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Paparazzi!: Tales of Tinseltown (Windows 3.x)

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museworthy.com:

    Not Everything You Shoot Has To Die...
    They Just WISH They Were Dead.

    SCANDAL IS WAITING
    Festering behind closed doors. In the boardrooms and boudoirs of Tinseltown. In the sleazy tabloids and the gossip columns. In the socialite circles. In the souless paper maché faces of two-bit actors and unknown startlets willing to do anything to be famous.

    YOU'RE A HOT-SHOT PHOTOGRAPHER
    fresh out of art school, drawn by the natural desire to be where the action is. You've seen all the glitz and glamour in the magazines and on TV. You could make it in Tinseltown. All you have to do is point and shoot, right?

    TO BAD IT'S NOT THAT EASY.
    fresh out of art school, drawn by the natural desire to be where the action is. You've seen all the glitz and glamour in the magazines and on TV. You could make it in Tinseltown. All you have to do is point and shoot, right?

    PART DETECTIVE STORY, PART INTERACTIVE SATIRE, part action adventure, and part social commentary. Paparazzi! takes the game player to a richly detailed place called Tinseltown, full of imaginary celebrities. See if you can find the dirty laundry on all 24 of Tinseltown's celebrities.

    THE TWO-DISC GAME is filled with more than 2 hours of video, which you actually interact with while it is playing. With a cast of more than 70 actors and actresses performing in almost as many locations, the footage is shot just like a movie. A movie where you are the antagonist. I. The sound is captured in full CD quality 16-bit audio, and each setting has an original soundtrack, played by live musicians.

    THE SEAMLESS INTERFACE OF THE PALMINATOR 2000 is your ticket to the luxurious Grand Habernet Hotel, or her distant cousin, the Aroma Motel. Just click on the map and head to the beach, or visit the ultra-hip Club Lingo. Have a beer with friends at The Blue Fug, or get some advice at Cheever's Cameras.

    THE PALMINATOR IS ALSO YOUR VERY OWN CELLULAR TV.
    Surf the channels for the latest news, or pick up hot gossip on shows like A Steamy Affair and Wanda Barren's Undergarments of the Stars. It's a message center too, keeping track of video-phone calls from your agent and your competitors.And don't forget the handy celebrity guide the bum who couldn't make it gave you.

    PAPARAZZI! TALES OF TINSELTOWN is an adult-oriented game that is equally entertaining for men and women. It's racy, but not raunchy. We rate it at PG-13. You'll rate it a side-splitting four stars. Mac and Windows versions available.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jun 01, 2005.

Back of Box:
    The people you shoot don't die... they just wish they were dead.

    You're a hotshot photographer fresh out of art school, drawn by a natural desire to be where the action is. You could make it in Tinseltown. All you have to do is point and shoot, right?

    Too bad it's not that easy. Competition is fierce. As your finances dwindle you realize it takes more than just a camera and a good eye to survive in Tinseltown. It takes the stubbornness of a mule, the memory of an elephant and the attitude of a horse's ass.

    Your goal in Paparazzi! Tales of Tinseltown is to earn money by finding choice photo opportunities and shooting candid pictures of all 24 Tinseltown's celebrities, without going broke or getting run out of town. You have only two weeks to make it big...and only four chances per day to nail the big money shot. Remember the paparazzi motto: one picture is worth a thousand bucks.

    paparazzi n. 1. freelance photographers who pursue celebrities to take candid photos. 2. see sleazebags

    The Palminator 2000
    Access tips, gossip and assignments via video-phone messages or channel-surfing on TV.

    Hilarious Gameplay:
    Step into a photo-journalist's real-life career with drama, excitement and humor modeled after late-night TV parodies.

    High-Quality Production:
    This two-disc alter-Hollywood adventure includes over 60 actors in two hours of live interactive video, CD-quality audio and an original live soundtrack.

    Scripted Satire:
    Twelve star-studded locations to explore, dozens of Tinseltown celebrities and cheap imitations to pursue and exploit!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Jan 24, 2004.