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Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

Palpek posted:

That's true. Does this game let people build and decorate their own golf courses for other people to play on? If not then it should.

No, but your golf ball gets customized with whatever hat your character is currently wearing.

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Light Gun Man
Oct 17, 2009

toEjaM iS oN
vaCatioN


Lipstick Apathy

Palpek posted:

How does minigolf and anime houses coexist in this game? Like, are they separate modes or something?

Minigolf (and other games) get you the money you need to decorate your anime house.

Palpek posted:

That's true. Does this game let people build and decorate their own golf courses for other people to play on? If not then it should.

In theory, eventually, workshop support COULD allow for user-made golf courses. That's not anytime soon though.

Dark_Swordmaster
Oct 31, 2011


Are their minigolf courses where the holes are holes?

Magius1337est
Sep 13, 2017

by FactsAreUseless


Palpek posted:

How does minigolf and anime houses coexist in this game? Like, are they separate modes or something?

basically minigolf and housing are seperate "games" in the game, it's not one continuous experience

Really Pants
May 20, 2005

What's...where's...how do I even begin to describe your pants/underwear situation?!
You couldn't make your pants any lower, so you made pants for each leg! SAY IT!

so close and yet so far to my dream of a mini golf course where the 18th hole is a dolphin's vagina

one day, Ultimate Dolph Golph...one day

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

What am I, the button pusher?


I would play Dolph Golf but only if it's this Dolph



edit:

*goes 1 over par*

*holds arms up and shouts DRAGOOOOOO*

Dyz
Dec 10, 2010


Iíve hit scores you people wouldnít believe. Holes in one over the bend of a lake. Iíve scored eagles from a sand trap 50 yards away. All these moments will be lost, in time, like strokes in my game.

Cowcaster
Aug 7, 2002

NO FILE


Dyz posted:

Iíve hit scores you people wouldnít believe. Holes in one over the bend of a lake. Iíve scored eagles from a sand trap 50 yards away. All these moments will be lost, in time, like strokes in my game.

that's rutger hauer you dingdong

Really Pants
May 20, 2005

What's...where's...how do I even begin to describe your pants/underwear situation?!
You couldn't make your pants any lower, so you made pants for each leg! SAY IT!

same matter cannot occupy same space

Dyz
Dec 10, 2010


Cowcaster posted:

that's rutger hauer you dingdong

Goddamnit

PantsBandit
Oct 26, 2007

it is both a monkey and a boombox


I bought this silly game because of this thread but player count seems realllll low. Does the creator of a condo need to be online in order to view it? I went on at about 10pm EST and there was hardly anything open.

Croccers
Jun 15, 2012


The owner of the condo needs to be in the condo, also it needs to be set to public.
If you bum around in the casino keep an eye on the chat-feed for 'Player Y has checked in!' then go up to the condo lobby.

Scalding Coffee
Jun 26, 2006

You're already dead.


Shinjobi posted:

No, but your golf ball gets customized with whatever hat your character is currently wearing.
Can you wear something like an animated flame on your head?

Light Gun Man
Oct 17, 2009

toEjaM iS oN
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Lipstick Apathy

Scalding Coffee posted:

Can you wear something like an animated flame on your head?

There is a flame aura for players but I think maybe it was a backer thing? And not a hat? I'm not quite sure.

There IS however a flaming bowling ball you can buy. Or one with a skull in it. I use an all-chrome one, personally (and pretend it drills into and murders any standing pin)

Thief
Jan 28, 2011



Mr. Sunabouzu posted:

Unofficial studio policy is to always look where we can start an arms race of stupidity to make amusing garbage for you all. Other than that we're aiming to make it have the same amount of features + more than the game this one was based off of, Gmod Tower.

thank you

FPzero
Oct 20, 2008

You just have to be someone you can be proud of.

If you just do it, things will turn out okay.


duckfarts posted:

golf and anime are not mutually exclusive

This is true, i have played an unfortunate amount of Pangya over the years.

Bieeanshee
Aug 21, 2000

Not keen on keening.


Grimey Drawer

In anime minigolf, every hole is at least the 18th.

duckfarts
Jul 2, 2010

~ shameful ~







Soiled Meat

Bieeardo posted:

In anime minigolf, every hole is at least the 18th.

keep telling yourself that

Really Pants
May 20, 2005

What's...where's...how do I even begin to describe your pants/underwear situation?!
You couldn't make your pants any lower, so you made pants for each leg! SAY IT!

I had 15 strokes, it just looked like 3,000

duckfarts
Jul 2, 2010

~ shameful ~







Soiled Meat

Really Pants posted:

I had 15 strokes, it just looked like 3,000

have you seen a doctor yet

e: a good thread namechange

duckfarts fucked around with this message at Nov 17, 2017 around 02:40

Mr Scumbag
Jun 6, 2007

You're a fucking cocksucker, Jonathan


What are the chances to hit a jackpot on Wheel of Money really?

Light Gun Man
Oct 17, 2009

toEjaM iS oN
vaCatioN


Lipstick Apathy

Mr Scumbag posted:

What are the chances to hit a jackpot on Wheel of Money really?

There's some various rumors about it but I dunno if anyone really knows. One of these days I'm gonna sit down with a TV show or stack of movies and play for like 8 hours and see what happens.

Mr Scumbag
Jun 6, 2007

You're a fucking cocksucker, Jonathan


Light Gun Man posted:

There's some various rumors about it but I dunno if anyone really knows. One of these days I'm gonna sit down with a TV show or stack of movies and play for like 8 hours and see what happens.

Done that for about three days this week. My best spin is still 450.

It's looking like the odds are about equal to actual slots.

On the bright side, I always come away with more money, but not nearly as much as I'd have if I did pretty much anything else. Then again, it's pretty easy to mash space while watching bad movies.

Light Gun Man
Oct 17, 2009

toEjaM iS oN
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Lipstick Apathy

Mr Scumbag posted:

Done that for about three days this week. My best spin is still 450.

It's looking like the odds are about equal to actual slots.

On the bright side, I always come away with more money, but not nearly as much as I'd have if I did pretty much anything else. Then again, it's pretty easy to mash space while watching bad movies.

I've heard people claim there's like a weekly? time they "should" hit or something but it seems like bullshit.

Apparently you can jackpot on the poker machines if you get a royal flush.

Croccers
Jun 15, 2012


I hit the Watch Movies and Mash Space thing earlier this week. Both Diamonds and Quest will jackpot in a few hours, but Wheel...
Of Money! Just never pays.

Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016

not even worth red text

I got this game yesterday and the only bad thing I can say about it is that the trivia game has way way too many anime and kpop questions.

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

Guy Mann posted:

I got this game yesterday and the only bad thing I can say about it is that the trivia game has way way too many anime and kpop questions.

Heh. Get on my level.

Mr. Crane
May 16, 2009

The deranged
golem-android is both beautiful and dangerous.


I'm worried that after buying this game I'll be hooked for a day because of the newness of it and the oddity of other peoples towers but then I'll get bored with just that. Is there substance to this? How much are y'all actually playin?

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

I play it for my mini golf fix, and to set all people's TVs to Who Let the Dogs Out


My thirst will never be quenched.

Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016

not even worth red text

Shinjobi posted:

I play it for my mini golf fix, and to set all people's TVs to Who Let the Dogs Out


My thirst will never be quenched.

Yeah the minigolf could easily be a standalone $10 game. Right at this moment it's 8 courses with a full 18 holes apiece and they're a good balance of skill and goofy ball machine antics. And despite the slapdash Geocities look of the player hovels the actual official game stuff looks really good. Plus since all the players take their turns at the same time there's almost no downtime.



Other than that, the good:

Virus is a legitimately fun FPS mode, the randomized weapon loadouts and relatively short round lengths help keep it from getting boring. The sound design is surprisingly great because it starts off completely silent and then starts thumping cheesy techno once the outbreak starts and then when it's down to the last survivor it starts blasting buttrock that syncs up with the goofy-rear end hip-swaying zombie run animation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHoSUqlw47w

Little Crusaders is also a fun asymmetrical multiplayer game where one person is a dragon with a bunch of different offensive abilities tries to eat everyone and the rest of the team is completely defenseless save for the ability to press the big glowing button on the dragon's back that turns it off. It's based on the Ultimate Chimera boss from Mother 3 if that helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8RFXCETj0

The trivia minigame in the plaza is straightforward (10 questions a game, multiple choice with 4 answers with the odd True/False questions, points for correct answers based on how quickly you buzz in) and it nails that Who Wants to be a Millionaire/The Weakest Link vibe with the booming super intense music and lights and colors. The questions are all player-submitted so there's a lot of variety but it also means that the questions are skewed by the playerbase (the aforementioned overabundance of anime and kpop questions, a lot of Roman history, Homestuck, and computers), they're categorized by subject and difficulty so I imagine in the future you'll be able to have more control over the pools it draws from. There's also a fun meta element in seeing what subjects everyone gets right instantly and which ones totally stump the whole team.




And the bad:

Bowling is basically the bowling minigame from Wii Sports only with you moving your mouse back to wind up and then forward to throw instead of waggling. The core gameplay is fine and I freaking love the authentic low-res videos that play when you strike/spare/etc but it's kind of ruined by the fact that there's a ton of downtime since everyone goes one at a time and you're stuck twiddling your thumbs during their turns watching the same pointless animations of the ball returning and the pins being set every. single. time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_6hdOgm5BM

I'm not super crazy about Ball Race but maybe that's because I play with m+kb, I can't imagine Monkey Ball would work nearly as well without that sweet sweet analog control stick action either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvk0AtYhqsE

Laser Tag is just a slow and clunky one weapon team deathmatch that doesn't really do anything special aside from a weird resurrection gimmick where you have to run to recharging stations after you get shot. The most enjoyment I got from it is the rules sign in the lobby.



There's also a casino but IMHO there's not really much of a point to it because it's all fairly low stakes so even though the odds are rigged to make it consistently profitable in the long run you're better off playing an actual game instead of clicking on a lever for 20 minutes. And you can't even cheese it by leaving it running with an autoclicker for free money while you sleep or whatever since it periodically stops the game and makes you basically complete a one-key captcha to make sure you're there.

One thing I think is worth mentioning is that overall the game is pretty good about constantly giving you credits for your in-game performance on top of a participation payout and rewards for your ranking at the end so there's very little pressure to minmax your game choices or stress out about your performance. Like Bowling has a pretty hefty reward at the end to make up for it taking so long to play, and you get a hundred monies for getting a Split (along with encouragement for better luck next time) as well as for Strikes and Spares. One of those custom canvases people use for internet pictures is 1,000 monies and basic building blocks are much cheaper, there are a few conspicuously expensive objects but otherwise you can basically fully customize your character and pad without having to spend a ton of time earning money.

Guy Mann fucked around with this message at Nov 19, 2017 around 20:17

Palpek
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.


Thanks for the detailed write-up, I didn't know that the other mini games were that fleshed-out. Honestly I stickied this thread to get a laugh from the occasional weird player-mansion screenshot tours but it looks like this title has a fair ammount of actual game in it and is a pretty good deal that I might get in the future.

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

There's definitely a certain level of "buyer beware," but considering I got it for 10 bucks or whatever, I'm not upset with my investment in the slightest

Light Gun Man
Oct 17, 2009

toEjaM iS oN
vaCatioN


Lipstick Apathy

Thank you for doing a writeup on the minigames, I had been meaning to do that but....am lazy.

Ashsaber
Oct 24, 2010


Well then. I remember seeing a video of Gmod Tower with a few absolute new players trying to do a decorating contest after a few minigame rounds. The winner by a landslide was the guy who just covered as many surfaces in his room with Banjo Kazooie posters as he could afford.

This looks a lot more interesting, so I'll follow the thread.

HELLBITCH
Sep 15, 2017

bad at posting


What's the status of this game?
Is it a good game, or is it just an effective medium to shitpost with?

Croccers
Jun 15, 2012


At the very least it's Very Good if you want to fiddle about while listening to a podcast or watching something.

Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016

not even worth red text

So as part of the Steam fall sale this is currently marked down to $10.49, which is the lowest it's ever been on sale. If you want to pick it up now's a pretty good time IMHO.

Magius1337est
Sep 13, 2017

by FactsAreUseless


This game is worth it for the minigolf game alone.

Basically its like buying a good multiplayer minigolf game and getting a ton of extra poo poo too.

Fargin Icehole
Feb 18, 2011

Pet me.


Tower unite: This is somehow a crime scene and minigolf combined.

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dropkickpikachu
Dec 20, 2003

Ash: You sell rocks?
Flint: Pewter City souveneirs, you want to buy some?


What the hell this game is good

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