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.



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! did you guys have pet cows?

11:59 PM  

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