Sunday, February 21, 2010

Z, Z, X, Z... damn!!

 
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I think that reaching the last level of Castle of Illusion signaled the end of my video game playing days.  Since, I've dabbled in Loderunner and The Incredible Machine, but I really don't get wrapped up in it.  I find that the advent of a third dimension in video game play is a little too demanding of my willingness for involvement-- sort of like dating a guy without a car.  You're always going to end up putting more into that situation than you'd like.

 

However, a friend of mine has turned me on to the magic of Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack-- starring a close cousin of what I imagine to be a Spandex Pony.  With a happy soundtrack, and comfortingly nostalgic side scrolling action, this is a game I could easily play for 5 minutes or 30, and not risk exacerbating my acne or smelling my room up with stale socks.

 

And the soundtrack?  Why, it's Erasure's "Always".  I thought you might also enjoy the horrifically awesome video; so timely in it's transitional setting of winter to spring...

Trying to beat my high score of 23340,

Elissa.

3 comments:

alya said...

To the first picture: "We are dealing with somebody who has no life."

Hahaha, love that show and that episode particularly! I never got into video games but my two brothers are so involved I hear all their "battles" on their first person shooters like it's really happening. Not to mention they shout obscenities deep into the night...

Kilometres said...

29638... that game slays me! I love when the dolphins come out to play.

Elissa said...

Alya-- good one!! My friend lives in a duplex, her brothers live on the other half and she always complains about not being able to sleep due to them raucously playing those kinds of games!!

Kilometres-- so good already!! I love those dolphins too, though, I wonder if there are any other levels to the game, or if it just starts to look more and more like a Lisa Frank folder.