Editor’s Note: Earlier in the project, we rounded up 5 really weird games and decided that the best one would get a spot on the Top 100. Now that we’re only doing a Top 50, all bets are off.
Brad: Can we just go ahead and say that a game about a gymnast walking around on spaceships made of trampolines in order to step on their self-destruct buttons probably isn’t the best Genesis game ever made? Do we really need to go into much further analysis than that? Discussing this game feels like writing a preseason forecast for the Pittsburgh Pirates – you know they don’t have a chance in hell of winning anything, so lets just cross them off right away and move on to the real contenders.
Stryker: Who puts all the self-destruct buttons on the outside of the ship? That seems like it’s just asking for trouble.
Brad: Honestly, I think building a spaceship with ANY self-destruct button is just asking for trouble. I can’t think of a single good reason for having one in the first place.
Stryker: That’s true. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say “Boy, it’s a good thing we had that self-destruct button.”
Not too many other games can claim to have… this.
Brad: No, it’s usually more like “Holy crap! I almost accidentally pushed the self-destruct button. Who’s bright idea was it to put it in the middle of the control panel? Maybe we should put some tape over it or something.”
Stryker: “Man, somebody should really put those things on the OUTSIDE of the ship where nobody will push them by mistake.”
Brad: Honestly, if you did find yourself in situations where people were in need of a self-destruct button, you’d probably want to re-examine your lifestyle. I think it’s safe to say you’re doing something wrong.
Stryker: For example, piloting a spaceship made out of trampolines.
Brad: Especially if the planet you’re attacking has a world-class gymnast to protect them. His name is even Trampoline Terror – that’s how afraid of him trampolines are.
Stryker: Which is some terrible planning right there. If they had done a bit more research, they might have found out about him ahead of time and attacked with a different kind of ship. Maybe one made out of waffles or something.
Brad: A waffle ship? That wouldn’t have made any sense at all.
Stryker: What the hell were we thinking when were going put this game in the Top 100? Were we just in a really good mood that day?
Brad: Well, it’s certainly original. And when 90% of the games on a system star either John Madden or Sonic, that counts for something.
Stryker: Even so, I think this was the biggest reason why we changed our mind and decided to make a Top 50 list instead.