‘CULT CLASSIC’ from Newgrounds
With title that reads ‘Cult Classic’ and seeing the thumbnail you would assume that it was going to be an epic game that would be the motherload of all crossovers featuring character from The Simpsons to Mario to He-Man to Cthulu. Well, hate to disappoint but it’s definitely not the game people would expect. That’s because the game itself is nothing more than a search game. Yes, you read right, a freaking search game or to be more accurate, an achievement game. The whole point of this game is to search for specific items or characters and earn all the achievements. That’ll be like if made a game called EPIC BATTLE and had a thumbnail of Sephiroth fighting Master Chief and have the main game be one of those spot the difference games. So is it a bad game? Well let’s take a look at the aspects.
The controls are typically what you would expect from a search game. Drag mouse to move the screen and hold the left mouse button to select the found object. It’s simple and functional.
This is probably the most redeeming feature of Cult Classic. You get this amazing 16-bit style mural of everything popular, be it nostalgic or new. Nothing is animated, but then again there are some pretty funny and creative stuff that you can find in this game. My personal favorite was finding Waldo making out with Carman SanDiego. I thought it was hilariously ironic finding that in a search game. So if you’re a 90s kid that loves crossovers and pop-culture, you will probably like this.
This is probably the weakest part of Cult Classic. This search game is very easy to complete. You have to look for over 100 things in this game. But the majority of the things that you have to look for are probably thing that you can recognize. Chances are if there is a character that you can recognize, that character will most likely be one that is on your search list. You can even click randomly and most likely accidently find something that was on your search list. There aren’t even penalties for clicking the wrong things. The maker of this game definitely could’ve made this more difficult. They could’ve made a shorter randomized list, or penalties, or dare I say, a time limit…. Nah…that last one would be too much….. maybe just a timer, just for scoring.
Overall, this isn’t a bad search game, hell it’s not even that bad of a game in general. It’s just that a search game is not the game that comes to mind with the title of CULT CLASSIC. This game was obviously made for the achievements whores that just can’t get enough achievements. So if you’re an achievement whore that loves nostalgic search games this was made for you.