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Worst Original Themes


By Hi-Fi

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    With the announcement of "Dialed-In" it started me thinking of what other original themes have not appealed to the masses as well as the manufacturer was hoping.

    What are some themes that have made you think WTF!?!?

    #2 3 years ago

    Dialed I- oh, you said that.

    Hmm...

    Probably Hardbody. Even as crazy as the late 80's were I'm not sure how they thought this one was a good idea. No appeal to kids, no sex appeal to men... some weird appeal to a small group women?

    #3 3 years ago

    Raven, Roadshow, and Cirqus Voltaire on themes often criticized. Although personally I like the game play of RS and CV.

    #4 3 years ago

    Gay Cruise still gets my vote.

    #5 3 years ago

    Do EMs count? Dialed In has nothing on Teacher's Pet, Ding Dong, Student Prince... You could go on forever.

    #6 3 years ago

    Easy on Teachers Pet there bucko.

    How bout a little ..... Future.....Spa....

    #7 3 years ago

    + 1 for Future Spa.

    #8 3 years ago

    Aw man...Future Spa is so bad it's good.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from DefaultGen:

    Do EMs count? Dialed In has nothing on Teacher's Pet, Ding Dong, Student Prince... You could go on forever.

    You have to remember it was a much different time, back then it was more normal than they are today, which is still pretty close to normal if you have an open mind.

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from Otaku:

    You have to remember it was a much different time,

    Indeed.

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    #11 3 years ago

    Future Spa is an awesome theme!!! Or was it just saved by great artwork that assumed everyone from the future looked like they belong in a 70's porn movie?

    Some ok themes were hurt by crappy artwork... Genesis, Torpedo Ally.

    Crappy art & theme.. Bad Girls.

    #12 3 years ago
    Quoted from Hi-Fi:

    Future Spa is an awesome theme!!! Or was it just saved by great artwork that assumed everyone from the future looked like they belong in a 70's porn movie?
    Some ok themes were hurt by crappy artwork... Genesis, Torpedo Ally.
    Crappy art & theme.. Bad Girls.

    I'm certain Future Spa was originally supposed to be Logan's Run - same period, same style, same dress sense and same number of letters for rules and inserts.

    #13 3 years ago

    Any Stern game.....................

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

    I'm certain Future Spa was originally supposed to be Logan's Run - same period, same style, same dress sense and same number of letters for rules and inserts.

    That would make sense, but it doesn't answer my question: why do all the women in the game look like scary sex clowns?

    #16 3 years ago

    If they did that one today it might look something like this.

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    #17 3 years ago
    Quoted from trunchbull:

    That would make sense, but it doesn't answer my question: why do all the women in the game look like scary sex clowns?

    Thanks, you just ruined Future Spa for me. I'll never get that out of my head whenever I see that game now.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Thanks, you just ruined Future Spa for me. I'll never get that out of my head whenever I see that game now.

    I do like the guy on the backglass who seems to be powerlifting a rainbow.

    #19 3 years ago

    This is is turning into a Future-Spa appreciation thread and I'm ok with that.

    I like the guy farting in the hot-tub and the lady getting a nipple shower.

    #20 3 years ago

    I actually like Future Spa, but if you are basing it on theme alone and had not seen or played the game, then yeah you might go WTF? Same thing with Teachers Pet.

    #21 3 years ago

    Actually Teacher's Pet isn't really an original theme. I've heard it's based on a Doris Day movie.

    #22 3 years ago

    Phone theme is the top, winner takes all.

    Almost makes you NOT want to play it.

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