Thursday, September 07, 2006


1982. The game was called Skid Bottle. Played by me, Mike Turner, Joey Scheburger (no joke), and Bart Carboneau.

Find an empty 2-liter bottle and step on it to make it flat. Players take turns coming at it on their bikes. At the right moment, grab a handful of rear brake, locking the bottle under your rear wheel in a near-frictionless skid. Coolness given for wide fishtails or getting the bike sideways. Longest skidder is super rockin. Same award for worst crash.

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Blogger Dave Pryor said...

It's very fitting that this bike game you describe is portrayed in the style of the video game "Paperboy" - which was also a big 80's hit.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Kurt Kanellos said...

I love the lo-res isometric style; very well executed. It kind of makes me think of C-64 graphics for some reason.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Shanzilla said...

I like it! I never actually played the game but heard of other playing it. We did something like it with pop cans and our feet.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

yeah totally reminded me of Paperboy, which was a fave of mine, love the style and composition

4:40 PM  
Blogger boob said...

Pixel art is radical.

It's pretty amazing how readable everything still is with just a pile of squares. I mean, even the guy with the successful skid is leaning forward on his handlebars. Great stuff!

...so did you guys have pet cows?

11:59 PM  

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