1994 – Revolution X
Behind The Music: Packing a full-size machine gun in the arcade (or a SNES/Genesis/PC controller for the home version), players overthrow the fun-squashing New Order Nation regime and save Aerosmith in a series of mind-numbing shooting gallery engagements.
Why It Rocks: Educational value at best. After all, what other game teaches us the dangers of hyperbole (CDs and laserdiscs double as grenades), poor contractual negotiation (Steven Tyler’s contributions mostly include shrieks of “Don’t give uuuuupp!”) and the danger of filtering social commentary through the marketing department’s eyes (enemies are led by the sunglass and leather bustier-sporting dominatrix Headmistress Helga)?
Did You Know… The lady who played Headmistress Helga, Kerri Hoskins, also played the role of Sonya Blade in several Mortal Kombat games, as well as on the live Mortal Kombat tour.