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#45790926035309033 - Pictionary Fun Run
pictionary fun-compact.fm3 (66.8kB fm3 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2018-03-16 04:33:29 by warmCabin (21 files)
In 09:04.07 [32698 frames], 8657 rerecords)
9861 views, 558 downloads
(!!!!Pictionary isn't on the games list!!!!)

With it's incredible soundtrack and hilariously lame minigames, I thought Pictionary might have more entertainment potential than the TAS (link). And so, taking inspiration from (this) Family Feud run, I created: The Pictionary Fun Run!

Rather than submitting wrong-looking answers that are actually correct, I've done the exact opposite: submitting correct-looking answers that are actually wrong. The game checks for one specific word, so this isn't hard at all. I also throw in plenty of other fun guesses that you'll just have to watch the run to see :)

Other things this TAS features:

  • a suicidal paint bucket
  • a dancing space man
  • maximal but suboptimal box stacks
  • loss of innocent life
  • more shades of blue than any other TAS!
  • the number 6

I also think the drawing mode has a lot of potential for someone much more artistic than me. But the game doesn't process your images in any way, so unlike the Brain Age TAS, that would just sort of be art_lesson.fm3.

This is more of a freerun than anything else. Ostensibly it's an "uncover all the pictures%" run...but I don't uncover all the pictures. You could say it's a "no suicide" run...but I commit suicide at least 3 times. The best category I can think of for this is, "you're not allowed to press start to skip the minigames%". If you really tried, I'm sure you could invent a category contrived enough to make all these silly antics and weird guesses optimal...but isn't that against the rules, here? This run is just for fun, so sit back, relax, and jam out to some awesome tunes by Tim Follin.

In case you're curious, I've created an actual TAS of this game--it completes "Alternative" mode. I promise you, you're going to have a lot less fun over there than you will over here.

Here's an information dump. I don't think this game is complex enough to merit a wiki (also I don't know how to create one), but I can create one if this is inappropriate for submission text.

The board consists of five different colors, each corresponding to a different type of minigame:

     Yellow =  Attack of the Paint Zombies
     Pink   =  Leapin' Energy Capsules!
     Brown  =  The Warehouse Shuffle
     Green  =  Four Alarm Rescue
     Red    =  Random
The random minigame can easily be manipulated by pressing start on certain frames. So can the dice roll, except with A. The word to be guessed is determined as soon as the board appears on screen (I think), so you have to go quite a way back to manipulate that.

Timers and stuff:

  • The paint can can shoot paint every 10 frames.
  • You can add boxes to your stack every 8 frames.
  • You can select letters when entering your team name every 8 frames, but it seems to check for left and right on different modulo values (WHY??)
  • The game does not poll input for nearly 300 frames.

6 boxes high in the warehouse game is suboptimal. Any stack higher than 4 slows you down, and requires a lot more waiting to get across safely.

The astronaut in Leapin' Energy Capsules! has only one jump height, no matter how long you hold A.

It is impossible to get a perfect score on Four Alarm rescue. I dare you to find a frame with RNG good enough that you can save all the innocent lives.

The High-Top text entry system is somehow even more obnoxious as a TASer. You can only land on even letters (B, D, F...), so you're constantly overshooting and backtracking. Acceleration takes forever, too. And the game is weirdly inconsistent with how much you'll accelerate or deccelerate; sometimes you overshoot by SEVERAL letters and need to either backtrack MORE, or try to stop early and inch along to the right letter. SO stupid.

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By Spikestuff On 2018-03-16 08:36:49
.>Deliberately answering questions incorrectly and it achieves no progress.

Was hoping on a Family Feud incident.
Deliberately answering questions "incorrectly" and achieving no progress is a bit of a shame honestly.

Also 45 seconds to guess 'Binoculars' after stumbling around since the screen was just blue (aka no progress) was honestly skip material. It'd be more entertaining if you guessed that on first try.

Some examples on "Answering when next to nothing (or nothing) is present" with the series Bishi Bashi:

Pictionary isn't on the games list
A lot of games isn't on the game list.
By warmCabin On 2018-03-16 22:16:21 In response to #388
Thanks for the examples. I guess all the shades of blue I came up with weren't as funny as the time they wasted. Did you find any of the wrong guesses funny, or was it all boring?

Following your advice, a more entertaining TAS might be to reveal NONE of the squares, and get perfect guesses each time. Or at least keep the wrong guesses to maybe one per word.

Did you find the gameplay portions entertaining?

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