The greatest game of all time got even better.
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I made this comic in like an hour but it still makes me laugh. MAN I was annoyed at Interstate ’82 they ruined everything!
But man how great was Interstate ’76 though. The action, the customisation, THE INCREDIBLE SOUNDTRACK. Aaaaaah lovely. I would kill – KILL – to be able to play this again!
(This comic was a bonus extra for my beloved Patreon supporters that I posted over a year ago – become a supporter for only $1 a month to get lots of behind the scenes goodies and bonus comics!)
I remember getting this game as a review copy and just staring at the monolith of a manual for what seems like ages. To this day I have no idea how this game is meant to be played. Considering I had about three hours to play the game and write the review (oh yeah, we didn’t spend a lot of time on these things back then, and I don’t think much has changed since) I don’t think I plumbed its depths.
But still, Star Wars! And people still update the game today. I love that kind of devotion.
This is a game where you play a schoolgirl that pulls fish out of the water and stuffs them in her backpack.
The comic kind of wrote itself.
I’m sure you have played many “Roguelikes” in your time (and yeah, you have, even if you don’t know it) but today we’re going all the way back to the original, in all of its text-based graphical glory.
A lot of games that started their own genres are kind of hard to have fun with today thanks to 30 or 40 years of design and engineering refining the formula. I tried the original Adventure text adventure the other day, and that held up pretty well all things considered, but games like 3D Monster Maze or Pole Position don’t feel like good FPS or racing games any more. Thankfully Rogue is still good! It’s slow and clunky and the UI is hot garbage but you still want to explore the dungeons and you still want to upgrade your character and that’s a win really.
Imagine if Rogue was created today with all the emoji characters available?
This kind of actually happened. I was not a very good games journalist, and I spent most of every E3 drunk and saying inappropriate things to game developers.
OK so I didn’t get banned forever but Sid did call an impromptu end to the press conference so that was something. Good times, I miss E3!
Oh yeah Civ 3 was OK I guess.
Literally the only thing I remember about this game is that it was the first game I reviewed as a for-real games reviewer in a newspaper, and that I was very excited to be a for-real games reviewer in a newspaper, and then got quite cynical when I found out they only publish positive game reviews, so I had to rewrite my review to say nice things or I wouldn’t get paid.
Sorry if anyone bought the game based on my review!
KKND (or KIll Krush ‘n Destroy as we called it too) was a big deal! It was a huge Australian-made hit, and it was also a huge amount of fun!
It was also very much in the wake of C&C, bless it 🙂
Hello! Here is a new comic about Rastan! I played this on the Commodore 64 a lot, and it always bugged me that this super strong Conan-type dude couldn’t handle water and not only that, took absolutely forever to die once he touched water. It was maddening!
Anyway. Many years ago on this site I made another comic about Rastan and it was pretty bad, so bad that I completely forgot I made it at all while making this one, and it was only when I was getting ready to upload it that I remembered I already “did” Rastan at all! So then I wasted an hour seeing if there was another game out there that had this “brave Conan-type dude that takes forever to die in water” thing going on and I couldn’t think of one for the life of me. Even Rastan 2 and 3 don’t seem to have water in them at all! And yikes, Rastan 2 looks like hot garbage.
So now there are two comics about Rastan on this site, and we’re all just going to have to live with it, I’m sorry for any inconvenience caused.
More than anything this was the game that made me take notice of the Dreamcast – to see that this was something different, and the type of games that Sega were making were bold and loud and funky and amazing.
Plus, Jet Set Radio was fun, which was a nice bonus!