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You Didn’t Know What Fear Was Until

You’ve played a creepy game called “Porky Pig’s Haunted Holiday” for the Super Nintendo.  It’s an old game, obviously, but I just can’t get over the creepiness.  It’s the creepiest game I have.  You would think it would just be a fun kind of creepy, and there isn’t really anything in it that is that scary, but the whole game gives you an uneasy vibe that seeps down into your very soul.  I can feel it just by thinking about it.  And I don’t like it.

            In this game, Porky ventures from his house, I guess, through a whole bunch of creepy places.  And to make matters worse, you can’t save, so if you want to beat it, you must suffer through hours of horror like I did, unable to escape.  No breaks, just trapped in a disturbing world of spookiness to rival Stephen King’s “1408”, but in video game form, and it just goes on and on and there seems to be no escape and then it’s finally over and you’re okay and all you have is the memory of this freakish journey that will haunt you the rest of your life.  Okay, maybe it’s not quite as bad as that, but it is true that this game will probably give you the creeps.  But, what exactly is so creepy about a game starring a stuttering cartoon pig?

            Well, for one thing, the music.  It’s just creepy.  I can’t even think of a better word.  The music in world 2 is the worst, but the underwater world isn’t much better, especially before you go underwater.  I have the world 2 music in my head right now.  Guh, get out of my head!  And then there’s the actual levels…

            You start the game off in a forest, complete with leprechauns, evil shoes, and walking cauldrons.  After traversing many branches and spider webs and the like, you fight a dorky ghost.

            After suffering through that, you reach the creepiest place, world 2.  This one, in general, really freaks me out.  It’s an abandoned, old Western town that is spooky right off the start.  Even the sun creeps me out.  This world also features weird little hopping coyotes, stuffed moose heads with the ends of rifles sticking out of their mouths that they shoot at you with, weird trains that go by over and over again when you get near the tracks.  And like I said, the music.  Oh, horror!

            After that dreadful ordeal is world 3, which starts off above the water, and then the rest is under the water.  The music at the beginning also creeped me out, though I can’t really remember it.  It is quite an annoying place to be in, and it isn’t as creepy as world 2, but it is difficult, so I get stuck in parts for a long time, prolonging the horror.  It took many attempts throughout the years before I could beat it.

            After that is a confusing mine with some music that sounds very familiar.  You would think a mine would be creepy, but this place wasn’t too bad, though I remember wandering aimlessly a lot and falling into deeper passageways quite often.

            After that is a super random place that is easy to get lost in.  There is also very odd music, and I believe there are different versions of the background, and one has eyeballs.

            Last of all, a castle that I don’t remember too well.  But, one thing’s pretty much for certain.  It was likely creepy.

            Another random thing they have throughout the worlds is Daffy, who shows up and then laughs evilly at you with fangs and scares Porky into jumping high.  And I think Porky himself is creepy in this game.  And when he dies, he kind of turns into smoke and disappears.  Okay then.

            This game really gives me the creeps, and I only played it because I was determined to beat it just once, but I’ll never play again.  In fact, I need to just sell the thing.  But, would it be wrong of me to spread this infection of the mind to another unwitting victim?

            Is that just what it wants me to do…?

A Spooked Duck

Egregious Things

I was thinking about things that bother me.  I’m not even in a bad mood or anything.  I was just thinking about them.  Like how things are so hard to open.  With beverages, you need to have a steely death grip on the lid to get them open.  I have received so many injuries doing just this.  I cut my thumb pretty badly once opening a can of Pepsi.  And then there’s the times when it says to pull the tab, and there is no tab.  Or there is, but you can’t pull it.  Or it says “cut here” on a re-closable bag and when you do, it cuts it in a way that the zipper doesn’t work anymore.  And then there are the dreaded packages that are completely encased in plastic and are a weird shape, so even if you start cutting it with scissors, the plastic then makes an insurmountably sharp turn that your scissors have no chance of overcoming.

            I also hate constellations.  Never do they look like what they should.  This blob is a person, this blob is a horse.  Maybe constellations are supposed to look like something after it’s been mangled in a horrible accident several times.  If someone said, hey, that looks like a bear that was flattened by a tank and then blown up, I might just agree.  But, until then, absolutely not.  (Actually, I would then just question if it, indeed, was possible to flatten a bear with a tank.)

            Another thing worthy of my hate are video games where you can’t save.  Oh, the hours I spent replaying and replaying the Super Nintendo’s “JurassicPark” and “Joe and Mac”.  Every time I give up, I must start all over from the beginning the next time I try.  I am fortunate that all the old Sega Genesis games I have are on the XBox 360, which allows you to save them, even when the originals didn’t.  If they hadn’t been so kind, I would have never surpassed World 3 in any of the Sonic games.

            “Porky Pig’s Haunted Holiday” for the Super Nintendo.  It deserves a post all of its own.  Maybe it will get one.

            Being sticky.

            I know there’s more, but that’s all I can think of right now.  Maybe later.

A Bothered Duck