50 Worst Videogame Titles Ever?

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What, no "Willy Byte in the Digital Dimension" for the Apple II?What, no "Willy Byte in the Digital Dimension" for the Apple II?Game Revolution has a new version of the traditional favorite article type online - the "best of" - in regards to "The 50 Worst Video Game Names of All Time". Of course you need to go into these things with an open mind, as "All Time" never really means that they covered every game for every system ever, but that doesn't make it any less fun to read. Can you think of some of your own worst titles that you've been exposed to over the years?

Here's the introductory snippet from the full article:

From Dick Butkus to Hootie and the Blowfish to Lake Titicaca, bad names have been with us forever. But thanks to the inevitable collision of reclusive nerds, bizarre artists and painfully unhip marketing execs, the video game industry enjoys some of the worst names of all.

The following list was compiled after hours of lively debate, pages of exhausting science and one actual geek fistfight. During this laborious process, we decided to set up a few basic rules:

* All games must have been wide releases for legitimate, popular platforms.
* We tried to avoid games heavy on the Engrish. Translation errors are just too easy.
* So are educational games and porn.

We should also point out that this list in no way indicates the quality of the game itself, merely the quality of its awful title. And we know that some of you will claim that you once played a game in a Korean arcade called "Diarrhea Coughdrop" or something and that it deserves a spot on the list. Cool. Go make one.

After all, Wii did. Let the names begin!

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Matt Barton
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Jumpman is a bad name?

There are some really funny titles on the list, and most of the funniest ones are bad Japanese translations. But what's wrong with "Jumpman?" I always thought it was one of the best titles for this kind of game--short, sweet, precise. I wouldn't have liked the game any better if it had a name like "Lazarus Alpha Leaper" or some such nonsense.

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Bill Loguidice
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Jumpman

It's funny you mention that, Matt, as I was thinking the same thing. Even Mario's original name was "Jumpman". There's nothing wrong with it, as to me, it does perfectly describe the game. Now "Jumpman Jr" might be a bit silly, but it sort of played off "Donkey Kong Jr", so fair enough.

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I still can't get over

I still can't get over Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt!

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Mat Tschirgi (not verified)
I quite like the titles

I quite like the titles Armored Scrum Object, and Rosco McQueen: Firefighter Extreme.

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Pascal
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Hmm

I'm puzzled why the classic Arcade hit "Space Bugger" didn't get on the list.

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