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What are your top 5 favorite games that include a clown horn noise? Please sort by quality of clown horn noise.

restinpeaches:

5. ClownDown

little known pirate hack of the arcade game Crackdown by SEGA. every sound effect is a clown horn.

4. Street Fighter II: Clown Horn Edition

boy the clown horn on this one is REALLY great! it came with an ACTUAL clown horn to squeeze that you would use to pull off Special Clown Moves! i imagine that’s why it never left the arcades, though…

3. Marc Ecko’s Clowning Around

yeah, i know, SFII:CHE is a good game, but i gotta give bigger props to this one, sorry, mostly because the clown horn is a DEEP part of the mechanics and not just a fast way to throw hadoukens. the sound effect itself is much weaker though. the game was rushed, so they had to lift the sound effect wholesale from C.L.O.W.N.S. for the Atari 2600.

2. *Clown Horn Noise* 3D

yes, we all knew this would be on the list, the question though, was where. the game’s name is, of course, is hard to say in print, so i’m not even gonna bother. this brilliant game was revolutionary for it’s game, and HAD to be played with headphones. the game is, quite simply, extraordinary. the simple mechanics made it fun to play over and over, and the clarity that the sound comes in through your headphones (or speakers, if you wanna play poorly) is out of this world.

but what game could top that? what game could POSSIBLY be better then that? there’s only one, and you’ll have to click the link below to find out. SPOILERS: your mind will be BLOWN.





Youpi:
a bizarre free-associative train of thought reminded me of a game i enjoyed as a kid and i now feel compelled to share
Youpi:
INCA II - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnNflhU4K_4
Youpi:
it's the english version (with spanish subs) tho, i only accept french voices as canon
Youpi:
it's edutainment about the inca civilization & their fighter spaceships
Secret:
good small rectangle of actual video on top of a static image
Diplo:
COK TELEVISION
Diplo:
capital of what?!?!?! of what?!?!?
Youpi:
it's good the incas are all dead bc it's as culturally insensitive as it gets if memory serves well
Diplo:
Oh my god I was not expecting this voice acting.
Secret:
i wonder if, this being the second game, playing the first one would make any of this make more sense
Youpi:
i sure hope not
Youpi:
this vid shows the space combat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIcTqsnm9N0
Diplo:
Whoa they have a World Nations meeting table
Diplo:
Wait it just went to the moon
Diplo:
help wha isi h
Diplo:
CID?!?!
Diplo:
Atahualpa needs to calm the hell down.
Youpi:
your spaceship was called the TUMI and shaped after that ceremonial knife btw
Youpi:
that game shipped with my first then-modern computer i roped the family into buying so it was probably 1995-ish since it was old enough to be a pack-in game
Youpi:
((before that i got to "borrow" long term a machine some idiot bought but never gave a damn about, and to use a computer they bought for the family business but never learned to use, but both were already super outdated at the time i got a chance to get my paws on them))
Secret:
i only had access to a couple of ibm pcs (that my parents had used when they were part of a small game dev company) for a lot of my childhood
Secret:
i copied a few BASIC games out of books and stuff
Secret:
eventually we got a STATE-OF-THE-ART win95 machine
Secret:
200 mhz pentium with MMX
Secret:
with sonic cd as a pack-in
Youpi:
nice
Youpi:
i had zero documentation to figure out how the hell computers worked for ages
Youpi:
so i just poked around
Youpi:
it was a DOS machine with an autoexec.bat giving you a menu of like 8 business software
Youpi:
MS Word, MS Chart, some database (forgot the name)
Youpi:
it was actually pretty fun to waste tons of time playing around them
Youpi:
finally, i found 8 floppies containing the GEM environment!
Youpi:
and also a user manual north of 1000 pages!
Youpi:
So I read the whole manual, and was like 8 years old at the time, lol
Youpi:
dysfunctional families tend to make that kind of reading a sensible use of your time!!
Secret:
wow
Youpi:
http://toastytech.com/guis/gem11.html
Youpi:
ANYWAY - the mouse was broken
Youpi:
Only the horizontal axis worked
Youpi:
but eventually i found out about how you can use the numpad to emulate the mouse!!
Secret:
ah man that looks like a good paint program
Youpi:
And finally i managed to launch the BASIC that was part of GEM
Secret:
haha yeah
Youpi:
And I wrote glorious 15 lines programs that asked you your name
Youpi:
One day poking around I discovered C:\POP
Youpi:
But not having the manual, the game always killed me after the first level, where copy protection kicked in
Secret:
prince of persia?
Youpi:
Prince of Persia. And that's my best evidence to the age of the computer in question!
Secret:
my best evidence is that i spent a lot of time dicking around in this for some reason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YABFz8nEVrM
Youpi:
haha nice
Secret:
this thing greatly influenced what i remember nostalgically as the aesthetics of the period
Secret:
kidspace at 3:25
Youpi:
bring back the house metaphor ;_;
Secret:
myspace at 4:20
Secret:
lol
Secret:
the person demoing this doesn't do a whole lot of the weird interactions
Secret:
you could click on a lot of background things
Youpi:
OK also this 3D environment + my sufficient imbibedness & tiredness compels me to share another boring and/or cool story
Youpi:
another computer i owned, i don't remember how old but it had a 320 MB HDD, that I remember
Youpi:
On that computer there was a 3D modeling program
Youpi:
with some horrible default models
Youpi:
so, my family runs a real estate racket, ok? among those, some parking space in Paris
Youpi:
So they wanted me to make some little info notes for their parking place
Youpi:
I illustrated them with some super horrible 3D illustrations i made in that software
Secret:
haha
Youpi:
They had just installed CCTV in the parking
Youpi:
by law we are required to inform people of that fact
Youpi:
so i made an illustration with a 20's american gangster and the message
Youpi:
"dont worry about you're car!!!! it's protected, by cameras!!!"
Youpi:
those illustrations stayed for 10 years
Secret:
business
Youpi:
until my sense of shame overcame me and i tore them down and replaced them with beautifully typeset professional modern messages
Youpi:
(it was my "gives a shit about design and typography" phase)
Youpi:
AND THATS MY STORY THANXS 4 LISTENING
Secret:
2 thumbs up
Diplo:
:wakes up:
Secret:
i would like to see the 3d gangster but i understand if you don't want it to persist in any way
Secret:
clip art fetish or something
Secret:
(i'm imagining it in a clip art style, could be wrong)
Youpi:
i actually have kept a thing i am not super humiliated by that i should scan and upload
Youpi:
my first time following a photoshop tutorial
Youpi:
it was circa photoshop 4
Youpi:
some sort of apocalyptic landscape with meteorites falling around the statue of liberty
Youpi:
i did 9/11
Secret:
nice
Youpi:
my learning photoshop actually happened way later than screwing around 3d software
Youpi:
by now my 3d skills are
Youpi:
more or less exactly the same
Secret:
the only 3d experience i had before college was this odd pseudo-edutainment thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ9IVo7SWU4
Youpi:
oh gods that ui
Secret:
another strong influence
Youpi:
good future in which kai krause is the foremost authority on good GUI design





Dork Seals 2 build.

Close to 1:1 W/L after about 40 duels, but it’d be very hard to win more consistently than that. Much like Demon’s, whoever stunlocks wins, and hit detection over netcode does not favor fists. Even if the stats look excellent in theory, there’s a reason every tryhard build involves Havel and stunlocks.

Dork Seals 2 build.

Close to 1:1 W/L after about 40 duels, but it’d be very hard to win more consistently than that. Much like Demon’s, whoever stunlocks wins, and hit detection over netcode does not favor fists. Even if the stats look excellent in theory, there’s a reason every tryhard build involves Havel and stunlocks.