Technologizer’s Second Annual Game Awards

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The Billy Mays Award for Most Over-the-Top In-Game Moment: Ninja Blade

Critics’ cool reaction to Ninja Blade struck me as harsh—despite its rough edges, I loved the nonstop parade of over-the-top monsters, and the game gave me one scenario I won’t soon forget: Upon gravely wounding a gigantic worm, you’re prompted to press a sequence of buttons to finish off the creature. This entails landing mid-air on a motorcycle that the worm spits from its mouth, riding it along several airborne buses — also spit by the monster — throwing the bike back into a final bus, then flinging a kunai into the motorcycle’s gas tank, bursting it and propelling the bus towards the worm’s mouth as the vehicles explode in unison. I’m really sorry if that doesn’t pump you up.

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  1. Isabella Edwards Says:

    my favorite character on the Plants Vs. Zombies game is none other than the Michael Jackson zombie.:;*

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