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Bad game names

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 18th, 2018, 10:12 pm

So I was looking on Amazon for a game when I stumbled on a futuristic 2002 GameCube racer called Tube Slider.
Ummm... really? A bunch of executives signed off to mass produce this, and not one raised eyebrow??

So now I'm getting all these Amazon emails saying "Updated on your Tube Slider (and 3 other item) order" and "Your Tube Slider is on the way!" and I'm doing my best Austin Power impersonation. "That's not mine! I don't even know what that is! It's not my bag baby!"

Anyway after I review that I think I should put together a special page for games with bad names. I can tell you that Irritating Stick for the PS1 will definitely make the list! Feel free to chime in with other suggestions.

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Re: Bad game names

Postby Sonicx9 » December 18th, 2018, 11:28 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:So I was looking on Amazon for a game when I stumbled on a futuristic 2002 GameCube racer called Tube Slider.
Ummm... really? A bunch of executives signed off to mass produce this, and not one raised eyebrow??

So now I'm getting all these Amazon emails saying "Updated on your Tube Slider (and 3 other item) order" and "Your Tube Slider is on the way!" and I'm doing my best Austin Power impersonation. "That's not mine! I don't even know what that is! It's not my bag baby!"

Anyway after I review that I think I should put together a special page for games with bad names. I can tell you that Irritating Stick for the PS1 will definitely make the list! Feel free to chime in with other suggestions.


Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy nuff said for bad game names!

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Re: Bad game names

Postby Stalvern » December 19th, 2018, 2:25 am

Booby Kids (NES)
Toilet Kids (TurboGrafx-16)
S.C.A.T. (C64)
Sticky Balls (Gizmondo)
Wild Woody (Sega CD)
Nuts & Milk (NES)
Wet (PS3)
Voyeur (CD-i)
Spanky's Quest (SNES) (Reminder: "Spanky" is a monkey.)
Tongue of the Fatman (DOS)
Cyber-Lip (Neo Geo)

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Re: Bad game names

Postby DrLitch » December 19th, 2018, 7:51 am

Here is a tongue twister and it is actually a really good game, perhaps one of the best shooters on the Genesis.

Gaiares

Pronunciation? Beats the heck out of me, I roll with "Guy Are Ease".

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Re: Bad game names

Postby Voor » December 19th, 2018, 8:09 am

I always think of Irritating Stick.

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Re: Bad game names

Postby Retro STrife » December 19th, 2018, 9:07 am

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

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Re: Bad game names

Postby Gentlegamer » December 19th, 2018, 9:55 am

DrLitch wrote:Here is a tongue twister and it is actually a really good game, perhaps one of the best shooters on the Genesis.

Gaiares

Pronunciation? Beats the heck out of me, I roll with "Guy Are Ease".


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Re: Bad game names

Postby mbd36 » December 19th, 2018, 10:38 am

Little Samson (NES) - The name probably hurt sales because people were expecting a lousy religious game.

Xexyz (NES)

Sagaia (Genesis) - They could have just gone with Darius rather than changing the title to this.

Name This Game (Atari 2600)

Spanky's Quest (SNES) - The main character is "Spanky the Monkey." Um, yeah.

Slap Fight (arcade) - It's just a shooter. Unfortunately it's not a fighting game where opponents slap each other.

Lightening Force (Genesis) - Hey, it's a force that lightens stuff. Lightening Force.

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Re: Bad game names

Postby pacman000 » December 19th, 2018, 11:19 am

We've done this before: https://videogamecritic.com/forums/view ... it=pokemon

Name This Game (Atari 2600)
And yet Going Under, the name which won the contest, is oddly fitting...

I nominate Lochjaw. (Atari 2600)

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Re: Bad game names

Postby snakeboy » December 19th, 2018, 11:29 am

Here's one I recently saw on the Switch eshop:

Sigi: A Fart for Melusina.

It's hard to top that one, but Lightening Force just might. Thanks to one letter, the name went from kick ass to incredibly lame.


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