Saturday, May 19, 2007

It's the simple things in life...

Very few readers will remember the game GORILLA.BAS from back in the Non-GUI computer days, but let me tell you this was one of the funnest games around.

It consisted of two gorillas standing on top of buildings throwing bananas at one another. It help teach the relationship between angle and velocity so that a projectile (the banana) would hit the target (opponents gorilla).

This game was out before the dawn of the NES which is like a great grandfather to the video game systems we have today. One can only imagine of what this game would be like if given the next generation treatment.

Well, imagine no more. I found a very similar game which will be coming out for the PS3 and the 360 in the near future. There are a few differences I would like to point out.

(1) The point is no longer to launch your projectile at an opponent, but rather at a fully destructible, interactive environment.

(2) While still in the game as part of the environment, monkeys are no longer the means to launch the projectile, this game will use a giant makeshift rubberband sling shot.

(3) Bananas are no longer the projectile, this game uses people.

(4) This game is called pain.

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