Minutemen (Browser)

Minutemen Browser Inside the diner where the arcade machine can be found.


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Written by  :  Spirit of Error (19)
Written on  :  Sep 09, 2012
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Watchmen Minuteman Arcade Game Review–A Clever Dose of Retro Tie-In

The Good

The really interesting part about this title is that you play it like an actual video game in a diner, released by Veidt Industries. The game itself is basically a Final Fight-style sidescrolling fighter, where you get to play as either the original Nite Owl or the original Silk Spectre. You roam the streets of New York pounding a whole bunch of similarly-dressed thugs and eventually working your way up to a none too difficult fight with Moloch himself.

The Bad

As a game, it’s not much. But as a concept, it’s kind of nifty. It’s the kind of thing that could be fairly easily included as a DVD-ROM option, or maybe even as a straight DVD option. Considering you only have maybe seven buttons to work–punch, kick, jump and move in four directions–a DVD remote could probably handle it. Anyway, give it a try–the price is right, and it’s a sufficiently nifty concept to entertain for at least a few minutes.

The Bottom Line

You’ve got to hand it to the retro gaming concept–while over at Newgrounds, I dug up this clever little tribute / marketing ploy for the recently released Watchmen. It’s called Watchmen: Minutemen Arcade.