The making of Pyjamarama

Wally Week is your average kind of videogame character. In fact, it's his averageness that makes him special. In a world of fantasy superheroes, stealth assassins and adventurers, his humdrum everyday existence is a refreshing change of pace. And that's as true now as it was when he was created back in 1984.

While his first adventure, Automania, set the tone for this blue-collar working-class hero it was the sequel, Pyjamarama, which gave us a somewhat alarming insight into his psyche. What emerged was a game with not just a claim to be the first minigame-laden adventure but also a slapstick pastiche that owed more to the Chuckle Brothers than Mario Bros.

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