Bad Day on the Midway is a little different. While still a showcase for the band, it is more of an actual game. There are now puzzles to solve, you need to use a little strategy to win the game and you can actually die. What is interesting here is the use of multiple characters. You can essentially possess the different characters you meet which will open up different locations and objectives. Death is not always the end of the game, though, as in one particular scene you can possess your killer.
There are six playable characters ranging from an innocent 10-year-old boy named Timmy, to the murderous son of a half-woman, half tree sideshow freak named Ted. You can also see a sperm whale give birth to an electric eel! That's certainly not something you see every day.
These games are not so much something you play, but something you experience. The images will stay with you in your nightmares and the songs will creep into your psyche. I therefore consider them an absolute must-play and urge everyone to give them a go.
To download the games, follow the link below. This custom installer exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses DOSBox running Microsoft Windows 3.1 to get the game working on modern systems. Tested on Windows 10.
03.05.2016 Version 2 - Separated the two games into their own installer
Autoclose Windows 3.1 when exiting the game
File Size: 443 Mb. Install Size: 647 Mb. Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ
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