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Space Dude

DOS - 1996

Year 1996
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action, Strategy
Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher FormGen, Inc.
Developer Evryware
Perspective 3rd-Person
Dosbox support Supported on current version
4.67 / 5 - 16 votes

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Space Dude is a funny and quirky action game from FormGen.

Billed as "an interactive animated motion picture where you control the action", it is really a loop of mini games tied together by cut-scenes to advance the story. The story: the evil King Dorf has kidnapped the princess and his mechanical Hopper Attack Force are attacking the Golden City. It's up to you to help Space Dude (a hero who looks like Mr. Potato Head on a surfboard) to rescue the princess and save the kingdom.

You can do this in three ways: building defensive bases from which to keep the Hoppers at bay, confronting the Hoppers directly, or taking the fight to King Dorf himself. The game ends when you finally succeed in defeating King Dorf. Whatever action you decide to take, you have to travel to your destination point. During this time, you will enter an "interactive sequence" where you usually have to avoid the obstacles King Dorf or Mother Nature may have set against you. Once you've arrived, you will enter into another "interactive sequence" where you have to destroy the bad guys in whatever shape or form they take.

Since there are about a dozen variations of both types of "interactive sequences", gameplay appears to be very dynamic. This means you will get to play different interactive sequences even if you try to perform the same action repeatedly. This adds a lot of variety to the game, even though it has essentially only two kinds of gameplay: the shoot'em-up, and an avoid-the-obstacles episodes. Graphics-wise, the game is quite badly pixellated, although the cut-scenes are much better. The backstory is also entirely superfluous, although funny in places.

All in all, though, Space Dude has enough wacky sense of humor and gameplay to keep action gamers interested. It takes a while to get used the controls and figure out what's required in each scenario, but once you get the hang of the game, it becomes quite enjoyable. If you like Wacky Funsters or similarly zany action games, you'll have a lot of fun with this underdog. Thumbs up from me, although by no means a Top Dog.

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Jugz 2021-11-01 1 point

Vinesauce and Brutalmoose brought me here

dad 2018-08-20 2 points

Vinesauce brought me here

TheSilentGamer 2015-03-15 4 points DOS version

Brutalmoose brought me here.

Pherdnut 2013-04-21 1 point DOS version

The dumbest game of all time.

Flashed15 2012-07-29 0 point DOS version

yeah i missed this one... but still i cannot get it to work with windows 7. any additional instructions please?

Licurg 2012-04-20 1 point DOS version

I can't believe they finally put this! One of my favorite games of all time, i laughed hysterically every time i played it. I highly recommend it, it's one of the best DOS games ever.

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