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Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike & the Quest for Stale Gum Icon
Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike & the Quest for Stale Gum

Developer: Retrotainment Games

Publisher: iam8bit

  • Price: $9.99
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • Bringing you that authentic 8-bit gaming feel, for better and worse

    While I can respect the nostalgia and affection many retro gamers have for titles from the NES era, I’ve tended to be a bit more reserved in my response. In the case of Garbage Pail Kids, I’ll give the developers credit for sticking their necks out to not just superficially create something that apes that classic experience but instead pretty well nails it. It’s at that point where the true fans of the era are likely to get a bit separated from people looking for a more modern feel, because with all of the odd little quirks and inconsistencies the interface and general play have it really did bring me back to those old days… though for me that wasn’t always a good thing. That said, if you’re a big Garbage Pail Kids fan it certainly feels like most of them get their moment to shine, each one you’re able to control having their own unique abilities to bring to the table. Yeah, I had issues with many situations where, to me, the play was quite muddled, but if you choose to chalk that up to era-accurate quirk and charm you may roll with it. For nostalgia hounds this will likely be a treat that feels like a lost game unearthed, for everyone else though it’s just likely to be a curiosity that’s more fun to observe than play.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.1]

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