TERROR MOUNTAIN - When you last played Cliffhanger
did you just solve a string of words so that you could get some NP? I think
that most people and their Neopets would be answering yes to this question.
Hopefully in this article I can get you to rethink the importance behind these
cryptic messages - there is meaning behind them and they often give good advice.
Neopets wasn't just creating a game when they made Cliffhanger they were creating
an advice machine. Just think about it. How many times has that elusive sentence
been about your pets? Many people would just brush this evidence aside: the
sentences are about Neopets things, so what. But anyone with an inquisitive
mind and a good memory will start to remember the messages like: 'A Buzz will
never sting you', 'A Kyrii will get very upset if its hair gets messed up' and
'Do not speak to an Elephante if there is a tree nearby'. Here are some very
practical tips and facts about Neopets. Now you know that a Buzz will never
sting you, always nice to know if you have a Buzz for a pet, and after a couple
of games I'm sure you'll be a better owner.
These mysterious statements also tell you a bit about what's going on in Neopia
with puzzles like: 'Carrots are so expensive these days' and 'Neopian inflation
is a fact of life'. These statements are all too true even though we all wish
As well as the usual philosophical messages that we all know and love there
other messages like: 'Better late then never,' 'An iron rod bends when hot,'
and 'Do not bathe if there is no water' all of these are rather obvious reflections
and they're not really Neopets related which makes for some annoying information
that isn't as easy to guess as some of the others.
Then there are the little bits of advice for when you're wandering around
the Neopets site. 'Building a NeoHome is a way to build a foundation for your
Neopets,' 'All Neopets can find a job at the Employment Agency,' ' The Neopian
Hospital will get your pet on the road to recovery,' and 'The Snow Faerie Quest
is for those that can brave the cold,' now you know: you should build a NeoHome,
where to heal your pet, where to get a job and not to attempt a Snow Faerie
Quest unless you can brave the cold.
Cliffhanger also dishes out information and strategies for and about games.
'Bang and smash your way to the top in the Bumper Cars game,' 'Fly around the
canyons of Tyrannia shooting the evil Pterodactyls and Grarrls,' and 'If at
first you don't succeed play the Ice Caves puzzle again' those are all very
good pieces of advice for when you're next playing the games on Neopets.
So you see the Cliffhanger game isn't just for earning Neopoints. It can raise
your pet's intelligence and give you a generous slice of advice to help you
on your journey through Neopia.