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Loaded (known as ''Blood Factory'' in Japan) is a science fiction-themed top-down Shoot 'Em Up game that was developed by Gremlin Interactive (of Zool and Actua Sports fame) and published by Interplay. Loaded was released in 1995 on both the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The game had origins in DC comics and more notably the more adult-orientated Vertigo Comics, and there was a small graphic novel based on the game. The six playable characters of the game are a combination of villains, anti-heroes, psychopaths, perverts, mutants, and flamboyant murderers. They are, however, the best hope to stop the intergalactic supervillain code-named F.U.B. and save the universe. The characters were created and designed with contributions from Garth Ennis of Vertigo Comics and Greg Staples of 2000 AD.
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The game spawned a sequel the following year using almost entirely the same characters and the same game engine, albeit one with mildly improved graphics, named Re-Loaded. Re-Loaded was released on the PlayStation and PC at the end of 1996. Although it did not enjoy as good sales as its predecessor, it did however have an acclaimed soundtrack, this time entirely written and recorded by Neil Biggin.

A third game in the series entitled Fully Loaded was partially developed, but never released.

The game discs of both games could be played as audio CDs. Both games were notorious for their macabre sense of humour, over-the-top violence and extreme gore.

See also Machine Hunter, released 2 years later and widely considered a clone.


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This game contains examples of:

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Fwank is undeniably insane, but his intro in the second game suggests there may be more to his deranged mind.
  • A Winner Is You: The ending is a very short FMV showing the final boss's body melting away and his brain escaping.
  • Black Comedy: This pops up a lot here.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Your basic weapons never run out of bullets.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "F.U.B." stands for "Fat Ugly Boy".
  • Gorn: Game has tons of it as you continuously and rapidly blast your enemies into red paste.
  • Guns Akimbo: The player starts off with 2 basic pistols, one in each hand that they unleash upon unfortunate enemies.
  • Obviously Evil: If you look at these six characters, you'll realize that they're not even pretending to be anything except what they are.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: The game's console cover, pictured above.
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  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Bounca replaces his missile launcher with a shotgun in Re-Loaded.
  • Smurfette Principle: Of the playable cast, Vox is the only female.
  • Verbed Title
  • Villain Protagonist: All six of the characters are villains. Don't worry, they're fighting against threats that are much worse.

Alternative Title(s): Re Loaded

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