Bad Mojo

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Roger was about to do something bad. Unfortunately, he can't remember what it was because he has been transformed into a cockroach. In this Kafkaesque graphic adventure game, Roger (you) must scurry through the walls of a run down San Francisco bar trying to restore his memory and his human form while avoiding spiders, a roach eating cat, and other creatures that live in the bar.


Bad Mojo Windows A fish in the kitchen that is still alive. You can see the sign in front of the fish, stepping on it will launch a video sequence.
Bad Mojo Windows Your landlords dinner. Hungry?
Bad Mojo Windows The first real enemy, you have to work fast to kill it.
Bad Mojo Windows Drill in your landlord's basement.

Alternate Titles

  • "坏蟑螂" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Bad Mojo: Путь таракана" -- Russian spelling
  • "Bad Mojo: The Roach Game" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

The search is more important than the find. (or something like that...;) Windows Zovni (9329)
Be yourself - be a cockroach Windows Isdaron (680)

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Dec, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Entertainment Weekly Windows Mar 22, 1996 A- 91
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Advocate Windows 3.x Sep 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Apr, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Windows Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Gamers Windows Aug 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Oct 24, 2000 7.2 out of 10 72
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Apr 01, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Quandary Windows Jul, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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The three possible endings can be found as .mov files on the CD-ROM.


  • At the bottom of the newspaper page placed above the urinal, there is an ad for Iron Helix, which was developed by the same team.
  • The cat's name, Franz, is an obvious homage to Franz Kafka. Protagonist Roger Samms's name is very similar to Gregor (spelled backwards = rogerG) Samsa, Kafka's main character from The Metamorphosis.
  • The cut out eyes on the wall of Roger's research room include those of celebrities, such as Michelle Pfeiffer and David Duchovny.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #7 Top Sleeper Of All Time
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1997 - Most Innovative Player Character in 1996
Information also contributed by Patrick Bregger, Steve Suchman, and Zovni.

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