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Shit
Shit2-0
Title Screen
Publisher Aackosoft, Eurosoft
Developer Aackosoft
Console MSX
Date 1987
Alternate names/hacks Oh Shit!, Oh No!

Shit is a MSX game released in 1985 by Aackosoft. The game is a clone of Pac-Man, featuring digitized voice among other minimal tweaks. The game received infamy for rather obvious reasons.

Overview Edit

There are very few differences in Shit compared to the original Pac-Man. The title screen is set up in a similar way to Pac-Man's, but features digitized text introducing the four (renamed) ghosts; "THIS IS JOEY, PAUL, WILLY, AND FRANKIE"; the ghosts proceed to spin after this is stated. The game itself features near perfect recreations of the maze, but positioning of certain parts appears to be off. Every time Pac-Man gets hit, he yells a long "OH SHIT!" before losing a life, and "GAME OVER" after all lives have been lost. The cutscenes are intact, but lack music for unknown reasons.

The game was released in Japan, The Netherlands, under the name Oh Shit!, and Europe, titled Oh No!. In Oh No!, Pac-Man's death scream is a long "OH NO!"; apart from this, there are no other in-game differences from the original. Covers for the game are very strange and have no resemblance to the game at all, other than the word "Classics" (implying it was a "classic" arcade game). There is, however, a character on the front of the international versions that resembles both Pac-Man and some sort of bear-like animal. The character has small ears and fangs - features which Pac-Man lacks (Pac-Man has a nose in his original artwork, but it is very different to the animalistic one featured on this character). The original notably steals its rather horrifying artwork from a 1985 novel, The Howling III - Echoes.

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