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Normality (DOS)

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Description

Kent Knutson is a teenager who lives in the city of Neutropolis. The city is controlled by a totalitarian regime, which prohibits people to express any emotions that would deviate from the prescribed norm - such as joy and happiness. Kent is arrested by the Norms, the police force of Neutropolis, and put in prison for whistling a merry tune. In prison, he received an anonymous note that tells him that there is a resistance group somewhere in the city, which seeks to overthrow the dictator of Neutropolis. The question is - how can Kent find that resistance group?..

Normality is an adventure game done entirely in 3D, similarly to Under a Killing Moon, though with more colorful, cartoon-like visuals. Beside the somewhat unusual (for the genre) engine, the game plays like a traditional puzzle-solving adventure, primarily relying on manipulation of objects Kent is able to pick up and put in his inventory.

Screenshots

Normality DOS Rat in a box
Normality DOS Sofa
Normality DOS Elevator out of order
Normality DOS The shopping mall

Alternate Titles

  • "נורמליטי" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Normality Inc." -- Working title

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User Reviews

Anything but a normal adventure game! Zovni (9360) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Underrated Adventure Game with some of the best puzzles around SamandMax (61) unrated
A welcome change from the usual point and click adventure games Pix (1162) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Normality? Don't you mean Weirdality Icarus Lytton (23) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Stay Normal! Big C (49) unrated

The Press Says

Electric Games 1996 95 out of 100 95
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 92 out of 100 92
PC Team Jun, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Aug, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 20, 2011 14 out of 20 70
Computer Games Magazine 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameBoomers 2004 C 50

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Trivia

Guess the developers weren't fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: In the sewer beneath the stadium there's a tunnel near the elevator exit that takes you to a small dead end with a special rat standing atop some pizza boxes and surrounded by four hopping, masked turds. Their names? "King Rat" and the "Ninja Turds".

Now that's subtlety for you!

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Normality (These hints give only the amount of help you need to solve each puzzle one at a time.)
elron (210) added Normality (DOS) on Jul 18, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Picard (29367) and Sciere (249752)