Buy me Bonestorm or go to hell!
My criteria for these is somewhat arbitrary: essentially it’s how funny the joke is, how cool the game looks, whether or not I would want to play it, and how iconic the game is to the episode/show. If there is some gameplay, that really helps the ranking out considerably, but it isn’t 100% necessary. You can kind of tell what type of game each is, the genre or what it’s spoofing.
There are a ton of names on arcade machines throughout the show’s history, and a ton of fake games in their E3 parody episode, but those don’t really count because that would be downright impossible to cover all of them.
Shout-outs to some noteworthy runners-up that I couldn’t quite put on this list but really want to: the Itchy & Scratchy handheld game Bart plays while getting a haircut, Bar Brawl 4, Guts of War II, Astro Blast, Pack Rat and Pack Rat Returns, the Devil’s Advocate arcade machine Homer plays, the Pachinko machine Bart plays when he buys it with the credit card he found, and that one unnamed game Grandpa Abe played once in “Lisa’s Pony”.
30. Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge
29. Kevin Costner’s Waterworld
28. Word Jammers
27. Triangle Wars
26. Escape From Grandma’s House I and II
25. Virtual Doctor
23. Rocky III vs. Clara Peller
22. Billy Graham’s Bible Blaster
21. Death Kill City II: Death Kill Stories
20. Bowling 2000
19. Tandem Bike Ride With Your Mom
18. Halloween Hit and Run
The footage is so messed up they took it down from YouTube. It’s a car running over kids in costumes on a sidewalk.
17. Fruit Shoot
16. Low Blow Boxing
15. The Iceman Killeth
14. Cereal Killer
13. Cat Fight
12. Disembowler IV
11. Larry the Looter
10. Panamanian Strongman
9. Hockey Dad
8. My Dinner With Andre
7. Touch of Death
6. Escape From Death Row
5. Dash Dingo
4. Super Slugfest / Super Slugfest Arcade Edition
3. Earthland Realms
2. Let’s Make a Baby
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