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Video Game / Oh Shit!

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Oh Shit! is a video game developed and published by Aackosoft for MSX in 1985. It's a clone of Pac-Man since it plays essentially the same, though there are minor differences, like Pac-Man screaming "Oh shit!" as he dies and changing the ghosts' names.

This game provides examples of:

  • Bowdlerize: The European versions have Oh Shit yell ""Oh No!" when he dies, with the title changed to match.
  • Covers Always Lie: The cover depicts Oh Shit as if he was a bear-like creature with fangs, even though he's a simplistic pizza missing a slice in-game. Although it actually does look like Pac-Man in comparison to the Dutch cover, which has little to do with Pac-Man at all and is actually repurposed cover art from the novel The Howling III: Echoes.
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: Oh Shit! or just Shit in the Netherlands. Having a swear word in the title of a commercially-released video game is a rarity.
  • Market-Based Title: In some markets, the game was re-titled Oh No!, with the voice clip being similarly changed. In the Netherlands, the game was renamed to just Shit.
  • Obligatory Swearing: Oh Shit yells "Oh shit!" when caught.
  • Odd Name Out: The ghosts are named Joey, Paul, Willy, and Frankie. Paul is the only one whose name doesn't end in an "-ie"-like sound. It still fits because Paul is the stand-in for Clyde.
  • Oh, Crap!: Pac-Man's reaction to getting caught is screaming "Oh shit!"/"Oh no!"
  • Rhyme Theme Naming: The ghosts are named Joey (Red), Willy (Blue), and Frankie (Pink), with Paul the orange ghost being the Odd Name Out.
  • Title Drop: The "Oh shit!" scream is also the game's title.