Mr Whippy: Whiplash And Burn

By Kieron Gillen on May 4th, 2010 at 1:57 pm.

Okay, this bumps into the same conflict of interest as last time – i.e. I’m currently working for Littleloud and Marvel Comics – but I’m going to power right on through because this is incredibly stupid and amused me terribly. It’s another Unity-powered Webgame based on the new Iron Man film. It’s somewhat simpler than the last rail-shooter, being based around that scene-from-the-trailer where Whiplash stands in the middle of a racetrack and whips cars in two with big electric-lash-things. It involved tapping right or left in tip to smash up the speeding car and, until you get the knack, does create the somewhat hilarious image of this teched-up dude standing in the road desperately waving his arms around while cars speed past. Being called Whiplash And Burn, it’s also got the sort of title which I give posts to create groans. Next up: Rum, Sodomy And the Whiplash, yes?

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12 Comments »

  1. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    Whiplash seems like a really easy to defeat enemy. He doesn’t even wear a shirt, can’t I just pull an Indiana Jones and shoot him?

  2. Jad says:

    Damn exploded chunks of car getting in my way.

    Can’t even harvest them like in Total Annihilation.

  3. 12kill4 says:

    Next up: Whiplash eats roots and leaves

    • Vague-rant says:

      I read that as “Whiplash eats, shoots and leaves” (…the old panda pun for those of you who don’t know). The shoots part of that would be the most entertaining I expect.

  4. TwistyMcNoggins says:

    It becomes a lot easier when you realise you can press left and right at exactly the same time.

    I went from 7000 to 47,750 on my next go.

  5. BigJonno says:

    My brain did not like that. It wanted to press the left button to operate the left hand (which attacks to the right) rather than the left button to attack to the left. Also, big letters saying “WARNING: Stark’s Car Approaching” that prevent you from seeing said car is a really sloppy design error.

  6. Jayt says:

    huge letters that cover screen STARK IS APPROACHING, letters fade from view, stark has already gone past.

  7. Brumisator says:

    “Why would anyone spend more than 30 minutes creating a licensed game?”

  8. The One and Only says:

    This was astonishingly bad.

  9. SpinalJack says:

    crashes my computer as soon as it loads

  10. drygear says:

    So let me guess… the racecars are being driven by anti-semitic Italian fascists. Fucking blackshirts.