TROUBLED WOODS - As many people will know Halloween is on the 31st of October
and getting closer. Halloween is a day when all of the spirits come out to play
and wreak havoc among the land of the living, so it sound like a good time to
go and visit all of those scary places in Neopia. Preparing for Halloween has
never been so easy - except there's no shop for Spooky Food.
Preparing for the day
Spooky PetPets: The petpets that can be found in the Haunted Woods are
in the Halloween spirit. There are ghosts and petpets made out of pumpkins.
Halloween is the perfect excuse to buy your pet a nice respectable looking petpet
from the Haunted Woods of course.
Catering: Spooky and gross food is a must have for Halloween this year
the only catch is that there isn't a shop. To get your hands on some of these
tasty and not so tasty treats you will have to begin doing Edna the Witch's
quest for Spooky Food and visiting the Tombola in hopes of getting some Gross
Food. But if you have absolutely no patience or time for quests you could always
go and have a chat to the Shopping Wizard, I'm sure he'll be more than happy
to help you look for some. Chocolates and lollies from the Chocolate factory
would be another good things to stock up on; the Pant Devil may come trick or
Dressing Up: If you would like to go trick or treating with your pets
but don't really have time to make them a costume a Halloween Paint Brush is
just the shot. But for those who cannot afford one a slightly more cost effective
solution would be to get either a Halloween Petpet or a normal petpet and paint
it using a Halloween PetPet Paint Brush. Or you could just pretend that your
costume is invisible…
Games to play on Halloween
Magax: Destroyer: In this game you play Magax a blue Wocky with a rather
nasty scar and a horrid earring. Your job is to shoot all of the ghosts that
have been awakened by Hubrid Nox as part of yet another of his dodgy plans to
take over Neopia.
Haunted House: This is like one of those choose your own destiny books
only it's not a book. You are driving down the road in a fierce storm and you
can either pull over or continue down the road - your choice.
Korbat's Lab: Just like the Microsoft game brick but there are a few
changes and added obstacles. Just like the old game there are bricks that need
to be hit several time to break them but that's about when the parallels stop.
Potions and moneybags fall from the sky and there are evil Korbats and Spyders
flying around and dangling on their threads just to be annoying so the game
isn't as easy as it sounds.
Carnival of Terror: Were you scared of clowns when you were a kid?
Well your gut feeling was right, they're EVIL! And they've taken over one of
the most popular carnivals in Neopia. Your job is to shoot those evil Chia Clowns
without being hit by the cream pies that they insist on throwing at you. Just
to make the game that much harder there are different points for shooting different
parts of the Chia Clowns and you have limited amounts of time, ammo and health
although you can top these three things up at different points in the game.
Fetch!: You're falling apart! And you're the servant of… I don't know
what actually. But you have an evil master who needs weird things and for some
reason they're all kept in a maze. You have to find your way through the maze,
collect the item and get out before you drop to pieces.
Some scary sight seeing
The Haunted Woods: This is an obvious choice because it has the word
'haunted' in it so it must be scary… right. There are lots of things to do including
Braintree, Esophagor and Witches Tower quests, all the games listed about and
there are some pictures that you can print off and colour in.
The News Page: "The news page, that's not scary," I hear you say. "But
oh it is I say," in return, "You just haven't been looking at the right part."
On the news page there is an archive of past news and it's a lot bigger than
you first think. If you click the 'older news' link you'll be taken to a page
where you can choose to view the news items from January 2000 onwards. If you
look at February 2000 Neopets had just added Safety Deposit Boxes and if you
have a look at January 2000 you'll see that date of the very first issue of
The Neopian Times as well as the pictures that the Lupe and Elephante very based
Halloween is a fun time in the 'real' world so why shouldn't it be fun on
Neopets too? Perhaps your guild will organise trick or treating or you'll be
able to pick up some extra rare items at the Money Tree, people tend to be more
generous on days of celebration. Even if your country doesn't celebrate Halloween
I have to say that now is the time to start.