Video Game: Monster Party
"'Let's mix it up!' says Medusa. Well I guess this game's version of mixing it up is making things slightly normal, because this Medusa fish is the most standard thing I've seen so far."
An NES classic of dubious quality
but enduring insanity
follows the adventures of Mark, who embarks on a journey at the request of the alien/bird/dragon Bert to Dark World. En route,
the two fuse together
; you play as Mark, but can shift into Bert's form
by popping pharmaceuticals.
The game is known for its huge number of bosses
, many of whom make no goddamned sense whatsoever
— which might make Monster Party
the most brilliant work of art of the 20th century.
It was developed by Human Entertainment, makers of the Fire Pro Wrestling
and Clock Tower
series, and, oddly, never saw release in its country of origin. A prototype of the cancelled Japanese release
finally found its way into the hands of ROM dumpers in July 2014.
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