Computer Games for Entertaining
ALF video game
The computer game "Deer Avenger" made by Simon and Schuster is a
humorous parody of the game "Deer Hunter."
From the Manufacturer
Gather around my friends for a fascinating tale about a pair of the most
It was a bright sunny day...outside. Inside the high-rise walls of the
massive Genron Corporation, however, it was quite a different story. In fact, it
was a very cold, dark day. For you see, Genron is a high-tech lab where innocent
animals are used to test human products. Deep inside Genron lies the dreaded
"Genetic Recombinator," the final destination for animal test subjects
who have outlived their usefulness.
On this particular day, Spanx, a crazy, electro-shock tested weasel and
Redmond, a know-it-all, makeup-tested rabbit, are chained together, thrown in a
locked cage, and sent on their way to the Genetic Recombinator. The plan is to
fuse them together into a new, rather freaky, half-rabbit/half weasel
creature--a "Weasit" or perhaps a "Reasel."
As their lives begin to quickly flash before their eyes, a miracle happened.
Somehow, Spanx and Redmond escaped from their cage at the very possible last
second. Now, this weasel-rabbit duo are on the loose, attempting to break out
from Genron. There's one small problem however--they're chained together.
As Spanx, you will use Redmond (much to his dismay), as your tool and
weapon of mass destruction.
Defend yourself by using Redmond in hilarious ways including the Flaming
Fur Ball, Radioactive Rabbit, Hare Clog and more.
Demolish everything in the company from computers and test equipment to
soda machines, plants and treadmills. Break it all and you'll drive the evil
corporation into bankruptcy.
Knock out the cruel lab staff with loads of super-charged attack combos.
Release other caged animals that are being used to test new people
products such as the Self-Operating Table and "Hair-Go" Hair
Removal Kit. Once free, they will help you fight.
Battle a band of baddies including a crazy cafeteria lady, a dirty
surgeon, crooked rent-a-cops, and of course, the demented company president.
Use Redmond to chain whip attackers, to swing over hazards, or to
helicopter to areas unreachable by foot.
Destroy security cameras, sneak around laser sensors, and access areas
too small for humans to avoid detection by the ruthless security crew.
In your attempt to flee this gigantic building, you will encounter a
genetic research lab, a toxic sewer system, fancy executive offices, and
From J&R Music and Computer World
Whiplash is a unique game where you'll control two characters at once -- two
animals trying to escape maniacal doctors that test products on them! the two
animals must work together to escape and fight the people after them, so managed
their "chained" abilities wisely or they won't make it Free other
caged animals by using your chains as a weapon, part of grappling hook and other
funny and clever ways Fight off the bad guys trying to lock you up again -- from
the vicious guard dogs to the crazy doctor with the giant syringe Destroy
security cameras, sneak around laser sensors, and avoid ruthless security
personnel to escape and taste freedom!
Funny! Bizzare!, December 15, 2003
Reviewer: valerio gonzalez,valerio gonzalez from Paterson, NJ
You have to get this game! This game is really funny and fun to play! you
play with a crazy weasel who uses a rabit as his weapon. its really fun and will
keep you entertained for hours and hours.
7 of 7 people found the following review
and Twistedly Fun!, October 12, 2003
Reviewer: 17GGG from Somewhere in the USA
First of all, this is a completeley original game. Don't be fooled by it's
dark and deranged outer shell, because Whiplash is a fun and inovative
platforming/action game. The story goes like this. There is a evil, huge mega
corporation that use animals to test new human products. It just so happens that
Spanxs the weasel,( who was experimented on with electricity, ) and Redford the
rabbit ( who was experimented on with beauty products, ) are chained together
and are about to become fused together for the rest of thier lives. Yet they
escape the grap of the scientists, and must elude capture at all costs, as well
as free all of the other test animals. The only catch? They're chained together.
It does sound wierd, but it is completley addictive and fun. You use Redford,
who is indestructable because of a hairspray test that gave him an impeneterable
shield, as a whip and can give him many funny and useful powerups. These include
on that inflates, another that lets him electrify gaurds and other enimies, plus
at least a dozen more. Or you can simply whip him about. The graphics, while not
the best, are very unique and have a griddy/saturday morning cartoon look about
them-not bad at all, and they stay at a very constant framerate. The sound is
great, with a mix of bizzare sound effects and catchy music. The game is however
not as long as it could have been, roughly about ten to fifteen hours depending
on how good you are at it, but nevertheless, it is still well worth the forty
dollars. I recommend Whiplash to everyone, so don't miss this clever and
original game when it comes out the seventh!
rocks, March 29, 2004
Reviewer: Damon Sindelar from Missoula, MT.
Whiplash is a hilarious, fun, challenging game for the ages. The humor of the
rabbit and weasel is enough to sending you to saying the game rocks. And the
challenges is an adventurous journey. So Me and my siter both think this game is
the best of all times!!!!
crazy and really fun, January 19, 2004
Jak 2? Ratchet and Clank? Do they have a crazed weasel chained to an
indestructible bunny bestowing havoc on an evil animal testing corporation? I
think not, but Whiplash! certainly does.
So you've just been set loose in an animal testing facility after three long
years of experiments, the catch is your a weasel and you have a loud mouthed
bunny chained to you. What do you do? Well you destroy everything in sight!
Scientists, security guards, and hazmat hunters in your way? No problem just
start swinging around that bunny and presto problem solved. What better way to
get back at the corporation that performed countless experiments on you? Destroy
EVERYTHING! Sending them into bankruptcy and freeing lots of other animals. Just
to add to the fun, a lot of the freed animals help you by attacking their
former captors. There is just something fun about beating people and the
surroundings silly with a rabbit, that keeps it from ever getting old or
The graphics are well done, by keeping a cartoony feel to the game. The
animations are also very nice, and the attack animations never cease to bring a
smile to my face. The sound effects are top notch, as you can hear every
footstep of the maniacal weasel exploring and destroy the facility. It even has
a neat background musical score, complete with 'real' elevator music. While the
visual and audio effects are not especially stunning, they do compliment the
humor and fun of the game fantastically.
What really makes this game great, is it is hilarious. The cinematics are at
times hysterical. Many times I found myself extremely excited to trigger another
cinematic, because I couldn't wait to find out what zany humor would come up
next. Redmond's (the rabbit) wise cracks throughout the game are always
entertaining, and they did a good job of not being too repetitive.
The gameplay is excellent, mainly because breaking things with a weasel and a
rabbit never gets old. It's also very cool using the rabbit in very interesting
ways (there's a couple instances involving a toilet!) to solve puzzles and
progress through the game. Basically the bunny is quite an amazing creature,
that is constantly tormented by the psychotic weasel in their desperate attempt
Overall, an excellent choice for purchase. There isn't another game out there
like this one. So if you like to be entertained by slightly zany humor, and the
idea of causing mayhem with two very unlikely heroes interests you, pick this
game in Britain upsets RSPCA and vivisectors
by Richard McComb and Renee Mickleburgh Jan.
Free the animals, smash up the lab and
chain-whip policemen - this is the latest video game for
A computer game in which players as
young as seven are asked to destroy an animal testing laboratory is to go
on sale despite being criticised as "irresponsible" by police and MPs.
Whiplash, which is made by Eidos, the British software company
that created the Lara Croft computer games, depicts animals being abused
in a laboratory, including one experiment in which a hamster is fired from
a cannon and another in which monkeys are forced to run on treadmills to
test their endurance.
The game features a laboratory rabbit and
monkeys forced to run endlessly on treadmills
Players are asked to
free the animals by destroying security cameras, wrecking the laboratory
and chain-whipping police officers. Eidos, which supplies stores including
Toys R Us, HMV and Virgin Megastores, describes the game as featuring "a
shackled animal duo on a mission to escape and sabotage an evil animal
It says that the purpose is to raise
"positive awareness" about animal testing among children. Ian Gibson, a
Labour MP and the chairman of the House of Commons select committee on
science and technology, said, however, that he feared that children would
gain a distorted view of animal experimentation.
unhelpful to the whole debate. It is a nasty and vicious way of
prejudicing young minds for the rest of their lives," said Dr Gibson.
"Young people with fresh minds need to be brought into an understanding of
the problem with both sides of the argument being put forward in a
rational and reasonable way. Clearly such programmes are not bringing a
balanced judgment to serious and difficult areas of understanding."
Penny Hawkins, the deputy head of the RSPCA's research animals
department, was also critical. She claimed that the game made light of
animal suffering, which was offensive.
"Animals suffer when they
are used in research and it's extremely disappointing that someone would
see fit to produce a so-called humorous computer game out of that
"The RSPCA puts a lot of effort into encouraging
children to be compassionate towards animals and empathise with them. This
is obviously sending out completely the opposite message, that animal
suffering is funny - that it is something to make a joke out of.
"We believe that being violent is not the best way to help
animals. What is not needed is a computer game trivialising their
The release of Whiplash, which will go on sale at
?39.99 in Britain next week, will add to concerns about the spread of
militant animal rights campaigners, such as the Animal Liberation Front
and the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty group. These concerns reached a
peak recently when a campaign of harassment by animal rights activists
caused Cambridge University to shelve plans for a ?32 million monkey
In Whiplash, the game's action centres on two
shackled animals - Spanx, an electric shock-tested weasel, and Redmond, a
rabbit left deformed by testing with make-up. The animals have to escape
from the laboratory despite being chained together.
The game urges
children to "demolish everything in the company from computers and test
equipment to soda machines, plants and treadmills. Break it all and you'll
drive the evil corporation into bankruptcy".
In a statement, Eidos
said it hoped that the game would highlight the issue of animal
experimentation among children. "Whiplash is based in a fictional
animal-testing laboratory where the object is to rescue all of the animals
and destroy the evil testing lab. Although the video game is fictional we
hope that it raises positive awareness of animal testing among children."
Mark Matfield, the executive director of the Research Defence
Society, which supports ethical and humane animal experimentation,
insisted, however, that the scenes portrayed in the game, including
animals chained together, were totally inaccurate. "The suggestion that
this game might raise young people's awareness of the issues involved in
animal experimentation is ludicrous," he said.
"It's worrying that
this game appears to condone acts that are clearly illegal or violent as
an appropriate way of contributing to an informed debate."
Berry, the chairman of the Police Federation, which represents
rank-and-file officers, added: "This game is both alarming and disturbing.
"The role of the police service is to be independent, uphold the
law and prevent disorder. We already have a tough enough job and this game
seems to be sending the wrong message to young people, which is totally
Eidos, which has its head office in Wimbledon, is
one of the world's leading publishers of entertainment software. The
company employs 500 people worldwide and posted a ?17.4 million pre-tax
profit in the year to June. Whiplash was developed by Crystal Dynamics, a
Californian company also responsible for Eidos's Tomb Raider computer game