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February 28, 2013 12:14 PM   Subscribe


 
I don't get it?

I know who Engelbert is and what scrolling is and even what 8-bit gaming is, but putting all those together and getting this doesn't tickle my admittedly allusive funnybone.
posted by item at 12:42 PM on February 28, 2013


Bah, funny idea but the ending was already old when I was writing stupid computer games in BASIC in the early 80's.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:59 PM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Meh.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:03 PM on February 28, 2013


(to be clear, I'm glad you shared this, just critical of the actual "game.")
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:28 PM on February 28, 2013


Funny, nice idea, but I'm with item. Surely Doug Englebart's Chording MMORPG?

Poor Doug.
posted by davemee at 1:28 PM on February 28, 2013


This is remarkably like a lot of modern video games. You press the mouse button and arrow keys to move your character. Then you join a 'quest' that involves doing similar things to get to the right location, then you press your mouse button a bunch of times to defeat the evil ogre. After all your mouse clicks you get rewards and level up or whatever. You can waste just as much time, destroy just as many brain cells, and save money in the process by playing Scrollin' Adventure instead.
posted by eye of newt at 9:14 PM on February 28, 2013


It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.

Surprised at all the snark, I thought this was pretty funny.

OH NO A BLIZZARD
posted by oulipian at 11:21 AM on March 1, 2013


Oh man, this reminds me of playing games on my TI-82 during class in middle school. If you take away the beautiful color and stunning graphics of this one, you basically have the calculator Indy 500 game.

The best part was that I knew how to edit games and apparently none of the other numbskulls in my class did, so I would grab their calculators and secretly go edit a full line of XXXXXX in the middle of the road somewhere just to fuck them up.

They thought the game was rigged. I thought they were morons. Ah, those were the days.
posted by phunniemee at 2:56 PM on March 1, 2013


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