A retro publisher is updating Ikki, which literally defined the bad yet fun game | PC Gamer

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Reviewing the video game Ikki in the mid-1980s, Jun Miura coined a new word: kusoge, literally meaning crap game—or in modern translation: “shit game.” Kusoge became a rallying cry of gamers ever since, used in Japan as a widespread label for the games they loved to hate. The games so bad, so janky, that they somehow became good. In the 40 years since, bad games have become an art form. (opens in new tab)

Ikki was bad, let me be clear. You were in charge of leading a one or two man peasant rebellion against your abusive samurai overlords against ninjas. It was a bullet hell where you couldn’t see where you were going, were painfully slow, couldn’t aim your weapon, and where powerups sometimes made you worse.


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