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POSTED 11/11/13


REGULAR SHOW: MORDECAI & RIGBY IN 8-BIT LAND

D3 Publisher
3DS

Free cake! Free cake!

Nope, but we had to offer some hope to Regular Show devotees. For if you were thinking of picking this puppy up then our advice is, “Man, it is not cool. Put it back”.

“Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude? No OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH?!” you may implore with a squishied-up quizzical face. No OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH.

If you’re not up with Regular Show, it’s an animated series starring 23-year-old slackers Mordecai (a blue birdie) and Rigby (a brown raccoon). It’s as surreal as semolina pilchards and it’s awesome. It also bulges with obvious opportunities to pluck further awesomeness in videogame form. Somehow the obvious was missed.

Instead, we get a lazy and alarmingly short trip into old school videogaming, via one level that’s platformy, another that’s shmuppy and a third that’s vaguely Gauntletistical. Then a finale where it’s all kinda smushed together. With big boss battles, naturally.

Hmm, hmm... That could actually be awesome, yeah dude? Yeah, but it isn’t. Beyond its prerequisite for perfect pixel placement – you’ll miss jumps by poofteenths so barfing often that you’ll be screaming “What the ‘H’, dude?!” at your poor 3DS - little of the rampant personality of the thing the game’s based on is present. No voice work, no animated sequences, just vague Mordecai and Rigby-like 2D sprites in mehly ripped-off 1980s arcade romps interchangeable with, well, anything. It could be Flagellum & Bobbin in 8-Bit Land and play identically.

Plus-wise, swapping between our two couch worshippers for double jumps or crack-navigating abilities is sorta cool, plus it may just be music – you can’t touch music, but music can touch you - and the funky chiptunes here are maximum. Max-i-mum! Max-i-mum!

Ultimately though, this blows. It’s a nightmare, and it reeks. Too frustrating for kids, too lame for adults. So not fun – and it’s not about winning, it’s about having fun...

No cake. No cake.

take me back to the start...

 



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