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Bad Mojo (Windows)

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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.


Bad Mojo Windows Your landlords dinner. Hungry?
Bad Mojo Windows The warping room where you can go to different locations.
Bad Mojo Windows The main menu.
Bad Mojo Windows Roger (you).

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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The search is more important than the find. (or something like that...;) Zovni (9321) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Be yourself - be a cockroach Isdaron (680) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Advocate Sep 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Przygodoskop Dec 14, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Mar 28, 2003 B 75
GamersHell.com Oct 24, 2000 7.2 out of 10 72
Quandary Jul, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Privat Computer PC 1996 50 out of 100 50


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


  • 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.


  • 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 (10046) added Bad Mojo (Windows) on Aug 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Scaryfun (12706) and Jeanne (75469)