The Smiler - General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scott, 11th Jun 2013.

  1. Steve74

    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    Actually, I've just listened to this again and realised this rendition would work fantastically as a soundtrack on silent black & white off-ride footage made to look like 1920s film, just like the really old silent films
     
  2. RoyJess

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    My Hahn's Macaw Parrot, she loves the Smiler music, it keeps her from squawking. She likes to sing along to it as well as mimics the laughter.
     
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    I think the music fits the theme quite well. The problem is that the theme wasn't massively well represented when the ride first opened, let alone now after the various changes that were made to it.

    My main issue with the ride is that it goes against what X-Sector was originally intended to be; a secret government facility. I can't think of a less secretive ride in the park. I don't find the ride to be particularly rough, I think the layout is okay and the concept of the theme is very interesting, but the park does nothing to try and convey that. I just wish that the ride tried more to tie in with Oblivion and the overall area, but instead it's presented no better than a slightly upmarket fairground ride (okay, that might be a bit harsh but you get the idea).
     
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  4. AT86

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    For me The Smiler theme is the one that best fits the area it has been added to out of all the Merlin additions.

    If we can suspend reality enough to believe that X-Sector is a secret government facility then it’s not much of a stretch to imagine that there is a ‘Ministry of Joy’ that has created a method of making people Smile. :)
     
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    The 'Ministry of Joy' theme comprises a boring sign that nobody reads and some text on some screens, it's barely a theme really. The most entertaining parts of the ride's theme is its wildness and the industrial vibe, it fits the disorientating ride really well and the black steel everywhere.

    Unfortunately it just isn't enough, the rest the area is so bad and really detracts from what's otherwise a fun coaster. The Marmaliser is a great idea, but you can see how many budget cuts it had to go from the intention to reality, in the end it just gets lost in the ride track and looks so cheap. The screen is pretty good though.

    I also agree that the ha ha ha thing and all the screaming is overkill, but otherwise it's a really good soundtrack that suits the ride perfectly!
     
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    blackholes crow TowersStreet Member

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    I need help!!!! (Not just in the head lol)
    Does anyone know if the barcodes for the game are still in place? or have any photos of them
    I did take pictures but ive lost them over the last few years any help would be awesome thanks guys^^
     
  7. Skyscraper

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    I'm pretty sure they were completely removed following the 2015 incident, but I'll let someone else confirm.
     
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    Thank you hopefully not^^ but last time as i recall i couldn't see them so you could be right but i wasnt really looking, as i lost the game on my old phone, so lost evetything but now ive the game again yayy
    I just hope Someone will have a photo of them or ill be incomplete with the game crys^^
     
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    You can find pictures of all the barcodes inside the game's files.

    Here is an album of things that looked like they would scan in the game:
     
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    blackholes crow TowersStreet Member

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    Thats awesome thank you
     
  11. blackholes crow

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    Ok im lost the camera wont link up to the game anyone have a new downloadable version?
     
  12. djtruefitt

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    As far as I’m aware the game was removed off the store back when it crashed.

    Also most of the barcodes are still around the ride.
     
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  13. Ethan

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    God it does seem like a long time now since the incident
     
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    Because it is, 6 years in June is it not?
     
  15. Ethan

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    It's nice to see that most people have finally moved on from the incident and don't talk about it when someone mentions Alton towers anymore
     
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    You see the odd person on socials whenever theres an article about Alton, but it is very much in the minority now who won't let it stay in the past
     
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    Several newspapers still mention it in every article about Towers though, which irks the heck out of me when I see it. :mad:
     
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    the less you pay attention to papers and the media regarding towers the better imo
     
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    I wouldn't read papers, there is too much fake news regarding The Smiler.
     
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  20. Ethan

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    Despite it being human error, I'm surprised after an incident like that they managed to reopen the ride again
     

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