YMMV: I. M. Meen


  • Cargo Ship: I.M. Meen and the book that sucks the player in. Yes, really.
  • Ear Worm: Oh look, what clever children, see them study, watch them learn...
    • The I.M. Crazy remix deserves special mention for taking it Up to Eleven. If you found the original too slow or boring...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: I.M. Meen himself. He's basically a personified Funny Moment. Even at his scariest, he isn't the easiest to take seriously.
  • Goddamned Bats: The spiders. They appear throughout the game, move and attack quickly, and often attack in groups.
  • Ham and Cheese: Meen hams it up with the best of them. "How I HHHHHAAAATE those goody-goodies!"
  • Just Here for Godzilla / Watch It for the Meme: If it weren't for the infamous animated cutscenes, nobody would remember this game.
  • Memetic Molester: Meen, despite his clear hatred of children, is often seen as a pedophile, mostly because of how he kidnaps them. Gnorris sometimes gets the same treatment.
  • Memetic Mutation: As this was animated by the CD-i Zelda guys, this was a given.
    • The entire I.M. <verb> meme centers around the character.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Being an edutainment game, Meen would be pretty scary if you were 6 or so.note 
    • This particular cutscene: "Lost? Frightened? Confused? GOOD!" Cue Evil Laugh.
    • The sequel, Chill Manor, has some really surprising moments, like some pictures suddenly coming alive after you grab an important item. Not to mention that if you lose, Ophelia Chill uses the book of ages to erase you from history. Or if you prefer a lighter and softer interpretation, Ophelia simply erases your identity, wherein you are left as someone with no memory.
  • Narm: One of the most potent examples ever.
  • Narm Charm: Of course, the Narm is what makes this game memorable, as it does not detract from the gameplay, instead adding a quirky personality that helps to distinguish this game from other shooters and endeared a lot of people to it, guaranteeing virtual immortality via things like the Youtube Poops.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The genuinely fun gameplay is heightened even further by the hilarious cutscenes.