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What professionally made games do you think have the worst titles? The worst titles I''ve ever heard: Hello Kitty''s Cube Frenzy Hyper Bishi Bashi Special Final Fantasy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & so on (it''s not ever the final one) what do you think? If you invent a time machine and travel back and forward through time, what would happen if you travelled to the time when the Universe doesn''''t exist anymore?

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Not quite fair to nominate the hardcore Japanese games (although Final Fantasy is fair game). If you''re going to do that, though, don''t overlook "Tokyo Bus Guide Featuring a Beautiful Bus Conductor".

Not quite a game name in its own right but "Solid Snake" has always seemed like a very odd name, sounds slightly perverted when you first hear it though we''re so used to it by now it doesn''t seem so bad.

Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game is pretty silly. Not to mention the fact that it sucks.


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I don''t know about game titles, but the names of villains in certain games are beyond forgiveness. For example, the final boss in Devil May Cry is called Mundus, probably the most unimpressive villain name in the history of our planet.

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quote:
Original post by Symphonic
Since time is an internal Dimension of the Universe, you would most probably simply be stopped just before you got there.



By the Time Police?



Just Plain Wrong

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Some of the older games have fantastically stupid names. In fact, some of the older games are fantastically stupid.

Advanced Lawnmower Simulator 2000 anyone?

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Someone from the LH forum made a game called "Middle-Aged Mutant Useless Frogs" (presumably a parody of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Edited by - Sandman on January 11, 2002 11:53:48 AM

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How about these for a couple of odd games (but very playable thanks to Jeff Minter, anyone old enough to remember him?)

Sheep in space (A flying sheep, who you have to land so it can eat grass to get more health), Mutant Camels (and also the classic "Revenge of the Mutant Camels), Lammatron etc...

Food for thought…
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If you truly believe that "Final Fantasy" is one of the "stupidest" (if that was a word... which it isn''t) titles, you''re sadly mistaken.

Biker Mice from Mars was pretty wretched, though.

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Biker Mice from Mars was a cartoon show.

Remember that Japaneese video game titles translated to english are very funny. Anyways.. it depends on the culture on what''s funny. Things named "samarai" and "ninja" are very strange to the japaneese culture.

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"I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream"
"Zombies ate my Neighbors"
"Mario64" (it wasn''t the 64th game, since we''re ragging on sequal numbers)
"Excitebike" (I just never liked the name, no reason)

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"I have no mouth and I must scream" is a GREAT title. Oh, and it was the name of a short story which became a game, by Ellison. It had a very interesting concept, if I remember correctly.

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The Ward.

When I bought the game I thought of images of sinister hospital wards, weird operating theatres, and dank celar laboratories. Wouldn''t you?

What I did not think of was a shitty arse character who is called "the ward" for absolutely no f***ing reason.

Plus the game itself sucked arse, and I really mean that. Of all my games, from the great to the boring to the fairly-irritating-but-playable, this is one of only two that I thought badly enough of to destroy violently with a hammer and chisel before getting rid of all traces and getting back to lamenting the money shaped hole in my personal effects, and cursing the game''s publishers, designers, and everyone they''ve ever met.

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If you''re going to rag on bad guy names, "Big Boss" from the Metal Gear games has to take the cake. How can you not burst out laughing when Solid and Liquid talk in all seriousness about their dad as "Big Boss"? The game just seems EXTREMELY goofy at those moments .

Anthracks

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Captain Insanity

are you talking about this "The Ward":
http://www.gamezone.com/gamesell/p17226.htm

anyway it was aptly named. one of the definitions of ward is:
"The state of being under guard; custody."

so prisoners are a ward of the prison in which they are held. hence people who run the prisoners and guard the prisoners are wardens....

in the game "The Ward" you are held hostage by aliens, hence you are their ward. and since you are the main character it makes sense to name it "The Ward", yes?

heh, sorry. no offence meant, sometimes i just go crazy and look shit up...

-me


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quote:
Original post by grine
Hello Kitty''s Cube Frenzy[quote]
Why is this so bad? Hello Kitty is a character name, and the game was a puzzle game involving cubes.
[quote]Original post by kseh
"Mario64" (it wasn''t the 64th game, since we''re ragging on sequal numbers)

Uh, but it was on the Nintendo 64.
quote:
Original post by Anthracks
How can you not burst out laughing when Solid and Liquid talk in all seriousness about their dad as "Big Boss"? The game just seems EXTREMELY goofy at those moments .

And how are "Solid" and "Liquid" any less goofy?

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quote:
Original post by Symphonic
Since time is an internal Dimension of the Universe, you would most probably simply be stopped just before you got there.



Hmmm... reminds me of a book I once read. They traveled through time in some kind of elevator and the upper stories were just empty offices. I think it was called something like "Flight of the Horse" or something.

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How about Robosaurs versus the space bastards with clint eastwood and jean claud van damme... Quite a well designed game but the title let it down.

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Well, I thought this one was pretty bad.

Space Bunnies Must Die!

Giant rabbits from outer space have invaded Earth, turning humans into lumbering zombies and vivisecting our beloved animal friends. Can anybody stop the mindless slaughter? Yes, you can! In Space Bunnies Must Die! You play Allison Huxter, a truck-stop waitress who must battle an evil horde of Alien Bunnies in order to rescue her kidnapped sister. Allison is a part-time rodeo star who can ride, shoot, fight and climb. Late one night, after closing up the diner where she works, Allison's sister Jocelyn is abducted by a flying saucer and taken to a dormant volcano. This is the ultimate bad hare day from the twisted minds that brought you the award winning Bad Mojo.

Edited by - Tacit on January 11, 2002 4:57:32 PM

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