1016 Two Kinds.


Some company made a video game based on Manos The Hands Of Fate. Manos is the worst episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and by the law of suck inversion also considered the best by some. The movie is so terrible that even the commentary is not enough to make it watchable. It’s one of the few episodes of MST3k I’ve ever had trouble finishing. There are long scenes where nothing happens AT ALL, which leaves little to comment on. When someone is on screen it’s pretty memorable though. Some of the most well known MST3K memes come from this episode, including the haunting Torgo theme.

I didn’t bother to research the game at all apart from buying it and two seconds on the developer website. I assume they secured the rights to make an adaptation of the film because the music does come from it. It’s actually a solid NES style platformer. I have it on an iOS device, which makes it much harder to play unfortunately. The great failing of touchscreen controls is their imprecision, which is breaking for a platformer. That said, it’s the most playable platformer I’ve ever played on a touchscreen. I might break down and get it for the PC just so I can actually finish the damn thing. It’s kind of like Castlevania with a gun. You can upgrade the gun, but one hit and you’re back to the standard unfortunately. That’s a play mechanic I’m glad has fallen out of favor…

Anyway, it’s like 2 buck on portables. It apparently had a terrible release on PC which probably wasn’t helped by the fact that they seem to have made it difficult to buy…

http://freakzonegames.tumblr.com/ there’s the link to their tumblr. Fuck if I know where the PC store is… Oh wait, I found a link. the giant image of the game box goes there. That’s kind of counterintuitive to me, but whatever. Looks like $6 for PC. Not bad. I’m pretty sure it’s worth that.