The notorious Mega CD title Night Trap will be re-released in the future, its co-creator has confirmed.
I remember seeing the commercials for this on TV as a kid but I never had the system. Looks super cheesy and that isn't a bad thing IMO!
Its the cheese that makes it a classic. The game is so bad its good and for many...the first time they say a girl in her nighty getting ravaged by a handful of would-be assailants. If its a re-release then it will likely be the 3do version because both the 32x and the sega cd version were very muddy (visually). the 3do was very clear and clean looking. If it is a total remake then we are talking recasting the entire thing because the star of the show is no longer with us (Dana Plato).
Do you remember Captain Power? I don't know why, but this just made me remember this from when I was a kid. It was a normal VHS tape though, so I don't think it was actually interactive at all. I thought it was cool as a little kid though, and fooled me into thinking I was doing something. lol http://blog.demodulated.com...
Some here may not know this game was videotaped in the 80's for a VHS based console developed by Hasbro. Both it and sewer shark were shot and produced long before they ever appeared on Sega CD. As such, the quality of any "HD" re-release is probably going to look like crap at best, unless they shot on actual film rather than video (which is possible, but unlikely given the low budget nature of the films/games).
I had this game..was awesome for the time :D
Never played an FMV game before. But anytime the topic comes up, people always mention this game. Curious to see what it's like.
yesssssss, can't wait to play this awful awful game again.
Such a fun game!
I played it back in the day in the 90's - it was a turd then and i'm pretty sure it's still a turd now. Of all the games to re-master, why this one?
it's a cult classic. Think of it as a really cheesy B horror movie. You know it's bad, the acting sucks, the story is brutal and the premise is, as you said, a turd - but it has this schlock value that you can't help but love in a guilty pleasure kinda way.
Well, I certainly didn't see this coming.
I wish Realms of the Haunting get the same treatment.
I remember hearing about this game; and how "violent" it was (yet Mortal Kombat at the time was way, way worse). I remember the re-release on the 32X with better graphics and controls however was never able to test it since I didn't own the 32X. I'd vote Sewer Shark as a re-release, or Wirehead, but Night Trap would be interesting to visit one last time.
It wasn't violent perse but it did have 'sexulaity' in it with a scene of a young teen in a skimpy night gown, it also had 'implied rape' even though they were both really over exaggerated (at least in my opinion). Basically thanks to this game and Mortal Combat we got the ESRB =] because back then parents actually cared about what their kids played and flipped out at both games.
The game shouldn't have even gotten a PG rating...there is nothing to it at all. Even the soap operas at the time the game was released featured skimpier and more revealing clothes than anything in Night Trap. As for the "violence", honestly, there's worse violence in any random Tom and Jerry cartoon. The only blood seen in the game is when a guy is being drained in a closet, and it's just red liquid running through a tube....'50s monster movies were more graphic. The controversy of the game was an absolute fiction created by people who hadn't even played the game. For example, they didn't know that the player was actually tasked with saving the girls, not killing them...they only guessed at the context by seeing a few random clips of non-graphic violence that, again, could have been seen on daytime TV even in the States. Also, there was no rape, implied or otherwise....they were being captured for food, not sex.
@dennett You're absolutely correct but you have to remember that at the time video games were considered children's toys and not taken seriously because only kids under 10 played them. When this and Mortal Kombat came out they something completely different and parents not understanding like you said blew it up. The gaming industry was completely different back then and not looked at the same as Soap Operas (which personally never knew a fellow child to watch one) was an adult show and could get away with those things whereas video games were a toy to parents and most adults.
Id also vote Sewer Shark, that F18 intercepter game(cant remember the name), The firefighter one and add Road avenger :D and Silpheed.
road avenger (aka road blaster) was a laserdisc game. animated is not the same as the FMV ones like sewer shark, tomcat alley and ground zero texas (to name a few). Laserdisc games have been remade on dvd and bluray. Dragon's lair, space ace come to mind.
Omg, someone who lived and played through the mega cd era. I never managed to complete night trap or the sherlock Holmes game. However, road avenger, Silpheed and ground zero texas as well as Mad Dog I got to finish. Anyone play eternal champions cd? That game was so far ahead of its time and it made mortal kombat look like child's play
I still have my SEGA CD and a moderately decent library of games. Including but not limited to: Lunar and Lunar 2 Popful Mail Sewer Shark Bram Stokers Dracula Fahrenheit Final Fight CD Heart of the Alien Rise of the Dragon Shining Force WWF Mania Tour and the crown jewel of my collection...Snatcher!
I loved Snatcher. I still think it is the best game Kojima ever made. Hopefully he will revisit it and give us a HD remaster or something. Did you try and call the sex line only to be disappointed as you couldn't get out after 10 or 11pm, yet still try your luck anyway? Lol
Sewer Shark! I couldn't remember the name of that game. I spent many hours playing that on SEGA CD. Simple yet fun game.
I still have this game.
I still own the entire system...I just stopped and looked at my sewer shark and road avenger CD cases I bought since the games didnt come in a cd case.
Yeah, back in 1999-2000 I worked at KB toys while in school. We got all this old stuff in. 32x, Atari Jaguar, Sega CD, Virtual Boy. I bought everything I could lol. I love Joe Montana football, now, not so much.
It say with better gameplay.Buy was there any gameplay to begin with?
it was very simple but got very complex because of the fact the story and villains breaking in happened in real time so doing one made it difficult to concentrate on the other. Pay to much attention to the story and you'll miss a bad guy, chase the bad guys to much you miss story. It looks multiple playthroughs to learn the patterns so you could follow both or get the whole story.
I'd love to play Night Trap for the first time. It got so attacked in the press and yet it clearly looks like deliberate B-movie territory - it's not exactly a video nasty! A cult classic in videogame history. I'd like to play Sewer Shark too.
Be ready for very basic gameplay...think a slightly more complicated Dragon's Lair, or a slightly more fast paced Interactive DVD Game. It's fun though, the cheesy vibe carries it through.
I will have to check this out. Never heard of him.
YES!!! Seriously, this game is pure nostalgia for me, despite it's overall cheesiness. Just that looping cricket noise alone when you switch to the driveway camera....love it. Can't wait for the re-release...instant must buy from me, no matter the price. Release Double Switch and Ground Zero Texas as well please.
Oh my god they're serious haha
Any of you SEGA CD owners know the name of the game that had fighters that were video captured like the original Mortal Combat? You earn money as you win street fights.
Supreme Warrior? https://www.youtube.com/wat... OMG I watched that video and remembered playing it. I nearly pissed myself laughing just now. OUTSTANDING!!!
Haha! Thanks! That's it. Some of the funniest dialog ever in a game.
There was another Sega CD FMV game that I had, I haven't seen anyone mention it yet and the name escapes me. I think it was set in Africa, it was a light gun type of game and the enemies were zombies/cannibals/infected or something along those lines. I remember it being very hard and not very good (typical for most FMV games). Anyone know the game? I had this shooter game (name?), Sewer Shark, Mad Dog, Doom 32X and Night Trap back in the day for Sega CD/32X. Also had Snatcher (Great Game) and another game whose name I can't recall (Something to do with a "Dragon" in the title I think). Good Times...
Could be interesting. Though as interactive movies go, I preferred Burn:Cycle
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