Reader Freezair SilverEye roots around in the dusty entrails of her game box and bring you her tale from the Gamer’s Closet.
I’m not personally a gay gamer, though my best friend is. No, I’m one of those exotic femgamer types. And my collection is mostly pretty respectable: Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Katamari, lots of prettyboy RPGs and some not-so-prettyboy ones including the much-reviled Pokémon which is actually a good RPG series… But there is one game I keep to myself, because if anyone knew I played it… Well, girl gamers get teased a lot anyways, but this one would more or less send my reputation down the tubes.
“This one” would happen to be “Rugrats’ Scavenger Hunt” for Nintendo 64.
The very sound of it sends chills down your spine, don’t it?
This game was a board game-style multiplayer game very obviously released in the wake of the success of Mario Party, staring the Rugrats of Nickelodeon fame. Except unlike Mario Party, there aren’t really mini-games. No, you just ramble around a game board, collecting various objects. There are three different boards, each with a different game style: Cooperative, competive, and “Reptar.” Competitive mode takes place in a pirate ship where you must be the first to collect four pieces of pirate treasure. In cooperative mode, the four babies must work together to collect all the pieces of ancient cursed statues before Angelica collects all the pieces to her statue. “Reptar” mode uses a different game mechanic than the other two, where you must collect a certain amount of various sweets before the others. It’s very simple and childish all in all.
And yet I enjoy it. Maybe it’s the silly things the babies say (like, “Now I can get through the secret sausage-ways!”), or the fact that my sister has an admitted soft spot for it to. I’m thinking, maybe it’s just that “reptar” mode. Not only do you collect candy, but you collect candy as a freakin’ T-rex! Who doesn’t like the sound of that? (And please don’t answer.)
Does anyone else have a game they have played, and kept it a secret. It’s time to ‘fess up. Let us know what’s in your Gamer’s Closet. Inquiring minds want to know.