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There is one caveat though. As stated above, this is a game where you are the one being played, not vice-versa. This is a very engrossing game. The whole feeling emanating from the Midway is just plain bad, and it will reach out from the screen and latch onto you. As you play the game, you too will feel the engaging darkness that surrounds the Midway, and you might end up having a bad day yourself.
There is no doubt that The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway is a one of a kind experience. It may not be a title with a "mass market appeal", but that in no way diminishes its value. It is a very well made game, especially considering its age. The variety of graphical and musical styles make Bad Day on the Midway even more interesting. On the downside, the game is rather short. Bad Day on the Midway is such an oddball title that I'm not even sure it makes sense to grade it. After lengthy consideration, I decided to give it an A- but please keep in mind that this is by no means a typical adventure game. Have a nice day on the Midway!
If the descriptions above are suggestive of something darkly, perhaps morbidly, interesting, then you will probably re-visit a few times. If they are not, then you probably won't visit at all.