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Join Date: May 2013
Desert Bus- The Worst Video Game Ever
In the mid nineties Penn and Teller were supposed to have their own video game released for Sega CD. The company that produced the game went out of business before it was released.
The game consisted of a few games actually, one being "Desert Bus". It's a first person game where you drive a bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas. You travel down a straight road the entire time. The bus keeps veering to the right, so the player must keep the bus from going to the side of the road. Going to the side for 5 seconds makes you lose. The scenery stays always stays the same except for lighting (changes from day, night, dusk and dawn.) and an occasional stop sign and rock.
The game takes place in real time. It takes 8 hours to complete the game. You can't pause it, so you play it for 8 hours straight.
Penn and Teller designed the game in response to negative criticism to video games being too violent. This game was supposed to show how boring a game can be when it's as realistic as possible.
I watched clips of it on youtube, and it's horrible. The only challenge is to stay awake for 8 hours.