Young Joey Acme left school at 16 and--being something of an entrepreneur--he decided to start his own business, making spike-traps for middle-tier platforming games. From there his business grew and grew until, at its height, it was building the most elaborate contraptions for every end-of-level boss, ever. Life was good for Joey Acme.
Gradually, though, end-of-level bosses started to get more ‘realistic’. There just wasn’t the demand for floating cars with massive wrecking-balls swinging beneath them, or robots shaped like crabs with lasers for eyes and missile-launchers for claws. Even spike-traps weren’t selling as well. Then end-of-level bosses themselves started disappearing, and--eventually--Joey Acme’s business ‘Elaborate Boss Contraptions Ltd’ went into administration. Unable to cope with bankruptcy, Joey ended his own life by locking himself into a deadly chamber of his own making, which contained moving saw-blades, intermittently-firing lasers, and rotating platforms. He will be missed.