10 Insane Video Game Mechanics You Won't Believe Are Real

8. Seaman

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When it comes to pet simulators or Tamagotchis, there are largely two schools of thought. There’s the Nintendogs route; taking care of the digital equivalent of a real life animal that we all understand and adore. Or, if you want to get creative, give players fictional creatures that are so cute we couldn’t possibly resist them.

What most people wouldn’t do is slap their own face on the body of a carp and present it for the world to see. But most people aren’t Yoot Saito.

When it comes to specific mechanics, there’s no one thing that feels out of place with Seaman: it’s the entire package. Starting life as a parasite, this new pet of yours will eats its way out of the stomach of a predator to introduce you to it. This desperately uncomfortable looking being (which cries like a human baby) will eventually mature; offering you advice, trivia and a whole lot of insults.

The Dreamcast is renowned for being ahead of its time with its internet connectivity and its assortment of peripherals and Seaman asks the player to use the Dreamcast microphone to converse with this abomination of nature.

Also, if that wasn’t enough, Leonard Nimoy lent his voice to the narration of this game which only makes you question if this awful thing was something Dr Spock found in the far reaches of space.


Painting pictures with words and writing articles with wax crayons. Resident Evil obsessed. She/they.