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So Bad ... that it's Good? [Help us build a list]

04-20-2012, 05:39 PM
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So Bad ... that it's Good? [Help us build a list]


I would like to find out what little-known iPhone games are out there that are so bad, so weird, or so peculiarly designed, that you actually kind of like them. Which games do you know of that are so bad ... that they are actually kind of good?

Post some and I will add them to the list. If possible, please include a link.

LIST (Alphabetical):

30 Second Life AppStore
774 Deaths Article
Bonkey Trek AppStore
Curio Thread
Dreamy Goat Review
Enviro-Bear 2010 Review
Four Hats Thread
Four Winds Fantasy DX Thread
Get to tha Choppa!!1 Thread
Glitch Tank AppStore
Hi, How are you? Review
Justin Smith's Realistic Summer Sports Simulator Review
Magnetic Shaving Derby Review
Minotaur Rescue Review
Minotron: 2112 Article
NOM 5 Thread
Ow My Balls! Review
Passage Article
Pexer's Tower Thread
Pygmies-Hoglet Review
Raptured! AppStore
Re: Get to Schol on Time AppStore
So Long, Oregon! Review
Sometimes You Just Can't Win AppStore
Super Soviet Missile Mastar Article
These Robotic Hearts of Mine Review
Time Ducks Review
Tower of Fortune Thread

Last edited by retr0spective; 05-06-2012 at 04:32 PM. Reason: Adding to List
04-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Through the rain.
Posts: 480

I'm just so sick of breathing!

04-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 136
I second Enviro Bear

iPhone Game Developer and UI Engineer.
I will buy any games that support iCade, and I'll buy all in-app purchases if it has 2 player wifi/Bluetooth iCade support
04-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Joined: May 2009
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Most games that are truly bad are just that. Bad. I've never played a game that was so bad it actually became good, or enjoyable to play.

Last edited by S.I.D. CrAzY; 04-20-2012 at 06:52 PM. Reason: I want it to say it was last edited by ME! ;P
04-20-2012, 06:28 PM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Riverside, CA
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I agree with you S.I.D.. What I have in mind in my inquiry is primarily games that are weird and/or bad and conscious of this fact. In these instances their weirdness/badness contributes to a unique and creative use of humor or an appreciation for the avant garde. Several of the games that I am putting on the list have received featured reviews on the main site out of appreciation for these qualities.

Last edited by retr0spective; 04-21-2012 at 01:28 PM.
04-20-2012, 06:32 PM
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Come to think of it there was a weird black and white RPG type game with some kind of animal that was featured a while back because of how bad it was ... can anyone remember the title?

UPDATE: Nevermind, I found the review. It is called Pygmies-Hoglet.

Last edited by retr0spective; 04-20-2012 at 06:59 PM.
04-20-2012, 06:49 PM
Thanks retr0spective.

Interesting thread... I've added some links to the opening post so they're easier to check out.


Last edited by Red1; 04-20-2012 at 06:54 PM.
04-20-2012, 07:04 PM
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Location: Riverside, CA
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Great. Thanks for helping out!
04-20-2012, 07:52 PM
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How about sin or win?
04-21-2012, 01:26 PM
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I added some new titles to the list and found some relevant threads. Fortunately, neither of these has an actual list so this one isn't entirely extraneous.

Best Strange or Weird iOS Games

Are There Any Games as Art Games?

Concerning Sin or Win, I would say that the level of polish and the intentions of the developer cause it to not entirely fit the bill, but I think you are on the right track.