Gaming's most important farty butts

From Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure

Nice name - that is all.


Aromatic Attribute: The effects of wet pesticide... hail to the king?


How do you make a franchise that’s known primarily for a Matrix parodies and reality-show references even more timeless? You guessed it: Rooty-Tooty Fartin’ Booties. Of course there’s no shortage of gaseous expulsions, just as there’s no shortage of shitty Shrek games. Luckily, GR has a favorite!

Shrek Super Party. Fart on bees. Simple as that. In one of the finest examples of the flatulent-minigame genre, the players were charged with shooing bees off a flower with a moist, pesticidal cloud of tail wind. Bravo, sirs.

Oh Shrek, you crude asshole.

Castle Crashers

Aromatic Attribute: Accompanied by cautionary solids.

“The Poop is poisonous!” That’s an important quote to remember when fighting the giant bat boss, and one proclaimed in total earnest by GR poobah Eric Bratcher during our first co-op Castle Crashers session. Seriously, we wrote it on our whiteboard!

Behemoth’s amazing XBLA game proved itself as not only an economical feat of design ingenuity, but also presented a method in which farts can tell a compelling interactive narrative. Note how a defecating bear warns of impending danger and how a violently shitting dear guides the player into action in a way a blinking arrow never could. Seriously, note that! The game’s f**king awesome and only 15 bucks.

Johnny Sasaki
From Metal Gear Solid

Aromatic attribute: Next-gen hilarity

You know why Hideo Kojima’s a genius? Only a true artistic visionary could have the fortitude punctuate 40 minutes of super-serious cutscenes with transcendent scatological humor. Among the recurring themes and motifs, the Metal Gear Solid series has its own crapping superhero. Johnny has provided a dignified levity in all four games, with the exception of Snake Eater, in which his grandpa grabbed the throne.

Bo’ Rai Cho
From the Mortal Kombat series

Aromatic Attribute: Green. And it kills the undead

Loyal GR readers are no doubt already aware that the Farticle crosses over more than a little with our Peabody Award-winning exposé, Gaming’s Greatest Fatties... and we can’t think of how to end that sentence. Please, enjoy the Fartality!

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  • Smeggs - January 1, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    LOL When I first played Castle Crashers and fought the bat with my friends I was like "It has Toxic Shits! Run away!"
  • ryno - November 21, 2008 9:03 p.m.

    it was F#%king funny when Johnny's barrel was tiped over. i laughed so hard i sh!t myself
  • Defguru7777 - October 3, 2008 2:59 a.m.

    Holy crap!
  • BooyaBuda - October 2, 2008 3:33 a.m.

    man the cow thing was so stoopidly hilarious
  • Corsair89 - October 2, 2008 2:29 a.m.

    Fantastic article! It's always fun to be completely immature.
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - October 2, 2008 2:02 a.m.

    Played all of these games, And those parts are so memorable, Good job Chris.
  • sine.metu - October 2, 2008 12:20 a.m.

    You guys completely left out Fable. Not cool.
  • CuddlyBomber - October 1, 2008 10:14 p.m.

    very funny. I don't even have to say more than that. A very good read Chris.
  • chrisat928 - October 1, 2008 9:54 p.m.

    Awesome article. Had me laughing all the way through it. Can't wait to see who buys into the GTA thing.
  • wysiwyg - October 7, 2008 noon

    What about Abe from the Oddworld games, he/it used flatulance as a game mechanic.
  • StupidFaceXD - October 5, 2008 5:38 a.m.

    Hilarious. Especially the ending. Keep up the good work you huys.
  • Samael - October 2, 2008 11:53 p.m.

    Sharte is indeed worth repeating. ....Sharte.
  • Jacksonman07 - October 2, 2008 5:40 p.m.

    Oh Chris, you and your wackyness.
  • MacGyver1138 - October 2, 2008 4:13 p.m.

    But DisgruntledTable, the villagers do care when your creature craps in the villages. If I remember correctly, it would actually make people sick if done too often. I trained my creature to throw the crap into the distance every time he did it. Good boy.
  • DisgruntledTable - October 2, 2008 6:02 a.m.

    You left out Black & White where your creature shits all over your town and neither the creature nor the villagers care.
  • Corsair89 - October 2, 2008 2:42 a.m.

    The nice background music in the video was by far the best part of the whole article.
  • FrizzySkernip - October 2, 2008 1:35 a.m.

    As soon as I saw this article on the front page, I KNEW it would be written by Chris.
  • krunkattack - October 1, 2008 11:15 p.m.

    hilarious article! i didn't play most of these games but it was entertaining still
  • TedDidlio - May 11, 2009 6:56 a.m.

    this beaut of an article did NOT get the recognition it deserved. huzzah for chris and his love of farty butts.

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