotten tomato to give to bump-on-a-log. First, I try to throw the tomato at stick-in-the-mud, but instead, Alexander asks if it's a good idea to bump-on-a-log.

Bump suggests I give it to him so he can throw it. I do, but the game says, "what would bump-on-a-log" want with a rotten tomato?

I've checked walkthroughs and all of them say bump-on-a-log should take the tomato and throw it at stick-in-the-mud. Is this a techniical error or am I missing something?

Anyone remember if there is something I should be doing?

Mahaloth
06-17-2004, 06:20 AM
my one and only "bump"

Aankh
06-17-2004, 06:25 AM
This post will be absolutely no help to you, I'm afraid.

I just wanted to ask, is King's Quest the same series where when the King/Prince/Whoever goes into a desert and dies of thirst, a sonorous voice says "Water, Nectar of the Gods..."?

Apos
06-17-2004, 07:03 AM
I have recently been playing King's Quest VI

There's your problem!

Play Gabriel Knight instead!

Eurograff
06-17-2004, 07:48 AM
Hmm, it's been so long since I last played KQVI, but after checking a few walkthroughs it seems you should use the teacup on the swamp edge before trying to give the tomato to bump. But if you've done that already there's probably a bug.

USE the tomato on the bump-on-the-log (First, you need to USE the teacup at the swamp edge)
USE the teacup on the swamp ooze at the edge of the swamp

Lamia
06-17-2004, 09:11 AM
I think Eurograff is right. I never had this particular problem with the game, but I remember that many people ran into trouble at that point if they didn't do things in the "correct" order. You have to try, and fail, to get the ooze before you can start the fight.

Silentgoldfish
06-17-2004, 09:13 AM
This post will be absolutely no help to you, I'm afraid.

I just wanted to ask, is King's Quest the same series where when the King/Prince/Whoever goes into a desert and dies of thirst, a sonorous voice says "Water, Nectar of the Gods..."?

That's King's Quest 5. Goddamn I hated that stupid game.

lno
06-17-2004, 09:32 AM
That's King's Quest 5. Goddamn I hated that stupid game.My greatest :smack: moment in a King's Quest game:

[fade in to King's Quest 4]
Queen Valanice: Oh, Rosella! King Graham is sick and dying! Go get the fruit from the land of FarTheFuckAway!
Princess Rosella: You got it, mom!

[Rosella appears on a beach]
Rosella: Oh boy, I'm gonna solve PUZZLES and rescue FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS and save my DAD and oh boy oh boy!

[cut scene with Lolotte]
Evil Fairy Lolotte: Oh I'm an evil fairy! In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!
Henchman Edgar: Uh, copyright, copyright.
Evil Fairy Lolotte: Right. Well, uh, let's go mess around with Rosella.

[Rosella in a forest]
Rosella: Yay me! I've solved some PUZZLES and I got some ITEMS and the fruit that'll save my dad is behind this waterfall and through this cave and whoah, there's a troll after me! Maybe I need a different item to get past him. I'll come back later.

[in Lolotte's castle]
Evil Fairy Lolotte: Hi Rosella! Run some errands for me, 'kay?
Rosella: Aren't you evil?
Evil Fairy Lolotte: No, I just look that way. Scurry along, dear!

[Rosella solves some PUZZLES and runs an ERRAND, then gets another errand and solves THAT, and gets another errand]
Rosella: Damn, I pwn these errands.

[Rosella solves the last errand]
Rosella: Hey, Lolotte! I did it! Go me!
Evil Fairy Lolotte: You sure did! Hey, I'm gonna lock you in a tower and force you to marry Henchman Edgar. Be a sweetie now!
Henchman Edgar: Dur.

[Rosella escapes and defeats Lolotte]
Rosella: I win! Yay me! Hooray! And the good fairy is sending me home! Awww YEAH, I'm down wit my bad self, booya.

[Rosella arrives at home and returns to her dad's bedside]
Rosella: Dad! I did it! I solved all the PUZZLES and I saved all the FAIRY TALE CREAT-... ohshit.
Valanice: You forgot the fruit, didn't you.
Rosella: :smack:

GuanoLad
06-17-2004, 09:39 AM
I don't like adventure games where you can die just by turning left instead of right.

LucasArts had it right when they said it should be about the exploration, not the risk of constant death and restarting.

Silentgoldfish
06-17-2004, 09:52 AM
Ahhh King's Quest 4. And that stupid whale puzzle. A puzzle so damn infuriating they even made fun of it in Leisure Suit Larry 3.

I think everyone knows about the Sierra die-a-second joke in the original Monkey Island, but it's so good it bears repeating:

At one point in the game you're standing on the top of a cliff. If you walk too far to one side of a cliff Guybrush falls off and you get a Sierra death-restore-restart-quit message. A couple of seconds later Guybrush bounces back onto to ledge and the death message disappears. "Rubber Tree."

Come to think of it, all the stupidest deaths are from the King's Quest series. Although I can respect the advances in computer gaming King's Quest 1 made, it was by far the weakest series that Sierra had going.

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