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Posted on Mar 27th 2008 at 03:57:37 AM by (Tondog)
Posted under Indie Gaming, Free Games, Must Play, Mind Bending Games

So, I checked the IndieGames Weblog yesterday, and their freeware game of the day was a game called Rom Check Fail.

Just what is Rom Check Fail? Turns out this game was made for a competition on another site I lurk, The Indpendent Gaming Source (aka: TIGSource). This competition was to make a game based on whatever title this video game name generator chooses. However, the creator of the game decided to break the rules of the competition and do what he calls a "video game generator".

Rom Check Fail is like a broken emulator that glitches by throwing in random music, characters, levels, and gameplay. The object of the game is to defeat all the enemies in a level, however that will not be easy because every five seconds or so, the gameplay, music, and characters will change on you. For example, you could start out as Pac-Man trying to eat the power dot and turn Asteroids into ghosts, then the next second you could be Link trying to stab some Goombas, and then finally Mario trying to jump on some Space Invaders. Sometimes, what the game does may not work out, but that's ok because it's randomly generated combinations.

If you love games, which I assume you do, then you've got to check this game out. It's free and is a small 2.6 MB download. You can get it at Farbs.org.

While I'm at it, I'd like to feature some of the other standout games entered in this competition.

Emo Harvest on the Oregon Trail
Morbidly Obese Workout Man
Planet of the Forklift Kid
Furry Punching Nitro
Extreme Bedtime: The Next Generation
Super Mario vs Programming In China (made by someone so indie he doesn't need computers to play. And create games.)

I haven't played every game, but I enjoyed or got a laugh out of those games I just listed. If I find any other great ones, I'll post them in the comment.

You can view every entry in the competition, including the ones I just listed, at TIGSource. Monocles are optional.

[Source: IndieGames.com - The Weblog]


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Comments
 
Holy crap that ROM Check Fail is awesome, it gets old fast, but it's really interesting! It's like Robot Chicken: The Game!
 
Rom Check Fail was great, I made it to level 11.  I think with a little improvement, it could become a real game.
 
Rom Check Fail was fairly awesome. Didn't take too long to beat though once you figure out what is going on. The ending is the best part.

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