In the early days of video games users drive cars, fly spaceships and shoot aliens. Over the years video games presented gamers with the ability to play sports, destroy zombies, play instruments and even commit crimes. All of these video games were a pretty natural fit with video games but occasionally there is a video game that comes along that is just out there. These games make you wonder, just who are the weirdos that thought up these games?
Boogerman is one of the more popular bizarre games. In Boogerman the player controls a superhero that defeats his enemies by flinging mucus at them.
Earthworm Jim is about Jim, an earthworm that found a robotic suit that allows him to fight evil. Earthworm Jim uses his new powers to try and defeat Evil the Cat, Bob the Killer Goldfish, Queen Slug-for-a-butt and save Princess What’s-Her-Name.
In this gamer’s opinion the idea of a video game is to put the gamer in the shoes of someone they normally would not be able to be. Video games have allowed players to know what it is like to be soldiers, wizards, quarterbacks and mosquitos. Mosquitos? Yes, in the video game Mister Mosquito the player controls a mosquito looking for a victim to suck blood from. It’s like a vampire video game, except not.
Mutant League Football/Hockey
The Mutant League games are bizarre but a lot of fun. In Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey the human players are replaced with skeletons, trolls and aliens. Many of the characters’ names were similar to real players but altered to sound like monsters like Bones Jackson and Reggie Fright.
Remember those really creepy Burger King commercials where the king would show up in random places like starring through someone’s window or in seombody’s bead? Well, Burger King actually turned that into a video game. The player would control the Burger King and would approach unsuspecting targerts and offer them hamburgers.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros has been accepted because of how common it is but if you think about it the premise is pretty bizarre. A Princess needs help and turns to the aid of two plumbers? Have they never heard of the police? Or the army? And then this world these plumbers are trying to save is full of strange creatures like walking mushrooms.
In Super Mario Bros a couple of plumbers fall down a pipe to find a magical world full of mushroom shape creatures and turtles that walk on two legs. Replace plumbers with kids, a pipe with a toilet and mushroom creatures and turtles with toilet fixtures and you have Toilet Kids.