If we dig throughout the variety of contemporary indie video game titles, we will surely stumble upon some suddenly strange and unknown video games. Back in the 1980s, the computer game market was limited based on the capabilities of gaming consoles and the ability of the game to create a business.
Among the handful of video games that were published every year, there were just a couple of decent, sufficient and playable, games such as Space Invaders as an example.
The majority of them wound up disposed of after just a few secs of gameplay. Yet some of them, besides being horrible, kept the interest of players due to their weirdness and audacity. Below are some of them.
Communist Mutants From Space (1982)
Even the name of this video game seems suspicious and piques your curiosity. Communist Mutants From Space was a game created by a company called Starpath for the Atari 2600 console. The video game reminds one of Room Invaders in its structure and graphics, yet the story here was enriched with an “entertaining” spin.
A team of aliens from the communist world of “Rooskee” is figured out to invade the Democratic planets and turn all the occupants into “Communist Mutants.” The aliens are lead by the Mom Creature (Mommy Russia?) that has freaked from consuming alcohol way too much-irradiated vodka. The video game’s objective was to pass all the levels, damage all the mutants, and, indeed, the Mommy Animal.
Pepsi Invaders (1983)
An additional video game inspired by Room Intruders appeared in 1983. This one is uncommon, as well as Pepsi Invaders, likewise known as Coke Wins. The game was produced at the Atari 2600 console, and also it was (naturally) commissioned by The Coca-Cola Firm. The game was primarily a redesigned variation of the Room Intruders game, with only minor changes.
In place of the original six aliens, the rows included the letters P E P S I and also a little alien at the end. The video game’s objective was to shoot as many of the opponents and pass as numerous degrees as feasible in the three-minute duration. Just 125 cartridges were generated and those provided to delegates at the 1983 Coca-Cola sales convention in Atlanta, in addition to an Atari 2600 console. Surviving copies have fetched costs approximately $2,000. The Pepsi Invaders video game has been declared one of the rarest and most collectible video games in video gaming history.
This computer game fulfilled all the guarantees it made in the title! You are literary a waste collection agency, and also your task is to collect garbage from bins and empty them into a trash vehicle that waits on you when driving.
It sounds dull, but the video game was, in fact, really respected among players from the time. It had an audacious wit and joke references to consoles and games from the moment.
New Generation Software made it for the XZ Range and The Commodore 64 gaming consoles. The entrance of Trashman had seven levels or seven roads with different levels of difficulty. Gamers started from the bottom of the street and needed to clean up the trash bins in every home. Occasionally a homeowner would certainly let you in and also offer you alcohol for a job well done. It was a magnificent game!
The Great Giana Sisters (1987 )
In 1987, the German game establishing company Time Warp Productions and authors Rainbow Arts made a decision that the Super Mario Bros “are background” and produced an apparent rip-off, with a somewhat various (but still Italian) name: the Great Gianna Sisters.
The video game was so comparable to the epic Mario Bros that reports have become aware of Nintendo taking legal action against the developers. The initial variation was released on Commodore 64, as well as later on, and the video game was offered for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, and Atari ST. The video game’s primary character is Giana, a woman lost in her nightmares, traveling with 32 dungeons and looking for her sister Maria.
If the game player manages to get through to the end of the world, Giana will be stirred by her sister Maria. Regardless of the supposed Mario Bros claim and conflict, the video game got a mainly favorable objection from the gamers, as well as it was rated as one of the very best Commodore 64 games.
Ninja Golf (1990)
The word “Ninja” has been stamped on many products with history, as if it has some magical power to make horrible points look and feel much better. Right here is one instance from the gaming globe, a video game called Ninja Golf.
BlueSky Software created it for Atari 7800, and also it integrates the “Beat ’em” up style with golf gameplay. It’s quite self-explanatory: you are a ninja, you begin by aiming your golf round high, and after that, the ninja fights his method via a monster-infested fairway (monsters include large frogs, large sharks, and snakes)
Tongue of the Fatman (1989)
The name itself increased many eyebrows and put this sampling in the hall of fame of unusual video games. Its somewhat less dreadful terms are additionally recognized as Mondu’s Fight Palace on the Commodore 64, Fatman for its Japanese release, and also Slaughter Sporting Activity in Sega Genesis.
The video game was developed by Activision and also published by Sanritsu. If the cover art wasn’t odd enough, the gameplay was loaded with quirkiness.
In this battling game, gamers got to pick from a selection of strange unusual personalities such as human-shaped microorganisms swarms, a giant testicle with arms, the Fatman himself (with a tongue getting out from his tummy), or some good, shark-looking monsters. Large unusual heads would undoubtedly appear throughout the fights and make your video gaming experience also “fun.” Fatman received many adverse evaluations, but a minimum of it wound up in PC Gamer publication’s list of the “15 Weirdest COMPUTER Gamings Of All Time.”