6/28/10

Tech #5: Awful Video Games


In 1982 there was actually a video game called "Outhouse".  It was made for the TRS-80 and basically was a game about stopping people from using up all your toilet paper. It was the dawn of the video game revolution, the prospects were limitless, the future full of possibilites.... and they make a video game about preserving toilet paper?

This sounds bad, but I would have to say it's not the worst video game of all time. That distinction goes to the E.T. game for Atari.  No game was more hotly anticipated, and no game was a bigger disappointment.  Outhouse was certainly a lousy game, but at least you knew what you getting into when you bought it.


Without any hesitation, the most politcally incorrect video game of all time has to be Custer's Revenge. The object is to have General Custer exact his revenge by literally raping a Sioux Indian girl.  This is beyond being un-PC, beyond offensive, beyond despicable. I stand in complete amazement that this ever existed.

7 comments:

  1. "Outhouse"? No sh--.

    I never heard of that one.

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  2. You can find more on Custer's Revenge and other "adult" video games at this site: http://www.retrocrush.com/archive/arcade/

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  3. Well,they can't be any worse than Koll-Aid Man.

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  4. I recall a Gallery magazine in the early '80s--thanks Dad!--with an article on "adult videogames." I clearly remember "Custer's Revenge." They were supposed to be the wave of the videogame future. Holy God.

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  5. This is great: http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/naughty03.htm
    I still can't believe what I read. I remember this game somewhat but never knew what it was. We also never had an Atari system when I was a kid...probably one of the very few kids who's parents didn't cave & buy us one.

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  6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was also made into a video game. The back pages of computer magazines of the times sometimes had ads from bedroom developers whose games seemed to be really made for the bedroom, such as "X-Man". An adolescent of the era can easily elaborate.

    Oh and for cheezy games, I remember "Avoid the Noid", made by some pizza chain (Pizza Hut I think.)

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  7. I had "Avoid the Noid" (Domino's Pizza) on the computer. You had to go avoid the Noid on different levels of a building, going up and down elevators and what not. A few years later, there was actually a "Yo Noid!" NES game, where you played as the Noid with a Yo-Yo....

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