The Wal*Mart Game!

a Puzzle / Games by thatguy

Commended by BerkaZerka on 9/21/2019 8:59:11 AM

Player Rating6.89/8

"#16 overall, #1 for 2001"
based on 1061 ratings since 12/14/2004
played 90,402 times (finished 1,140)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.
Hey look everybody, it's The Wal*Mart Game! But this isn't your ordinary Wal*Mart game, oh no, terrorists have taken over, and it's up to you to ... well pretty much do whatever you'd like.

Please note that this is an Advanced Game, and takes full use of Objects. To use an object, simply pick it up (click on it), and then go to "My Inventory" and click USE. You'll pretty much need to do this thoughout The Wal*Mart game!

Also, there are three endings. See how many you can get!

2003-06-11 6:42P - The ÜberEnding does not work! I am looking into fixing this ASAP.

2003-03-10 9:29A - I've added a walkthru generously written by beholder! Please check it out if you get stuck!

2003-02-15 8:30P - Okay, I've finally remembered to publish the game by the contest, and fix a few broken links. I have put my Heart and Soul into this game, so please give feedback, positive and negative!

2003-02-09 8:00P - The game is pretty much finished. There's a ton of room for expansion, but I would like to get some feedback. Please play it and beat it!

Player Comments

Everybody light your torches and sharpen your pitchforks, because here comes Briar with an unpopular opinion!

Okay, I'm going to say it... This is one of those games whose ratings are skewed disproportionately positive because you can't even leave a rating unless you've dedicated however many hours of your life clicking random buttons in the hopes that you'll be able to figure out whichever fucking item it is that you're supposed to be using. (Here's a hint. It's the go-kart. Whatever puzzle you're trying to solve right now, I'd say there's a 90% chance you're supposed to use that bloody go-kart.)

Now don't get me wrong, I like puzzle games. In fact, I love puzzle games. I'd say the old-school point and click puzzle solving games are probably my games of all time. Tell you what kind of games I'm not so keen on... This weird brand of, "Spend several hours collecting a trolley full of pointless crap that you'll never end up using, until you find one item which you'll need to use for more than half the puzzles" games that CYS has going on.

Here's how I like my puzzle games: You collect a bunch of items. Every item is used once (maybe twice if you're feeling REALLY spicy) and then it disappears from your inventory and you never see it again. Also, most importantly, the puzzles actually make bloody sense! Like, "Oh look, a hungry monkey... And I have a banana. Whatever shall I do with this banana? And however shall I cheer up this hungry monkey? What a dilemma." Not, "Oh look, a group of terrorists. Whatever shall I do with these 100 useless items I have found, that no being in the world would have pockets large enough to carry all this crap in? Maybe I should use my go-kart for the 57th bloody time!"

I'm sorry but these games are just a bloody headache! There's no rhyme or reason to it, you're just wondering around aimlessly, picking up useless item after useless item that you're never going to use, wasting time searching for an Uber Ending tha doesn't even exist and driving around that bloody go-kart!

So, what did I think of the game? ... ... ... Yeah, it was alright. I mean, I don't think it's worthy of the ridiculously high rating it has (personally I preferred Jurassic Fairview Park, but that's probably just because it had dinosaurs.) Still, the game was very well put together. It came with a walkthrough, which is great for the pussies like me who can't be bothered to try again after one failed attempt. As a Brit, I had to appreciate the dry humour, and... Well, who doesn't like playing with go-karts? 6/8.
-- Avery_Moore on 4/6/2021 4:35:14 PM with a score of 350
The game is fun, but holy hell is it hard. Eventually I had to resort to using the walkthrough. The game uses the items in a fun and unique way, and by the end of it all you'll have an arsenal of seemingly everyday items that you can use in creative ways to dispatch terrorists or solve problems.

Still, fun as the game is, it's not very well written. I noticed more than its fair share of typos and grammatical errors. Not to mention that it's kind of tedious doing some things, like having to check the lawn and garden section multiple times near the end in order to tell the manager you thought of something or check on the bomb.

Still, this game is a true CYS classic, and I really enjoyed it. 6/8.

Now to get that damn UberEnding...
-- Chris113022 on 3/16/2018 9:13:04 PM with a score of 350
This was the most clever, complex game I have played on this site. It took me an hour and a half and I still only got the "good" ending, not the Uber. The writing is well done and I love the ability to pick up items and then use them, like old Zork. A lot of items went unused, but perhaps that's because I couldn't find the other ending. I would love to know what I was supposed to do after setting off the pipebomb to get the Uber-ending. The only complaint I have is that once in a while, if stuck, I was forced to run to each location and try using almost every object I had. That may be my fault, however. Oh! I love the fact that the writer knows every detail about every object, every specification and all. Heheheh! Great job..more!!! And thanks for playing mine! :)
-- madglee on 6/10/2003 11:38:25 PM with a score of 360
"I had fun in it" - James
-- czufelt on 9/2/2020 11:20:54 AM with a score of 350
I got the cool ending but I used the walkthrough (this game is very hard).

7/8!
-- 325boy on 6/15/2019 5:58:33 AM with a score of 350
what is this tho
-- lil gucci reeee on 6/13/2019 11:45:00 PM with a score of 0
noice
-- #lulalivre on 5/19/2019 4:33:21 PM with a score of 350
Its bit hard but still enjoyable none the less
-- storyboi on 5/15/2019 11:25:58 AM with a score of 0
Walkthrough: http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/the-parlor-room/message/87
-- save1 on 5/9/2019 1:28:56 PM with a score of 350
It’s really funny
I guess
-- Mikah on 5/6/2019 10:37:00 AM with a score of 25
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