Staff Top 10
Top Ten Rubbish Video Games That Feature Musicians

By: Dom Passantino

Posted 07/23/2004 - 09:24:28 AM by edwardo:
 The Frankie game was one of my very, very favourites growing up. I would dearly love to complete it one day, but all I can get up to is 99% even after beating all the subgames. Ah well.
Posted 07/23/2004 - 11:10:20 AM by P_Parrish:
 In a slightly related way, did Captain Sensible write the original theme tune for the most-definitely-not-rubbish Sensible Soccer? Or was that just some kind of freakish recurring dream of mine.
Posted 07/23/2004 - 01:21:20 PM by SebastianSS:
 The Wu-Tang playstation game was Shaolin Style, and while the controls were pretty much useless, having four people play as ODB was always rewarding because then we were guaranteed to see his "rip the head off and scream 'DON'T FUCK WITH BIG BABY JESUS!'" finishing move.
Posted 07/23/2004 - 06:27:47 PM by WBSwygart:
 No, if I'm remembering right the Sensi theme tunes were all composed by Jon Hare, the head programmer and yet another great thing from Norwich.
Posted 07/23/2004 - 08:34:35 PM by P_Parrish:
 This is probably the point at which I should declare my undying love for the "War.. has never been so much fun!" theme from Cannon Fodder. Superb stuff.
Posted 07/24/2004 - 10:56:45 AM by DeSandro:
 You either completely forgot the Journey (as in Steve Perry) arcade platformer, or conceded that it was not rubbish. Either way, its a huge mistake.
Posted 07/26/2004 - 09:20:28 AM by MacGee:
 Dom It looks like you were spared Paul McCartney's 'Give My Regards to Broadstreet'. Lucky you.
Posted 07/27/2004 - 03:44:21 PM by gloden:
 Great idea for a list! I was amazed by the amount of games I haven't heard of! I thought for sure I was going to see Marky Mark, Kris Kross or C&C; Music Factory on this list for their career ending appearances in the SEGA CD's Make My Video series... probably the worst concept-to-playability blunder in video game history. Also, Eternal Champions was, and still is, one of the greatest fighting games for a console system.
Posted 07/28/2004 - 01:28:01 PM by Ralzey:
 The only time rock celebrity worked well with a video game is when NIN mastermind Trent Reznor provided the soundtrack for Quake. That\'s my opinion though... and I\'ve yet to play a game featuring the Flava Flava Flav...