>> 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: