Video Game / ROM Check Fail
ROM Check Fail
is a fangame that takes a handful of games from the arcade era and mixes them together. The experience is somewhat similar to WarioWare
, in that you must adjust to rapidly changing playing styles. Every few seconds, your character and the enemies on the screen will change. At one second you may be Mario
doing battle with a pack of Space Invaders
, and the next you're the car from Spy Hunter
blasting ghosts from Gauntlet
. Unlike WarioWare
, there is a single goal that remains the same in each stage: Clear all the enemies on the screen. The game continues for 20 screens, and upon completion, starts it all over again, raising the speed each time
An addictive game with pick-up-and-play gameplay reminiscent of the early arcade and Atari console days. It can be played here.
In 2016, Farbs also released ROM Check GO!
, a variation of the game that lets you change characters at will.
This game provides examples of:
- Death from Above: Rain of Goombas. Goombas have the unique trait of observing the laws of gravity, making them plummet to the ground if they happen to be in the air. It's also worth noting that anything that falls in a hole in this game reappears at the top of the screen. If a group of Goombas fall into a hole, it's best to run for cover.
- Excuse Plot: A file containing a bunch of old games has become corrupted and mixed together somehow. It's up to you to... look, just go blast/stab/eat/stomp the enemies, all right?
- Gameplay Roulette: From Pac-Man to Super Mario Bros. in 3 seconds!