El Laberinto de Blu
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El Laberinto de Blu (Bloo's Maze) was a screamer flash game that was available on the latinamerican Cartoon Network website in October 2008, based on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends TV series. It was a parody to The Maze.
It was available on the website since 2008, to 2011, where it was removed after the website got a restructuration. It was also available on the brazilian Cartoon Network website, according to some brazilian testimonials, where it was called "O Labirinto du Blu".
The game is actually well known on the spanish-speaking Lost Media community, where many members tried to find a copy of the game, all in vain unfortunately. One thing that's only available from this game besides two screenshots of the game's thumbnail from the brazilian and argentinian websites, is a gameplay video (although it doesn't show the entire game, and the scream is the one from Zoeken due to an editing.)
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
As stated above, it was a parody to The Maze, meaning it had similar gameplay; after starting the game, the game tells the player to turn up the volume way up (to supposedly hear "codes" to help the player,) using the mouse, you had to control Bloo through a white maze surrounded by what appeared to be turquoise-colored grass (instead of walls, as there where dark turquoise-colored trees in some parts over it) to avoid touching, to try to reach a brown rectangle with an animated, shining key at the end.
While reaching the half of the maze, a screamer with The Grim (from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy) pops up, yelling "NOOOO!" in his american voice, and then goes into a red screen saying "MES DE TERROR! Te asustaste? Te engañamos!" (MONTH OF TERROR! Did you get scared? We tricked you!), along with what is barely remembered to be, a text telling the player to send it to his/her friends with the code "MIEDO" (FEAR). According to recent testimonials, The Grim also pops up when touching the grass area three times, a likely attempt at a "Game Over" screen.
Archives[edit | edit source]
According to the page manobros.com, the game was available from May 22, 2009 on its website. Using the inspect element option, you can get the original link where the code "200810" appears, indicating that it existed since October 2008. The game was removed from the Cartoon Network page at some point in 2011. It has been mentioned on some pages and articles. Anyway, on YouTube you can find a gameplay of the game, although this does not show the game in its entirety.
Through manobros.com, the original link to the Cartoon Network site can be obtained, although this leads nowhere and the versions archived at the Wayback Machine are broken. A thumbnail has also been found within a part of the same site which shows what the game's title screen would look like, and two screenshots, one taken from an Argentine blog article. and another from a video demonstration of the Cartoon Network 2.5 page.
During his search, he found an index page containing various versions of the game inside a folder, this carried the same code that was in the original link. Also, in the folder appears the date of modification, or upload of the file, which details that it was probably published on October 27, 2008 on the Cartoon Network page. Something to highlight is the number of different versions of the game, each of these files is named "terrorgame" plus an abbreviation of the country: ar (Argentina), cl (Chile), la (Latin America - used in the rest of the continent), mx (Mexico), ve (Venezuela). The language was also included in the files: es (Spanish). However, one of these files has only the abbreviation of the language instead of the country which is pt (Portuguese) that came to be used on the Cartoon Network Brazil page as O labirinto do Blu , according to some testimonies.
Unfortunately, all ".swf" files are corrupt or empty, as they were not captured correctly by the Wayback Machine.
Links[edit | edit source]
- lostmedia.fandom.com/es/wiki/El_Laberinto_de_Blu_(videojuego_flash_perdido;_2008) - Lost Media Wiki (Espanol)
NOTE: The following game contains a screamer!
- Showcase video: youtube.com/watch?v=2X0WfvgC18I