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Da New Guys

by IceMan

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File size: 20 MB
Downloaded: 13,460 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
13 Jul 2005
AGS Panel Rating:
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Player Rating:
Full length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
Newly added games Not yet categorised
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Content advisory:
Occasional, mild
None
Mild

Public Opinion

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36 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
73%
Immersion:
77%
Puzzles & Pacing:
83%
Overall Enjoyment:
81%

About this game

Da New Guys are the latest wrestling team to hit the Wrestle Zone. The Brain, Simon and Defender are three Brits trying to make it big, and were forced into an unlikely alliance upon arriving in the 'States. And they're about to face their biggest challenge yet - the repossession of their home! Make sure you go to the website and get the speech pack!
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Everything but music
IceMan has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
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AJA has worked on 10 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2005

Nominated, Best Player Character 2005

Nominated, Best Non Player Character 2005

16 people commented on this game (newest first):

I think this was a fun and funny game to play. I am going to have to play the sequel when I get a chance.
2013-06-21 15:10:11 by Michael2968
Download link has expired :(
2010-05-16 08:12:52 by victor19
As a wrestling fan and lover of these games, Da New Guys was a joy to play. Funny writing, good puzzles, and likeable characters. I sure hope the sequal gets done someday.
2009-12-20 16:34:32 by Boost (BoosterBronze)
The only complaint I have is the game is a little unrefined and can be glitchy at times. It's nothing game halting, but your characters can get stuck sometimes. Other than that, good plot, fun characters, and hilarious storyline make this a must play!
2008-12-08 11:32:55 by Gun Sage (gunsage)
One of the most neglected settings in the pont & click Adventure genre is the wrestling scene. Fret not! Da New Guys covers this, but does it wrestle its way to a victory or defeat?

ONE!

The first thing you'll notice is that the backgrounds and characters have a simple, yet cartoon-like style to them. This suits it well as the sprites mix with the backdrops. Each character is nicely animated and given the right amount of detail that gives them their character. Backgrounds are simply fantastic as well and you will be anticipating what new backdrops you will encounter as you go on. Also, there are some fantastic animated scenes. Everything looks great, but make sure you set the game's setup graphics to 640x400, even though it will suggest not to. The character sprites will look much better, but if you want to see the credits properly switch it back.

Visuals: 90%

TWO!

One of the best qualities of this game is the way it pulls you into its world. It actually feels like you are watching a Saturday morning cartoon. Each character is well thought out and given its personality through the fantastic use of the speech pack. The voices are phenomenal considering the fact that the creator of the game did all of them on his own. This is definitely a memorable cast that you’ll love. The plot too is really great as it doesn't forces its jokes or takes its self too serious. As for the sounds and music you'll be hearing, it all sounds great and meshes together nicely. The only small gripe is the fact that the music is borrowed from other sources. Still, that does not ruin anything as the tunes are appropriate to each part of the game.

Immersion: 95%

THREE!

Another great thing about this game is the puzzles and pacing. The puzzles hit the spot as they are neither too hard nor too easy. It all ramps up at a great pace throughout your adventure. Every puzzle is logical and very clever. Best of all, you get to control three characters later on by switching back and forth to solve some fantastic puzzles. Let’s not forget that there are two different satisfying endings depending how well you do on a certain puzzle.

Puzzles & Pacing: 95%

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

That’s right folks! Da New Guys are your champions! From the great cartoon graphical style that pulls you into its world to some truly well thought out puzzles, Da New Guys deliver what real champions should! This is classic wrestling at its finest and a classic game as well!

+ Great cartoon style.
+ Speech pack with superb voice acting.
+ Well thought out setting that pulls you in.
+ Every puzzle is logical.
+ Three playable characters.
+ Two different endings.
- After you save your game you must close the character selection option to continue.
? The game was done in 320x200, yet the sprites look better in 640x400.

Overall: 95
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2007-05-07 02:47:35 by Fleshstalker
Of all the AGS games I've played, Da New Guys is the greatest! It's funny, original and all three characters are fun to play as! I trust the upcoming sequel will be evan better.

Da New guys rating: 9.7/10
2006-06-23 00:05:30 by fentonfilms
This is one of the best AGS games I've ever played! Honestly!
2005-12-13 13:14:50 by Pablo
Every AGS gamer should play this one folks. Full of action, solveable puzzles, and humour, what more could you ask for?
2005-09-18 22:42:48 by Andy
I'm going to explain it in three words; REALLY REALLY GOOD. Now that that's over go download the game. NOW.
2005-08-11 14:55:23 by TheCheese33
It's been a while since I've come across a REALLY special AGs game to place alongside my own personal hall of fame, the Ben Jordan games, 5 Days a Stranger, Perils of Poom, Apprenctice 1 &2, Pleurghburg, etc. Da New Guys, however, has easily cruised into my list of very favourite AGs games.

The story of three odd wrestlers, Da New Guys is another one of those games with a really nostalgic, Saturday morning cartoon feel. The characters are brilliant, enhanced by the excellent voice pack and the beautifully drawn cartoon graphics. The music and sound effects are all top notch too.

The story is divided into four parts, making room for plenty of diverse puzzles and locations. For instance, at one point the action switches from the main plot to one of the wrestler's shifts at a local fast food joint, where you have to carry out some menial tasks to proceed with the game. This grounds the story brilliantly in an everyday suburban atmosphere, as does the wonderfully cosy flat that the main characters share.

The puzzles are all logical and after an easy first part to settle the player in, the difficulty increases. The player also gets the chance to switch between the three different characters, which adds a delightful diversity to the game.

The script is wonderful. The sense of humour isn't as insistently cynical as many games and never plumbs the depths of lowbrow toilet humour for a cheap laugh (I enjoy a cheap laugh as much as the next man but some games make it the carrot that wags the dog). Instead, we are treated to a pleasingly gentle laugh fest full of real warmth (SPOILER: I was particularly floored when Ice Cold makes a wrong turn after his first appearance SPOILER END).

Da New Guys is a total classic. Incredibly playable with a great game length, puzzles that are challenging without being frustrating and some of the most likable characters I've yet discovered in an AGs game. I can't wait for a sequel
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2005-08-06 08:25:40 by madmanmunt
Absolutely brill............great to hear that there will a sequel to this!
2005-07-29 01:47:00 by Jane
terrific game, i was able to do all the brilliant puzzles without resorting to hints, i really enjoyed playing it
2005-07-17 12:55:24 by Tina
This game manages to be freakin' hillarious without stooping to the lame crude humor we see so often around here.

The graphics are pretty good, the puzzles are logical and (for me) enjoyable, and the wrestling match minigame was hillarious. All in all, this game is coolnificant.
2005-07-17 08:33:06 by Blitzerland
Remarkable about this game — apart from some really cool humour — are the logical puzzles and the welldone voice acting (especially for a single voice actor).
2005-07-15 17:16:58 by Anonymous
I really enjoyed this game, best ags game I played in a long time. I like the graphic style and I loved the jokes. Hoping for a sequel/prequel Iceman ;)
[game category: Medium Length Joke game]
2005-07-15 08:58:55 by Mozesh!
very good. Only gripe with the graphics: not all characters had the same size black outline which was quite distracting. Otherwise, good job :)
2005-07-14 14:17:11 by Anonymous
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