game that appeared around 1990. The concept
was that you were a contestant on a game show
not unlike The Running Man
, except instead of fighting a few gladiators
, you blew away horde
after horde of weak evil bad guys; your body count
after finishing the game could easily surpass 10,000 victims. The game used two joystick
s to control your character: one to control the way you moved, and another to control the direction of your shots.
The final bosses were neigh impossible; even an experienced player would have to put in about a dollar's worth of tokens before he could defeat the cobras. I was only able to complete the game because my dorm had a machine in the lounge, and it gave two credits per quarter.
The best part was the game show host. At random intervals, he would say things like:
- "Total carnage! I love it!"
- "I'll buy that for a dollar!"
- "I love it!"
- "Big money! Big prizes! I love it!"
There was also a level named "Turtle
Chunks Galore!" I miss that game.