Wednesday, May 04, 2005


A few days ago I wrote admiringly about Wil Wheaton's "Games of Our Lives" column in The Onion. Well, I was surprised and pleased today to see that for this week's installment he selected Bagman, which Ereck can confirm is a pet obsession of mine. I'm embarrassed to contemplate how many hours, over the last couple of years, I have spent playing Bagman, thanks to MAME emulator software.

If I have any complaint about Wheaton's piece, it's this: although he mentions that the game is hard, he really doesn't quite convey just how tantalizingly difficult, yet deceptively slow and simple, Bagman is. I have played and played and played and played and played and played and played, and I still can't get past the first board. Not even when I cheat.

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