"It ainít easy beiní a two-bit thug in an eight-bit town."
A first-person Cyberpunk Adventure Game
which incorporates puzzles and Full Motion Video
, similar to that of The 7th Guest
. Regarded by retro gamers as a Cult Classic
and one of the best games
on the Philips CD-i
You play Sol Cutter
, a small-time thief who ferries stolen data inside of his brain
(ŗ la Johnny Mnemonic
). While he's robbing Softech Industries, a deadly Computer Virus
known as Burn:Cycle
is downloaded into Sol's mind. It's dormant now, but if Sol doesn't get that virus out of his head within two hours
, his brain is yogurt. This countdown occurs in real time, essentially boiling down the game to one big Timed Mission
, but there are enough save
opportunities to see gamers through.
Despite having decent graphics for the time and comparably-good acting, Burn:Cycle
is infamous for both its kitschy aesthetic and nutty (yet oddly straight-faced) storyline. Sol's hard-boiled narration
riffs on Blade Runner
, and the colorful characters he meets along the way are arguably the game's biggest strength.
Burn:Cycle contains examples of: