Friday, October 25, 2013

Walkthrough: Return to Pleasantville

WARNING: THIS WALKTHROUGH IS UNDERGOING RENOVATION

Return to Pleasantville is a sequel to Peril in Pleasantville by the same author. It features some of the same characters and locations, but is considerably stripped down in terms of gameplay.

To play Return to Pleasantville you will need an interpreter capable of playing gblorb games. See http://inform7.com/if/interpreters/. If you’re not familiar with this style of game, see the AIF Player’sGuide.

WARNING: You cannot save the game on Day 1, and you cannot use UNDO at all. That functionality was disabled because otherwise the game was too unstable.

Return to Pleasantville is divided into two separate days. On Day 1, you will be able to trigger sex scenes with some of the returning characters (eg. Becky, Olivia, Ms Johnson) just by visiting them at the right time or place. However, for the majority of the sex scenes you will need to flirt successfully. This means repeating the flirt command until you either charm the girl or crash and burn. The results of flirting are completely random, meaning that you will probably fail a lot. However, there is a book you can buy at the mall that will increase your success rate and decrease the number of successes you need. Flirting successfully will either lead to an immediate sex scene, or an arrangement to meet somewhere else later in the day.

Day 2 is much more linear, as the PC goes on a camping trip. You can invite either Becky or Olivia to go with the PC, which slightly changes how things play out, but otherwise there are few decisions to make.

Note that it is not possible to see every sex scene in the game in a single playthrough. Some (including most of the ‘dates’) are mutually exclusive, and even with the help of the book you will fail at flirting occasionally. This means that the player has to decide which scenes they are going to aim for in a particular playthrough. I have listed the events in the game by both location and time in order to aid your decision-making. I have also added a separate section detailing the scenes that require you to meet the girl more than once.

Unless otherwise noted, the sex scenes are non-interactive. Where they are interactive, you will be able to use the standard verbs (kiss, lick, rub, and fuck) on the standard bodyparts (breasts, pussy, ass).

IMPORTANT: If you want to know the time, x phone (NB. doing this advances time by 2 minutes).

Day 1
Name your PC.

You start in your bedroom. Go downstairs (w, s, d) to the living room, where you will see the PC’s parents having coffee with Ms Johnson (4 images). You can speak to your Dad (in the living room) or Mom (in the kitchen), but their responses are recycled from the first game so it’s not worth the effort.

Leave the house (s). When you move from this location, you will receive a text from Emily asking if you want to go camping with her, Chris (her boyfriend), and Samantha. She will also suggest asking someone else to come with you, but you can’t do that right now.

At this point you are free to roam the town in search of women. However, due to the randomness of the flirting mechanic, it is advisable to make getting the book your first priority.

Go to the bookstore in the mall (from outside your house: e, e, s, s, e, e). At the bookstore: look in bin; get book; buy book; read book; drop book. If you don’t drop the book, you will be unable to flirt with some women (because they see that you’re carrying a book about flirting).

If you came directly to the bookstore it should be close to 11am, meaning that Becky and Olivia will be at the clothing store (or will be shortly). You could also flirt with the women at the bookstore (Sabrina) or the jewelry store (Jennifer). If you feel so inclined you could even flirt with the crazy old lady (Mildred). Otherwise, wander the town (refer to the map and lists of events below).

After 1pm you will be able to call other people (eg. call Becky). The main reason to do this is so that you can ask either Becky or Olivia to go camping (eg. ask Becky about camping). You can also ask them about other topics, but picking a topic for which they have no response will end the call. Known topics are listed below

Emily (Chris, Samantha, Camping)
Olivia (Becky, Olivia, Katie, Camping)
Becky (Camping, Emily)
Katie (Becky, Camping)
Maggie
Jeff


To end the day, return to your bedroom and sleep (after 11pm)

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Dates
These sex scenes are listed separately because they require some setting up, and because they are the most likely to be mutually exclusive (meaning that you will want to pick which one you want in advance). They are listed in approximate chronological order.

Sabrina
before 5pm Bookstore: if you successfully flirt with her, she will ask you to meet her outside the mall at 9pm
9pm Mall entrance:

Jennifer
before 5pm Jewelry store: if you successfully flirt with her, she will ask you to go to her house at 10pm
10pm: meet with Jennifer

Michelle
11:48am Main St (outside cinema): a lost tourist (Michelle) will appear; ask lost tourist about help
4:04pm Thompson St (outside bar): if you gave directions to her earlier, you will see Michelle coming out of the motel. If you wave back, and then admit who you are she will invite you for a drink at the bar; accept. At the bar, Michelle will invite you back to her room; accept for a scene, decline for a scene with Justine.

Linda & Rebecca
before 12:58pm Park: Linda (heavyset mom) and Rebecca (skinny mom) are present; if you successfully flirt with both of them, they will suggest stopping by Linda's house at 9pm (Linda lives in the nice house on Berry Street; you will be prompted to go there).
9pm Nice house: meet with Linda and Rebecca (24 images)

Lindsay
1pm Concert: a cute short girl (Lindsay) arrives shortly after you do; flirt with her
5:56pm Comic book store: Lindsay arrives; if you take the blame for the statue, you can ask Lindsay to hang out at your house
8:58pm Maple St (outside Comic book store): meet Lindsay; leads to an interactive scene

Erica
1pm Concert: a skinhead (Erica) arrives shortly after you do; flirt with her
Bar: buy her a beer twice and you will be able to make your move

Renee
after 1pm Bar: if you successfully flirt with her and tip her several times, she will be open to a scene at closing time
2am Bar: scene with Renee

Connie
3:24pm Lakefront: a fat girl (Connie) arrives; if you successfully flirt with her, she will arrange to meet at the bar at 7:30pm
7:20pm Bar: Connie arrives; buy her a beer and then flirt with her again. She will then invite you back to her place

Fatima
6:50pm Store: the store will be robbed; if you call police, the robbery will be foiled and the grateful store owner will invite you to dinner at 9pm
9pm Katie’s house: have dinner with the store owner and his daughter (Fatima); as you leave she will ask you to return in 1 hour
10pm Katie’s house: meet with Fatima

Kelly
7pm Concert: a drunk guy will start hitting on a cute girl (Kelly); ask him to leave her alone then ask about a date
Bar: buy her a beer, then talk to Kelly about music; you will then have the option of leaving with her, which leads to a scene

Events (by location)
Your house
1:16pm: Mom and dad go to Ms Johnson's
2:16pm: Mom and dad return from Ms Johnson’s
11:30pm: Mom and dad having sex (you'll automatically peek into their room if you pass by)

Becky's house
before 11:08am: ring doorbell to have a short conversation with Becky (1 image)
11:08am: Becky and Olivia leave Becky's house.
after 11:08am: ring doorbell and accept Ms Johnson’s invitation. This scene is interactive and will end when the PC has orgasmed twice, or at 1:16pm
4:08pm: ring doorbell and accept Becky’s invitation. This scene is interactive

Hedge
1:20pm: x hole to see Mom and Dad having a threesome with Ms Johnson
3:10pm: x hole to see Becky swimming in her pool; this triggers a brief scene with her, but prevents you visiting her later

Main Street (outside cinema)
11:48pm: a lost tourist (Michelle) will appear; ask lost tourist about help (see Michelle above)

Comic book store
5:56pm Lindsay arrives at store. You won't be able to do anything unless you already flirted with her at the concert (see Lindsay above).

Emily's house
ring doorbell to have a short conversation with Ms Weaver (1 image)

Nice house
before 1pm: look over fence to see Emily give Chris a handjob (5 images)
9pm: meet Linda and Rebecca if you flirted with them at the park (24 images)

Checkpoint
10:40pm you will see Emily giving Chris a blowjob

Park
before 12:58pm: Linda (heavyset mom) and Rebecca (skinny mom) are present (see Linda & Rebecca above)

Lakefront
jogger (Loren) is present; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene (9 images)
3:24pm: fat girl (Connie) arrives (see Connie above)
4:50pm: Connie leaves

Store
x magazine for 8 images; you can x magazine again for a different 8 images, but after that the store owner won’t allow you to do any more ‘reading’
6:50pm: call police to foil the robbery (see Fatima above)

Thompson Street (outside bar)
4:04pm if you gave directions to the lost tourist earlier you will see her come out of the motel (see Michelle above)

Bar
opens at 1pm: flirt with attractive brunette (Shannon; leads to immediate scene with 10 images) or Renee
3:28pm: Shannon leaves the bar (if you haven't interacted with her)
4:44pm: Angela arrives at bar; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene
5:24pm: Angela leaves the bar (if you haven't interacted with her)
8:06pm: Ms Weaver arrives at bar for her date
8:24pm: two hot girls (Kari & Mindy) arrive at the bar; you can’t flirt with them right now
8:28pm: a stunning Asian girl (Karen) arrives at the bar; when her friend Audrey arrives they will go outside; if you join them they will invite you back to their place
8:46pm: hooker thrown out of bar; you can go outside and pay her $10 for a blowjob
10:02pm: Kari & Mindy start making out; you can’t flirt with them right now
10:04pm: a black girl (Tina) has an argument; ask Tina about boyfriend twice, then successfully flirt with her for an immediate scene
10:04pm: you will have the opportunity to take Ms Weaver home, which leads to a scene
10:20pm: a sexy girl (Kayla) enters the bar; ask Kayla about Renee (requires you to have successfully flirted with Renee)
11:34pm: successfully flirt with Kari & Mindy for an immediate scene
11:54pm: you have another opportunity to take Ms Weaver home; this doesn’t lead to a scene, but you do get a picture of Emily looking very unimpressed
12:06am: hooker tries to enter the bar again
2:00am: if you successfully flirted with Renee earlier (and tipped her), sticking around will lead to a scene

Mall entrance
crazy old lady (Mildred) is present; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene

Jewellery store (mall)
Jennifer is present (see Jennifer above)

Book store (mall)
Sabrina is present (see Sabrina above)

Clothes store (mall)
between approx 11am and 3pm (when you see Becky inside): Olivia will drag you into the changing room. You can have sex with her, but that will get you banned from the mall. There are no negative consequences to getting a blowjob.

Concert (1pm)
pay doorman to enter (note that you won’t be able to leave until 5:28pm); Lindsay (cute short girl) and Erica (skinhead) will arrive just after you do (see Lindsay and Erica above)

Concert (7pm)
pay doorman to enter; a drunk guy will start hitting on a cute girl (Kelly); ask him to leave her alone (see Kelly above)

Events (by time)
Lakefront: jogger (Loren) is present; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene (9 images)
Store: x magazine for 8 images; you can x magazine again for a different 8 images, but after that the store owner gets mad
Mall entrance: crazy old lady (Mildred) is present; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene

before 12:58pm Park: Linda (heavyset mom) and Rebecca (skinny mom) are present (see Linda & Rebecca above)
before 1pm Nice house: look over fence to see Emily give Chris a handjob (5 images)
before 5pm Jewelry store: Jennifer is present (see Jennifer above)
before 5pm Bookstore: Sabrina is present (see Sabrina above)

between approx. 11am and 3pm Clothes store (when you see Becky inside): Olivia will drag you into the changing room. You can have sex with her, but that will get you banned from the mall. There are no negative consequences to getting a blowjob.
11:08am Becky’s house: ring doorbell and accept Ms Johnson’s invitation. This scene is interactive and will end when the PC has orgasmed twice, or at 1:16pm
11:48am Main St (outside cinema): a lost tourist (Michelle) will appear; ask lost tourist about help (see Michelle above)
1pm Bar: attractive brunette (Shannon) is present; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene (10 images)
1pm Bar: Renee is present (see Renee above)
1pm Concert: pay doorman to enter (note that you won’t be able to leave until 5:28pm); Lindsay (cute short girl) and Erica (skinhead) will arrive just after you do (see Lindsay and Erica above)
1:16pm Your house: Mom and dad go to Ms Johnson’s
1:20pm Hedge: x hole to see Mom and Dad having a threesome with Ms Johnson
2:16pm Your house: Mom and dad return from Ms Johnson’s
3:10pm Hedge: x hole to see Becky swimming in her pool; this triggers a brief scene with her, but prevents you visiting her later
3:24pm Lakefront: fat girl (Connie) arrives (see Connie above)
3:28pm Bar: Shannon leaves the bar
4:08pm Becky’s house: ring doorbell and accept Becky’s invitation. This scene is interactive
4:44pm Bar: Angela arrives at bar; flirt with her successfully for an immediate scene
4:50pm Lakefront: Connie leaves
5:24pm Bar: Angela leaves the bar (if you haven't interacted with her)
6:50pm Store: call police to foil the robbery (see Fatima above)
7pm Concert: pay doorman to enter; a drunk guy will start hitting on a cute girl (Kelly); ask him to leave her alone (see Kelly above)
8:06pm Bar: Ms Weaver arrives at bar for her date
8:24pm Bar: two hot girls (Kari & Mindy) arrive at the bar; you can’t flirt with them right now
8:28pm Bar: a stunning Asian girl (Karen) arrives at the bar; when her friend Audrey arrives they will go outside; if you join them they will invite you back to their place
8:46pm Bar: hooker thrown out of bar; you can go outside and pay her $10 for a blowjob
10:02pm Bar: Kari & Mindy start making out; you can’t flirt with them right now
10:04pm Bar: a black girl (Tina) has an argument; ask Tina about boyfriend twice, then successfully flirt with her for an immediate scene
10:04pm Bar: you will have the opportunity to take Ms Weaver home, which leads to a scene
10:20pm Bar: a sexy girl (Kayla) enters the bar; ask Kayla about Renee (requires you to have successfully flirted with Renee)
10:40pm Checkpoint: you will see Emily giving Chris a blowjob
11:30pm Your house: Mom and dad having sex (you will automatically peek into their room if you pass by)
11:34pm Bar: successfully flirt with Kari & Mindy for an immediate scene
11:54pm Bar: you have another opportunity to take Ms Weaver home; this doesn’t lead to a scene, but you do get a picture of Emily looking very unimpressed
12:06am Bar: hooker tries to enter the bar again

Day 2
Compared to Day 1, you don’t have many options. Going into the woods with Emily, or whichever girl you brought with you, will lead to an interactive scene. Going swimming will lead to a non-interactive scene with Samantha.


The rest of the day is non-interactive until you need to escape a horde of demons: up, s, w, s, s, s, s, w, w, w, s

13 comments:

  1. Attacking the robber in the store will get you killed, because he sees you coming thanks to a mirror.. There is also a scene late at night down where the base was, where you can see Emily giving Chris a BJ in his car.

    There are also a few scenes in your house at night where you can see the mom and dad having sex.

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    1. Cheers, I'd just found the mom & dad scene, but the others are new to me

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    2. If you mind your own business and let Ms. Weaver stay at the bar, much later there will be another chance to take her home, however this won't result in a scene, since Emily is home, though there is a pic of Emily looking at you sternly.

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  2. Hey, I've gotten to the part where the demons and none of the movement commands work. I punch in W and I get "you can't go that way"... Do I gotta do something before I'm able to move?

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    1. Whoops, my instructions there assume you've already left the cabin (because that's where I saved my game when I started trying to find the escape route). You have to go 'up' to leave the chamber where you're initially imprisoned.

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    2. I've updated the walkthrough to cover leaving the initial chamber as well.

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    1. At the times I mention in the walkthrough you should get a prompt asking if you want to escort Ms Weaver home or mind your own business (the two options will be hyperlinked).

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  4. The version of the game I'm playing doesn't display the time at all. Is there something wrong with it?

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    1. Have you tried 'x phone'? (this is mentioned in the readme, but not very clearly)

      As far as I know, only one version of RTP was ever released, so if that doesn't work it might be your interpreter. I use WinGlulxe personally.

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    2. Ah, thanks! I feel like such an idiot now!

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  5. Two questons. How do you ask Kelly to come over to your place and did you ever not get the drunk guy hitting on kelly?

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    1. You should get an explicit choice to either leave with Kelly or stay.

      From memory, it may take a couple of turns before the drunk guy hits on Kelly. If it doesn't happen, it might be a bug (RTP is a bit on the buggy side).

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