Wayne's World SNES


Wayne's World for the SNES is probably the worst game I have ever played. It is the fucking epitome of the senseless unnecessary movie cash-in games that gave movie tie-in games the awful reputation and stigma they endured for so many years. Countless swathes of 90's blockbusters which were quickly ported into generic shit-platformers* and this one just sticks out in my mind as one of the worst.

A melange of lo-fi sound clips straight from the show/movie and even worse 16-bit pixel images.

It offers sickeningly predictable sound effects, repeatedly using a crackly "excellent" ad nauseam, interspersed with "Schwing", and the occasional "Not Worthy" chant.

The game has no story, it isn't even sure if it is the move tie-in or the TV show tie in. The 1st level above seems to depict the store where Wayne finds the guitar he wants (oh yes, she will be mine) attempts to play it and is "denied" to play Stairway to Heaven. Except this one has more platforms and killer bagpipes.


The game even depicts moments from the film, badly:



Why did I even own this game, is a great fucking question! Quite honestly I was young impressionable and it was £5. Which is nuts cheap for a Snes game! Back in the day SNES games were expensive cuz they were hefty cartridges retailing at £40-£60 and keep in mind given inflation  25 years on that was a big chunk of pocket money. But yeah, I got this bad boy for £5 as an "Ex-Rental" from the now extinct chain "Global Video".





Global Video used to have a selection of shitters you could rent (and I did). Perhaps my most memorable game I rented was Mario is Missing! an odd edutainment Mario game which seemed to be allowed to use Super Mario World Sprites and SFX, which I remember fondly but undoubtedly if I played it again would hate it. Among these shitters was Wayne's World, so shit, they needed the shelves for other shit, so it was relegated to the "Ex-rental" bin. And I bought it. My cart still has a silver foil sticker and a grubby tinge, no doubt come from all the sticky fingers and smoke-filled homes it was in...

...tainted and shitty looking on the outside, tainted and shitty looking on the inside

Love and... Pixelated Bohemian Rhapsody car scene, but with a midi track barely resembling Bohemian Rhapsody,

Richie X

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