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Strip by: manyhills
Title: VIDEO GAMES EXPLAINED with T. Rex
T-Rex: Today: platformers!
T-Rex: These involve running, jumping, or climbing to navigate obstacles!
Dromiceiomimus: For example, see how, in this panel, T-Rex deftly navigates this house and car.
T-Rex: I hope I get points!
T-Rex: 1980s examples include Space Panic, Donkey Kong, and Jet Set Willy.
Utahraptor: Did you know Jet Set Willy was uncompletable on initial release? The publishers tried to pass it off as 'extra difficulty' but in the end they just had to patch it.
T-Rex: Utahraptor! We already did a Cyberpunk 2077 joke!
The author writes:
Gaming would be very different if DLC was still a mail-ordered sheet of memory modification instructions that you had to type in yourself.