INTERACTIVE: Peperami CD-Rom

Violent, anarchic and impulsive, Peperami is the ideal character for an arcade-style, action videogame. Strangely, though, this is a puzzle-based adventure. As with most videogames there is a dodgy plot. Essentially the action (or lack of it) involves guiding the Animal character around a series of 3-D rendered landscapes, interacting with objects along the way to complete a rather dubious quest. The game has good points, particularly its overall speed, sound effects and the animation of the central character, which is so realistic as to be slightly disturbing. Ultimately, though, you feel the ’interactive’ nature of the experience to be something of a con as you are continually forced into an obviously linear narrative. The game did promise a 3-D, Doom-style ’eat ’em up’ which looked promising. I got bored before I found it.

Violent, anarchic and impulsive, Peperami is the ideal character

for an arcade-style, action videogame. Strangely, though, this is a

puzzle-based adventure. As with most videogames there is a dodgy plot.

Essentially the action (or lack of it) involves guiding the Animal

character around a series of 3-D rendered landscapes, interacting with

objects along the way to complete a rather dubious quest. The game has

good points, particularly its overall speed, sound effects and the

animation of the central character, which is so realistic as to be

slightly disturbing. Ultimately, though, you feel the ’interactive’

nature of the experience to be something of a con as you are continually

forced into an obviously linear narrative. The game did promise a 3-D,

Doom-style ’eat ’em up’ which looked promising. I got bored before I

found it.



Client Van Den Bergh Foods

Brief Extend Peperami’s brand appeal beyond traditional media

Created by Microtime Media in-house development team

Address PC CD-Rom, retailing at pounds 34.99



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