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Gigpets Explorer...has anyone finished it?


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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:36 PM ( #18 )

[quote name='Puffy's Friend' date='Feb 11 2007, 12:00 AM'] We just got TV Explorer today. Why are you all thinking of it as a game that ends, when no one thinks of the handheld game that way? The TV Explorer pets are virtual pets that live in their houses & eat & sleep & & get sick & take medicine & so on. They live in a much bigger world than handheld pets, & can decorate their houses and buy more than 1 item at a time. (I'm hoping the handhelds can now do all their shopping as mini pets, since hand held shopping is so tedious.) They also have more to do, what with all these quests, but why should it end?

What happens with a handheld pet when you have full access to all the locked areas, plenty of money, can buy plenty of food & toys whenever you want to? You can play that silly balloon game or trade items with other handhelds, or become a minipet. Having a virtual pet is kind of "pointless", as is having a real pet, but so what? [/quote]
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You make some good points, but because you haven't played the explorer for very long you do not understand what the issue is that has frustrated some of us on this board. There are only so many places to explore. There are 12 items of treasure to return to the king. Once you've returned them all, there aren't any more. There are two flower books. Once you've got both of them, you can pick all of the rare flowers. Once you've picked all of the rare flowers and returned them to Madam Gardenia, there are no new ones. As for shopping, the stores run out of stuff (other than taco fries) eventually and there is a limit of items that your explorer pet can carry (other than taco fries). There are only certain items that can be transferred to your mini-pet, most of them cannot be transferred. When you collect money or haloes or pitchforks, they do not go to your mini-pet. Once you've unlocked the two tunnels to Gigalympia, the gate to Gigaville, the bridge to the other part of the jungle and the tunnel to Magma mountain, there is nowhere new to explore. The quests become repetative and there are no new prizes to obtain. At a certain point the game loses its interest. It seemed reasonable to assume that eventually the game ended and that you would eventually start over with a new character. Most video games do have an end after all. Have you never played Zelda?

In fairness, it has been a lot of game for the money and kept us entertained for quite awhile, but I guess at some point we were expecting an ending. Sadly, we've come to the conclusion that there is no end.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:39 AM ( #19 )

The truth is I'm not nuts about TV Explorer! My husband & daugher are into it, though.

I think the game gives a mixed message. All those quests certainly do make it seem like a Zelda type game, but they don't really follow through with that, as you point out. As an ongoing virtual pet game, it sounds like it's lacking too, if you can't keep buying things at the store or finding things.

So far my husband & daugher are nowhere near that point, so I just ask them to bring a minipet now and then and stock up on whatever gourmet item the fancy store on Mystery Island is selling. (So far 3 has been the most you can buy at one time.)

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:31 PM ( #20 )

I just finished all the levels today, and still no end. Ive made all the friends, unlocked all the levels, returned all the items to the king, and returned all the flowers to madam gardenia. After countless days of playing, I too expected a rewarding end, but ended up with useless tasks (cleaning up more trash around gigaville for example) I still think its a fun game, and cant seem to put it down, but I almost expected an ending just like the rest of you. Maybe theyll create an explorer 2 to plug into and let us venture around more new addicting levels.

And yes to answer the lightpost question, all it is is a panda in gigaville. Digging by the net is only a bag of stars. I still havent been able to find the panda bear thats supposedly by the mailboxes. Still the game hasnt ended... but at least I can find a quick alternative to getting my handhelds food and toys quick (I find alot for my hamster and rabbit in the barn, and for my dog I find alot in the fancier restaurants and soy chops in the health store) Plus toys and food can be easily found through the circus tent and the wishing well. Good alternative there than buying things one by one through handheld. Another suggestion with that, is trying to win the pretty pies, nice drops, dim some, wicked wafers, and sour grapes through the games, or buying them at the store, and then transfering them to your handheld to sell at the general store, to earn money for their food in toys that are sold only in the handheld game.

I still dont know the purpose of the skeleton key. Does anyone else?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 07:55 PM ( #21 )

:unsure: :unsure: I love it it's fun and stuff i dont know i think i finished it all :unsure: :furawatchi: :unsure:

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:28 PM ( #22 )

In the intructions book it said it doesn't go on forever and if u found all the items for the king and stuff you have to find out the secret to Magma Mountain :mimitchi:

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:56 PM ( #23 )

where is red building

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:58 PM ( #24 )

where's the circusw tent

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:15 PM ( #25 )

where is the circus tent !!!!
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 02:27 PM ( #26 )

You can get the secret of Magma Mountain long before you complete all tasks. All you need is 250 halos or pitchforks, 500 lightbulbs, 500 stars and 2000 bucks. If you have these things you can pass the guards and find the spaceship where you can change your explorer pet's colour.

As for the question that we started this thread with, we finally have the answer from Hasbro. There is no end.

Three remains a limited use to keeping your pet going after completing everything. You can use the wishing wells to collect things like sour grapes, dim sum, wicked wafers, pretty pies, angel's food cake, devil's cake. You can give these things to your mini-pet. Your mini pet can sell each for $25 in the general store. Its tedious, but a good way of creating wealth for your mini-pet.

The circus tent is in the jungle before the bridge.

The red building is in the jungle, accross the bridge.

Good luck to all, its time for us to move on.

bj_and_tj

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 07:17 PM ( #27 )

did you collect the flower from the space ship if not your not done and if you did I would like to know how you got it.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:50 PM ( #28 )

I have only been able to find 11 of the 12 items. I think the only one I have been having problems with is looking between 2 sources of water in downtown. Can anyone help? I got the blue collar already. this is quite frustrating.

Crown
Scepter
Diamond Collar
Golden Shield
Statue
Jeweled Box
Royal Crest
Signet Ring
Sword
Royal Water Dish
Kings Robe

Looks like I am missing the Blue Collar. Any hints, suggestions or help?
Thanks!

Edited by chinoloco93, 23 June 2007 - 01:09 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 02:20 PM ( #29 )

[QUOTE]... have only been able to find 11 of the 12 items. I think the only one I have been having problems with is looking between 2 sources of water in downtown. Can anyone help?

A: Two water sources are the fountain and the hydrant just north of the entrance to the jungle. Good luck.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 01:16 PM ( #30 )

nothing there for me. Might have gotten it already. Any idea about the 12th item? I have everything I guess but the blue collar.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:55 AM ( #31 )

Hello, my sister is having trouble with the map quest that says to go to Vacation Island and dig by the house that is not a house. She has dug allllll around the lighthouse in that area (I am assuming that is what they are talking about) but have found nothing at all.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:20 PM ( #32 )

hi i am new. I am suppose to find the king's crown and it says dig between the lighthouse and the tent. Where is the tent?????? :(

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:22 AM ( #33 )

do you know where the treasures are? Please can you tell me?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:21 AM ( #34 )

Bj and Tj, I have found the item by the light post and it is in gigaville by the rock in front of the barn. on my game it is just table scraps.

Edited by allene6, 15 November 2007 - 07:22 AM.