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H.U.R.L. (DOS)

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Description

The Slob Zone is under the control of Bob the Slob, the leader of the Hardcore Union of Radical Litterbugs, an army of oversized animals. Bob the Slob has stolen all the world's clean underwear, and sends his dirty minions against the one brave hero who dares to venture into his realm and reclaim the stolen goods.

H.U.R.L. is a non-violent action game that uses a first-person perspective and 3D graphics reminiscent of first-person shooters. Instead of shooting enemies, however, the protagonist washes them. Soap, water balloons and deodorant can be found or acquired at vending machines, trading collected rubbish for them. Animals try to hit the hero with various kinds of dirt, to which he reacts with cleaning; after having been assaulted with cleaning utensils for a sufficient amount of time animals surrender.

Screenshots

H.U.R.L. DOS Duck for the duck, or he'll make you dirty.
H.U.R.L. DOS Title Screen
H.U.R.L. DOS Slob Zone 3D Special Edition "1 World Edition" title screen.
H.U.R.L. DOS Bright colors.

Alternate Titles

  • "Slob Zone 3D" -- Re-Release Title
  • "Blob Schlammschlacht 3D" -- German Title

User Reviews

A game about cleanliness, soiled by bugs and frustration Daniel Saner (2473) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

The Press Says

World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1995 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) May, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Gamer Aug, 1995 53 out of 100 53

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Freeware? 7 Indra is here (19706)
Mar 11, 2013

Trivia

God Mode

If you browse the binary code of the game, you can find the words "God Mode!" leading one to believe that there is a God Mode (usually defined as invincibility and the ability to go through locked doors) available. But the password, if it exists, is not published anywhere and the lead programmer himself claims not to know it.
Erwin Bergervoet (302) added H.U.R.L. (DOS) on Feb 17, 2001