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The year is 2068. Things have changed. The Millenium Wars ruined the World's cities. The Great Tremor Plague of 2017 reduced the population by a third. Radiation from the Thanatos Meltdown radically altered the gene pool. Technology advanced. Bioengineers have created Animal-Human hybrids. Athletes are commonly enhanced with bionics. The Cybernet, a fiber-optic communication network links everything. The rage of the Cybernet is Body Slam!
—Opening Narration

A Beat 'em Up made by Animation Magic for the Philips CD-i in 1994.

The story begin as a team unusually composed of pure-breed humans called the "Naturals" join the popular show Body Slam, hosted by L. Wolf Jam (often called "L. Wolf" in-game). This doesn't please current champion Hectro-Genocide, who vows to defeat the Naturals to prove his belief that humans are obsolete. The story is presented by interviews conducted by L. Wolf with Hectro-Genocide and the other teams between each fight.

Made by the same animators as I. M. Meen and the first two CD-i Legend of Zelda games, it features the same brand of deranged animated cutscenes and terrible acting, along with obnoxiously repetitive dialogue and ridiculous racial stereotypes.


This game provide examples of:

  • After the End: The game is set in the future year of 2068, set after "The Millennium Wars," "The Grey Tremor Plague of 2017" and "The Thanatos Meltdown."
  • The Alternet: "The Cybernet, a fiber-optic communication network links everything."
  • Animation Bump: The part of the intro where L. Wolf introduces the Naturals is actually quite good, especially in comparison of the rest of Animation Magic's output.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Apparently, radical alteration of the gene pool means humans can suddenly give birth to pterodactyls.
  • Balance, Speed, Strength Trio: Daemon Stone is balanced, Tory Swift is fast but weak, Rack Saxxon is slow but strong.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Sort of. The one female member of the Naturals merely has a couple of teeth knocked out at the end of the game, as opposed to the two male members, who both have black eyes and are clearly bleeding.
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  • Broken Record: Hectro-Genocide, you'd think his opinion on the Naturals would change.
  • Captain Obvious: The unfortunate doctor in the intro.
  • Cat Girl: Tina Felina, one of the bosses.
  • Deadly Game: The "game" in question being urban gang-warfare.
  • Deranged Animation: Some of the cutscenes are
  • Face Palm: L. Wolf does this whenever one of the mutant team members is defeated.
  • Fantastic Racism: The mutants hate humans. Given how Hectro-Genocide often talks about "the better breeds", it seems that there is racism between different kinds of mutants as well.
    Masher Komodo: Humans, we love to hurt them!
  • Full Motion Video: The animated cutscenes were provided by the same people who made the cutscenes for Link: The Faces of Evil & Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.
  • Gay Paree: One of the locations you fight in.
  • Great Offscreen War: The Millennium Wars.
  • Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels: Easy is “Wimpy”, medium is “Savage” and hard is “Insane”.
  • Mirror Boss: One of the enemies in the Beijing level copies your character during the boss battle.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Tina Felina, the Cat Girl boss, wears nothing but a skimpy yellow bikini and has obviously erect nipples.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: L. Wolf Jam is a furry caricature of the late Wolfman Jack.
  • No Indoor Voice: HECTRO-GENOCIDE.
  • Off-Model: L. Wolf looks like a hunchbacked old-man in some of the cutscenes.
  • Production Throwback: One of the generic enemy types is called "Impa".
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Streets Sharks:
    Budo Shinkage: The other teams, Mister Jam... lack the will to destroy. For us, it is a matter of honor... and enjoyment!
  • Scenery Gorn: Some of the levels backgrounds are rather impressive for the time.
  • Stock Footage: The same two bits of animation for both L. Wolf and Hectro-Genocide are endlessly reused.
  • Strictly Formula: Never mind the animation, the dialogue itself seems to have been written by a mad-lib program.
    L. Wolf: Ooh-wee! The Naturals left the [defeated team] in the [x]! What's your hit on these Naturals?
    Hectro-Genocide: [Defeated team] are [x], L. Wolf! Wait until the Naturals fight somebody [y]!
    Hectro-Genocide: Cheaters, L. Wolf! The [x] must be [y]! There is NO WAY humans can [z]!
  • Transhuman: "Bio-engineers have created animal-human hybrids. Athletes are commonly enhanced with bionics."
  • Verbal Tic: OOH-WEE!


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