Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beware I Live

As my sophomore freshman roommate used to say after he'd return from a long day of classes..."Look who's back in the motherf*cking house with a big fat d*ck in your motherf*cking mouth!!!" If someone knows what reference that was from, I'd appreciate it because I have no idea where he got that from, if at all.

Anyway, I've been swamped with lots of things going on between work and more work that lately my mind is pretty much mush to put together a high quality post that I hope you would expect from me. Today, I push through the haze I'm in to give you the scariest arcade game EVER...the 1983 classic Sinistar.

Sinistar was one of the first arcade games that you could sit down in to play it. It also was a game that I had no idea what I was supposed to do when playing it. Pacman made sense because all you did was eat all of the pellets and avoid the ghosts. In Gauntlet, you went from one end of the screen to the other and avoid hearing those fateful words "the red wizard needs food". In Sinistar, you were supposed to gather these things called Sinibombs and prevent the construction of what basically a giant scary face called Sinistar. Although I never came close to beating the game, it was that gravelly voice that sucked me right in every time.

Even before I put a quarter into this game back in the early 80's, I'd hear that voice from the game go "I hungerrrrr" or "beware I live". Sinistar was almost goading me into facing him. Of course when I did, I couldn't amass any of the weapons to destroy him and within a minute or two, he would form and basically eat me while making the scariest scream ever.

Below is a quick 15 second video of all of things Sinistar would say to you. I still use several of these phrases today. For example, my wife was getting dinner together last week and I wanted to say "I hungerrr" but that would have probably freaked her out. I also enjoy "run coward" when playing tennis as well. Its the scream that really freaked me out though...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Better yet, a top 10 arcade games of all time. That must be coming at some point.