The Daily HaiTaku

Whoa, talk about your all time HaiTaku last minute sweeps. I was all but ready to call yesterday's haiku unguessable but then, at 4.38am this morning Glock jumped in and guessed it, breaking down all the clues in an incredible fashion. Well done Glock. I am impressed.

So yeah, it was Midnight Resistance. One of my all time favourite video games.

Today's Haiku comes from quiz_b. Good luck everyone!

No! Killer mushrooms! Spaceships, swamp monster, mazes Use that glass cutter

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    Spaceships! It's The Dig!!
    I'm so sure, I won't even
    read the other clues.

    Space Quest 2!

    I don't remember a glass cutter but I definitely got eaten by a mushroom a few times.

    Math Blaster

    Space quest 2

      Drat, I'm too slow. Yep, definitely Space Quest 2. An old game I actually played! Good times.

      Good guess.

      I'm not sure about the mushrooms, but you died if you stood on the spores.
      Plenty of mazes (underwater, the plant roots) and that thing that grabs you in the swamp.
      The glass cutter is used to escape the glass dome when you are miniaturised.

        When you first crash down on Labion, if you head off to the right, there are a group of giant mushrooms which will eat you if you get too close to them.

          Ah yes, here they are:

          I own the entire Space Quest series on GOG. Tempted to dig them out again!

            Ah, yes, when I guessed I assumed it meant the spore plant (ah, the saving and reloading to get that spore). I had no memory of those mushrooms.

            EDIT: Actually I think the plant I was thinking of was for the berries, not the spore. Been a long time...

            Last edited 10/09/13 2:46 pm

    I was thinking Commander Keen 4 but there isn't a glass cutter. Maybe it's Future Wars?

    Last edited 10/09/13 12:09 pm


    Mushroom Men : The Spore Wars?

    crap! im late! Biker mice from mars!

    @glock was obviously kept up all night thinking about it.

      Hahaha! I'd only just checked it, I swear!

      Plus, it was only about 2:00 a.m. where I am (Thailand) so that looks a little less insane.

      Thanks, Mark. It was a good one. Great game!

      Last edited 10/09/13 12:40 pm

        Yeah, well done Glock! Only one person had made the connection to Midnight during the day yesterday, but you perfectly decoded each line of the HaiTaku.

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