DescriptionDown in the Dumps is a graphical adventure game in which the player takes control of the family Blub. In each chapter the player controls a different family member. The family of minuscule aliens wanted to go on holidays to another planet, but after a crash with evil aliens, they crash-land in a dump on earth. It is up to the player to take control of the family members and collect the required parts to reconstruct their spaceship.
The game is played with the mouse in typical point & click adventure style. You can collect in an inventory and combine items with each other or use them with objects in the game world. The game makes use of prerendered backgrounds and characters. The entire game takes place on the dump and is in a comedic style.
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|Gameplay (Benelux)||Oct, 1996||91 out of 100||91|
|Coming Soon Magazine||Mar, 1997||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Games (Germany)||Dec, 1996||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Player (Denmark)||1997||85 out of 100||85|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Jul 17, 2011||16 out of 20||80|
|Power Play||Dec, 1996||69 out of 100||69|
|PC Joker||Jan, 1997||65 out of 100||65|
|PC Player (Germany)||Dec, 1996||60|
|High Score||Feb, 1997||3 out of 5||60|
|GameBoomers||2003||40 out of 100||40|
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ContentsThe manual lists some trivia and statistics. Down in the dumps includes:
- 150 locations
- 45 minutes of cinematic sequences
- 3000 gags
- 3 hours of 3D computer animation
- 66 CD-ROMS of RAW DATA
- 41 GIGABYTES of RAW DATA
- 700 sounds
- 150 000 SOURCE CODE LINES
- 18 000 C language lines
- 9 GIGABYTES of hard drive scratched
- 12 PC motherboards burnt out
- 7300 cups of coffee drunk
- 5700 beers drunk
- 6 dumps visited (Los Angeles, London, Paris, Bastia, New York, Florence)
- 55 sleepless nights for each developer
Related Web Sites
- Down in the Dumps Walkthrough (hosted by "The Computer Show")