Laffy Taffy Puzzle Game (lost Wonka online puzzle game; early 2000s)


Laffy Taffy Puzzle Game
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LAFFY TAFFY Puzzle Game was an early 2000's video game that was available on the official Wonka website located at wonka.com . It was a 2D browser drag and drop jigsaw puzzle game which could be played with Adobe Shockwave. It was most likely developed by Left Brain Games because they made a number of similar games for the Wonka website at the time, and was one of many games by this developer that used to exist on said website before all their webgames were removed from it sometime after 2007.


Web developers were able to embed the game on their own site - allowing the game to be played on sites other than the official Wonka website - because of a button underneath the game, which provided the HTML code to do so. However, in reality, only the game's loader (loading screen) would be copied to the other site, while the actual game content was always loaded from the official Wonka website. For this reason, when the game was eventually deleted from the official Wonka website, none of the alternative sites the game was also embedded on worked either.

Primary Games, Fetchfido and FreeGameZone had the game on their websites, but again it was only the loader (loading screen) which, presently, no longer works because it attempts to load the game content from the Wonka website where it was removed. After the deletion of the webgames from the Wonka website, many of the Wonka webgames were made available on the developer's, Left Brain Games, website instead and, as such, are still playable - but Laffy Taffy Puzzle Game was excluded from the developer's website.

FreeGameZone supposedly offered a downloadable version of the game, but this wasn't a proper Projector (that is to say, it wasn't the full game) - rather, this was just the loader (loading screen) embedded onto an HTML page and packaged in a compressed zipped file. This still would have required an internet connection to fetch the real game content from the Wonka website, and isn't any help in finding the game.

According to an archive of Fetchfido, the game was 384 KB in size. The game content itself was not captured at its original location on the Wonka website by the Wayback Machine.

Gameplay Features

The game consisted of eight jigsaw puzzles themed after different flavours of Laffy Taffy, each associated with a colour: Sour Green Apple (light green,) Strawberry (pink,) Grape (purple,) Banana (yellow,) Watermelon (green,) Blue Raspberry (blue,) Cherry (red) and Fruit Punch (light blue.) The puzzle pieces swayed around and only stood still when you put them in place and finished the puzzle. There was a time limit to completing the puzzles. The puzzles were not unlocked in order - rather, they were all accessible at the start of the game. There were lots of sound effects, and the game shared the same bright artstyle that other Wonka games on the website had - in fact, the flavours have the same character designs as in the Laffy Taffy 3D Pyramid game, which was also on the same Wonka website.

The description of the game from Primary Games, via Wayback Machine, was "These aren't your ordinary puzzles...they're moving! Choose one of the 8 puzzles and then click and drag the moving puzzle piece to the right side (if you can get it!)."

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Ryanskii

6 months ago
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It's either Lost, Partially Lost or Existence Unconfirmed

Not *Most Likely Lost*
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Paroos

6 months ago
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yeah
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Paroos

6 months ago
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Wouldn't put my name in the article when it doesn't give new information. You can add contributors if you found media or part of the media, let's say someone has footage of the game, that's fine, but for discovering lost media?
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PollyPocketFan78

6 months ago
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I'll do that. I also hope that TomysShadow could help me with the article since he very well reminded me of it. I might also ask him for links for just the loading screens on like the Wayback Machine and whatnot.
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PollyPocketFan78

6 months ago
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Tomysshadow is more of an expert on programing games and game engines than me and he probably knows more about the game than me. I remember playing it but don't know every last detail.
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RSTVideo

6 months ago
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Please fix this article, love.
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PollyPocketFan78

6 months ago
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I'm working on it. If I can gets links to the loading screens then I'll add more about this.
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PollyPocketFan78

6 months ago
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I just asked Tomysshadow about some of the links that are just loaders to help me with this article. He hasn't replied yet but I'm hoping he will.
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Tomysshadow

6 months ago
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It is lost - not most likely. I've tried to find it, there's no mention of it anywhere but a couple of dead sites.
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Tomysshadow

6 months ago
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I added some more info. I don't know if it's enough to remove the tag but there's not very much that can be said. There isn't very much information on it, I just remember playing it.
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PollyPocketFan78

6 months ago
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I am pretty pleased for this being a lost media (besides two other possibly lost Wonka games of Holiday Treats Game and Spooky Nerds, and some of 3D Groove's games) that I had a personal experience with. I did use to play it back when it was on the Wonka website. I do like to hope with most lost media that they won't always be lost forever.
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ApolloJustice

6 months ago
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Holy shit, 3D Laffy Taffy Pyramid was my childhood.
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Tomysshadow

5 months ago
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That game is in the "MEGA Folder containing other similar Wonka games - but not this one" link. Check the External Links. I played it as a kid too, but couldn't finish it. Now I can finally see the ending.

Unfortunately, although various websites had these other Wonka games embed on them, I can't find LAFFY TAFFY Puzzle Game anywhere.
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PollyPocketFan78

6 months ago
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Does anyone know where you can play Wonka Holiday Treats Game and the Spooky Nerds game, because I'm not sure if their lost too like this game and I want to play those again. So if anyone has links to those two games, could you let me know? I want to do gameplays of those two games and I remember playing those and this puzzle game when I was little.
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Mrkoolnerd

5 months ago
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the games are no longer on left brain games' website
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Tomysshadow

5 months ago
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Yes they are. You just need Shockwave and a plugin supported browser to play them. They're still there, and in my MEGA Folder as well for a backup. http://lbgdev.biz/play.php

The LAFFY TAFFY Puzzle Game, however, which this article is about, was never on there to begin with.
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PollyPocketFan78

1 months ago
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I just wonder why Wonka decided to remove the games of the website?
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PollyPocketFan78

1 months ago
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  • Off not of
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Tomysshadow

13 days ago
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Eh, it happens with webgames. Could be contract reasons with LBG or they just wanted to change their image or they thought Flash games were on their way out.
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SADLAD84

13 days ago
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Huh. Is it just coincidence that there was also a rap song called laffy taffy released in the mid 2000's that features a group of rappers encouraging some strippers to shake their vaginas in front of them, or was this game removed for a reason?
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Anonymous user #1

13 days ago
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Probably not because of that; Laffy Taffy was a previously established brand of candy that D4L referenced in their song as a form of (terrible) innuendo.
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