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Post by Nightbreed » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:51 pm

Yup. After reading retro shamer this month, I downloaded this for a nosey. Wish I Had'nt. Gives crap names a bad name. Biggest pile of poo ever made. I truly can't think of a worse game. :shock: :shock:
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Post by merman » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:27 pm

I can. Twinkie Goes Hiking. :lol:
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Post by TMR » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:57 pm

merman wrote:I can. Twinkie Goes Hiking. :lol:
Or Force One, Don't Buy This or everything on Cassette 50 too...!

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Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:36 pm

TMR wrote:
merman wrote:I can. Twinkie Goes Hiking. :lol:
Or Force One, Don't Buy This or everything on Cassette 50 too...!

or theres RISE OF THE SLOBOTS
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Post by CrookedMouth » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Swordquest:Earthworld is a 2600 game that makes E.T. look playable and polished. I dare you to play it for a half hour. :)

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Post by SirClive » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:43 am

There are loads of worse games. This one just has a big story behind it.
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Post by The Master » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:32 am

I actually enjoyed it.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:47 am

I will play it one day.
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Post by kiniki » Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:22 am

I gave it a go a few weeks back. It's not quite so bad once you develop a tactic to avoid falling randomly in the pits... Provided you are quite precise with your movements you're ok..

That said, its far more of a chore than a game...

Big Rigs however is probably worse than ET. Its a racing game with an opponent thats doesn't move... you can drive through solid buildings, drive vertically up mountains until you go outside of the game area and into nothingness... Plus the game gets confused when you hit the finish line.. sometimes it doesn't register...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB1zWEhgrLs

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:14 am

kiniki wrote:I gave it a go a few weeks back. It's not quite so bad once you develop a tactic to avoid falling randomly in the pits... Provided you are quite precise with your movements you're ok..

That said, its far more of a chore than a game...

Big Rigs however is probably worse than ET. Its a racing game with an opponent thats doesn't move... you can drive through solid buildings, drive vertically up mountains until you go outside of the game area and into nothingness... Plus the game gets confused when you hit the finish line.. sometimes it doesn't register...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB1zWEhgrLs
Lol, I remember watching the video of that, looked so so so bad.
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Post by kiniki » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:57 am

It was very funny at the time.. Especially if you watched it in the context of their other video reviews...

Seriously I don't understand how a game that bad can actually make it to shops... I'd really like to find out the story behind Big Rigs... it would be really interesting to find out how such a bad game could ever make it out.

The most basic rules of gaming have completely been ignored... Astounding!

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:24 am

kiniki wrote:It was very funny at the time.. Especially if you watched it in the context of their other video reviews...

Seriously I don't understand how a game that bad can actually make it to shops... I'd really like to find out the story behind Big Rigs... it would be really interesting to find out how such a bad game could ever make it out.

The most basic rules of gaming have completely been ignored... Astounding!
Could just be as simple as it was a small team, wanted to complete it quickly, did the basics and released it. Was it a big release or something, looks like one of those 99p things you'd find in the shops.
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Post by kiniki » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:57 am

Looks that way... Although I can't find an original RRP

I found this about the company that made it
Stellar Stone, LLC is a U.S.-based game developer that hires Russian programmers. The company became infamous for releasing a game entitled Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing in November, 2003, which scored abysmal reviews on various gaming sites, both on Russian ones and Western ones. Because of this, the company quickly became known for what many people considered to be one of the worst games ever made, as described by some Western critics. Prior to releasing Big Rigs, Stellar Stone released many RTS games based on the American Civil War, which scored relatively poor reviews on Russian gaming sites. Most of these games are largely unavailable to Western gamers.[citation needed]

The company's origins are relatively unknown, but the website states that it was founded in 2000.

As of December 2006, the official web site was taken down, and has since been acquired by a domain squatter. The last archived page on the Internet Archive dates back to 2006-04-28.

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Post by ShadowMan » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:27 am

I dont know whats worse about big rigs, the fact you can simply drive head on and win a race with little to no movement (apparantly this is in fact possible) or the fact that it somehow got a sequel.

So for those who have played both, whats worse - Pacman or ET for the Atari 2600?
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Post by kiniki » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:35 am

ET is worse...

Pacman was a bad port.. that didn't resemble the arcade version.. and the level layouts were odd... but it still was pacman..

ET is far more frustrating and has a few really annoying bugs... The falling in the pit mechanic was so annoying..

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