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This game is an expansive adventure, music video generator, and business sim all-in-one. The storyline goes as follows: You've spent every last penny of your money buying an expensive music video production tower and having it blasted off into another dimension. In order to complete the game you must earn enough money (minimum of $1 million) to blast your tower back home. To earn money you must make music videos. Dozens of songs and video clips are provided for you, and you must construct a "bonzai" video that one of three music TV producers would like and strike deals with them. But sometimes the clips and songs given don't cut it, and you must venture out into the world and film different clips yourself. Every once in a while you must have a duel to the death with a guitar monster. You also must recruit singers for your videos to improve your song quality, singers such as Johnny Fang and Edgar Death. All in all its a very large game with weeks of playing time.


Total Distortion Windows 3.x A guitar warrior blocking the way.
Total Distortion Windows 3.x A robot from the mini-game involving... fighting robots.
Total Distortion Windows 3.x The entrance to the Distortion Dimension
Total Distortion Windows 3.x Guitar Warriors are the only thing to fear.

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Entertainment Weekly Windows 3.x Dec 01, 1995 A- 91
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x May, 1996 71 out of 100 71
PC Action (Germany) Windows 3.x May, 1996 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 6.4 out of 10 64
Macworld Macintosh Jul, 1996 5.3 out of 10 53
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 24 out of 100 24
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x May, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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  • Multimedia not DEAD yet? (A review of Total Distortion by Scott Rosenberg, archived on the Salon magazine website, which discusses the impact that the game had on the Multimedia world (Nov. 12, 1995).)
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