Now as readers may have guessed if they've read other posts and articles on here, I love the Commodore 64. But the one thing that really sucked about Commodore, was their own brand games. There's no other way to say it, they were generally utter shite! Whereas most of them were just bland, boring and soulless, there is one that was just so weird it does deserve a mention.
Dancing Monsters, released in 1983 wouldn't hold a modern gamers attention for more than 3 seconds, actually even retro gamers may only last 4 or 5 seconds of gawking at the bizarre pink elephant monster shuffling across a diarrhoea brown background. Wondering why the hell they had just waiting 20 minutes (totally made that time up) waiting for this abomination to load.
The premise of the game was that a beautiful princess made been cursed by an evil wizard. The curse? To dance forever across the aforementioned poop coloured screen, as the hideous pink elephant.
But there is hope, as you the player can rescue her from this curse by clicking on the correct body part using your cross-hairs and magic ray, before the clock counts down. You fail to hit the body part and a new body part is added. That's it! That's the whole game play. Nothing else. If you can be bothered to attempt to complete the game, without wanting to smash your head through the screen, the monster will eventually turn back into the beautiful princess.