Totally Rad

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  • The Rad Project is a website that is as interesting for its bizarre subject matter as it is for author Shih Tzu’s painstaking efforts.

    In 1991, Jaleco of America released an NES game called Totally Rad. It was a fairly decent late-generation platformer, but it was perhaps most memorable for its oddly relentless ’80s surfer dude dialogue, which even at the time had started to sound dated. I played it at least once around the time of its release, but I had mostly forgotten about it until one day I happened upon a Japanese game from 1990 called Magic John.

    It was Totally Rad. And yet it was not.

    Read on – it’s gnarly, dude!

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