Monster of the Day #1204

Well, this staging of The Promise is certainly more dramatic.

  • bgbear_rnh

    The a factor downfall of the clan can from internal dissent. Most notable was the “No Point” splinter group.

  • Flangepart

    The Alligator People…I think I sees me some snout thar!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Somebody got TP’d in a major way.

  • Gamera977

    Q*Bert’s career as a video game athlete ended when falling off the pyramid too many times he wound up in a full body cast.

  • Rock Baker

    FRANKENSTEIN 1970, actually. Not a bad little picture, although it telegraphs it’s shocking twist ending rather blatantly.

  • I can just imagine him lying there, swathed in white bandages, with only his orange snout poking out. Every now and then, he makes a soft sound, one that is no doubt an obscenity.

    I find myself feeling partly to blame for his fate. I was never a good video game player and Q*Bert was far from my best game. We’d hardly start before Coily’s egg bounced off the top of Q*bert’s head. in fact, for years I was unaware that there were other stages. I just thought there was the one. Impassible. One.

    The last time I played the game was a year ago at a local tavern. My quarter had no more than slipped into the slot when Q*Bert gave a loud curse, then started hopping straight to the bottom of the screen. No matter which way I jiggled the joystick, he kept right on going until he finally vanished at the bottom of the screen.

    He did that five times, but I took the hint after the fourth. It was the second most embarrassing moment in my gaming career.

    The first happened later that night when I tried playing Super Mario Bros. Mario took one look at who was going to control him, screamed “OH GOD NO!” then exploded into a ball of green flame. In the console box beside that one I heard Donkey Kong weeping piteously.

    Donkey Kong.

    Crying for Mario.

    I haven’t been in that tavern since.

  • Gamera977

    Ah don’t get me started… on playing Galaga you could see a rag-tag refugee fleet leaving Earth as soon as I stepped in as the world’s last defender…