I was looking around... Nope, don't want that... Not that... No, not that either...
Then I found THIS:
HOLY CRAPOLY would you look at that cover! It looks AWESOME!!! I was sold as soon as my eyes landed on this game. I had seen some of the old Godzilla movies and I absolutely loved them, corniness and cheese included. I knew how ridiculous and fake they were, even at that age. But I loved Godzilla regardless.
I don't remember how much it cost at the time, maybe $20 or so, but I shelled out everything I had for this game. I can't adequately describe how excited I was. It was really something else; a level of excitement I will probably never feel ever again.
I clutched the game, my trophy and my pride, in my hands as I bounced up and down in the back seat of the car all the way home. And when I got home I did not wait a single second to play this game. I burst through the door, tore off the shrink-wrap, ripped open the box and slapped the cartridge into the SNES. According to the cover I was in for one totally awesome fight after another, going toe to toe with the likes of King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, and my personal favorite: Biollante!
Sweet! What could possibly go wrong?
Let me tell you what could go wrong...
What I got was not some awesome monster fighting game. Instead, what I got was this:
Now this REALLY confused me as a kid. I said to myself "Surely, I'm supposed to be looking at the cool graphics on the top half of the screen, right?"
Nope. You have to tear your eyes away from the gorgeous pixel art of Godzilla and look at the ugly little tiles all mushed together at the bottom. You just gotta walk around...
Fighting? Nope, you gotta wait. Even when you get to the fighting part it makes no sense!
Without going into too much detail, I was disappointed. Soul-crushingly disappointed. I had saved up for weeks and weeks, finally got my game and it was the exact opposite of what I wanted. Then again, as a kid I really didn't know exactly what I wanted. I just wanted something pretty to look at and push buttons. But I knew what I expected! I expected to fight crazy awesome monsters as the legendary king of the monsters: Godzilla!
What I got was Godzilla Walking Simulator...
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I have way more to talk about than just Godzilla, but this little introduction on disappointing games expanded beyond what I had anticipated. So I guess I'll split this up into a little series on my Biggest Disappointments in Gaming. I'll have part 2 done soon!