So I’ve been playing Qix on the Game Boy emulator on the 3DS. It’s surprisingly hard – I mean, viciously unpredictable enemy AI, endless traps and ways for you to die, no continues and only 3 lives… And it’s also a weird, darkly futuristic game with its menacing techno soundtrack and odd, vector styling that seems really out of whack with the cutesy, cuddly style of the Game Boy and most of its flagship games.
So it was a bit of a surprise to get a few levels in and get this weird little victory screen. First, 8-bit grayscale fireworks over that broody cityscape and then… a Mexican playing guitar to his dancing vulture.
Good though, isn’t it?!