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Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon

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Title Screen

Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon

Developer: Humongous Entertainment
Publisher: Humongous Entertainment
Platforms: DOS, Windows, Mac OS Classic, 3DO
Released in US: 1993


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GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.


Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (after a bizarre accident involving his dog, a butterfly, and apparently rocket-grade fireworks) ... but he comes back, complete with the requisite "new friend" who is immediately reduced to occasional cameo appearances. At least he got it better off than Fatty Bear.

Graphics

HumongousEntertainment nosave.png

A generic placeholder for the save/load screen when no preview image is available for a room.

Music

All Versions

The tracks and their names are from the 3DO version, but equivalent data for these exists in all releases.

Name File Notes
PUTTM03
Instrumental version of the title music.
PUTTM11
Seems too short to be one of the main moon themes; possibly had some specialized use?
PUTTM26
Variation on a theme used in several other tracks.
PUTTM31
Probably meant to be moon surface music.
PUTTM32
Same as above.
PUTTM35
Slower, melody-less version of the Man in the Moon's theme.
PUTTM36
Plays when Putt-Putt gets blasted into space. The cutscene is only about 30 seconds long, so the last bit is never heard.

DOS

This track exists only in the DOS version (which doesn't use external sound files, so there's no associated filename).

File Notes
A strange mashup of the outer space music and one of the moon themes.

3DO

These tracks are only in the Game Boy version ... okay, maybe not.

Name File Notes
PUTTM38.DMU.no-voice
A higher-pitched, instrumental version of the title music with the intro cut out. The actual title music file is just "PUTTM38.DMU"; this file and the next one are the only ones with extra extensions. It's not referenced by the music-playing scripts, so the game can't even try to play it.
PUTTM38.DMU.with1
The regular title music, but with the first couple of measures cut out. Like the above, it's not referenced by the game.

This version has a few other oddities with its music files: the file numbering skips tracks 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 22, 30, and 37, and the game's song file list contains an entry for "PUTTM37.DMU", even though no such file exists.

Dialogue

File Character Subtitles
Radio a criminal suit was filed against Mr. Firebird.
He is accused of purposeful wrong-doing and criminal neglect.
It is believed that Mr. Firebird's negligence
caused Putt-Putt's unfortunate accident earlier today.

These lines for the newscaster on the radio aren't used for obvious reasons. Probably the first of the series' many developer in-jokes, which would come to full fruition in the sequel.

Hmmm...
To do:
Replace with proper sound rips

Text

Debug Output

Almost all SCUMM-based Humongous games contain debug console output for various game bits and bobs (starting and stopping music, values of important variables, etc.). These aren't normally displayed; the simplest way to view them is to run the game in ScummVM and set its debug level to 0 or higher.

Error Handler

Putt Putt Goes to the Moon Error 1.png
He can't talk to you. The SCUMM DIETY.

The invalid conversation handler from Putt-Putt Joins the Parade carried over to this game. The easiest way to trigger it is by forcing script 11 to run in ScummVM's debugger.