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October 18, 2015 9:45 PM   Subscribe

An 8-bit Malcolm in the Middle game, in 2015, for some reason, by Alec Robbins
posted by naju (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
This seems like as good an occasion as any to drop this clip from Season 1 for which Bryan Cranston spent hundreds of hours learning to rollerskate (I believe he had a double for some of the jumps though).

Also, the story of my life: If you've ever wondered what Programming is like, This about sums it up.
posted by zachlipton at 9:55 PM on October 18, 2015 [15 favorites]

This gets really weird after around 140000 points. Does anyone else remember the show having that much blood?
posted by CrystalDave at 12:27 AM on October 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

354,000! Please kill me now!
posted by Green Winnebago at 1:11 AM on October 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Love the song-lyrics-as-menu-options when you die!
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics at 2:38 AM on October 19, 2015 [3 favorites]

This game is so dull, the only reason anyone would discover the twist is because they're expecting a twist precisely because it's so dull. Which makes it not really a twist, at all. It just makes it more dull. And for that matter, the "everything turns into a Lovecraftian nightmare world" twist has gotten pretty dull too, ever since Eversion (I believe) popularized it in 2008.

The only interpretation I can think of under which this game becomes not dull is if it's a psychological experiment to see how long you can get a player to keep playing a game where the sole motivating factor is the possibility of seeing something change after playing long enough, even after the game itself tells you to stop.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 3:17 AM on October 19, 2015 [5 favorites]

This is indeed an experiment in precisely how dull J.K. Seazer can find a game! Glad to see it succeeded.
posted by naju at 3:53 AM on October 19, 2015 [8 favorites]

i'm waiting for the MITM/Breaking Bad crossover game.
posted by fairmettle at 5:14 AM on October 19, 2015

My attention span is far too low for this.
posted by ACair at 5:17 AM on October 19, 2015

My reflexes are so bad that I'm never going to find out if you all are lying about the twist or not.
posted by thetortoise at 7:04 AM on October 19, 2015 [5 favorites]

I got it to go blood red, the music to bug out, and the boys started saying disturbing things. I'm not sure if anything else happens, because I don't feel like ever playing it again, and nobody has uploaded a clip to YouTube.
posted by codacorolla at 7:33 AM on October 19, 2015

Does anything happens after they start saying "STOP?" It seems to dead end there.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:54 AM on October 19, 2015

I was expecting an actual 8bit game. I don't know why I expected this.
posted by hellphish at 10:17 AM on October 19, 2015

Yeah I went until around 350,000 as well, and after about 250,000 they just say stop over and over again. I didn't want to keep playing to find out if anything else changes. At least they thanked me for stopping.
posted by wyndham at 11:17 AM on October 19, 2015

Oh Dewey, you ARE cute!
posted by ian1977 at 11:39 AM on October 19, 2015

So, is the point of this that Malcolm In The Middle is lame, so ha ha let's put some Lovecraft into it?

Because from the early seasons at least (I didn't get to watch beyond that), and as zachlipton's gif demonstrates, Malcolm In The Middle was not lame.
posted by JHarris at 12:35 PM on October 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

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