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If more people played Laser Lords, it may have caused some controversy

>> Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ok, few people will agree with me this is a game to recommend you all to play on CD-i. This is technically the last game before Spinnaker/Animation Magic started to code the Zelda games on CD-i. Anyway, Laser Lords may be the biggest game on CD-i, along with the equally lenghty Alice in Wonderland, which basically runs on the same engine as Laser Lords. Released in 1992, Laser Lords doesn't require the Digital Video Cartridge, and recently the game was featured in the CD-i section of Defunct Games. Writer Adam is already my favourite CD-i reviewer at Defunct Games, and he remembered me to some great trivia of Laser Lords and why you should all give it a go.

Adam: "Had more people played Laser Lords back in 1992, it may have been cause for some controversy. On the back of the box, it reads "Age 12 and Up," but the game is replete with sexual innuendo, drug addiction, gambling, claymation animations of humans being dismembered and eaten. Either the package designers hadn't played the game or they have a very liberal attitude about what is acceptable for a twelve-year old. Its contents take an especially dark turn when you approach the pleasure planet of Fornax (a seeming portmanteau of "fortification" and "relax"). Here, you can play Russian roulette (dubbed "Fast Blast") in order to win a large sum of money. If this game is "12 and Up" then The Deerhunter should be rated PG.



On this planet, you also meet an effete man named Proctus who when you ask his name, tells you "Please, no proctology jokes. My fellow Creegs think it's so witty to ask me to check their hemorrhoids." (Cringe!) His species, the Creegs, are comprised of twenty men for every female, and whenever you meet one, the homosexual humor continues. You even meet a pair of incestuous Siamese twins on route to their honeymoon and a Creegan robot with an effeminate voice."


Thinking about the Nudality Cheats of CD-i's The Apprentice, this is the Hot Coffee that never was! Watch here the game in motion:



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4 reacties:

Mike,  October 11, 2007 at 6:05 AM  

Did you know they released a dutch version of Laser Lords in late 1995? They charged 10 dollar more while you could also buy the english version!

rdjnl,  October 13, 2007 at 12:36 PM  

Ik wist dat er een Nederlandse vertaling van Laser Lords bestaat.

Ik heb deze jaren geleden ooit ergens gezien.

Ik heb de Engelse versie nog maar minder dan een jaar. Het spel doet meteen denken aan Alice in Wonderland. In Laser Lords moet je echter ook woorden opslaan. Dit lijkt me nogal omslachtig.

Ik ben toch nog steeds op zoek naar die Nederlandse versie.

Bas October 17, 2007 at 10:55 AM  

Die Nederlandse versies zie je niet zo vaak nee, ik heb de nederlandse Laser Lords onlangs gekocht van Marktplaats, en het is een leuk spel. Sommige seksistische vertalingen hebben ze subtiel weggewerkt, daarover ben ik nu wat aan het schrijven. Ook Alice in Wonderland is in het Nederlands, en ook de Zelda en Link van Animation Magic zijn in het Nederlands vertaald. Toen CapDisc de boel overnam is dat opgeheven. Maar wie zou toch hebben besloten om juist de spellen van Spinnaker/Animation Magic te vertalen? Waarom anderen niet? De beste spellen waren het toch zeker niet. Zou Spinnaker een link naar Nederland hebben ;) Er bestaan vast nog andere taalversies!

Debil Nebyl,  May 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

I play-tested (QA) the game back around 1991 or so. I seemed to be one of the very few (mostly young college educated) testers who truly enjoyed the game.

I think Laser Lords are one of the most under-rated games as well as one of the least deserving its oblivion. I wish someone would somehow port the game to Java and let people play it online...

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