by fuzzymonkey41 38,653 views
Hello, everyone. This is the first of a series of videos following the adventures of Torin in his quest to find his parents.
This game came out in 1995 and is still not known well among most retrogamers. It is stylistically similar to King's Quest VII but is perhaps even more family friendly (even though the creative director was Al Lowe!).
In this first part, we witness the murder of two people (presumably royal), the rescue of a baby by a kindly nurse, and a sinister man. In another part of the prologue, Torin's parents are crystallized by some sort of apparition and whisked away into the ground. The same sinister man appears and sends Torin on his quest.
Torin visits his farmhouse to collect a few tools, rids his mother's sewing basket of a pest, touches a hot stove (like the idiot that he is), and goes berry-picking. Boogle (his pet) learns how to be a box (?). How useful.
Stay tuned for Torin's inquiry at the Crystal City with the help of a not so helpful guard!
EDIT: Remember, folks, you can turn off annotations if they're bugging you!
Also, be sure to check out ADVRipper's version of Torin's Passage; his videos are better quality (but have Portuguese subtitles).
by fuzzymonkey41 13,682 views
Torin decides to actually go into the Crystal City for the first time in his life, only to meet an obnoxious guard. He tries to commmit suicide but is stopped by the game developers.
After touching another dangerous object (sharp spines on lethal-looking plants; Torin's judgment increases tenfold...) and showing off his acrobatic skills, Torin crosses the valley to a "deserted" house. After trying to break in, he realizes he should probably read the instructions on the sign next to the door.
One short puzzle later...
Torin and the guard are in deep conversation, and we are about to discover just how to get to The Lands Below.
by fuzzymonkey41 12,689 views
Torin gets to be a waiter, as Herman the guard sends him out get him his "last meal". Having delivered the berry juice, Torin once again journeys to the valley to find sluggheti and peatballs. This video includes the collection of peat moss and the meeting of the snails.
by fuzzymonkey41 9,252 views
Torin already has the peat balls, so now it's time to tackle the slugs. Torin spends some time conversing with Slim and Slime (how clever), picks up a new leaf for them and collects bait for the slug-catching.
NOTE: I think there's a line of dialogue missing here, for whatever reason. After the snails eye-five after the pair "joke", the dialogue goes like this:
Torin: "What's so funny about being a pair?"
Slime: "Because we ARE a pair; a figure-sliming pair."
Slim: "Yeah, we're going out for the Moat Olympics, pairs division."
Hope that helps.
by fuzzymonkey41 7,864 views
Torin catches the slugs with an ingenious trap, chops of a square root for no apparent reason (other than to save time), and brings the lot back to Herman the guard. After the main course and dessert, Herman takes Torin to the phenocryst (yes, that's what it's called) chamber. I then suffer my way through a puzzle I still don't understand.
NOTE: The video has a rather abrupt ending because I didn't want to go over my time limit by entering the next world (which is where Torin is about to go). Forgive me for this lapse, my friends.
by fuzzymonkey41 8,765 views
Torin enters the phenocryst and appears in another land. We witness a scene from the past as everyone runs around looking for baby Torin.
Torin appears in Escarpa, almost gets beheaded by a loose tile (lousy architects), and then meets a family that appears to live in a T.V. show.
NEXT EPISODE: Torin meets the ruler of Escarpa and his entourage, picks up a few more tiles, and meets some more of the locals.
by fuzzymonkey41 7,219 views
Torin leaves the Bitternuts and attempts to bother some more people by greeting them incessantly. He soon makes his way across the chasm to meet with the rulers of Escarpa (Rupert and Di). After a few minutes of verbal banter, Torin is charged with finding the princess. Torin also receives an invitation to a Royal Ball in exchange for an aquamarine crystal (!). Great.
by fuzzymonkey41 6,660 views
Torin exits the throne room (after trying to steal another of those tiles; everyone has them!) and begins to descend into the canyon. He makes a short stop at a cave, where he picks up an unusual sample...of dragon excrement. Fortunately for everyone playing the game, the bathroom joke stops as soon as Torin uses this item as fertilizer.
Finally, Torin attempts to push a two-headed vulture (possibly the only remaining one of its kind) out of its nest and finally succeeds by baiting the poor bird.
by fuzzymonkey41 6,654 views
Torin climbs a tree and figures out what all those stupid tiles are for. He then performs another acrobatic stunt and nearly falls to his death. On the other side of the canyon, Torin discovers a seraglio (which is basically a spa), along with the rest of Rupert's harem.
Finally, Torin is forced to outwit a pair of smelly skunks, only after attempting to desecrate their home by normal means.
We end this video with Torin vainly trying to get the attention of a meditating Escarpian (my favorite character!).
by fuzzymonkey41 7,394 views
Torin begins philosophizing with Veder (that strange round fellow at the conclusion of the last video) and learns of the poor soul's incredibly dire situation.
Torin continues to develop his obsession for green tiles, going so far as to permanently desecrate the king's floor, take advantage of a hypnotized washer woman, and drive the innocent harem girls out of their relaxing spa. The madness never ceases!
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After an extremely long wait, we return to Torin's adventures in Escarpa. We tie up a few loose ends (and make Torin fall from a height again; it never ceases to be funny!) and make our way down into the next world.
One extremely dramatic cutscene later, and our hero finds himself in a lush, green world. Stay tuned...
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Torin falls seventeen stories and doesn't die. Instead, he breaks free of his bonds and shouts at the little people.
He is enlisted as a diplomat to another "giant" and displays his unique communication skills with someone of the opposite sex. A few cheesy moments later, Torin and Co. arrive at an obnoxious puzzle (which didn't fit into this video).
by fuzzymonkey41 7,661 views
Torin moves small people on a pentagram, becomes briefly three-dimensional by riding an elevator, and conducts an impromptu scale session. What skill and talent!
We're also granted a glimpse of the next world, as well as continued thickening of plot (to a stew-like consistency!).
EDIT: Pay no attention to the score here; my recording got messed up, and I had to start a new level to record this last section. Everything will be back to normal in the next video (for those of you who need the score to be accurate).
by fuzzymonkey41 6,491 views
Torin plays with a giant cannonball machine, miscalculates his weight in said cannonballs, and returns to his childhood by playing on a seesaw. We then see him perform a variety of stunts, including launching himself across lava from a catapult and navigating a labyrinthine network of land.
Torin certainly is a loyal son...I would have given up after talking to the guard at Crystal City.
NOTE: If you do not have a cannonball with you when you launch yourself across the lava, you will not be heavy enough (and the catapult will launch you past the spit of land).
by fuzzymonkey41 7,147 views
After an entire month of waiting, the loyal fans are rewarded with Torin's epic journey. In this video, we see Torin navigate another stupid maze, witness a fantastic easter egg from a well-known George Lucas film, see me struggle through a crystal puzzle involving angles, and watch the plot thicken between Lycentia and Pecand.
It should take about three more videos (I think) to finish this game, but I can't guarantee posting another one for a while (since I'm at college again). Enjoy this one, at least.
by fuzzymonkey41 6,168 views
Someone had the nerve to build a storeroom around the last phenocryst (yes, it's the last one!). Somehow, Torin makes it out, only to land directly in a flowerbed. Then, he's arrested by a policeman with a siren on his head (cars don't exist yet, so...) and tried in court. We have to sit through a slightly sentimental moment with Torin moping around in jail, but luckily it only lasts about a minute.
We finish this video with Torin's chat with a somewhat moody sunflower.
by fuzzymonkey41 7,448 views
Torin encounters a talking tree and proceeds to use him for his own benefit. This leads him back to those blazingly fast silk worms (on steroids, clearly). Torin crosses the Slippery Slope with help from the grass (whether or not each blade of grass is speaking by itself or as a GIANT entity has yet to be determined).
Torin demonstrates his blatant disregard for court decisions, his penchant for "borrowing" items from other people (and centipedes), and continues to pester us with bad jokes and puns.
WHAT A HERO.
by fuzzymonkey41 6,140 views
Torin has an in-depth conversation with Zippy the Blind Magician, followed by a card trick that (almost) completely fails. After that, Torin talks to another really yellow person (it's normal down here, apparently) and gets his voice recorded. Now YOU can take Torin wherever you want! Torin then generously gives a top hat to the rabbit we met earlier (who would have thought?) and then sells him on the black market (just kidding).
We're about two episodes away from completion, but I'm about two weeks away from exams, so no uploading for a while (again). College is hard work.
EDIT: I apologize for some of the skips in the video. I tried something new in terms of the video format and, although the graphical quality is certainly better, there are about three oddities that occur during this video because of the format.
Since I'll be finishing this series soon, I probably will stick with this format, but I'll make sure it's stable for other videos I make.
by fuzzymonkey41 5,984 views
Torin continues to wander around backstage, inadvertently helping people by getting rid of inventory items he doesn't care for. After some more stealing and a rather poor rendition of his national anthem, Torin is carted back to the judge. This time, though, he gets tossed into the Null Void, much to his delight.
Hold your breath; the end of this video series is nigh.
by fuzzymonkey41 8,599 views
After more than a year, the Torin's Passage Playthrough is complete. Loyal fans have waited long enough for the final chapter in this epic game, and they will not be disappointed by the dramatic ending.
Torin finally confronts Lycentia, learns about his mysterious path, messes up a bit, and then performs some incredible stunts involving animal food and punching people in the face.
NOTE: I did not include all of the credits, but I can upload these if enough fans bother me about them. There is no bonus scene at the end of the credits, so I didn't feel it was necessary to include all of them.
by HarryPotterCentral 890,425 views
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