Tag Archives: Tag: Licensed Losers

For games based on non-games licenses — most commonly, as tie-in games for film and television properties. That said, these games may also manifest in the form of titles based on lines of dog food, oral care products, and any other number of odd properties to be considered for the video game treatment.

Fight Club

“I Did It All for the Fight Club.” A fighting game based on Fight Club almost sounds like it makes sense. Until you think about it for, like, more than two seconds? Clearly, nobody associated with the production of this game had that kind of time to spare.

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Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi

“I Am the Master of My Own Teräs Käsi.” Can the art of Teräs Käsi truly be mastered by a fighting games padawan? Does this Star Wars title maintain balance in the Force, or does it plunge players into darkness?

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Hooters Road Trip

“Hootie & the Road Trip.” When it comes to Hooters, you should expect your licensed games to be “delightfully tacky yet unrefined.” But can this PS1 racing title live up to even that low expectation?

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The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy

“We Gonna Roll Out This Transformers Comvoy ‘Cross the U-S-A.” Is there more to this Japan-exclusive title than meets the eye, or is it truly one of the defining kusogē games of its era?

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WCW Backstage Assault

“WCW’s Backstage, All-Access Pass to Assault.” World Championship Wrestling’s final video game gave us a glimpse into a wrestling promotion on the brink of death. A study of an ill-advised spin-off game, and the struggling promotion who lent it it’s branding.

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Chase the Chuck Wagon

“Chase Your Chuck Wagon, and Come Along.” Sniffing out the truth behind one of the worst licensed games of all time, and why it receives quite as much notoriety as it currently endures.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

“In Defense of E.T. on Atari.” In our first article, we attempt to clear up the myriad misconceptions that surround the infamous 1982 release, and determine who is truly to blame for Atari’s sad fate.

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