21
Feb
manostiny

In the mid 60s, a man named Harold P. Warren set out to prove that making horror films is not difficult and, with a budget of $19k and a script written on a napkin, he got to work. What followed is, far and away, one of the worst pieces of cinema ever to be recorded. Yes, worse than Gigli or Cool As Ice. You think those are bad? Amateurs. While the film not only bombed in 1966, it continues to bomb to this day. An appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000 prevented this atrocity from disappearing into obscurity, and since then the fandom hasn't stopped, as evidenced by what might just be the greatest platform game since the original Mario Brothers. Manos: The Hands of Fate the game.

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You play as Mike (just Mike) after your car breaks down in the middle of the desert/forest/wherever on the way to the Valley Loogie Lodge. Armed only with a pistol and a poor sense of plot direction, you have to jump, fight, and collect coins on your way to the Master's lodge of sins. What will you find inside? Occult practices? Awkward satyrs? Scary paintings? The terror is in you!

This game comes from the same people who made AWESOME Land that we featured earlier this week. Manos originally came out for iOS but thankfully it's finally arrived on Android. We'll be doing a full review of this game in due time but while the Master's away, you can take care of the game for $2.49 on the Play Store right now.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • moelsen8

    this is awesome. keep the 8-bit games coming!!!

    • gspida

      Agreed

  • jm9843

    Both this and AWESOME Land are coming to the OUYA as well.

  • Kevin Aaronson

    Oh, oh, this is glorious, will re watch the mst3 episode 1st, and finish awesome land before buying. Thanks for this AP

  • QuanahHarjo

    The screenie of the Antimatter Space Buzzard from "The Giant Claw" makes me giddy for this :-)

  • onpoint G

    This game looks tuff

  • Paul

    I think I'll play this game on my Ouya first and will be the game I initially 'show off' to my friends when showing them my awesome new gaming console. It'll be hilarious. Plus the gameplay is kinda cool. And the video didn't mention iOS/iTunes! Awesome.

  • Falconator

    Holy CRAP this game actually looks AMAZING!!! Why can't other developers out there put effort into their apps like this??? Something worth buying at that price for once.