Attack of the Groupies - 02

The sane reaction.

The latest Indie Gala bundle contains not one but two catastrophically terrible games. Possibly more, even.

You’ve doubtless seen the news that set the internet aflame a few hours ago: Bad Rats 2 is coming. Well, Bad Rats 1 is in this bundle. Not only that, but so is Shannon Tweed’s Attack of the Groupies, a game so bad I actually had a breakdown (in text form) while writing about it. I can’t speak to the quality of most of the other games in the bundle, but those two are pretty “holy shit” all by themselves.

As with almost every other bundle, it’s a tiered thing. $1 or more gets you the okay-ish Puzzle Kingdoms, which is a bit like Puzzle Quest only not as good; the utterly execrable Shannon Tweed’s Attack of the Groupies; and The Mystery of the Flying Dutchman, a hidden object game that – according to Steam reviews – sometimes forgets to put the objects in. So. Er. Probably not recommended, then.

$4.19 nets you the FULL BUNDLE, which might actually be a threat. That nets you the three above, plus Adventure Chronicles: The Search For Lost Treasure, a hidden object game with possibly the most bland and generic name imaginable; Bad Rats: The Rats’ Revenge, which needs no further description; Empress of the Deep, a hidden object game with a few extra mini-games and other puzzles thrown in; Fireburst, an arcade racer with a focus on blowing up your opponents; Mirror Mysteries, another hidden object game; Vault Cracker, yet another hidden object game with a few vault-cracking logic puzzles thrown in; and Warrior Kings, an RTS from 2002 which was actually pretty okay back then. No idea how well it holds up, though.

So okay, that’s not actually too bad. Yes, there are two games in there which may make you want to push nails through your face, but if you know someone who enjoys hidden object games, it might actually be a pretty cheap way for them to get a bunch all at once. Alternatively, it might be a really good alternative to coal if you need a slightly sadistic Christmas present.

Assuming you can actually give Indie Gala bundles as gifts. I can’t remember. Sorry.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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