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100
MacintoshTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks (Dec, 2004)
For those who've never played the original, Bad Mojo Redux is a must-have. Load it up and see what all the shouting was about. For those who've played the Win3.1 version, Bad Mojo Redux is what the game should have looked like and, when coupled with the companion DVD, is the deal of the year.
100
WindowsGameBoomers (Dec, 2004)
I will tell you that while I do have the original version of Bad Mojo I am forever grateful to Vincent Carrella, Phillip Simon and the rest of the Production Team for creating Bad Mojo Redux. Both games are keepers for me. My only wish is that that someday soon there will be more like it.
100
For those who've never played the original, Bad Mojo Redux is a must-have. Load it up and see what all the shouting was about. For those who've played the Win3.1 version, Bad Mojo Redux is what the game should have looked like and, when coupled with the companion DVD, is the deal of the year.
91
WindowsJust Adventure (Dec 10, 2004)
In my opinion, Bad Mojo is undoubtedly one of the "must play" adventure games. There is simply no other game quite like it. The 2004 release is not a new game and not even a remake, however the significantly improved technical quality and wealth of additional material, combined with an attractive price, will make the new Bad Mojo appealing even to existing owners of the 1996 version. Everyone else, unless you really really can't stand the sight of cockroaches, go get Bad Mojo. I'm giving it A- for sheer originality and entertainment value. Bad Mojo isn't perfect, but without a question it's worth playing, just because the world looks so different when you're a roach.
91
MacintoshJust Adventure (Dec 10, 2004)
In my opinion, Bad Mojo is undoubtedly one of the "must play" adventure games. There is simply no other game quite like it. The 2004 release is not a new game and not even a remake, however the significantly improved technical quality and wealth of additional material, combined with an attractive price, will make the new Bad Mojo appealing even to existing owners of the 1996 version. Everyone else, unless you really really can't stand the sight of cockroaches, go get Bad Mojo. I'm giving it A- for sheer originality and entertainment value. Bad Mojo isn't perfect, but without a question it's worth playing, just because the world looks so different when you're a roach.
90
WindowsAdventure Gamers (Dec 16, 2004)
Ever try getting rid of a cockroach infestation? It ain't happening. It's like hopelessly fighting an insect Hydra, with one group springing up as you cut another down. Or how about just killing an individual roach? Even that is darn near impossible, because those elusive little suckers have had 350 million years of evolution honing them into perfect survivors, while we've spent two million years just trying to figure out what to do with opposable thumbs.
89
WindowsGame Chronicles (Mar 16, 2005)
Bad Mojo is totally original and totally fun, and even after simmering for nearly a decade before reemerging to a new generation of gamers, the gameplay holds up with anything else currently available in the adventure genre. Sure the gameplay is simplistic, but the story is rich, the puzzles challenging, and the entire presentation just oozes cinematic goodness. Bad Mojo is a must own title for adventure game fans or those just looking to collect rare and inventive games.
89
MacintoshGame Chronicles (Mar 16, 2005)
Bad Mojo is totally original and totally fun, and even after simmering for nearly a decade before reemerging to a new generation of gamers, the gameplay holds up with anything else currently available in the adventure genre. Sure the gameplay is simplistic, but the story is rich, the puzzles challenging, and the entire presentation just oozes cinematic goodness. Bad Mojo is a must own title for adventure game fans or those just looking to collect rare and inventive games.
85
WindowsGameZone (Dec 09, 2004)
A great classic revamped for current operating systems. There are some extra goodies thrown in for good measure and the price of admission ain’t so bad. If you have never experienced Bad Mojo before it is definitely worth a look. If you’re a die hard fan of the original but can’t get your old copy to run anymore than this should be right up your alley. If you don’t dig nastiness, you won’t dig Bad Mojo.
80
MacintoshAdventure Gamers (Dec 16, 2004)
With the exception of those desperately trying to swat the screenshot thumbnails from their monitor, there should ideally be only two types of adventure gamers in the world: those that own and have played Bad Mojo, and those who eagerly want to but haven't had the chance. If you're one of the many in the second group, this re-release provides an unexpected second chance at a one-of-a-kind experience. Don't miss it this time.
80
WindowsQuandary (Jan, 2005)
Bad Mojo probably won't be for everyone. The makers admit they were aiming for a fairly high gross quotient, and that too much weirdness was never really enough. But it retains a sense of fun, and everyone should probably play it once, if for no other reason than it is still unique.
80
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Jul 05, 2005)
It's been a long time since I've played a truly different and unique game. After a while, they fit into tidy categories, and I'm rarely surprised about what they offer, no matter how well they deliver it. That's not to say they're bad, just predictable. While Bad Mojo is an adventure game, it is unlike one I've ever played, putting you in the body of a cockroach and forcing you to see the world from a very different point-of-view.
78
WindowsGame Watcher (Feb 10, 2005)
Overall, Bad Mojo(Redux) works pretty well, despite starting to show its age. The improvements in the FMVs and the bonus DVD make this a worthy purchase for fans of the game and just about any adventure fan. It’s a unique experience that has yet to be replicated. If you’re a graphics fanatic, you probably won’t enjoy the rather simplistic visuals. Those who enjoy a nostalgic experience will find plenty to love: well conceived puzzles, unique concept, and just overall fun.
75
WindowsGamers Europe (Jul 07, 2007)
An apartment is a very different place when you look at it via a cockroach – chiefly, it’s a lot more disgusting. Assuming you’re not squeamish and/or liable to get sick at the sight of rat skeletons, Bad Mojo Redux is little short of unique. There are a few bugs (of the game engine kind) and it’s far from perfect (it’s very short and slightly repetitive), but to experience something completely different that hasn’t been tried before or since is always worth the asking price.
74
WindowsGame Over Online (Jan 04, 2005)
Of course, since Bad Mojo was released eight years ago, and since only the video sequences were “reduxed,” it looks and sounds like an old game. I’m not going to try and rate these areas based on how good they might have been in 1996, because you’re not going to go back in time to play the game; you’re going to (or not going to) play it now. And so, without surprise, the graphics and sound aren’t very good. The game uses a resolution of 640x480, and while some areas look fine, in others it’s difficult to tell where you’re supposed to be and where you can go. However, the game gets by because the visuals have style, and because you get to go places and see things that are pretty unusual. Meanwhile, in the sound department, the actors do a credible job with their lines (and their acting, if you like hammy performances), but the music is pretty basic, and the sound effects are all but random.
70
WindowsCheat Code Central (Dec, 2004)
With such highly detailed graphics it's hard to imagine this game is almost ten years old. If I had never seen it before I would think that this was one hell of a great budget title, if not the best one I've ever seen. At twenty bucks, puzzle fans should be all over this one. Even if you've played it before there are some great bonus features. There is an extra disk on the making-of the game. It's full of interviews with the developers, all of which are witty and somewhat wacky. I guess you have to be to put a game like this together.
63
WindowsAdventurearchiv (May 09, 2005)
Es werden aber rasch auch die Schwächen ersichtlich, die sich durch die Limitierung ergeben. Schnell vermisste ich die Interaktion mit anderen Charakteren. Das gleiche gilt für das fehlende Inventar. Ausserdem fragte ich mich manchmal, wonach ich bei der ganzen Lauferei denn eigentlich suche, da die Rätsel in dem riesigen Areal nicht unbedingt offensichtlich sind. Deswegen ist das Spiel eher den Leuten zu empfehlen, die geduldig lange Zeit mit Suchen und Rumrennen verbringen.
61
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jun 27, 2005)
1996 erschien mit Bad Mojo eines der schrägsten Adventures aller Zeiten, das sich großer Beliebtheit erfreute. Die Neuauflage bietet mit krümeligen Videos und einer maximalen Auflösung von 640x480 Bildpunkten allerdings eine Technik von vorgestern.
56
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (May, 2005)
Keine Frage, Bad Mojo zählt zu den kuriosesten Spielen der PC-Geschichte. 1996 hätte ich es daher jedem ans Herz gelegt, der abgedrehte Geschichten mag. Denn die Atmospähre stimmt und das Insekten-Gefühl kommt rüber. Doch Gruselgrafik und simple Spielmechanik sind längst nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Der Kauf lohnt sich nur für Sammler und eingefleischte Nostalgiker, trotz niedrigem Preis.
50
WindowsAdventurespiele (Aug 08, 2005)
Das Spiel wird komplett mit der Tastatur gesteuert. Die Steuerung ist allerdings einfach gehalten. Die Sequenzen bestehen aus Filmausschnitten mit echten Personen. Grafisch ist das Spiel nicht schlecht gemacht, doch gibt der Inhalt nicht sehr viel wieder. Eine düstere und total schmutzige Atmosphäre trägt auch nicht dazu bei, mehr Freude am Spiel aufzubringen. Die Musik ist durchgehend störend und lässt sich auch nicht separat abschalten. Die Rätsel sind nicht sehr schwer und so hat man das Spiel auch sehr schnell durch. Das Leben einer Kakerlake ist nicht so einfach wie man denkt, denn es lauern zahlreiche Gefahren und so kommt es auch immer wieder vor, dass Du Dein Leben verlierst. Ein Speichern hin und wieder, vor allem vor und nach schwierigen Passagen ist somit sinnvoll.
30
WindowsAvid Gamer (Jan 17, 2008)
Kudos to the developers for creating this game back in 1996, but it’s where it should have stayed. Time and money is just too scarce to warrant a purchase, even cheap off EBay. The only plus is that it works and isn’t buggy or broken. On that note, it saves itself from a rock bottom score and instead is granted with an ‘avoidable 3/10’.