Talk:Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors

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Merge[edit]

I think this should be merged into Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors. It isn't a standalone game. I know alot of people have posted on websites like digg saying it was but they still point to the Penn & Teller torrent. Any objections? Manmonk 06:53, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I just went ahead with that merge, I really home nobody minds. It really did seem stupid to have a standalone entry for a minigame --Thetriangleguy 16:32, 16 March 2006 (UTC)


The podcast date where the game was discussed was 2006.03.01

Platforms[edit]

I really don't think all of the platforms should be listed in the blurb... the only platform for which the game was completely finished and playable was Sega CD; having the rest, including the PC version which was only 20% of the way along, isn't really accurate.--Trixter 03:22, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Go for it. Manmonk 14:59, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
Done. --Trixter 00:53, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Desert Bus Elements[edit]

I am not clear on what happens if the bus crashes. Can we get more details on the rules perhaps? For instance: When you crash it says the bus is towed back to Tucsan, but does that mean the game is over? Do you lose points? Is this article covering more about just how boring the game is? — MrBucketT/C 18:09, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

In the "The best part of that I think was an idea..." paragraph, something is missing. The quotation says what it is not, but never says what the idea is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.52.119.89 (talk) 04:22, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 16:30, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Saturn version also originally planned[edit]

Apologies if I'm screwing this up, I'm really very new to wikipedia editing. Just thought I should mention that there was also a Sega Saturn on the cards at some point - Promo material made by Absolute Entertainment that was sent to appropriate industry members displays the Sega Saturn name below the Sega CD name, and the Saturn name is also visible in watermark form on the same blurb page (3DO, Sega CD and some sort of CD-ROM logo are also present). I don't want to attempt to alter the main wiki entry myself as I'll probably mess it up, but I'm hoping someone else here will catch this and do it right? I can provide a link to a scan of the page... here it is.

http://www.snesorama.us/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=1339&stc=1&d=1152685821 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.242.255.173 (talk) 04:05, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

"Best Part" of Desert Bus[edit]

From the article: 'Penn says, "The best part of that I think was an idea that was not mine, not Teller’s, and not Barry Marx, who designed the game with us. It was an idea by Eddie Gorodetsky, one of the producers on Two and a Half Men, really funny guy. I think that Eddie G. is one of the funniest guys in the world."'. Okay... it's great to know that the best part was an idea by Eddie Gorodetsky but what WAS the part / idea ? 87.254.93.202 (talk) 22:45, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Just to alleviate the curiosity of future readers, this comment refers to Desert Bus being the best part of the Smoke & Mirrors collection.[1]Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 10:24, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Maximum score[edit]

An individual attempted to get the maximum score in Desert Bus, producing a run that lasts 41 days and ~17 hours. Of course, I'm not sure if it's a valid reference: http://tasvideos.org/2211S.html --Sigma 7 (talk) 22:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

No, April Fools jokes are not references. — Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 10:24, 27 August 2014 (UTC)