In this tiny game, you play as someone backstage at the XYZZY Awards ceremony. Eileen has sent you to bring out the celebrity presenter, Stephen Bishop, but he's been turned into a basket of mangoes! You need to find out who did this and change him back, if you can.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
> push button. x pot noodle. push button. x Psmith.
> push button. x reindeer. push button. x award.
> push button. x squid. push button.
Stephen Bishop has been restored and the ceremony is saved.
*** You have won ***
Stephen Bishop, the famous cave explorer, is a celebrity presenter — who has been turned into a basket of mangoes! You restore him at the end of the game.
Emily Short is the villian of this game. She appears in the epilogue.
Eileen is the organizer of the XYZZY Awards.
Psmith is represented as a wax dummy.
Matt Barringer is named as the recipient of the award.
Crowds are waiting outside to attend the XYZZY Awards ceremony.
You have died if you stand on the machine in the lab and push the button, transforming yourself into a basket of almonds.
You have won if you succeed in restoring Stephen Bishop into his human form.
a fruitbasket. It's in the Dressing Room. Take it and put it on the machine in the laboratory.
a pot noodle. Create it by putting the fruitbasket on the lab's machine and pushing the button.
Psmith. It's not the real Psmith, just a wax dummy that looks like him. Create it by leaving the pot noodle on the lab's machine and pushing the button.
a miniature reindeer. Create it by leaving "Psmith" on the lab's machine and pushing the button.
a XYZZY award. Create it by leaving the miniature reindeer on the lab's machine and pushing the button.
a squid. Create it by leaving the XYZZY award on the lab's machine and pushing the button. Push the button once more to turn the squid back into Stephen Bishop.
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