The Scorpion Box


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The Scorpion Box

Starchild One turtle, one scorpion, six ways to die. You've agreed to take care of your girlfriend's pet turtle Romeo. The problem is that your prankster friend Luc put a scorpion in with Romeo, because who doesn't like venomous clawed little creatures of doom? The aptly named point-and-click game, The Scorpion Box, is thus about extricating your reptile friend from its current predicament, as well as finding as many alternative outcomes as possible.

The Scorpion Box You can only interact with objects with hover text, and if you do, you'll quickly find a motley assortment of items in your inventory. It might take a little guessing to figure out how to use them correctly, but ultimately the game does exhibit a fair bit of logic. There are four ways of saving the turtle and three ways of disposing of the scorpion, and six examples of you making a bad decision and getting yourself killed. Some of these are quite straightforward, and others trigger silly mini-games, but they are mostly short, sweet and funny. The Scorpion Box feels more like an entertaining experiment than a full-blown adventure, so it won't take up a lot of your time or try to be convoluted or difficult. Of course, it's almost impossible to leave it without discovering all the endings, but if you have to find out all the ways you can be killed by a dangerous animal, it's certainly best to do it in the safe environment of a cool point-and-click game.

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Walkthrough:

    Possible Solutions

Option 1.

Hibernate:

Take the box, put it outside in the balcony.

When you have it back, pick up the turtle (requires beating a mini-game).

Place the turtle in the oven to defrost it.

Option 2.

Don't underestimate poetry:

Take box, and poetry book (on dining table).

Use poetry book on box.

Play spelling mini-game.

Once prompted that the scorpion is calmed, you need to open the box and get the turtle while still spelling words.

Get rid of the box with scorpion by throwing it out of balcony door.

Option 3.

Alcohol Solution:

Take box.

Get drill from closet.

Get beer from fridge.

Use drill on box (make holes anywhere you want in mini-game).

Use beer on box.

Throw scorpion out of window, or mail it.

Option 4.

Divide by two:

Take box.

Get saw from closet.

Get tape from table.

Get cardboard sheet from fridge.

Use saw on box.

Use the cardboard sheet on the box.

Use the tape on the box.

Throw scorpion box out of window.

    Deaths

Death 1.

I don't know, aliens:

Take box.

Get saw from closet.

Get tape from table.

Get cardboard sheet from fridge.

Use saw on box.

Press back button.

Death 2.

Afterlife:

Take box.

Get saw from closet.

Get tape from table.

Get cardboard sheet from fridge.

Use saw on box.

Use carboard sheet on box.

Press back button.

Death 3.

It's just a game:

Take the box, put it outside in the balcony.

Fail minigame when extracting turtle.

Death 4.

Parallel worlds: Open the box before doing anything to it.

Death 5.

Crash:

Take the box, put it outside in the balcony.

When you have it back, pick up the turtle (requires beating a mini-game).

Place it in microwave.

Death 6.

Education requires dedication: Fail spelling-mini game after you have opened the box.

    Disposal methods

Option 1.

It's really cold out there: Place box outside in the blacony with both turtle and scorpion.

Option 2.

Open the windows: After separating the turtle from the scorpion, use scorpion (in box or not) on balcony door.

Option 3.

Unexpected delivery: Take stamp (desk drawer), and cardboard box (dining room table) Get the scorpion drunk (see solution 3), then use it on cardboard box, then use stamp on box.

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Collected a bunch of inventory items. But couldn't figure out what to do with em. While it's technically not a text based game, there is a lot of reading.

"and for that reason ... I'm out" lol

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hey, im stuck at where

you can read poetry to the scorpion, do you need to complete it flawlessly?

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Walkthrough:

    Possible Solutions

Option 1.

Hibernate:

Take the box, put it outside in the balcony.

When you have it back, pick up the turtle (requires beating a mini-game).

Place the turtle in the oven to defrost it.

Option 2.

Don't underestimate poetry:

Take box, and poetry book (on dining table).

Use poetry book on box.

Play spelling mini-game.

Once prompted that the scorpion is calmed, you need to open the box and get the turtle while still spelling words.

Get rid of the box with scorpion by throwing it out of balcony door.

Option 3.

Alcohol Solution:

Take box.

Get drill from closet.

Get beer from fridge.

Use drill on box (make holes anywhere you want in mini-game).

Use beer on box.

Throw scorpion out of window, or mail it.

Option 4.

Divide by two:

Take box.

Get saw from closet.

Get tape from table.

Get cardboard sheet from fridge.

Use saw on box.

Use the cardboard sheet on the box.

Use the tape on the box.

Throw scorpion box out of window.

    Deaths

Death 1.

I don't know, aliens:

Take box.

Get saw from closet.

Get tape from table.

Get cardboard sheet from fridge.

Use saw on box.

Press back button.

Death 2.

Afterlife:

Take box.

Get saw from closet.

Get tape from table.

Get cardboard sheet from fridge.

Use saw on box.

Use carboard sheet on box.

Press back button.

Death 3.

It's just a game:

Take the box, put it outside in the balcony.

Fail minigame when extracting turtle.

Death 4.

Parallel worlds: Open the box before doing anything to it.

Death 5.

Crash:

Take the box, put it outside in the balcony.

When you have it back, pick up the turtle (requires beating a mini-game).

Place it in microwave.

Death 6.

Education requires dedication: Fail spelling-mini game after you have opened the box.

    Disposal methods

Option 1.

It's really cold out there: Place box outside in the blacony with both turtle and scorpion.

Option 2.

Open the windows: After separating the turtle from the scorpion, use scorpion (in box or not) on balcony door.

Option 3.

Unexpected delivery: Take stamp (desk drawer), and cardboard box (dining room table) Get the scorpion drunk (see solution 3), then use it on cardboard box, then use stamp on box.

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As far as I can tell, you don't need to complete any of the mini-games flawlessly. In fact,

in the poetry game, I don't think any mistakes you make before opening the box matter at all.

By the way, this game involves some profanity in some of the endings, so maybe it should be rated orange.

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Carny Asada Author Profile Page November 11, 2013 8:24 PM

I type about 60 WPM, and found the typing mechanism did not work for me. I very quickly got ahead of the game, and it jammed.

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Before I play this, I would like to know the rationale of the rating. I'm very easily spooked and all.
Oh, and is there a way to link my Facebook sign-in with my Movable Type sign-in?

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I'm not sure I like the way that there are essentially

only two ways to get rid of the scorpion.

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Not sure if this qualifies as irony, but I'm having trouble with the last way to die.

How do I fail the typing challenge after the box lid is off?

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@Nicholas Rein

The rating is for language, although I don't know how you'll react to a cartoon scorpion jumping toward you. I'm an arachnophobe, but it didn't trigger me at all.

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I figured out how to get that last way to die.

After successfully getting the lid open, DO NOTHING. Don't even type badly, just don't type at all. Don't click, either. Just do nothing.

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I can't type fast enough to get the good poetry ending..... ^^;

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Maybe it's just me, but lately, every time I click on a game to play it, the size of the game screen is too small and I can't see the whole game. I end up just going to the original source to play it, but I'd rather play the games on this site because of cookies. :(

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Ugh. Ignore the above comment. It is just me because I'm stupid!

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