Mirror: A while ago, yeah. It was alright.
Dorkpool: For it’s time, it was great, and even today isn’t bad. However, the main character of today’s story, “Galaga,” seems to really like it. Why? Well, let’s make the obligatory Avengers reference and Riff this bitch to hopefully find out.
You know the game Galaga, right?
Dorkpool: A guy on the SHILED Helicarrier certainly does.
Mirror: Wow, didn't take you long to get that joke out of the way.
Dorkpool: I'm very efficient.
Well, there was an alternate version that hadn't been released, but accidentally was! All of the gamers that have played Galaga, were scared for life. The Creators of this game had to take it out immediately! Well, I'm going to tell you about what had happened.
Mirror: (Narrator): I’ll do it through a combination of sock puppets and miming.
It seemed like a normal day outside. I walking down the street, until I saw a PC disc on the road, the disc said "galaga" written in a black sharpie.
"Oh boy! I love Galaga!" I said to myself.
Dorkpool: (Narrator): Just got to remind myself of that.
I thought that was rather weird.
Mirror: Yeah, seriously. Who plays Galaga anymore?
But I picked it up and took it home. I flipped the disc on the back and it said "DON'T PLAY". I was confused and concerned about this.
But I went to my computer and put the disc in, and the game menu didn't came up, instead, it went straight to the intro, but I noticed that the intro was slower and distorted. But I thought it was a minor glitch. I started to play the game anyway, hoping it was just my imagination.
Dorkpool: (Narrator): The voices were part of my imagination, so this could be too.
The Galaga Ship showed up like it always does. I tried to get the Galaga Ship to shoot, but it wouldn't shoot. When I released my grip, The Galaga Ship started to shoot fast and the space bugs came swooping down but they were so slow.
I wanted to turn off the game, but I couldn't. The game kept going. The Galaga Ship shooting sound effect sounded slightly weird. I was getting scared by that. The red Galaga bug suddenly shoots down at the Galaga Ship, but the Galaga Ship shot the red bug on the body, and it exploded, and there was blood, and it looked real!
The Blue Bug then swooped down to the Galaga Ship, but it was shaking too much. The Galaga Ship then proceeded to kill the space bugs one by one, each time shooting!
The Catcher used a tractor beam to capture the Galaga Ship, but it couldn't. Suddenly the Galaga Ship swooped at the Catcher and it exploded, it was the same thing as it always was blood! Suddenly, there was 8 bit text that said, "Don't look back." After playing it, I took the disc out of my computer and snapped it into two pieces and threw them in the garbage can.
Dorkpool: That’s…actually pretty smart. Kudos.
I had a few nightmares about that game. And the other games has the same thing. What was I thinking, all because that I found a disc that said "Galaga" on the road?
That's when I heard a voice behind me said "Play with me." I looked and saw a blood covered Galaga Ship slowly flying towards me, and I was shaking so much. I then heard what sounded like the Galaga Music playing across the hallway echoing, then a blood covered Galaga Ship stopped, and frozed.
Mirror: And now he’s having hallucinations. This is why you don’t play games you found on the street, kids.
I went back to my computer. I went onto Google Chrome. At this point, I was already horrified by the game. I then got an e-mail and it read:
"Remember 09noahjohn 2, don't bother locking your door and hiding under the bed, because sooner or later, I WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU!"
Dorkpool: (E-mail): Sincerely, General Zod.
How did it know my username? I was surprised when I saw my username! But I was still scared by that game. That's the mistake I will never make again.
Mirror: (Narrator): Until the sequel, anyway.
Dorkpool: This story sucks, but it’s trying.
Mirror: It’s pretty cliché, to be honest. You know, overly realistic graphics, blood, more violence than usual, etc. Also, it seems like the narrator got scared over really little things. Sure, the game seemed a bit darker, but it wasn’t like it was anything horrifying. By the way, the story would’ve been improved just a bit if the narrator didn’t notice the “DON’T PLAY” warning after playing the game. What I mean is that in his excitement, he doesn’t notice the writing, plays the game, sees how fucked up it is, takes it out, then sees the warning. That way, he wouldn’t seem as stupid. There are also some spelling and grammar errors.
Dorkpool: There are some good things. For one, the narrator isn’t a total moron. He stops playing the game soon after seeing how fucked up it is, which is more than I can say for a lot of haunted game stories, so definite plus there. Granted, picking up games off the street doesn’t exactly make you a MENSA candidate, but considering who this guy is going up against, he seems like a genius by comparison. Also, the writer seems to actually care about this story. He seems so excited by it, putting a bunch of exclamation points and such into it. He did try, so I’ll give some points there. The story’s pretty short, which is nice, and, for the most part, the spelling and grammar isn’t awful. This story isn’t good, but it’s not terrible. But that’s what we think. What do you guys think? Was the story good? Was the Riff good? Do you wish we’d play some game we found on the street? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.