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Bad Mojo

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
85
4.5
Windows
78
...
Windows 3.x
83
...
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Bad Mojo Windows Your landlords dinner. Hungry?
Bad Mojo Windows The transformation to roach (from intro).
Bad Mojo Windows The bedroom floor.
Bad Mojo Windows Have you ever wanted to fix a radio? Now is your chance.

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 (9355)
Be yourself - be a cockroach Windows Isdaron (681)

The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Windows Mar 22, 1996 A- 91
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Mar 07, 2014 18 out of 20 90
macHOME Macintosh 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
GotNext Windows May 09, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Windows Apr, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Adventure Advocate Windows 3.x Sep 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamersHell.com Windows Oct 24, 2000 7.2 out of 10 72

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Trivia

Endings

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

References

  • 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.

Awards

  • 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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Contributed to by ClydeFrog (10067), Scaryfun (11693) and Jeanne (75620)