Key & Compass presents:
Banana Apocalypse and the Rocket Pants of Destiny
by Emily Short

Banana Apocalypse and the Rocket Pants of Destiny is a Z-machine version 5 interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Emily Short. This was an entry for Speed-IF Y.

You play as Grisham, an employee of "Rockets, Sprockets, and Pants" and you have a big date planned tonight with your favorite superhero, EnigmaGirl. But how are you going to get your pride and your prototype rocket pants out of the factory with MonkeyMan Shatner breathing down your neck?

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


s turn on pants sw w PropulsionLab FactoryFloor Escalator ParkingLot InMidair YourLovelyAbode YourFrontYard

Factory Floor

> x desk. turn on desk. x pants. x Shatner.

> ask Shatner about pants. ask Shatner about me. n.

Propulsion Lab

> x banana. take it. s.

Factory Floor

> show banana to Shatner. n.

Propulsion Lab

> x contraption. put banana in contraption. s.

Factory Floor

> take pants. wear pants. s. (You go directly from the Escalator to...)

Parking Lot

> turn on pants.

In Midair

> sw.

Your Front Yard

> x tree. climb tree. turn off pants. w.

Your Lovely Abode

> x table. x shower. take shower. look. z. x girl. kiss girl.

You have a choice of three endings:

Ending 1: Show pants

> show pants to girl. (She absconds with them.)

*** Oops. ***

Ending 2: Do nothing

> z. (Don't show or give the pants; she'll leave in disgust.)

*** Oops. ***

Ending 3: Ask Shatner about girl

> restart.

Factory Floor

> ask Shatner about girl. (He tells you she's bad news.)

*** You've narrowly escaped humiliating disaster! ***

Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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