Got it now. I was doing that every time, but made the wrong conversation choice while stowing away every time.Turns out
The stupidest question Is the one you ask!
Loved the book, now onto the Hypertrout!
Glen Wed Oct 17 18:13:20 2012
TGC is my favourite WWGB book :).
Robert Douglas Wed Oct 17 22:08:47 2012
If you write another gamebook, could you perhaps somehow fit in seafood sandwiches? I'd also like a bowl of sweetcorn. And, cherry pie with custard if you have any :)
Walker Long Thu Oct 18 12:21:49 2012
Well T. G. C. is really a challange. Tjhat Death Bot is unbelieveable.How am I supposed to fight a monster like that? I haven't tried smoke bombs yet but this is one tough assignment. I tried not to buy a knife but when I try to sneak through the door (after lessons) I get nailed every time. Ah, what fun! Walker
C-Star Thu Oct 18 17:18:09 2012
You really remind me of me. I was posting the exact same stuff as you when I first started posting! The WWGB series is a challenge. I must have died about 25 times all throughout! Of course, the other guys helped me a lot.
And as for your problems with the Death Bot, you're not supposed to fight it. If you do, it is extremely unlikely that you will win. What you're supposed to do is
Use a certain item to defeat him without ever engaging in combat. You need to make the right choices to trick him into dropping his guard so you can use it.
The item is, I.M.O., very random, so ask if you need help figuring it out. And, just to warn you, it actually gets harder later on :-( but that's what makes gamebooks so satisfying when you win them!
Walker Long Thu Oct 18 19:06:25 2012
I feel stupid but what does I.M.O. mean? W.
C-Star Thu Oct 18 19:36:16 2012
It means 'In My Opinion'. Good luck with the rest of the series by the way!
Walker Long Tue Oct 23 17:31:38 2012
At: ulysses I thank you for the bookmark info. I do that all the time but it is called favorites. I didn't know it saves the page as it is. I thought it just saved the web site. It works great! Boy, what a time saver. Now I am in "Crate and keep getting to the airport and the kid. I die. I know I am missing something. How about a little hint? I haven't used the data pad or the other data thing or the goop in the jar. It must be there for somthing... I have had a beard and not and got a stat bump. I must be missing something. Am I exeting the building after I run from the bot-dogs? thanks a bunch.Walker
C-Star Tue Oct 23 18:01:58 2012
Hey, I posted all that info!! Anyway, I got stuck on this exact same part too. TGC requires you to take a strict path through the book. if you have the goop in the jar, you made the wrong choices on the ship in the beginning. You're supposed to be escaping by yourself. When you escape the ship, you should have a blaster, a strait jacket, and a microchip. You can get the data square and tablet again before reaching the city. Just find the crashed ship. You NEED the tablet & square to win.
Walker Long Wed Oct 24 11:02:03 2012
Thank you! I would never had started back that far. Walker
C-Star Wed Oct 24 15:17:52 2012
And, because you might need to know later, choose to stow away once you get the crate. You'll need to open it.
Walker Long Thu Oct 25 15:31:41 2012
Pat or Ulysses, I got to fight to death-bot died. I go to the crashed ship and tlk to both computers and leave. I don't pick-up the pad etc. I don't know where they can be. I am going in with Big Boband use the whip. Any ideas? I don't know where to stow away. Hint Please! Walker
Ulysses Fri Oct 26 01:42:07 2012
@Pat For all of the time penalties I tried to make them realistic. So to take 2 objects out of your pockets and try them in combination should only take 10 seconds at most.
The adding of numbers from the names of the objects is the only way to make this work in a text gamebook. I'm not sure what you are intending, but it would be nicer if you could just select the two objects without having to use the relatively clumsy method of adding numbers from the names.
Ulysses Fri Oct 26 01:56:46 2012
The problem with your questions are that you are all over the place chronologically and your descriptions of your actions don't let us know if you have done critical tasks or not.
In every section of the game: Golden Stream, Jungle, Shipwreck, Town, Supertrain, Projudia, A13 Spaceport, Flight, A12 Spaceport, A12 Palace; there is something that needs to be done for success.
C-Star mentioned previously everything you need to do on the Golden Stream, namely:
Leave by yourself with a disposable blaster, an electronic strait jacket, and a microchip.
In the jungle:
Find the crashed ship and go on board.
In the shipwreck:
Make sure you explore thoroughly and don't leave by the same way you came in. If you do not do this you will not succeed at the game. Just to be clear: you enter the crashed ship by the door. Don't go back that way. Explore and find another way to leave. If you feel like you have searched everywhere, then you will probably have to restart that section and do things differently.
Walker Long Sun Oct 28 15:22:19 2012
Hi, Well I'll try to get this in order I get to the secret place and go back. I kill the Captain and land. I get the 3 color button control and get the stuff from the safe. I go up one level with the Lumberjacks. I get more training in whip. I get on the train and beat the woman then the guy. Now i am supposed to know about the trick compartment. But, how do I open it and not get the crate behind the fense? This is such a great game. Thanks for your help. Walker
C-Star Sun Oct 28 21:16:03 2012
I'm sorry, I have no idea what your problem is. And since my laptop is in repairs and the books don't work too well on this phone, I can't check. So i'll just guess.
You ARE supposed to impersonate the guard. You will eventually see someone open the crate. Remember the code for it. Then you have to steal the crate again (a smoke bomb can insta kill the dog bot.) Choose the right conversation choices to trick the death bot and use the strait jacket on it.
Hope i actually guessed right.
Ulysses Mon Oct 29 04:58:45 2012
Regarding escaping with the Crate:
The best way to deal with the deathbot is as follows: In the conversation ask it if you can express your gratitude by giving it a hug. This lets you know that the deathbot doesn't like being touched. Then trick it into turning around and run forward. If you have the electronic straight jacket it will be used automatically and this will paralyse it. Then use the computer chip you should have got from the medical android at the start. You will then automatically take the Crate and leave. The deathbot will then protect you from dog-bots.
C-Star Mon Oct 29 09:17:01 2012
Yeah I just didn't want to be TOO specific, solving that puzzle was one of the most satisfying parts of the game for me! And one more thing you may have problems with (I know I did).
Choose to stow away at the space port, and open the crate when asked if you want to. You will be given dialouge options. Choose the really stupid question that gives you no useful answers at all (hope it's obvious which one that is).
pi4t Mon Feb 25 12:13:43 2013
Argh. I hate to ask for help, but I can't figure our The Golden Crate.
I've managed to get to the point where I can enter a code into the crate, but I can't work out what code to use. I'm guessing that the number I found in the safe of the wrecked ship has something to do with it, but I've tried entering it and it failed. I'd think it was something to do with the coded message for the captain, only as far as I can tell there's no way of getting both that and the blaster you need to open the safe without having to meet the space rats and stopping you exploring the jungle.
Also, I think there may be either an error, or an example of Ulysses Ai's sense of humour, in the training you can recieve. The - advanced - energy whip course gives only a +1 attack strength bonus when using an energy whip, which is less than the cheaper basic defence course (+1 initial-and-current skill at all times, including non battle tests). Also, there's a minor exploit in Planet of the Spiders in that it's quite possible to
keep teleporting back in time to gain the benefits of the stat boosting liquid again and again, provided you don't boost your luck.
pi4t Mon Feb 25 12:29:36 2013
Correction: I feel stupid now. Reading back several pages of the guestbook, I see that I had in fact been told the solution, but just scanned that section rather than reading it properly, so hadn't noticed!
Flow Sat Mar 9 19:16:00 2013
Hey uh i have a question about golden crate
Why does the blaster not work againist deathbot please answer
Flow Sat Mar 9 19:18:14 2013
Btw does anyone know how to beat him, i tried talking to him but it never works or fighting him
Ulysses Sat Mar 9 23:04:44 2013
The blaster you possess is a disposable blaster and doesn't have enough shots to use in a fire-fight, especially against a death-bot.
To defeat the death-bot, use the following procedure:
1. Talk to the Death-bot, 2. Ask to hug it, 3. Instead of going forward trick it into turning around, 4. Approach the Death-bot, 5. Use the Electronic Straight Jacket you should have got from the medi-bot on the Golden Stream. This will disable the robot.
pi4t Mon Mar 11 09:21:53 2013
You can, of course, also just fight the Death-Bot: the fight is winnable if you have a good Skill (eg from boosting it multiple times, as I described above, in Planet of the Spiders ).
C-Star Mon Mar 11 14:28:21 2013
Using the electric jacket is way more satisfying though :-D
C-Star Tue Mar 12 16:16:26 2013
"Who's superior now?"
Flow Sat Mar 16 15:34:10 2013
Flow Sat Mar 16 19:30:24 2013
Okai thanks now I'm stuck on the
Spider-Man in the merchant palace
Flow Sat Mar 16 20:01:16 2013
Btw i. Confused that you dont get to keep items such as energy whips between stories if you press continue, cause
At the training place in golden crate, there is a course for advanced whip and that woukd makebattlee a lot easier
Ulysses Sun Mar 17 01:52:30 2013
You've made it to the final battle! The thing about that battle is:
The creature you face in the battle is determined by how many of the shape shifters you can kill. Since you are facing a spider-man, you must have killed a few somehow. It is possible to kill all of them except for the Merchant Prince of A13, meaning you face him alone in combat. The lethal items or conditions you need are: antique grenades, assistance from in-laws, assistance from a deadly doctor-bot, and spare shots on your disposable blaster.
Regardless, it's still possible to just fight the battle and win. At least it's not a Death-o-saur.
Usually all weapons are available somewhere early on in the game. It is possible to obtain an energy whip in tGC near the start.
Flow Mon Mar 18 01:48:51 2013
Thanks for all your help man
pi4t Mon Mar 18 11:18:31 2013
Flow: Regarding your comment about why you want an energy whip:
As I've said before, though, the basic self defence course (or whatever it's called) is simply better. It gives you a +1 initial-and-current skill, which applies whatever weapon you may be using at the time, and to skill tests as an added bonus. The advanced energy whip course simply gives you a +1 to attack strength (equivalent to +1 initial-and-current skill in combat) when, and only when, using an energy whip. Unless there's some 'hidden' feature, the self defence is simply better, and cheaper.
Flow Sun Mar 31 04:20:46 2013
I am finished golden crate and am gonna start on hell fire now:D
D-L-T Tue Oct 15 00:55:38 2013
Oh, reward of rewards! You have a shape-shifting girlfriend!
THEZOO Wed Dec 11 11:52:37 2013
How do you travel back in time? I've tried all combinations with the loading bot
Arguth Wed May 28 13:04:15 2014
Hello I must say that of all the game books I played this one has got to be the hardest and if your other future ones are even harder then this is going to be a long haul. Congratulations because it's all pretty funny, but what I haven't picked up on is how to time travel. I've been to the ruined ship and I've exhausted all the dialogue options with the vending machine in the hold.
However although I've unlocked the dialogue option that gives me info. on passwords and fake crates I don't know how to access that secret research level that is supposed to come up as an option. The other machines have no answers when time travel is brought up. Can anyone save me for this one? Maybe there's something I missed, as if your supposed to time travel on the ship, then surely i won't need the blaster or the chip or the jacket just for the ship exploration.
Other than time travel I think everything else should fall into place as I've got to the ending where pomplom dies.
Arguth Wed May 28 16:51:48 2014
I've finally figured it out.
Fight your way to the 1st vending machine. Ask it how it got here then ask it or sprouts or supplies. But even then your gonna need a command code for the time travel.
yaztromo Wed Dec 10 18:44:11 2014
Damn sleepy and irate pirate...:-D
davide Sat Dec 26 14:20:52 2015
nice job here! however
I gather from some spoilers before I need to time-travel (or at least I should do it in the optimal path) but also choosing all possible combinations of chatter with the devil-bot, I can't find the correct one to allow me to!