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The Algae cakes. lol

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Oh man, when I found the Algae cakes, I was glad to find out you can use them on everybody at the Expo. Man, some of the responses had me rolling. (That and they (briefly) have green teeth.)

This has to be one of the funniest items to use on people since...Horny, the mood unicorn from Sam & Max season 1. ("Want to rub my unicorn?")

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  • You can use them on everyone?

    Man, now I've got to make a new file.

  • @BrakMan2005 said: Oh man, when I found the Algae cakes, I was glad to find out you can use them on everybody at the Expo. Man, some of the responses had me rolling. (That and they (briefly) have green teeth.)

    @BrakMan2005 said: You can use them on everyone?

    Man, now I've got to make a new file.


    Haha, that's a sign that we've become used to many of the puzzles being too obvious. With past adventure games like the Monkey Island series we often had to try the stuff we found on everyone and everything in order to find out how the stuff was supposed to be used, and so we came to perceive the games as full and expansive - every possibility had been covered by the games' designers. And here many of the puzzles are so logical that we fail to even try other combinations, leading us to complain about the games being too short and not offering enough stuff to do. We think that there isn't anything more than this.
    And now it turns out that we can use many of the items in many more places than we thought. In episode 2, for instance, it never occured to me to show George's photo to anyone but the artist in the bar. Most of the time I don't even bother to check the photo or the newspaper for changes to the timeline since there's nothing in the story that calls for another look at them. And here in episode 4 it hadn't occured to me to try to give the algae cakes to anyone else but Emmet (as I was certain it had to do with making him look like a slob to Edna). I wonder what other things there are to do in the game that we haven't discovered yet...

  • when George took one i laughed out loud

  • Definitely one of my favorite parts of the episode. Edna's response to them was great.
    Though I still have no clue what the point of them was beyond the funny responses.

  • I thought for sure they were going to be needed to make Emmit look like a slob.

  • @Irishmile said: I thought for sure they were going to be needed to make Emmit look like a slob.


    I thought you had to use them to turn the light in the Delorean green, thus making First Citizen Brown willing to test drive it. But apparently FCB isn't the type to actually check these things and can be goaded into driving it just by Marty telling him it's green.

  • @lombre said: Though I still have no clue what the point of them was beyond the funny responses.

    Apparently, they can be used to give Emmett a negative reaction in the personality profiling puzzle. I wouldn't know firsthand, though, as I didn't get them until after completing that one.

  • @doggans said: Apparently, they can be used to give Emmett a negative reaction in the personality profiling puzzle. I wouldn't know firsthand, though, as I didn't get them until after completing that one.

    Oh, that makes sense. I just shocked him repeatedly for that. :p

  • you know the snacks that turned his teeth green? why did that go into your inventory? You never use it.... I thought at first Marty would have to re-enact Frankenstein....

  • @TheRaggedyWriter said: you know the snacks that turned his teeth green? why did that go into your inventory? You never use it.... I thought at first Marty would have to re-enact Frankenstein....



    ... Yeah ...

    Its kinda sad that the things players come up with is usually more clever then what youre supposed to do in the game.

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