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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders playthrough and hints

I’m setting this up now as an incentive for me to start playing it :wink: and so we’ve got an area to chat about the playthrough and hints as needed.

@Someone, @tasse-tee and whoever else wants to play at the same time, feel free to join in.

It might get tricky if and when we are at different stages of the game (I’ll no doubt lag behind, and I think @Someone has the benefit of playing it before). So we might just need to be mindful of tagging spoilers.

I’ll probably start on Sunday :slightly_smiling_face:

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Yes, I’ve played it as a kid several times, but I can’t remember all of the puzzles at the moment. So maybe I have to ask for help too. :wink:

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Ok, I’m in! :smile:
Don’t worry, I might be a bit slow as well. I’ll start on Sunday or Monday.

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For all of you who would like to play Zak, here is (again) the link to the newspaper that was part of the box. You should read the newspaper before starting to play the game.

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@Someone Is that higher res than the one from GOG?

Edit: btw @Someone I just noticed that just like for Maniac Mansion, the Zak hintbook on GOG is worthless.

Yes.

Yes, indeed. But that’s why we have this thread. :wink:

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In fact the one on GOG is nearly unreadable!

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Yeah, it’s pretty blurry. :slight_smile:

Actually I might even start it tonight if I get a chance… I’m quite excited!

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You could print out the newspaper and read it tomorrow morning during your breakfast. :wink:

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Haha :grin: that’s an amusing image!

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The “original” newspaper was printed on real newspaper paper and had the size of a newspaper (ok, ok, a small newspaper :wink: )

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I also repost this link again which shows the graphics of the different versions:

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I will act as your personal 4468 :wink:

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Are you in trouble? Call 44 68
'cause at Wright Law Offices you don’t have to wait!

Legal or adventure
Brazen or demure

The Phoenix McKracken love child
is always ready with his Spidey Sense™
His mannerisms are mild
When he helps you through the bends

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“Hey Zak, Zak in Zak is stuck because…” :grin:
(forum user, game character, game name)

This could get confusing. Maybe our hint line needs a new name in this thread…

:exclamation::grinning:

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Now we need a musician to write melody for that song. :wink:

Edna!

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I keep thinking the game is called Zak Phoenix McKracken…

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I’m looking forward to this game’s judge. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Ooh, too bad I’m at work now.
I’m hearing a cheesy jingle with a choir.

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