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Normality

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
77
3.6
Windows
...
2.2
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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 Movie theater
Normality DOS Bathroom
Normality DOS Kicking the TV set back to life
Normality DOS Bed

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Anything but a normal adventure game! DOS Zovni (9367)
Underrated Adventure Game with some of the best puzzles around DOS SamandMax (61)
A welcome change from the usual point and click adventure games DOS Pix (1162)
Normality? Don't you mean Weirdality DOS Icarus Lytton (23)
Stay Normal! DOS Big C (49)

The Press Says

Electric Games DOS 1996 95 out of 100 95
PC Team DOS Jun, 1996 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS Mar, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Jul, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania DOS 1996 70 out of 100 70
GameBoomers DOS 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.)
Contributed to by Picard (29366) and elron (210)