Hail To The Hankerchief: Gobtron

By Kieron Gillen on August 10th, 2009 at 10:20 am.

I love you, Gobtron

The confusion caused by this being a game about crushing waves of tiny people with enormous boluses of snot despite its name – Gobtron – implying it’s more based on salvia-derived destruction, might have been enough to stop me posting this. The fact that the rapid drag-and-release system seems a recipe for RSI might have been enough to stop me. The fact that I’m very lazy might have been enough to stop me.

But all of these are overwhelmed by the urge to see the enormous pink smiling face of Gobotron looming over the RPS front page. Oh, Gobtron. I wish we were all like you.

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  1. ordteapot says:

    I fear ol’ Gobtron had a hard life on the playground.

    Nostrileyes!
    Snotnose!
    Pink Behemoth!

    It’s no wonder he’s both sniffly and ill behaved.

  2. Stense says:

    Silly fun game, but it does get a bit tiring after a few levels.

  3. ordteapot says:

    Also: why is it that I just bought 10 top flight indie games and yet I’m playing a browser based snot flinging game?

  4. Fenchurch says:

    @ordteapot

    My thoughts exactly, sir! The more I pay for Indie games the more I enjoy the free stuff. x-D

    Mind you, Mr Robot has charmed me.

    AND IN THE GAME!

  5. Lars Westergren says:

    >a game about crushing waves of tiny people with enormous boluses of snot

    I’m interested in finding a good game where you hug people. And love them. That would be original.

    No, the Japanese stuff doesn’t count.
    8-/

  6. Kieron Gillen says:

    Lars: Wait for the game of the life of PC Gamer Editor Tim Edwards.

    KG

  7. MacBeth says:

    I think the “Rated I for Immature content” should be more widespread. Most games featuring underboob and skimpy armour should qualify…

    Gobtron is great though – nicely judged in all departments.

  8. Dracko says:

    Poor Gobtron.

    So misunderstood. :(

  9. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Indeed, all he wants is to welcome his friends into his slimy, yet warm, embrace. Is that so wrong?

  10. Dracko says:

    Oh, Gobtron. I wish we were all like you.

    You all could be if you only let him touch you…

  11. Lars Westergren says:

    @Kieron

    What is it called? “LoveStorm: political correctness evolved”?

  12. superking208 says:

    Ah, two problems:

    1. There’s a chat log over on the right with a man named MulletSlayer talking about his various escapades in the world of PWNAGE
    2. It won’t load

  13. inanimotion says:

    Psst, I think you meant saliva-derived destruction, not salvia haha

    Fun game though :P

  14. Fenchurch says:

    @Kieron

    Aww, has he grown up to be editor? Bless his cotton socks. :-3

  15. The_B says:

    He hugged Ross and assimilated him.

  16. DarkNoghri says:

    I just spent much too much time on this. And I still can’t beat what appears to be the last level. It’s ridiculous, even though I think I know what I’m doing. Darned floaty things keep blocking my shots.

  17. Tim E says:

    I’ll mothercrudding hug the fud out of the hugging lot of you.

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