Tagged: bizarre

Tama (Saturn): Adventurous Ball in Giddy Labyrinth

Long time no see! Apologies for the lax posting schedule recently, I’ve been busy with deadlines and whatnot. Today though I’m talking about Tama, a Japan-only launch game for the Saturn. That’s twenty years ago now – 1994. Wow.

As you might expect for a launch game, Tama is a barebones package. There’s only one mode, the main game, and it provides some fun and simple gameplay. Rather than bore everyone by talking about the mechanics of a simple ball-in-a-maze game that plays like a cross between Camel Try and Marble Madness, I offer you Tama’s bizarre opening cutscene. Continue reading

Videogame-inspired reality? Zelda in London

By now, a large proportion of Londoners have no doubt seen or unwittingly walked past examples of videogame-inspired street art, from Pac-Man ghosts in Brixton to the baddies of Space Invaders in the West End. But are any aware of those natural features of the London landscape that correspond with those of videogames? And who is to say that videogames may not, in some senses, be our reality? Continue reading

Sexy Parodius (Saturn) review

Do you have a grudge against penguins? Have you ever suspected them of evil but not had any proof? Well, then, Sexy Parodius is the game for you: finally documented evidence of penguins engaging in all manner of filth and perversion. Human trafficking, wealthy decadence, wielding a tommy gun, illegal mining operations, plus assorted general evil toilet-wearing mastermind antics. As well as nefarious penguins, you can also play pest control to a cute mice infestation in a haunted castle, fight raccoons with oversized testicles, crush ears of baby sweetcorn and corn-on-the-cobs that fire popcorn, and destroy deviant Dreamcast logos. And that’s just for starters.

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