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The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.0
Windows 3.x
79
3.8
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Description

A twisted 3-D graphical adventure from the minds of the the Residents, the infamous and anonymous rock and roll band/performance art troupe.

The player explores the world of a demented carnival midway by inhabiting (possessing) it's freakish denizens. Events appear differently when viewed through the eyes of different characters and each time the player leaps into a new character, his or her story is told via a graphic novel drawn by a well known comic artist. Visit the "Kill a Commie" shooting gallery as Oscar the Racing Rat or watch a sperm whale give birth to an electric eel as Dagmar the Tattooed Dog woman. Strangeness abounds when you have a bad day on the midway.

Screenshots

The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway Macintosh Marvels of Mayhem
The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway Macintosh Jocko
The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway Windows 3.x Midway entrance
The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway Macintosh The Snowman foyer entrance

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User Reviews

The Ultimate Anti-Game Windows 3.x Terrence Bosky (5237)

The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Windows 3.x Nov 24, 1995 A+ 100
Game Revolution Macintosh Oct 01, 1996 A 100
Just Adventure Windows 3.x Oct 28, 2004 A- 91
Just Adventure Macintosh Oct 28, 2004 A- 91
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows 3.x Jun 06, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Macintosh May, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Quandary Windows 3.x May, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Considering that this is an adventure game, it is very open-ended. It has five separate endings and many different ways to get to them.

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