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*Naked Ned popping in and out from the tree is similar to [[Wikipedia:Smoke (Mortal Kombat)|Smoke]] from [[Wikipedia:Mortal Kombat II|Mortal Kombat II]] in the living forest level, where you would occasionally see him pop out, look, and return behind the tree.
*Naked Ned popping in and out from the tree is similar to [[Wikipedia:Smoke (Mortal Kombat)|Smoke]] from [[Wikipedia:Mortal Kombat II|Mortal Kombat II]] in the living forest level, where you would occasionally see him pop out, look, and return behind the tree.
*The noise you hear when the disk read error occurs is very similar to the [[Wikipedia:Commodore 64|Commodore 64]] disk drive, for when the drive is trying to load a disk, it sometimes loses its place where it was loading and made a loud clicking noise.
*The noise you hear when the disk read error occurs is very similar to the [[Wikipedia:Commodore 64|Commodore 64]] disk drive, for when the drive is trying to load a disk, it sometimes loses its place where it was loading and made a loud clicking noise.
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*Using the baby at the hole of the mysterious cabin brings up a message "Deploying Q-Baby...", which is probably a reference to the game [[Wikipedia:James Bond|James Bond]] video games.  In those games, you use a remote contol Q-Spider to crawl through small holes.
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*Using the baby at the hole of the mysterious cabin brings up a message "Deploying Q-Baby...", which is probably a reference to the [[Wikipedia:James Bond|James Bond]] video games.  In those games, you use a remote contol Q-Spider to crawl through small holes.
*The three questions that are asked to you are a refrence to the original DUNGEON ( not the 3 Zork games ), where the dungeon master asked you 3 questions about the game
*The three questions that are asked to you are a refrence to the original DUNGEON ( not the 3 Zork games ), where the dungeon master asked you 3 questions about the game
*The loading screen is a reference to Space Quest 3, in which it showed a picture of the game's creators trying to console you about dying.
*The loading screen is a reference to Space Quest 3, in which it showed a picture of the game's creators trying to console you about dying.

Revision as of 02:44, 26 June 2006

Game Category: New Game
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A game fit for a peasant!

"Control a short-panted 'peasant' named Rather Dashing as he stumbles through Peasantry in his 'quest' to get revenge on a dragon thing."Videlectrix

A real long time ago, in the peasant kingdom of Peasantry, some people lived... in fear. You are Rather Dashing, a peasant wearing short pants, who returns from his vacation to find his thatched cottage BURNiNATED! You set out on a quest to get revenge on Trogdor once and for all. So will he stay alive and protect this peasant kingdom from burnination? YOU decide!!!

Date: August 2, 2004

Page Title: Peasant's Quest

Contents

Instructions

  • Look around by typing "look".
  • Talk to others by typing "talk".
  • Take items by typing "get (item)".
  • Use items by typing "use (item)". You can also "throw (item)", "give (item)","look (item)", and some other action words.
  • Type "inv" to see your inventory.
  • Type "save" to save your game and "load" to load a game. (Cookies must be enabled.)
  • Press + or - to speed up or slow down your character.
  • Type "ask about (name)" to gather information from other characters.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • On July 18th, 2005, Peasant's Quest received a "Top Dog" award from Home of the Underdogs.
  • The commands "make friends with Kerrek" and "buy Kerrek a cold one" were added after the e-mail for kids was released.
  • On January 16th, 2006, Peasant's Quest was made into a Dashboard Widget for Mac OSX.

Goofs

  • If you type "where" on the screen above the Mountain Pass, you'll see that it has no name.
  • Typing "look" on Poor Gary's screen will still say "rotten ol' horse" even after he's fled.
  • If you get Kerrek's belt after getting on fire, the animation of getting the belt won't show you on fire.

Glitches

Hidden behind the door
  • If you walk straight up to the Jhonka's door, you will disappear, except for one leg.
  • A strange mapping bug allows you to "warp" to the baby lady's house and the inn from another screen entirely. Walk into where you would go to the hidden glen, but go up through the fence and to the left.
  • On the screen containing Jhonka's Cave, walk into the bottom left corner and you'll end up in the inn, however you'll only be able to walk along the bottom and right sides of the screen.
  • Standing behind the "INN" sign while standing as close as possible to the inn itself will cause part of Rather Dashing to appear in front of the sign.
  • If you fail the quiz from one of the three keepers of Trogdor, instead of loading a game, just click on RESTART on the load menu after Game Over. Skip the game's intro and then press any key. This will once again bring up the question you answered wrong while you're standing by the knight at the entrance of Trogdor's cave. Answering the question wrong again just gets you another Game Over, answering right makes the box disappear, but every time you try to move or press any other key, the question comes up again, and you will be stuck until you answer the question wrong.
  • After you kill the Kerrek, go into the baby cottage. It will be raining inside.
    • It will also rain inside the inn.
  • In the Baby Lady Cottage, if you open up the inventory and select the Supertime Funbow, a small blue square will appear to the left of the screen.
  • On the Game Over screen, hit Enter twice and the animation of your bones will start over.
    • If you die, and press restart, and then press enter twice, you will go through another death scene.
  • After typing "use sword" in Trogdor's inner sanctum, walk right for an interesting glitch. Even though Rather Dashing's graphic is locked in place, he will get burninated even though he is nowhere near Trogdor. The fire will come from Trogdor's neck instead of his nose.
  • In Trogdor's Lair, you will hear a tune. Keep pressing load game and it will keep repeating.
  • If you type "get mask" at the well after placing the pebbles in the bucket, but before getting the Monster Maskus, you will not get the mask and will be unable to get it through any means.
  • If you put the baby in the bucket, but do not turn the handle, then you can type "put baby in bucket" and get more points again and again.
  • As soon as you start the game, type "save" and when you click on your loaded game, you will be in trogdor's lair.
  • If you enter Trogdor's outer sanctum and then try to leave, you get teleported back inside.

Inside References

  • Sometimes, when you jump in to the hay bale (after being covered with mud), it says you jump in like a "two years old boy". This is a reference to Main Page 15.
  • The screen title "River b/w Tree" is another reference to b/w.
  • If you try to jump in the left side of the lake, it responds "Not so fast, Swimmer Dan!".
  • When you reach the top of the mountain, it says "Nice jorb climbing the cliff.", which is a reference to A Jorb Well Done, as well as Coach Z's accent in general.
  • Jhonka is from the e-mail impression.
  • Kerrek is from the e-mail interview.
  • At the bale of hay, if you type "Get hay", it makes a reference to Thy Dungeonman and Thy Dungeonman II by saying "Who do you think you are, some kind of Thy Dungeonman?"
    • There is another Thy Dungeonman reference if you "look jhonka."
    • When you type in "die" it says "That wasn't very smart," another reference to Thy Dungeonman.
  • If you type in "get plague" at the burned out tree, the game calls you Mispeller Jones [sic], a reference to the "Interruptor Jones" quip from morning routine.
  • After killing the Kerrek the screen says "ARROWED!! Nice shot. You smote the Kerrek! He lay there stinking." Arrowed! is a running joke used in Teen Girl Squad and TROGDOR!.
  • If you return to the corpse of the Kerrek and type "kill Kerrek," it says "Yeah. You smote the Kerrek. You deserve a trophy full of Mutton-ums." This is a reference to the toon New Boots, where Strong Bad claims The Cheat could have earned a trophy full of Steak-ums.
  • Much of the text in the game echoes Strong Bad's style of speech, such as the quote, "Behold the TrogShield! No seriously, behold it."

Real-World References

Other Video Games

  • The game itself is a parody of King's Quest and many classic adventure games.
  • The filename of the game is disk4of12.html, a nod to old PC games which were often distributed on multiple floppy disks and which prompted the player to insert the next disk at certain points during installation or gameplay.
  • Starting from the Hidden Glen screen, turn left as you exit through the hole in the fence. This allows you enter the screen "located" above the Hidden Glen, which turns out to be the interior of the Baby Lady Cottage. Entering the cottage in this manner changes the way you interact with your surroundings, allowing you to walk through walls, and even walk an indeterminate distance off the edge of the screen. Possibly this is not an error, but rather a reference to Atari's old Adventure game, in which you could peer off the edge of one screen into another, and enter a secret room which is said to be the first instance of an "Easter egg" in a game.
  • When you smite the Kerrek, it'll first say "Here goes, Kid Icarus". This is a reference to a Nintendo game of the same name: Kid Icarus, in which your main weapon is a bow.
  • The save screen may be a reference to the old Legend of Zelda games in format, the addition of hearts through progress, and the addition of artifacts that are added to your body (shield, helmet, sword).
  • Typing "light lantern" is a reference to the text-based Zork series, in which you always carried a Brass Lantern, and which is parodied in Thy Dungeonman.
  • When you obtain the Kerrek's belt, Rather Dashing holds it over his head in a fashion similar to Link of The Legend of Zelda.
  • Naked Ned popping in and out from the tree is similar to Smoke from Mortal Kombat II in the living forest level, where you would occasionally see him pop out, look, and return behind the tree.
  • The noise you hear when the disk read error occurs is very similar to the Commodore 64 disk drive, for when the drive is trying to load a disk, it sometimes loses its place where it was loading and made a loud clicking noise.
  • Using the baby at the hole of the mysterious cabin brings up a message "Deploying Q-Baby...", which is probably a reference to the James Bond video games. In those games, you use a remote contol Q-Spider to crawl through small holes.
  • The three questions that are asked to you are a refrence to the original DUNGEON ( not the 3 Zork games ), where the dungeon master asked you 3 questions about the game
  • The loading screen is a reference to Space Quest 3, in which it showed a picture of the game's creators trying to console you about dying.

Music

  • If you type "look" near the hay, it says, "It reminds you of a warm, safe place where as a child you'd hide," a reference to "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses.
  • Looking at the rock in the middle of the river gives a reference to "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard.
  • When you scare Poor Gary it says he "broke on through to the other side," a reference to "Break on Through" by the Doors.
  • Hugging the tree at the hay bale produces a reference to a well-known Byrds song. However, once you do this you seem to get stuck. Pressing the down key will remedy this.
  • If you look at the cracked ground, it says something about it being a place in which rock stars make amazing guitar solos — a reference to Slash's solo on "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses.

TV/Movies/Comic Books

  • At the bale of hay, type "look tree". It says, "It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown," a 1976 Peanuts TV special.
  • When you first talk to the knight guarding the mountain pass, he calls you "Dragonheart", a reference to the movie of the same name.
  • If you try to get the pebbles but are too far away, it says, "You try to do your best Mr. Fantastic impression." This is a reference to the Fantastic Four.
  • If you go to the screen with "River b/w Tree" and type "look hut" or "look cottage", it says, "You see a cottage in the distance. You hold your fingers up to one eye and pretend to squash it." This is a reference to the Head-Crusher sketch on Kids in the Hall.
  • If you try to give the Jhonka something he'll reply with, "Don't need nothing from no filthy peasantses!!" This is a reference to the Lord of the Rings character Gollum, whom Jhonka somewhat resembles.
  • After jumping in the hay the game comments you look like "that guy from that one show", a reference to Cousin It from The Addams Family who looked like a walking hay bale.
  • If you type "drink", you'll get a message about how you don't need to drink, concluded with "So you got that going for you. Which is nice." This comes from Carl Spackler in the film Caddyshack.

Other

  • Typing "throw baby" at the west screen of the lake returns the message, "I guess you misread the walkthrough at GameFAQs..." GameFAQs is a popular gaming website known for its huge number of walkthroughs or FAQs for just about every game there is (including Peasant's Quest)
  • When you look at the painting in the inn, it says that there are dogs playing "Magic: The Nerdening". This is a reference to the Magic: the Gathering card game, as well as to the stereotype of Magic-players as being antisocial nerds. The painting itself is a reference to C. M. Coolidge's series of nine oil paintings featuring dogs playing poker, as well as the follow-up painting "Looks Like Four of a Kind".
  • If you try to "scare gary" before getting the mask, two of the three possible responses are references. The first ("You tell Gary the story about the kid who pops this big zit he has and all these baby spiders come out. It doesn't phase him.") is a reference to an urban legend, as is the second ("You tell Gary the "THE CALLS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!" one but he doesn't act very scared. He's probably heard it before."), which was made into the 1979 horror movie When a Stranger Calls.
  • Trogdor's voice is an old speech synthesizer called the Software Automatic Mouth, or S.A.M.
  • The berries on the bushes are called "Crunch Berries." This is a reference to the cereal of the same name.
  • Trying to jump in the hay from far away will cause a reply which includes a usage of the initials MJ. This is a reference to Michael Jordan, a basketball player who had an incredible vertical jump, and was able to dunk the ball from the foul line, which is several feet away.
  • Looking at the rocking chair after the baby lady leaves will get you a message saying "One of those self-rocking kind. Not bad for a brown-collar peasant-type. Must be trickle-down in action." This may be a reference to trickle-down economics; part of Ronald Reagan's economic plan for the United States was based on the theory that allowing those with the most economic influence (businesses and the upper-class) to flourish would "trickle down" and benefit the rest of the economy in the form of increased spending, saving, and investment. Therefore, according to the trickle-down theory, given fair market conditions, the best way to enhance overall economic health is to concentrate economic benefits on those with the most economic influence.
    • Furthermore, "brown-collar" is a reference to white- and blue-collar jobs, referring to office work and manual labor, respectively. There is no brown collar, but it can only be assumed it represents whatever brown-robed peasants do.
  • When Trogdor first wakes up, Rather Dashing wishes he had some "Depeasent Underwear". This is a reference to Depends Underwear.
  • When the game is loading, it is a reference to the Apple IIe booting with the screen saying "v1.8" (all that is readable) and the Population: Tire Loading screen.
  • The Apple IIe in the loading screen (along with its disk drives) are on the Videlectrix Home Page.



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