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Worst Rock-Star cameos of all time

Britney’s Dance Beat - 2002

Critical shred:A mindless version of ‘Simon Says’ to the masterful beats of ‘Oops, I Did It Again.’" - Maxim

No one’s arguing that Ms. Spears doesn’t have the right to make music, babies and otherwise contribute artistically to things that suck. But when Enix took its winning rhythm-based, punchless fighting formula and watered it down with a Britney-fication, it effectively killed its fantabulous Bust-A-Groove franchise. Tecmo would’ve given it the all the jiggly it deserved, with little to no damage to its volleyball or Battle Breast (DOA) franchises.

Here you picked one of six multicultural minstrels and shepherded them into the career all young boys dream of: Professional background dancer. All with a playlist five songs strong! If you could master the moves and rhythm based attacks, players eventually squared off against Britney herself, which in a way makes her the final boss.


Above: You better believe we used the nude cheat


50 Cent Bulletproof - 2005

Critical shred:The caliber of game you might well produce having been shot three times and then stabbed” - Edge Magazine

When not celebrating birthdays, Fiddy has his bullet-worn hands in just about everything, and this fearless entrepreneur graced the world with his horrible game just in time to coincide with his considerably worse movie, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Despite the critical golden shower, Bulletproof sold remarkably well. Mr. Cent even went so far as to recommend the game to children, reportedly calling it educational in its daring portrayal of urban existence.


Above: Learning!

Art imitated life as you played as an upstart MC who must kill hundreds of people in order to get his song played on the radio. The G-Unit went along for the ride, as did Dr. Dre (PhD) and Eminem, as an arms dealer and corrupt cop. You know - for authenticity’s sake. Thank the stars and heavens; the club scholar has a sequel in the works called Blood on the Sand, where he takes his logical brand of justice to the Middle East to recover an ancient idol. Seriously.

33 comments

  • PivotPlurals1 - September 14, 2008 12:07 p.m.

    journey's game=PHAIL :P
  • georgeguy - September 14, 2008 11:08 a.m.

    mega artical!!! but it really good also, doesnt the kiss game look like quake arena???
  • ELpork - September 13, 2008 8:16 a.m.

    WHAAAAA? no kiss pinball?
  • JaysonAych - September 13, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    I will say that Crue Ball was the most fun video-game pinball title I've ever played, despite the pasted-in throwaway references to Motley Crue.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - September 13, 2008 1:15 a.m.

    YES!!! 10 PAGES!!! no really... I prefer to have more pages of pure entertainment
  • ClusterShart - September 12, 2008 7:05 p.m.

    Revolution X, I have actually played it
  • iluvmyDS - September 12, 2008 4:29 p.m.

    Oh jesus that's frightening.
  • Donnagen - September 12, 2008 3:27 p.m.

    I am shocked that you would complain about 10 pages claiming that you "actually have a life". Apparently your life consists of complaining about the length of articles on this awesome sight. Good one!
  • jayson_90210 - September 12, 2008 6:54 a.m.

    What about "Frankie goes to Hollywood" on the Spectrum? Although that was actually alright I suppose. Plus, what the hell is wrong with Moonwalker, I loved that game. The car park level with beat it playing was great!
  • Johnny6Gun - September 12, 2008 6:12 a.m.

    As bad as the SNES/Genesis ports were, the arcade version of Rev X wasn't that bad of a mid-90's arcade-styled shooter.
  • Ravenbom - September 12, 2008 5:03 a.m.

    Wow, all my fav games from all my fav bands in one article.
  • Holy Diver - September 12, 2008 3:11 a.m.

    How could you forget the Beatles: Escape From the Octopus's Garden?
  • Solid_Gabriel - September 12, 2008 1:24 a.m.

    Well, at least ED Hunter had the best soundtrack of all of those games... UP THE IRONS!
  • Defguru7777 - September 12, 2008 12:35 a.m.

    Terrible, just terrible...
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - September 11, 2008 11:29 p.m.

    Atta Boy, Tochy!
  • Tochy - September 11, 2008 11:14 p.m.

    Done
  • mishmoigon - September 11, 2008 10:45 p.m.

    *sigh* 10 more pages to go...
  • CuddlyBomber - September 11, 2008 10:41 p.m.

    First. And to answer you're question Chris no i don't care.
  • Gman50 - September 28, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    Hilarious. And how cool is it that now I have a midget Kiss cover band for my backround. My kingdom for a music video.
  • IWUNapenguin - September 16, 2008 7:15 a.m.

    i totally have that MJ game! and it had thriller? i remember seeing a zombie level and being mad that it WASN'T playing thriller. i also didn't make it very far because the game was a plate of meh-cakes.

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