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Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!

by Steph Cherrywell


About the Story

You are Bonnie Noodleman, Ordinary Well-Adjusted Teen-Ager, on an ordinary well-adjusted drive up Make-Out Mountain--until some gooey monstrosity from beyond the stars guzzles your boyfriend's brains clean out of his head! Jeepers, what a pickle! Can you convince the townsfolk you're not koo-koo, or is your thinker next on the alien menu?

Explore beautiful Canyonville, New Mexico, at the height of the 1959 Pine Nut Days festival, interact with a full cast of NPCs, perform beat poetry, tamper with baked goods, use hideously powerful space weapons to win cheap carnival trinkets, and try to avoid getting a Reputation!

Game Details

First Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 6AB5C19A-198E-4703-B83A-E2581AD420D6
TUID: f55km4uutt2cqwwz

Off-Site Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
As poor Bonnie Noodleman you have just seen your date have his brain straight-up guzzled. You leg it down from Make-Out Mountain and thus begins a textual parody of 1950s B-movie shlock. There is a magazine personality quiz which you do at the beginning of the story that determines your characteristics and what things you carry (I got a handy switchblade!). Itís something Bethesda probably wishes they could have come up with for the beginning of Fallout. I smiled and chuckled a lot.
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  v.10: 08-Feb-2017 16:45 - MathBrush (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.8: 07-Jan-2016 18:01 - CMG
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v.7: 19-Dec-2015 17:57 - zeartless
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v.6: 05-Dec-2015 02:43 - chairbender
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v.5: 03-Dec-2015 15:34 - Jason McIntosh
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v.3: 15-Nov-2015 21:05 - classicaljunkie
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v.2: 01-Oct-2015 17:30 - dutchmule
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v.1: 01-Oct-2015 14:06 - Brendan Patrick Hennessy
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