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22 October 2002 @ 07:22 pm
sexylosers has captured two of the best elements of junior high!

I think ravi can especially appreciate this!
Current Music: SunnyVale - Nagareru Omoi -Rain Forest Mix
Jesus Northbahia on October 22nd, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC)
i just sat down and read all of sexylosers. i'm surprised i didn't start reading it before. it's great.
Ravi Kanodialine88 on October 22nd, 2002 04:57 pm (UTC)
It's kind of like playing Tetris in your head when you stare at a tiled floor.
Helenhelen on October 22nd, 2002 05:11 pm (UTC)
Oh thank Christ, a new strip. I'd given up on checking it every day and was beginning to think the cartoonist had died.

Is the game they're talking about like the game called "Artillery" for the early Macs? I happily whiled away my time with that in elementary school.
Ravi Kanodialine88 on October 22nd, 2002 07:58 pm (UTC)
It's somewhat like Artillery, except that there's a lot more stroking and it takes a while for the gun to fire an- what? OH. Right. The game. Ahem.

Scorch operated on a similar basic principle - angle your gun, choose how hard to fire, and shoot at the enemy. However, Scorch was a little bit more game and less pure math. For instance, in Scorch, you had a life bar as opposed to dying in one hit, and the game could have many players instead of just two. Shots had an explosive radius and could damage the terrain; hitting closer to an opponent resulted in greater damage. After a round was over, you got money based on your performance. Money could be spent on various powerups - missiles with different effects, shields, engines to move your tank around during your turn, parachutes to protect you from falling (should the ground be blown out from beneath you) and so forth.
MegaManmegaman on October 23rd, 2002 06:06 am (UTC)
of course the best part was that you could edit the list of phrases that the taks said before firing ("die by the mana sword!") as well as their final words ("Retros tick me off" and the famous "I antied my SHivan Dragon")

YEah, that really lent some personality to it.

unfortunantlay, even if I found a version of it, it would kill itself on a fast computer, or any new versions would most likely not have the editing feature. of course, the memory of all 5 or 6 of us using the death's head right at the beginning of each match will probably never be properly replecated.
Ravi Kanodialine88 on October 24th, 2002 10:49 pm (UTC)
The death's head opening volleys were awesome because usually 2-3 people would have very high shields and end up hovering on a little sliver of ground and it was almost impossible to hit them.
Patrickmcpat on October 22nd, 2002 10:34 pm (UTC)
That really was a fun game
yep yep
Travistearak on October 23rd, 2002 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: That really was a fun game
Carpet Bomb! Scorch the earth and salt the land!!

sweet memories