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  • Summary: Bad Mojo has evolved into an unqualified cult classic, lauded by critics and fans alike. A testament to its originality, the game is still being reviewed by the gaming press. In this truly unique tale, "mad scientist" entomologist Roger Samms has been temporarily turned into a cockroach,Bad Mojo has evolved into an unqualified cult classic, lauded by critics and fans alike. A testament to its originality, the game is still being reviewed by the gaming press. In this truly unique tale, "mad scientist" entomologist Roger Samms has been temporarily turned into a cockroach, leading to gritty discovery and exploration that sucks you in with great visuals, and keeps you playing with a poignant story. Clever obstacles bar your progress in the dark and intricate world of a dilapidated San Francisco building. [Got Game] Expand
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  • Developer: Pulse Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, General, Horror, General
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. For those who've never played the original, Bad Mojo Redux is a must-have. Load it up and see what all the shouting was about. For those who've played the Win3.1 version, Bad Mojo Redux is what the game should have looked like and, when coupled with the companion DVD, is the deal of the year.
  2. Undoubtedly one of the "must play" adventure games. There is simply no other game quite like it. The 2004 release is not a new game and not even a remake, however the significantly improved technical quality and wealth of additional material, combined with an attractive price, will make the new Bad Mojo appealing even to existing owners of the 1996 version.
  3. Revives a true classic, and optimizes it for performance. An absolute must-play for any adventure fan with even a passing tolerance of insects. If you can't beat 'em... join 'em!
  4. While modern games are known for their slick graphics and elaborate animated sequences, Mojo proves that clever ideas and solid gameplay can trump high-tech tricks.
  5. The documentary is a wonderful adjunct to the game, insightful and witty, well put together and with some original footage including the audition of the lead actor and a 1996 spot on Good Morning America (check out the price of the game back then.
  6. There are a few bugs (of the game engine kind) and it’s far from perfect (it’s very short and slightly repetitive), but to experience something completely different that hasn’t been tried before or since is always worth the asking price.
  7. PC Zone UK
    12
    Truly repellent content. [Sept 2007, p.75]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 11, 2019
    9
    Bad Mojo was amazing. I had heard about it many years ago but I recently remembered of it after seeing it mentioned in a list of good oldBad Mojo was amazing. I had heard about it many years ago but I recently remembered of it after seeing it mentioned in a list of good old games. The video cutscenes are silly (and very low quality) but they are funny but the gameplay is impeccable. It surprised me that while it was traditionally harder than newer games, it wasn’t that bad and I think the balance of its difficulty even for 2019 was excellent. It did not hand hold you and a puzzle or two could have better controls to make more sense, but it always gave hints. Only minor gripe I have with it is that the symbol that denotes there’s a guide nearby could be more explicitly explained at the start as an existence in the game because resolution was too low to notice it at the start.

    Anyway, 9/10. It could easily be remade or turn HD.

    PS. It would likely digust you at first. I nearly stopped playing the game entirely because of it. But it’s part of its character.
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  2. Atebash
    Jan 21, 2005
    9
    One of the all time favorites is back! And looking good!
  3. MikeMcK.
    Feb 5, 2005
    9
    I can't believe this classic is back. Loved it the first time and it still holds up. The DVD extras include a "making of" documentary I can't believe this classic is back. Loved it the first time and it still holds up. The DVD extras include a "making of" documentary with crazy stories about the creators cockroach farm. Good buy for $20. Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2018
    7
    This is an old but intriguing game. Yeah, the puzzles aren't hard and it can be a bit annoying to control, there's no volume control,This is an old but intriguing game. Yeah, the puzzles aren't hard and it can be a bit annoying to control, there's no volume control, resolution is fixed and the over-acting is cringeworthy, but the unique setting and atmosphere makes up for the defects. Given I bought the game for under a dollar I felt it was more than worth my money and time for the experience. Expand
  5. EstherN.
    Jan 26, 2005
    6
    It's clever, but the puzzles are too easily solved (and solutions are telegraphed), and the game ends too quickly. Disappointing on both It's clever, but the puzzles are too easily solved (and solutions are telegraphed), and the game ends too quickly. Disappointing on both counts. It often looks nice, however, and has a quirky sense of humour. Bad acting is made good by its extreme hamminess. Expand
  6. GregB.
    Jan 18, 2005
    4
    This game is really bad actually, the exploration is boring, puzzles are so-so challenging and I'm more concerned about dead rats in a This game is really bad actually, the exploration is boring, puzzles are so-so challenging and I'm more concerned about dead rats in a video game. Also it's really short, hardly worth buying again. Expand