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Bad Mojo (Windows)

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Description

Roger was about to do something bad. Unfortunately, he can't remember what it was because he has been transformed into a cockroach. In this Kafkaesque graphic adventure game, Roger (you) must scurry through the walls of a run down San Francisco bar trying to restore his memory and his human form while avoiding spiders, a roach eating cat, and other creatures that live in the bar.

Screenshots

Bad Mojo Windows A fish in the kitchen that is still alive. You can see the sign in front of the fish, stepping on it will launch a video sequence.
Bad Mojo Windows The kitchen.
Bad Mojo Windows The bedroom floor.
Bad Mojo Windows The first real enemy, you have to work fast to kill it.

Alternate Titles

  • "坏蟑螂" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Bad Mojo: Путь таракана" -- Russian spelling
  • "Bad Mojo: The Roach Game" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

The search is more important than the find. (or something like that...;) Zovni (9350) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Be yourself - be a cockroach Isdaron (681) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Mar 22, 1996 A- 91
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 07, 2014 18 out of 20 90
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Gamers Aug 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Advocate Sep 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Mar 28, 2003 B 75
Adventure Classic Gaming Apr 01, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Privat Computer PC 1996 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

Endings

The three possible endings can be found as .mov files on the CD-ROM.

References

  • At the bottom of the newspaper page placed above the urinal, there is an ad for Iron Helix, which was developed by the same team.
  • The cat's name, Franz, is an obvious homage to Franz Kafka. Protagonist Roger Samms's name is very similar to Gregor (spelled backwards = rogerG) Samsa, Kafka's main character from The Metamorphosis.
  • The cut out eyes on the wall of Roger's research room include those of celebrities, such as Michelle Pfeiffer and David Duchovny.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #7 Top Sleeper Of All Time
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1997 - Most Innovative Player Character in 1996
Information also contributed by Patrick Bregger, Steve Suchman, and Zovni.

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ClydeFrog (10067) added Bad Mojo (Windows) on Aug 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Scaryfun (12022) and Jeanne (75603)