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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Fluffets, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Other game slike what I mentioned include the Ren & Stimpy game Stimpy's Invention and a Mickey and Donald game for Sega Genesis (I forget the title).

    Another thing that could stretch out the legnth of the game idea: Beauregard would dump the trash in a dumpster that's three or four blocks away from the theater, as opposed to the closest dumpster.
     
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    How about this idea...

    The Muppets prepare for a long play, a big forrest set is built, and all of the Muppets are deeply into their roles... Except for Kermit, who, though playing a hero, can't quite get the right idea of how to portray his character. Meanwhile Bunsen works on a hybrid machine, which both makes things teleport and become more real. He (or Beaker) accidently zaps the set and the cast into an alternate dimension where the set becomes a real forrest, and all of the characters except for Kermit are so in character that they become their character, including those who are playing villians. So Kermit is the only one aware of his past reality, and must find a way to bring everything back to normal.
     
  3. Fluffets

    Fluffets New Member

    Cool, that reminds me though, some of your games (at least 2) are all about Kermit rescuing others from something or other, they're good ideas though, I think I might as well dump this thread but thanks for this one and all the other ideas, I'd like to see more opinions on this, its quite a small crowd on this thread.
     
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, it seems logical for many games to invovl rescuing other characters. But I guess I do think up things alot.
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I posted a lot of ideas, and I tried my best not to post more ideas... But I thought of a great idea today, and I don't think the idea has ever been done before in any video games. Basically, the Muppets would be putting on a video game. A show-within-a-show about the making of the game we're playing.

    Basically, the game would have computer animated videos between each level, showcasing some backstage crises and other stuff. It would begin with the Muppets in a video game "studio", with Bunsen explaining a new Muppet Labs technology, where people can play video games INSIDE the games. Muppet Labs invents a number of levels and worlds, as well as a plot, and some of the main characters (up to four at a time, like the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii) allow players to controll them (this could lead to a funny lien by somebody like Miss Piggy or Pepe... "I refuse to be controlled like some sort of puppet!"), while some familiar and not-so-familiar characters take on bad guy roles. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (sometimes joine dby Lips, sometimes joined by additional guest musicians)appear in the studio to provide live music for the game.

    After an opening video that sets up the concept of Muppet Labs creating a video game universe for the Muppets, The Newsman would do a news report, setting up the plot of the game (I'm thinking maybe involve the Muppets in search of six magic keys or diamonds or something). Sometimes a crisis in the studio would effect the gameplay and technology... For example, most of the game would be a 3D platform game, but at one point some circuits break, transforming the video quality to an 8-bit game, and the Muppets would have to do things to bring the quaility back up.

    And after finishing the game, the Muppets could sing a big musical number while the credits role.
     
  6. Fluffets

    Fluffets New Member

    I love it!:D
     
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Last night I thought it might be interesting for there to be a Muppet game where the bosses are all characters who weren't seen much. Characters like Mahna Mahna, Marvin Suggs, Angus McGonacle, Fleet Scribbler, Uncle Deadley, and J.P. Grosse. I was thinking J.P. could be a final boss, but then I can't really think of what he could do that'd make sense. While he was mean, it was mostly out of greediness. He wasn't really a villian, and didn't have any evil traits. Fleet Scribbler would also be a bit hard to figure out, but I'm thinking maybe a level where he follows you around, and you have to avoid him until the end of the level... He just chases you around, and you start losing energy when he gets close enough to you... Then you get to what is called a "safe zone", where you go behind glass, pull a lever, and a safe falls on him.

    But most of the others could work well. While Mahna Mahna doesn't seem to be evil, he could work as a boss. Put him in a level where he's just wildly running and hopping around, picking up small objects to throw at you (which you, in turn, could pick up and throw back). Maybe the Snowths could be there, pulling levers that provide the objects.

    Marvin Suggs could try to hit you with his mallet, and at times throw Muppaphones at you, which you could catch/ pick up and throw at him.

    Angus McGonacle could use gargling powers to defeat you... Maybe smoke bombs can come out of his mouth when gargling.

    I think that anything can work well for Uncle Deadley... Maybe he'd be a better final boss than J.P. Grosse.
    Heck, the old gypsy lady and the aliens from the Jonathan Winters episode coudl also be characters to battle.

    Then again, maybe it could just be a typical fighting game, like Mortal Kombat. J.P. Grosse can threaten to close the theater, unless the Muppets put on a fight. J.P. chooses people for the main characters to fight (the characters mentioned above), and the main characters have to win all battles to keep the theater.

    Another idea could be a game in which Fozzie Bear spends the night in a haunted house, and has to fight off ghosts and monsters, perhaps by throwing tomatos and pies at them. It could have be in 1930s/1940s/1950s comedy style. A duo comedy game involving Fozzie would also be good... Maybe pair him with either Kermit, Gonzo, Rowlf, or Scooter.
     
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Something I was thinking would make a cool feature in a Muppet video game: Instances where Thog is sitting on one end of a teeter-totter, Kermit or another Muppet jumps on the other end, sending Thog into the air, and when Thog falls back down, the Muppet you play as flies up into the air. Or it can be like the similar obstacles in the Sonic games and Thog can fly up and land on the other end before sending your Muppet to fly up. Or if it was a Sesame Street game replace Thog with Snuffleupagus.

    I was also thinking maybe a game in which the monsters try to take over the theater would be interesting. Not sure if Sweetums should be one of the enemies, but the other full-body monsters (except Thog) would make good bosses, and the various frackles could be recurrign enemies. And Uncle Deadley would have to make an appearance.
     
  9. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I would love to see a video game like this! Uncle Deadly could be continuing the plotline from his first appearance on The Muppet Show.:scary:
     
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    A couple of ideas that aren't really mine...

    Somebody posted an article at the Muppet Mindset today about a Muppet version of Rock Band. I think it sounds cool, though I haven't played those types of games very often. The article can be found here: http://themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/2011/01/product-idea-muppet-rock-band.html

    Also, in the thread about fans dream 2011 Muppet promotions, somebody mentioned a cool outline for a game in which players can choose to be either Walter (from the upcoming movie) or a fan-designed whatnot character and search for each Muppet, reuniting them to get together, and also include references to past Muppet productions. That post can be found here: http://forum.muppetcentral.com/showpost.php?p=852506&postcount=10
     
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    With the new 3DS out, it would be cool to see some Muppet games in 3D. Maybe even a "Muppet Vision 3D" video game (or would a video game based on a theme park attraction be too "out there"?).

    And just recently, I thought it'd be cool for there to be some kind of Muppet video game level where you play as a character who goes gliding, while various other Muppets do so at the same time, only they aren't as good as the featured player (probably Kermit), so you'd have to dodge them. And maybe in a pre-level cut scene, have Bunsen test out an automatic glider on Beaker, which blasts out of controll, making Beaker another big obstacle.

    It'd be cool, as long as it's not like that gliding level in Pac-Man 2.
     
  12. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

    "Maybe Kermit i n a frogger-like game"
    Kermit can be frogger and he could be saving the frog scouts.
     
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's an idea (and maybe I've been reading too much Muppet Mindset... Nah, you can never read too much of that...): "The Revenge of Angus McGonacle": Angus is once again scheduled for a guest spot only to once again be cancled or replaced, and this time he plans revenge on the Muppets, with the help of the Old Gypsy Lady and a number of other underused Muppets such as Bobby Benson's Baby Band (or maybe there can be a level where the babies run loose in the theater and you have to find and collect them all). I suddenly think a level where you battle Flectherbird would be pretty cool.
     
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Just recently I thought up another game idea: One that involves the Muppet Whatnot workshop.

    Obviously, this game would take place at the Whatnot Workshop, and would have the Whatnots be alive. This game would allow the players to design the Whatnots before playing the actual game. And that's something I don't think has ever been done before in a video game: Players design the bad guys (including the main villain) themselves. I don't think there's ever been such a game where you design the characters who appear in the game, but it would be different. You can pick a number of designs for Whatnot enemies and a few main bosses, and after doing that, the designed Whatnots decide to escape, and you play as the Muppets in an attempt to stop them.
     
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Thinking about The New Super Luigi U, which is an expansion pack for The New Super Mario Bros. U, I wonder if it'd be cool if there were a Muppet game that could also use special "expansion packs" to include other characters and levels. Like the main game could include a few major characters as playable characters, and then an expansion pack could replace those characters with different playable characters. Like the main version can have Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and Gonzo as playable characters, then another can have Rowlf, Scooter, Bunsen, and Beaker as playable characters, and another expansion pack can include Animal, Rizzo, Pepe, and The Swedish Chef.

    Or maybe the main version can have five playable characters - Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Walter - and the expansion pack can be the Electric Mayhem.

    I've also thought of an idea in which the Muppets acquire a new theater, only for it to be haunted or something. Actually I think I might make a fan fiction based on this idea someday.
     
  16. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Active Member

    I know this is not too creative per se, but how about a sequel/expanded version of Muppet Race Mania? Possible new playable characters can include Uncle Deadly, Lew Zealand, Walter, Sweetums (who was AI-only in the original), Beauregard (also previously AI-only) and more; possible new tracks could potentially be inspired by MWoO, LTS, Muppets 2011, and MMW. It would also redub many older voice recasts in the original (Vogel as Scooter and Janice, for example) with their current performers.
     
  17. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Active Member

    Forget I mentioned having levels inspired by MWoO and LTS--just "new" levels inspired by the recent two movies. Also ad Constantine as a playable character.

    (Curse not having "Edit" buttons on our posts anymore!)
     
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  18. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of expanding Race Mania. Perhaps some tag-teaming could be featured, à la Double Dash.

    Muppet Sports - Lewis Kazagger hosts a serious of sporting events, à la the Olympics. Events include lava skiing, lady wrestling, ultimate leap frog, an eating contest, and the typical sporting events (baseball, football, hockey, bowling). Featuring over 30 playable characters.

    Pigs in Space - Help First Mate Piggy and Dr. Julius Strangepork rescue Captain Link Hogthrob from the evil Professor Meat Grinder, and get him home to his mommy.

    The Muppet Movie -

    LEVEL 1: Help Bernie the agent get out of the swamp before becoming lunch for Arnie the alligator. Bonus points for getting new clients.

    LEVEL 2: Playing as Kermit on his bike, try to avoid becoming roadkill. Keep the frog from getting distracted by the giant legs. It's harder than it sounds.

    LEVEL 3: Try to wake up the piano player before Kermit gets beaten up by Telly Savalas.

    LEVEL 4: Playing as Kermit or Fozzie, try your best to dance while avoiding various objects thrown by the angry crowd. Bonus points for spotting Frank Oz in the crowd.

    LEVEL 5: Keep the car under Gonzo and his balloons so that you can catch him once he drops. From this point on, the game gets a bit tricky as you also have to keep an eye out for Doc Hopper. Be warned, random hitchhikers may throw you off.

    LEVEL 6: Playing as Miss Piggy, get yourself and your beloved frog out of the clutches of Prof. Krassman.

    LEVEL 7: Scooter and the EM are reading the screenplay Kermit and Fozzie left with them. But uh oh! Animal's torn up some of the pages. Put them back together to decipher the message ("SCENE: the Muppets are stranded in the desert").

    LEVEL 8: Get to the audition in time.

    BONUS LEVELS:

    1. Make the studebaker look like totally late '70s, man.

    2. Playing as the Chef, figure out what went wrong with the film projector.

    3. Playing as Sweetums, get to the screening of the movie before it ends.

    4. How many characters from the final crowd shot can you name in under 60 seconds? Bonus points for spotting John Landis.

    5. File a restraining order against Doc Hopper. Featuring a dramatic court battle, and Charlie McCarthy as the judge.
     
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  19. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Active Member

    Incidentally there WAS a Pigs in Space game for the Atari 2600, but from what I've heard, it's PAL-only:
    http://www.muppetcentral.com/collectibles/muppets/games.shtml
     
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  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That all sounds good, but I doubt some of those things would be done in a video game, like spotting John Landis in a crowd (unless it's a picture of the performers with their characters) and Charlie McCarthy being in the game.
     


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