[Throwback Thursday is a series where we look back on games from the past in reviews, retrospectives, and more. We will have something every week for your retro enjoyment. You may even discover something new to love!]
Since I just mentioned Armikrog, Doug Tenapel’s upcoming adventure game, in my Blazing Dragons review, why not talk a little about this popular artist? For most gamers, Doug Tenapel is famous for the Earthworm Jim games in the 90s, some of the most memorable and popular games from the time of the Super Nintendo and Genesis. After leaving Shiny Entertainment, Doug Tenapel, along with a few other ex-Shiny employees, founded The Neverhood, Inc., and from what I researched, made only three games.
The first game was the cult classic PC adventure game, The Neverhood Chronicles, or The Neverhood for short. Didn’t sell well, but became a cult classic game that is now very expensive. The next game was named Skullmonkeys for the PlayStation. Didn’t sell well either, but it also became a cult classic that is now expensive online. The final game was called Boombots, a Power Stone-style fighting game for the PlayStation. As you can guess, it didn’t sell well, but from what I have seen online, it hasn’t become a super pricey game or a cult classic. Why? Out of all three games, why didn’t this one get the same response? It still has a lot of the elements of The Neverhood, Inc.’s past games like stop-motion Claymation and the trademark humor of the games. Let’s find out then why this little 3D fighting game is often forgotten by many gamers.