Matchstick wrote:MSR1701 wrote:The annual Lamepro April Fools bits were deliciously funny (and now very not pc).
Boy, you ain't a'kiddin'...
There was a similar topic a week or two ago about GamePro mags from the 90's. After posting a few replies to that topic, I went back and read a few of my older issues just for fun. One of them, Issue 91, from April of 1996, had the LamePro feature tucked inside.
Among the "games" listed, along with some of their descriptions:
Post Office DOOM: The Employee's Edition - "NoTip: When you see yourself on a Most Wanted poster, you're halfway through the game"
OJ Simpson's 'Search for the Real Killers' Golf Tour '96 - "OJ works on his slice... in this combination sports / puzzle game"
Pokerhontas: The Casino Game - "Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? You'll cry all the way to the bank as Pokerhontas soon parts the fools from their money"
Virtuous Fighter 3: Nuns With Guns - "Fighting is a hard 'habit' to break"
Picard vs Kirk in Trekkin' 2: Captain's Flog - (...okay, that's just clever...)
The best part of the "issue" was a fake ad making fun of the Virtual Boy - "The new and improved Virtual Box - now featuring two colors!" "Easy to set-up! Easy to use! Requires 150 AA batteries (not included)." "Buy one today, and tomorrow you'll say, 'I got The Box... and the shaft was free!'"
Twas a simpler time ^_^
Yeah, they could get away with more then it seems. I remember the LamePro Covers being rather amusing with the list of "games" being "covered," such as Samurai Mo-Down (a play on Mario Kart and Samurai Showdown), Mortal Wombats, NPR Jam, and Bubonic the Blowfrog 2.
I also remember EGM having some very amusing (and at times cruel) April Fools gags, including fighting Shen Long in one of the Street Fighter games and unlocking Sonic in Smash Bros. Melee. These two were both very mean, as they seemed legit and asked for a stunt to be performed that was not unusual for unlocking items in games (Mega Man X Hadoken capsule, Chun-Li in Breath of Fire II, etc.).
EGM2 issue 50/Expert Gamer's debut issue (when the name change occured) included top tricks of "all time" that also included the fakes, many from April Fool's gags...