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More fun than a back alley chainfight.

You can tell you're about to be in for some serious shit.

You can tell you’re about to be in for some serious shit.

I remember two things about Full Throttle from when I was 9 years old.

  1. This was the most bad ass character in any computer game.
  2. I could never get past the first section and just gave up.

This point and click adventure tells the story of Ben, the bad ass leader of a bad ass motorcycle gang called the Polecats who is framed for murder and must fight to clear his name and triumph against the forces that want to kill motorcycles for good. Full Throttle features traditional Lucas Arts point and click action, as well as motorcycle combat sections that require the player to use chains, a mace, boards, and even a chainsaw to take out rival gang members. It’s a little violent for a Lucas Arts title, but there isn’t much blood or gore.┬áIt was released in 1995 by the same designers behind Grim Fandango, Psychonauts an Brutal Legend. If your a fan of either, (why wouldn’t you be?) you’ll be right at home with Full Throttle.

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“I’m not putting my mouth on that.”

Lucas Arts used to make really fun computer games…. you know, when they existed. We also used to have a budget surplus and a deficit on Asian land wars.

Everyone knows Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, and Angela Landsbury’s Erotic Saga- but this weekend I’m going to dive into lesser known gems like Full Throttle, The Dig, and Loom.


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