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Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: etgadsby on September 24, 2004, 08:38:24 AM
:D I love finding a good one!

I must confess that I never played bad Mojo but I heard good things about it if you like roaches... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116707/

Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 24, 2004, 10:22:08 AM
If you don't mind the basic concept, you might like it.

I found the gameplay annoying, and the graphics sickening.

Who wants to have to navigate a cockroach, around a dead rat(with plenty of blood and detail)? :X
Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: racx_00 on September 24, 2004, 10:25:43 AM
Who wants to have to navigate a cockroach, around a dead rat(with plenty of blood and detail)? :X
Me :D
Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: Storm on September 24, 2004, 10:43:04 AM
I wouldn't mind either... if I could just get it to run :-[
From what I've read, it's supposed to be pretty good:

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Bad Mojo offers a unique premise, great graphics, and inventive gameplay that provides plenty of thought-provoking puzzles without an inventory (hey, you *are* a roach)-- making it a must-play for all adventure gamers. It is probably NOT for everyone due to a disturbing focus and some downright disgusting graphics. If you are not easily disgusted, though, you will likely find Bad Mojo one of the most original adventure games you'll have ever played. Two thumbs up, way up!
Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: Storm on September 24, 2004, 10:44:56 AM
is it til in the stores? iirc i saw it somewhere on abandonwarez website┬┤s ....not sure though  :-\

You can download it from "the underdogs"... so it must mean it's not sold in retail anymore :-\
Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 24, 2004, 10:45:52 AM
Oddly, I agree with that quote(from the post above the post above me). :P
Title: Bad Mojo
Post by: B'rrr on September 24, 2004, 12:20:31 PM
is it til in the stores? iirc i saw it somewhere on abandonwarez website┬┤s ....not sure though  :-\

You can download it from "the underdogs"... so it must mean it's not sold in retail anymore :-\
I remember, that's where i saw it!!  ::)
Title: Re:Bad Mojo
Post by: Jeysie on October 20, 2004, 07:43:34 PM
If anyone cares, looks like the game is going to be re-released next month. I might pick up a copy... been thinking about giving it a whirl for a while... I love creepy weird games.

Happy News Blurb (http://www.adventuregamers.com/newsitem.php?id=752)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Bad Mojo
Post by: Louisiana Night on January 05, 2005, 03:29:54 PM
"Bad Mojo Redux"
Details( main differences from the original )

$20us
WindowsXP compatible
FMVs use 24bit color( I think they're also 20% larger )
bonus DVD ( concept art/storyboards, video hints, "making of" documentary, developer commentry of FMV sequences, and stuff I don't know anything about :P )
Title: Re:Bad Mojo
Post by: Storm on January 21, 2005, 04:39:53 PM
This means you can't download the game from 'the underdogs' anymore... now there's a link for buying the redux (http://www.cdaccess.com/html/quick/badmojopr.htm) on the game page instead :)

I finally got to play and finish Bad Mojo (actually it was some months ago). I liked it a lot... it's been a long while since I started playing a game in the evening and got so immersed in it, I didn't even notice the sun came up :)

I recommend it to everyone except the very squeamish, with a few reservations though.
The copy of the game I used had most of the movies (cutscences) missing. Words cannot describe the frustration of reaching the end of the game and having it skipping the ending sequence and cutting straight to the credits >:( not to mention I hardly had a clue as to what was going on most of the time :P
However, when I got a full copy of the game and played through it, I was kinda glad I missed some of the cutscenes, as they contained some hit-you-over-the-head obvious hints, sometimes even *showing* you places you haven't been to yet, or what would happen when you solve the puzzle :o
So, my point is (yes, there is a point here) that if you're playing the game for the first time and want it to be more challenging, try to avoid stepping on those weird eye symbols you'll find lying around. The hint clips they trigger don't tell you anything about the plot itself, so you won't be missing anything there 8)

Another thing is the movies quality. The game is designed to run in 256 colors mode, so it seemed really strange that the movies look much better when played in high color mode outside the game :S
Of course, this probably doesn't apply to the redux version, but I still wanted to complain :P

One last thing - and this is merely my own personal prefernce here - I was kinda sorry that such an original, atmospheric game is "wasted" on such campy cutscenes :-\