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Viz - The Game


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Written by Lorenzo

October 1, 2001


Ok, so Viz is a... how would I describe it? A racing game? An arcade? Well, let's put it like this: based on a popular British (adult) comic strip, this game features three quite disgusting guys trying to run to the end of the level, while avoiding obstacles of a not-so-hilarious nature.

Each one of the three guys has a particular skill: Biffa Bacon, the most respectable of the bunch, is a violent brute always ready to hit anyone; Johnny Fartpants is propelled by powerful gas emissions; and, last but not least, Buster Gonad can bunch on his, er, "family jewels" or put 'em in a cart and run faster.


Nice, well drawn backgrounds and big sprites, colourful and detailed. No 3D - parallax - raytracing stuff, but it still has really good graphics in its own simple, yet effective way.


Standard chip tunes only, but they were written by the great Jeroen Tel of Maniacs of Noise. He's made better tunes, alright, but surely you won' t be turning off your speakers. Atari ST conversion of the music was by Sound Images.


Awful. I couldn' t find a better word to describe it. There are only five levels, and the game could be completed in 15 minutes if the obstacles were easy. But the programmers must have noticed this, and so they decided to make it incredibly hard to improve its lastability.

And the jokes are incredibly stupid. I mean, a guy bouncing on his balls or flying by his farts can be fun if, say, you're 13 AND particularly dumb AND full of spots on your face (yeah, that' s compulsory). And even side characters are somewhat irritating, and not funny at all.


So if you are 13 AND stupid, or if you like burping out loud at parties, scratching your balls in public and generally stinking like a goat, then this could be the game of your life.

If, instead, you like British humour, you' d better start reading Terry Pratchett. Or watch the Monty Python's Flying Circus. Or phone a British friend. Do anything else, but don't play this game !!!

  • Graphics: 7
  • Sound: 6
  • Gameplay: 4
  • Overall: 4

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Son Shu Shi

March 21, 2021 by ST Graveyard

What an accomplishment this game is. Created with such a small team, the result is really amazing. The game oozes creative passion. While the gameplay is really well balanced, it is a tough cookie, very hard from time to time with its moments of sheer frustration. As of level 3, timing becomes key. You will need to practice and learn the levels to complete this game, there are so many bad guys on screen it sometimes gets a bit hard to take.

Blood Money

April 4, 2020 by Morcar

Graphically, it's also nice on the eyes with well-defined graphics and animation. You really get the feeling that the developers put some thought and love into the game. Remember what I said about the large levels? Well these are wonderful and are very different to each other, they also scroll fairly smooth in all four directions.

Cybernoid - The Fighting Machine

March 28, 2020 by Morcar

When you boot up the game you’re presented with a fantastic loading picture of your ship. It's detailed with bold colours and it tells you This is 16-bit, bitch. Then you get the wonderful rendition of the Cybernoid theme that's on all the 8-bit versions. It's not exact but the changes still make it noticeable to anyone who knows it.

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