Friday, March 03, 2006

The Greatest Game Never Made?

The rumors are true! There really was an unreleased Penn & Teller Sega game. Smoke and Mirrors is (was? Would have been?) a collection of postmodern minigames in the inimitable P&T style.

Chief among them is the fabled Desert Bus, in which you drive a bus across the Nevada desert to Las Vegas-- in real time. Make the 16 hour roundtrip, the legend goes, and you score one point.

Screenshots, commentary, and a torrent for the brave on Something Awful's forums.

3 comments:

writebrother said...

This can't be real. This is the lamest game ever, right up there with ET for Atari.

Kira said...

It really does sound bizarre, and more than a little prankish.

The Monty Python and the Holy Grail CD-ROM game was a similar collection of random, self-aware minigames, and was actually a lot of fun. In particular I remember Bring Out the Dead Tetris, which had contorted dead bodies as the pieces.

And in terms of pound-for-pound suckage, yep, nothing beats Atari's ET.

Scott the Reader said...

I used to hang around with Penn a little, sort of, and I remember them talking about this game, and the famous bus driver bit.

The point was, it was supposed to be dumb. That was the brilliance of it.

I never knew it was unreleased, though. Must be a few copies somewhere.