Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Down in the Dumps (DOS)

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platform
74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 01/1997:

    „DIE AUSSERGEWÖHNLICHSTE ADVENTURE-NEUERSCHEINUNG DES JAHRES.“ PC GAMES 1/97

    DOWN IN THE DUMPS

    OUT NOW!
    FÜR PC CD-ROM

    „EBENSO EINZIGARTIG WIE SEHENSWERT: DIE SENSATIONELL GUT GERENDERTEN KULISSEN UND ANIMATIONEN - SCHIER UNGLAUBLICH, WAS DIE GRAFIKER AUS 3D STUDIO HERAUSGEHOLT HABEN.“

    „DIE ERSTKLASSIGE DEUTSCHE VERSION ÜBERZEUGT NICHT ZULETZT DURCH EIN STARKES AUFGEBOT AN PROFESSIONELLEN SPRECHERN.“
    PC GAMES 1/97

    • EIN SVGA-COMIC IN VIER AKTEN

    • KOMPLETT IN DEUTSCH

    • VÖLLIG ERNSTHAFTER HUMOR

    • GRANDIOSES GAMEPLAY

    • 60 GEGENSTÄNDE

    • 500 RÄUME

    • 150 RÄTSEL

    • ÜBER 2400 EXTRA-STINKIGE GAGS

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107156) on Apr 13, 2010.

Back of Box - DOS (UK):

    A CLASSIC, ADULT CARTOON ADVENTURE SET ON A STINKING RUBBISH DUMP.

    Meet the Blubs. They're the wackiest family of eccentric, thumb-sized extraterrestrials you'll ever meet. And guess what - they need your help. Get your blubby brain in gear and help them get the hell off this crazy planet called Earth. Oh.....there's a catch - they're stuck in a stinking rubbish dump and are being relentlessly pursued by a loony gang of drunk and ugly thugs.
    • Beautiful, distinctive and award-winning cartoon animation using ground-breaking technology.

    • 3 full CDs divided into 4 separate classic cartoons - 'The Blub - The Rat and the Bad Guy', 'The Hypnotic Machine', 'The Abominable Robin Blub' and 'The Bum'.

    • Surreal, off-the-wall progression of events, full of tension, gratuitous violence and great adult humour.

    • A real richness of detail with superb variety of characters to control, graphical styles and gameplay styles.

    • Universal acclaim from the computer game industry.

    QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GAMES WE'VE EVER SEEN..." - PC GAMER


    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Apr 28, 2007.

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1996 (German):

    "NUN GLOTZ MAL NICHT SO DÄMLICH!...



    DOWN
    IN THE
    DUMPS

    VORAUSSICHTLICH IM HANDEL AB NOVEMBER 96
    FÜR PC CD-ROM UND MAC CD-ROM


    ...WAS IST LOS? NOCH NIE 'NEN BLUB GESEHEN, ODER WAS? WILLKOMMEN IN DER WELT JENSEITS DES DUALEN SYSTEMS. BETRETEN SIE DIE STINKIGSTE MÜLLKIPPE DES PLANETEN, UND GENIESSEN SIE DAS ABARTIGSTE, DURCHGEKNALLTESTE UND FREAKIGSTE ADVENTURE SEIT DEM LETZTEN URKNALL: DOWN IN THE DUMPS - MIT HUMOR MARKE SUPERSCHRÄG, GRAFIK IM XXL-FORMAT UND ÜBER 2400 EXTRA-STINKIGEN GAGS. WENN DIE SIEBEN DAUMENGROSSEN BLUBS LOSLEGEN, BLEIBT KEIN AUGE TROCKEN UND KEIN SCHLIESSMUSKEL KONTROLLIERT - DOWN IN THE DUMPS - ALLES MMMMÜLL ODER WAS?

    VENI, VIDI, PIPI - ICH KAM, SAH UND MACHTE MIR VOR LACHEN FAST IN DIE HOSE!

    "...vergessen Sie alles, was Sie bisher in Sachen 3D-Animation gesehen haben!" PC GAMES 10/96

  • EIN SVGA-COMIC IN VIER AKTEN
  • 150 RÄTSEL
  • 500 RÄUME
  • 60 GEGENSTÄNDE
  • GRANDIOSES GAMEPLAY
  • VÖLLIG ERNSTHAFTER HUMOR
  • KOMPLETT IN DEUTSCH

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Oct 16, 2004.

Computer Gaming World #147 October 1996:
    "ABSOLUTE GARBAGE." -Slime Magazine

    "PURE TRASH." -Ratweek

    "P.U." -The Daily Urinal

    "IT STINKS." -The Sunday Compost

    "TWO THUMPS UP (OUR NOSES)." -Fungus & Mildew

    "WE COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER OURSELVES." -The Blubs

    The Blubs, your average family of space aliens, are in a heap of trouble. They've crash-landed in a garbage dump and need you to help them put their ship back together so they can get back home to their less odorous planet. That is, before a gang of intergalactic bank robbers can get ahold of them. Find out why the critics are calling Down in the Dumps the funniest, best-looking and smelliest 3D graphic adventure game ever to (dis)grace a computer screen.

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1352) on Apr 16, 2001.