Carl Williams writes, "Serious Sam was the joke game that took off and found its legs and a rather large fanbase. This was not a serious game, regardless of the name, as enemies were caricatures of familiar ones from other games. Fans ate it up, big time. The Serious Sam series has not stuck to First Person Shooters (FPS) though, there has been a 2D side scrolling action game that used characters and now, we can add an overhead shooter in the vein of Alien Syndrome, Guerilla War and many other classics. The interesting thing about Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is that it is an official, indie, title that Croteam know about and accept. You don’t see that very often (take note Nintendo, please)."