Freaky Factory Follies!
KRELUDOR - Hidden somewhere in the dark depths of Kreludor, there is a mysterious
building owned and operated by Krelufun Industries, producing toys for Neopets
of all types to enjoy. Previously, they had operated in the shadows and Neopians
were not aware of their existence; recently, with the unveiling of Kreludor, however,
the Freaky Factory has been thrown open to the public. Indeed, many of us have
ventured in to offer our talents to work within...
The executives behind this project, however, are a greedy lot and the Factory
has been overcome with demand for its products. In hopes of getting more profits
out of their source of cheap labor, er, willing Neopians, they have asked me
to share the knowledge I have recently acquired with all of you so that you
may go out and be more successful in your own work in the Freak Factory.
This, without further ado, I present:
Freaky Factory Follies!
Yes, yes, I know it's not great, but it's all I could come up with, okay?
Anyhow, here we go!
The first key to success is of course knowing how the Factory works. This can
be broken down into 3 key parts, namely the Kreludite blobs, the vats and order
window, and the conveyor belt. Proper knowledge of each is needed in order for
you to be a successful Krelufun worker!
The first key is knowing when to drop a blob into a vat! After all, missing
the vats, or even worse, dropping blobs into the wrong one, results in wasted
Kreludite. The vial on the right shows how much you have wasted, and if you
waste too much, Krelufun will fire you then and there! To avoid this, make sure
to check how fast your blob is moving, and that you are aiming for the right
vat; from left to right, the red, yellow, and blue vats. Also, make sure not
to overfill your vat with big blobs of kreludite, else you will cause even more
overflow and make the managers angry! To avoid overflow, make sure you know
how much a blob will fill up your vat. Each vat can hold 8 units of Kreludite;
Blobs sizes are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 units or Kreludite from smallest to largest.
With a little practice, you can quickly learn to distinguish between the 5 sizes.
After you've gotten the hang of dropping blobs into the vats, it's important
to know exactly what the vats are for! Directly to the vats right is the order
window, which shows the next toy to be manufactured. Each toy may require Kreludite
from any of the vats; special toys, which give more points, require Kreludite
from more than 1 vat. Also, sometimes you may get requests for more than 1 of
a toy; this requires more Kreludite to start up, but also makes more than one
toy at a time. Each toy requires 2 units of Kreludite for each color; a simple
Red toy only needs 2 units, for example, while a pair of blue toys may would
need 4 blue units; a green toy requires 2 units of both yellow AND blue, while
rainbow toys require 2 units of all three colors! The hardest to make is 3 Rainbow
toys at once, which requires a vast 6 units of Kreludite from each vat! It may
seem like a lot, but the two-color toys give twice the points when made, and
rainbow toys give you three times as much! The managers are clearly willing
to reward you for the extra effort of making the special colored toys!
Lastly, there is the conveyor belt, queue, and Grundo Thief. After you get
the necessary Kreludite, your order will process, and the red lights on the
pipe at the bottom right will start turning green; one green light for every
toy in the queue. Every second or two, one toy will be manufactured and come
out on the conveyor belt; if you have the Kreludite, the next toy in the order
window will also be made and placed in the queue. Once a toy comes out on the
conveyor belt, it is vulnerable to the Grundo Thief, a purple Grundo who keeps
sneaking up trying to steal the toys you have worked so hard on! Click him with
the mouse to give him a headache and send him packing for a few seconds! The
toys slowly go down the belt, and enter the last pipe, where you get the points
for successfully making and delivering your toy! To see how much each Neopet
toy is worth, check the scoring window under the instructions button.
As you succeed in making more toys, and increase the number still waiting to
be made in the pipe, you get bonus points from 'combos'. A combo is when you
deliver many toys one after another in a short time; the first toy earns 1 point,
the next 3, and then 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, and even more and more if you can get
that far! The furthest I've gotten is 66 bonus points, which required 11 toys
being delivered one after another!
Lastly, there is what makes Freaky Factory its own special place: the mutated
Kreludite blobs. Learning what each blob can do is essential to proper toy manufacture!
Some drop down into the vats like normal Kreludite; most disappear when you
click them and give you a special bonus. Here are the special blobs I have encountered
Radioactive: A green glowing blob, this upgrades all toys on the conveyor
belt one color level, earning extra points! Try to click these when you have
many toys on the belt to get the biggest bonus!
Angel: The angel blob is white with a little golden halo; when you click
it, it will fill whatever vat it lands in to the very top! Use these to fill
up empty vats immediately, or to get that crucial little bit you need to make
that last toy!
Freeze: The freeze blob slows down the conveyor belt, causing all the
toys there to move slower. Freeze blobs aren't very helpful, as if you use one
of them when toys are on the line, you will not get large bonuses because the
bonus time runs out. Usually, it's best to leave Freeze blobs frozen!
Speed: The opposite of the Freeze Blob, the speed blob makes the conveyor
belt move much faster! It looks like a purple blob with little headwings, and
can be seen next to the start button at the opening screen. Great if you just
miss a toy or two, allowing you to keep the bonus points going while this blob
lasts. Beware, though: when it runs out, your toys will be far apart and your
bonus will soon end!
Cleaner: Shaped like a small pink bar of soap, a cleaner blob will clean
up some of your overflowed Kreludite. Cleaner blobs are always useful, as you
are sure to have spilled Kreludite around as the game goes on; Cleaners ensure
you don't get too much, helping you to avoid those evil game overs!
Clock: Appearing in later levels, this will grant you extra time. Early
on, it may seem the supervisors are lenient, but later, they want more and more
toys made in smaller and smaller amounts of time! This blob sets the clock back
a few seconds, giving you more time to get in those orders! Look for the little
clock shape of these and make sure to always grab them!
Super: The best blob I have encountered, super blobs, which look sort
of like little spiky-things, only appear around level 7 or so, and are extremely
rare; however, they fill all 3 vats to the very top, which often leads to you
making tons and tons of toys at once! One super blob can often by the beginning
of a super combo!
However, not all of the mutant blobs are useful, or as easy to spot:
Evil: Evil blobs look almost the same as normal blobs, except they have
small mouths open displaying teeth. Make sure NOT to click these, as even the
smallest ones will cost you a whopping 10 units of Kreludite in overflow!
Giant: Giant blobs are just that: HUGE versions of their smaller cousins;
also highly rare, I have only seen them once or twice. They can come in each
color, and will completely fill the proper vat, and then some- its best to avoid
clicking these monstrosities when you see them, and just hope they go away quickly.
With that, I leave you with a few final tips to help you on your way:
1. Early in the game, it may be better not to make a toy as soon as possible;
for example, if your other vats are empty, and you see a bunch of their color
coming, it may be better to wait a couple seconds so you can hopefully get a
nice large combo! Later on, the clock becomes an issue, so you want to make
your toys as fast as possible.
2. Sometimes, it may be better to overfill a vat a little in order to have
it ready for toy making. A point or two of overflow isn't a big deal, as soap
blobs can come along to help clean it up!
3. Make sure to learn when to click a blob so it lands in the right vat! Landing
in the wrong vat will contaminate what is in there, destroying units of Kreludite
and giving you overflow. If you miss the vats entirely, one of three things
A. It falls into the abyss, giving you overflow.
B. It hits a toy on the conveyor belt; when this happens, it paints the toy
the same color as the blob; not a problem for normal toys, but for special and
rainbow colors, it can cost you points! I have heard if the angel blob hits
a toy, it turns it angelic and grants you a special bonus.
C. The Grundo Thief is in the way, and the blob hits him on the head and sends
him packing. By far the best thing that can happen when you miss!
4. Sometimes, odd things will pop out of the vats. I have seen Kadoaties, Donna's
head, and a few other weird things. As far as I can tell, they don't help or
harm you, but it is possible that they have some as yet unknown function. Only
time can tell...
Whew! That sure seems like a lot, but hopefully it will help you in the Freaky
Factory, and hopefully it will also get the managers off my back wanting to
know my secrets to success! I wish all of you the best of luck, and perhaps
this little guide of mine can assist a few of you in cranking out more toys.
If the factory achieves enough success, the managers are going to give me a
suitable bribe... heh heh heh.
What? Bribe? I don't know anything about bribes! Shame on you for suggesting