I don’t know if you knew this about me, but I am a huge fan of being active wherever I can. From climbing to running to annoying my Mrs with an overabundance of energy, I’m all for strapping on the boots and going for a long hike at the drop of a hat.
When it comes to video games though, I’m very very lazy. I’m the type of guy who would pay Yojimbo to take out all my enemies in Final Fantasy. I’m the type of guy who’s taking a smoko in a corner while my team battles it out on Battlefront and my spirit animal is most definitely a Snorlax, so I absolutely love it when games allow you to beat sections, enemies and even the entirety of the game by doing absolutely naff all.
So come pull up a hammock and chill to the sounds of sweet FA.
8. Zombies - Monster Party
If you’ve never had the pleasure of playing Monster Party for the NES then you really owe it to yourself to give this game a bash. Honestly, the story alone is brilliantly weird, showcasing a young boy called Mark hoisted up by a flying dinosaur and taken to a world of odd creatures. The dialogue between them is hilarious with the dinosaur asking what the kid's name is AFTER he’s got him dangling about 500 feet off the floor.
Yet that’s NOTHING compared to playing this game, which has you roaming around levels that will make your eyes vomit (if that’s even a thing) and battle numerous mini bosses which drop items that you need to progress. And these bosses are so off the wall you have to imagine the type of monster comedown the devs had after designing Monster Party.
You have bosses that inform you that they are already dead, those that make no thematic sense like a bloody guitar player shredding out some scales, and these lovely looking enemies, the Zombies.
If you walk in here and start cracking away with your bat, you’ll be rewarded with nothing other than confusion as to why the Zombies seem to ignore you. However, if you look at what they say as you enter, you’ll suddenly see that the only way to actually beat them is to watch them dance. Awww, isn’t that sweet... wait what happens to them at the end? Oh forget it, this game is weird enough as it is without questioning why.