More Crisis Strikes at Neopets, Inc. - The Invention of Zurroball
VIRTUPETS SPACE STATION - Since the loss of Meridell's fascinating games, Neopets
has been frustrated about this dwindling issue yet again. They believe that
there aren't games. At the last meeting they had held in the dusty conference
room, the suggestions from some staff members (Adam and Donna) were so terribly
awful, that game programmers are still rolling on the floor laughing at them.
Since Adam and Donna don't like the thought of the employees laughing at their
boss and getting away with it, they decided to pull those same ten staff members
back to teach them a lesson, instead this time, brought them down 100 floors,
to their secret underground lair!
The staff members were put into chairs and then later duct taped to them, and
were told none of them would leave unless they got some game ideas out of them!
The plan was for Adam and Donna to humiliate them like they had been humiliated.
Unfortunately, their plan didn't work. I mean, sure, they came up with horrible
ideas, horrible beyond belief actually, but its not like the staff members upstairs
knew about it, they were in the "secret" underground lair after all. But anyway,
here's what happened down there.
Adam and Donna were circling the staff members as if they were sharks and the
staff were the prey. Adam was showing his teeth, and Donna was growling, but
it turned out that the growling actually came from the loud elevator going back
up, and Adam had just eaten a spicy pepper by mistake and it also turned out
that Adam and Donna were playing a game of tag when they remembered why they
were down there again.
"Oh yes, that's right," Donna said in her British accent. The staff quivered.
They knew that Donna only used her British accent when she was either mad or
when she was finished watching those English sitcoms. "We have gathered you
all so you could give us some GAME ideas. Since we were the only ones who actually
were available to share some last time, we are making YOU do ALL the work! Muahahahaha!!"
"Hey!" Adam shouted. "You stole that insanely evil laugh from me!
"Silence, you arrogant little monster!" Donna shouted. The staff quivered
some more. They knew Donna always made no sense when she was either really mad
or had consumed piles of sugar. "Now, one of you better give us a game idea
or variation NOW!!! Or else....."
The staff still stayed silent. "Oh heck, you'll get a raise," Donna added.
Hands skyrocketed into the air! "Yes, Amanda W?" Amanda was Neopet's most loyal
and obedient staff member.
Amanda tried to stand up, but remembered that she was duct taped to her chair,
so she remained seated. She came up with an incredible idea, however.
Game Variation #1: Calculus Nightmare
Oh come on, we all know how to subtract, add, multiply, and divide (well, everyone
at least except Adam and Donna, who are still playing with their abacus today
trying to figure it out), so where's the challenge? There is none. That's why
it's about time to upgrade the level of difficulty in Maths Nightmare. Players
will have to solve equations and discover theories mathematicians have been
searching for thousands of years for, all in a little under a minute. And if
they are caught using a calculator, the pant devil will appear and steal all
their Neopoints! Muahahahaha (oh, sorry, Adam)!!!
"Hahaha," Donna laughed evilly. "What a terrible idea! It's awful! Let's laugh
at her, everybody!"
Shocked, Donna realised that the other staff members were congratulating Amanda
on such a wonderful idea!
"But....but...." said Donna, "it's horrible! Don't you understand? People
can't possibly win anything from this game! It's impossible! How can you like
"Allow me to take over, Donna," Adam said. "Now listen you pathetic mortals,
we want some serious game ideas here. Nothing lame like that last one we just
heard, OK?" The room was filled with silence yet again. Then all of a sudden,
one hand went up. The hand belonged to Josh F., the person in charge of running
The Neopian Times. He was called on, and he gave away another extraordinary
Game Variation #2: Snow Faerie Wars
Don't you ever get really irate when you give the Snow Faerie stuff worth 20,000
Neopoints and she gives you back a snowball or some pointless potion? Well now
you can get back to her, with this great new game: Snow Faerie Wars! The game
is only accessible if she rips you off. The more she rips you off, the farther
she will fly into the air when you launch her off that catapult. So far, the farthest
distance she's been tossed was all the way down to Mystery Island (yeah, someone
gave her stuff worth 150,000 Neopoints and she gave them an orange)!!! But you
have to act fast! Once she is on that catapult, you have 5 seconds to toss her,
or she'll give you your money back, and we don't want that to happen, now do we?
Of course not! If the war Darigan vs. Meridell has taught us anything, it's that
revenge is more fun! So go get ripped off today!!
Yet again, Adam and Donna slapped their forehead while the staff were cheering
for Josh. They just didn't understand: If an idea comes from them, absolutely
no one is going to care about it. But if it comes from anyone else, it's pure
Angrier than Adam and Donna had ever been before, they escorted the staff back
upstairs (without removing the duct tape) and had them get back to work.
"I just don't get you people!" Donna yelled in her British accent (now she
ONLY does THAT when she's really mad). "If you come up with something outrageously
weird, you like the idea!! But if Adam or I come up with something lame like,
oh, let me just pick a perfectly RANDOM name: Zurroball!! Yes, Zurroball!! Oh
hey, let's just make it a game about this one purple Grundo who just happens
to pick up a Zurroball one day and has to keep it in the air at all costs or
something very bad will happen!!!! And if he drops it, well, then it's game
over! Now wouldn't that just be exciting to all of you?? It would, wouldn't
it? Yes, it would!
And to Donna's astonishment, it did. The entire office stood up and applauded
loudly. So loud, in fact, that it is rumoured that a few Korbats could even
hear the applause in the underground lair. Donna smiled, turned to Adam, and
said, "Pay up, buddy! I told you I could convince them to make it!