#96: Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure

Released In: 1991
Developer: Rocket Science Productions
Publisher: LJN

      Oh no! Evil time rebels have kidnapped some of history's greatest icons and stranded them in incorrect time periods! It's up Bill & Ted to track these historical figures down and bribe them into returning into their own time periods so that the utopian future that Bill & Ted are destined to create is left intact. You'll get to control Bill & Ted as they hurl pudding cups at angry cowboys and search for salad dressing, all while saving the future of civilization. With a focus on wandering around aimlessly and jumping around mindlessly, this game is generally considered to be most non-non-bogus.

Syd Lexia: On behalf of this project, I would like to apologize for voting for Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure. I used this game as filler, awarding it the 97th slot on my top 100 list. I had rented this game a couple of times as a kid and I rather enjoyed it back then, so I didn't bother to replay it at all before I voted for it. In retrospect, I really wish that I had. I would like to state for the record that this game is NOT fun, unless your idea of fun is repeatedly hurling yourself at rocks, bushes, and fence posts in the hopes that you might find pudding cups hidden inside them. And you know what's REALLY awesome? You can jump your way into places that you can't get out of, forcing you to reset the game and start over. That, or you could just shut the game off entirely and play something better.

Fuck Bill & Ted, I am officially awarding this slot to Monster Party.

Dr. Jeebus: When Syd and I rented this game back in the day, it did not come with an instruction booklet. This was common practice, but it proved to be a pretty big problem as it was impossible to figure out how to use the phone booth without said booklet. The game was great though.

DarkMaze: I... have no idea how this made it onto the list of the top 100 NES games ever made. For me, it always ranked down there with the likes of "Back to the Future Parts II & III." I'd aimlessly wander through level one for hours with no idea where I was going or what to do while the first four and a half bars of "Greensleeves" looped ad nauseam. It was one of those games I'd rent every year or so, thinking "Well, I was younger the last time I played it... Maybe it'll make more sense now and I'll be better at it." And then I'd hurl the controller at the screen in frustration and my TV would explode. And I'd die. And then I'd go rent something else. I hated that game.

And yet, I can still remember the music from the Wild West level. I even made up lyrics to it one time. No, I won't tell you what they are.

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100: Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

99: Micro Machines

98: Batman

97: Spy Hunter

96: Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure

95: Battle Chess

94: The Magic of Scheherazade

93: Kiwi Kraze

92: Tecmo Bowl

91: Hogan's Alley

90: The Three Stooges

89: Wrath of the Black Manta

88: Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode

87: Casino Kid

86: Tombs & Treasure

85: Rampage

84: Mappy-Land

83: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

82: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

81: Double Dribble

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