What exactly is a trippy game? Edible Vomit, I am Saaaa, Hallucina all very greatly with varying degrees of coherence, plot, and gameplay. With the abstract nature of zzt you can do some mind bending shit if you put your mind to it, and this game is a perfect example. Serve hot with a tab of acid.
Ahh, Hallucina. This game was a true wild ride. When it first came out, I was confused, yet aroused. It was quite a fun game, filled to the brim with comedy, and it's also possibly the best 24hozzt game ever made.
But now three years have passed.
The game is still fun, but the confusion has left me.
For Hallucina has become my everyday life.
One of the more famous games in the ZZT community is Hallucina. This wacky trip through the minds of Fishfood and Igsel is hilarious; this game 'coined' the Trippy genre, in my personal belief.
Hallucina is a 24HoZZT - hence not a great deal is to be expected. But Fishfood and Igsel pull the humour and the wackiness off wonderfully, without making any compromises on graphics, though admittedly they did on music ... deliberately. The 'Skeptisoft' mocking adds a nice 'NEWBIES R BDA LOL' flair to the game.
And yes, this is what you can blame for all those months of 'OHH DEAR' and 'YAY SIRS.'
The sound is made by typing words instead of trying to make actual music, yet the theme sounds like actual music. This scares and amuses me. The graphics are EEEVIL despite the minimal use of green, but ah well. The humor is the point, and it gets it juuuuust right with its thorough tripiness and the random WEIRD. There's just enough hidden stuff and gameplay to make it worth playing a couple more times, and the hidden minigame thing is easily the sickest thing I have seen in ZZT. Although, I haven't play any of Draco's games, or that Teen Priest whatnot.
Hallucina is the best damned game ever. Many, including me, have tried to rip it off, and have failed. But Hallucina is such a wonderful experience, with it's riveting soundtrack, and beautiful artwork.
That's what I'd say if I was high on a cocktail of beer, wine, liquor, dope, crack, LSD, and various other drugs. Hallucina is like the cocktail I described earlier, PUER INSNANAANANAITY, as I would say. It was FREEEEEEEEEAKY EEEVIL rainbow colors, giant flower pots flavored like pot bricks, secret boards that mock Flaming Kitty and Skeptisoft, and various OHH DEARS. This is one of the best zzt games ever, and is FUN, unlike many releases, which SUCK MAJOR ASS.
Oh, and it has the scariest music ever.