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Spice World - 1998

Critical shred:The music is derivative and shallow. The game didn’t have to be.” - The New York Times

The primary reason most of the games here are so laughable is because the bands themselves are shitty, flash-in-the-pan success stories of an embarrassing place and time. That would all change when Peabody Award winning, soul sensations The Spice Girls conquered the medium o’ games. Your task was to prepare the Brat-ified gals for a live television appearance by way of remixing songs and teaching them to dance.

How great was the game? Psygnosis, the folks behind the Wipeout and Lemmings series, considered it their crowning achievement and opted to fold into several other companies and disappear forever a year later. Now that’s going out on a high note.


Make My Video series – 1992

Critical shred: Marky Mark: Make My Video received a 0 out of 10 from Game Informer, a clever trick to keep the game to themselves.


Above: Jesus Christ - Their clothes are backwards!

Mirroring the thought process behind Wii Music, Sega held their technologically superior Sega CD aloft and proclaimed: “Why the hell are we wasting this on games?!” It was decided that the focus on graphics and play should shift to grainy cinematics the size of a postage stamp and filling the screen with menus.


Above: C’mon feel it... please?

Of course, musicians of the day were clamoring to be a part of the inevitable sensation, but Sega wisely chose the cream of the artistic crop. C + C Music Factory, Kris Kross and Marky Mark were the lucky few handpicked to receive the gaming make over. The “player” was tasked with cutting music videos together with ancient visual effects and various other pieces of stock footage that had nothing to do with anything. Think of it like an episode of the Muppet Babies but with vastly inferior music.


Above: Final Cut Hero

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33 comments

  • PivotPlurals1 - September 14, 2008 12:07 p.m.

    journey's game=PHAIL :P
  • georgeguy - September 14, 2008 11:08 a.m.

    mega artical!!! but it really good also, doesnt the kiss game look like quake arena???
  • ELpork - September 13, 2008 8:16 a.m.

    WHAAAAA? no kiss pinball?
  • JaysonAych - September 13, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    I will say that Crue Ball was the most fun video-game pinball title I've ever played, despite the pasted-in throwaway references to Motley Crue.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - September 13, 2008 1:15 a.m.

    YES!!! 10 PAGES!!! no really... I prefer to have more pages of pure entertainment
  • ClusterShart - September 12, 2008 7:05 p.m.

    Revolution X, I have actually played it
  • iluvmyDS - September 12, 2008 4:29 p.m.

    Oh jesus that's frightening.
  • Donnagen - September 12, 2008 3:27 p.m.

    I am shocked that you would complain about 10 pages claiming that you "actually have a life". Apparently your life consists of complaining about the length of articles on this awesome sight. Good one!
  • jayson_90210 - September 12, 2008 6:54 a.m.

    What about "Frankie goes to Hollywood" on the Spectrum? Although that was actually alright I suppose. Plus, what the hell is wrong with Moonwalker, I loved that game. The car park level with beat it playing was great!
  • Johnny6Gun - September 12, 2008 6:12 a.m.

    As bad as the SNES/Genesis ports were, the arcade version of Rev X wasn't that bad of a mid-90's arcade-styled shooter.
  • Ravenbom - September 12, 2008 5:03 a.m.

    Wow, all my fav games from all my fav bands in one article.
  • Holy Diver - September 12, 2008 3:11 a.m.

    How could you forget the Beatles: Escape From the Octopus's Garden?
  • Solid_Gabriel - September 12, 2008 1:24 a.m.

    Well, at least ED Hunter had the best soundtrack of all of those games... UP THE IRONS!
  • Defguru7777 - September 12, 2008 12:35 a.m.

    Terrible, just terrible...
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - September 11, 2008 11:29 p.m.

    Atta Boy, Tochy!
  • Tochy - September 11, 2008 11:14 p.m.

    Done
  • mishmoigon - September 11, 2008 10:45 p.m.

    *sigh* 10 more pages to go...
  • CuddlyBomber - September 11, 2008 10:41 p.m.

    First. And to answer you're question Chris no i don't care.
  • Gman50 - September 28, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    Hilarious. And how cool is it that now I have a midget Kiss cover band for my backround. My kingdom for a music video.
  • IWUNapenguin - September 16, 2008 7:15 a.m.

    i totally have that MJ game! and it had thriller? i remember seeing a zombie level and being mad that it WASN'T playing thriller. i also didn't make it very far because the game was a plate of meh-cakes.

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