This game has unused graphics.
This game has a prototype article
This game has a prerelease article
Normality is a first-person 3D point & click adventure game about a teenager called Kent Knutson, and his adventures in the fictional totalitarian city-state of Neutropolis.
- 1 Debug Functions
- 2 Unused Items
- 3 Unused Character Graphics
- 4 Unused Audio
- 5 Unused Messages
- 6 Regional Differences
- 7 Rebels' Fridge
Press V to display a version information message.
Type wendy during gameplay to activate Debug Mode keys:
- F1: Level Select: Jump to any location. The game will also automatically give you useful inventory items depending on the location.
- G: Watch any cutscene.
- S: Save .TGA screenshot. (Doesn't work in cutscenes).
Can of Food
Lovely! Hmmm... 'THE ONE AND ONLY *FOOD*. GUARANTEED NO WASTE, MORE WAIST, WHAT TASTE? INGREDIENTS: MEAT AND VEGETATION.' Why am I suddenly not hungry?
As much as I would like to sample the delicate bouquet and flavour sealed within, I don't have a can opener.
- Room sprite is used on a poster advertising Food! on the wall in the Plush-Rest factory canteen.
- Appears in your inventory automatically if you use the Level Select cheat, and choose Factory.
- Appears in Kent's fridge in the demo version.
Can of Yellow Paint
This has gone all manky. I like yellow, but this is no good.
Not a good idea considering the only thing keeping the paint inside is the dried up mulch around the bottom.
- Appears in the demo version.
"This is my 245-piece toolbox."
"Hmm. The lock is rusted shut."
Unused Character Graphics
2D Brian Deluge
One unused sprite is what appears to be a 2D cartoon version of Brian Deluge holding a CD.
|2D Brian Deluge (unused)||3D Brian Deluge (final)|
Curiously, it uses black outlines which is a noticeably different style from all other 2D art in the game.
- One of the CDs in the music store reused part of this sprite in its cover design.
- As a placeholder for other characters when Normality, still in development, was featured on television.
"Edit Screen" Music
A music file named EDITSCRN.HMP never seems to be used in the game.
"Normality Today" Jingle
A generic TV News-style jingle, with a male announcer speaking: "Welcome to Normality Today. My name's John Spender, and I'll be with you for the next hour."
There are various unused messages in the game's language file. This file includes dialog lines, response messages, item names, conversation topic names and other text strings in a big unstructured list.
Some are remnants from an early phase of the game's design:
Give Walnut Whip
Give Ingedient Z
Give Cotton Wool
Give Blue Paint
The hole in Kent's bath is not an interactive hotspot, but there are several unused messages that seem to be intended for it. This is true in both the UK and US versions.
That sharkpoon gun made a pretty good hole! It could still be a winner. I can't stand it in here much longer. That really is the BIGGEST smell I ever smelled! If that Norm outside gets a whiff, he'll think I'm up to no good.
It's much too small. I may be fit and athletic but I would need to lose around 90% of my body mass to get down that way
Yeah, if I pick the hole up I can use it on other objects. I can use it to get through walls and to empty oil tankers, and... and I can't pick it up! Oh well, never mind, it was a good idea.
Unused dialog indicates that, at one time, the matchbook seller would initially prevent you from entering the M.I.N.T. Mall:
Can I enter the mall please? Not until you buy some of my matches, young man. Isn't that a bit unfair? Yes, I suppose it is, but life's like that, Son! Sorry!
Normality: 3D/ADV Kernel Real-Time Module (c) 1996 Gremlin Interactive Ltd. QA Version: 1.0 Compilation: 206596 Monday 6-5-1996 20:22. Adventure: 17230496
Normality: 3D/ADV Kernel Real-Time Module (c) 1996 Gremlin Interactive Ltd. QA Version: US V.F6 Compilation: 10090796 Tuesday 9-7-1996 10:45. Adventure: 17230496
Norm 2782's "Friend of Paul" Badges
In both U.K. and U.S. versions, the Norm Trooper at the M.I.N.T. Mall will give you a "Friend of Paul" badge when you ask him about the fire extinguisher.
However, he also gives you a badge at three other times in the U.S. version, but not the U.K. version:
|All in a days work, Citizen.||All in a days work, Citizen.|
Oh here, have a badge.
|Get away from that!||Get away from that!|
Here, have a badge.
|Sure I'm sure.
Don't distract me again, Citizen.
|Sure I'm sure. Have a badge, and|
don't distract me again, Citizen.
Corey Feldman's Alternate Lines for Kent
The U.S. version replaced Kent's original voice actor, Tom Hill, with Corey Feldman. Compared to the U.K. release, Kent's lines have a lot of minor differences due to Americanized spellings and slightly different line readings, but there are also some changes that show additional writing.
Explain this better please.. Which lines are for UK and which lines are for U.S.?
- They're part of the machine.
- It's so badly made I
haven'ta clue who it is.
- I wonder where these doors lead? To a secret smuggler's hideout, I bet!
- Wait a minute... haven't I wandered into the wrong
game? My God!It's leaderPaul! Or it could be S...
- Hey, I want to use the bathroom.
- There's not much business for hair stylists,
since *FOOD* has an automatic hair trimmer ingredient in it! Sheesh!!A triple CD compilation of train noises! English import, from the land of shopkeepers and eccentric Lords.
- She looks very very bored.
- Hey, some camera! I could make great home movies with this.
- This is a family game. Plus, I'm not sure what it does.
- I'd rather not even try to. Insanity isn't contagious, but that doesn't stop it being inflicted upon others.
It's a soap script for "MY NEIGHBOUR IS NORMAL"
ENTER TABITHA TO ROOM. TABITHA: Oh Mother, Tom has jilted me. MOTHER: Oh Dear, Love. TABITHA: (Weeping) He embarrassed me horribly. MOTHER: Oh Dear, Love. TABITHA: But I don't care. MOTHER: Good, Love. ROLL CREDITS...
Whoa! Check it! A TV show. It's a soap script for "The Normal and The Beautiful". My favorite.
ENTER TABITHA TO ROOM. TABITHA: Oh Mother, Tom has jilted me. MOTHER: Oh Dear, Love. TABITHA: (Weeping) He embarrassed me horribly. MOTHER: Oh Dear, Love. TABITHA: I'm going to blow up his apartment complex! MOTHER: Good, Love. ROLL CREDITS...
In the Rebels' Hideout, there is a mysterious padlocked fridge, set into the wall. It is possible to open this fridge – you will need a hammer from the wall near Heather, and a blue box that you can find by investigating the flashing traffic bollard out in the hideout's docking area – but it's useless to do so. Kent refuses to take any of the items inside, and the game carries on whether you open it or not.
Also, unused textures indicate this was once a full-sized, freestanding fridge, complete with graffiti and bullet hole: