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Incubus
12-30-2004, 01:09 AM
Toejam and Earl 2- One of the enemies was a naked man in a box. Basically some naked dude scurrying about with only a cardboard box protecting his dignity. If you left him alone, he would periodically pop out of his box and start singing :p

Earthworm Jim- The funniest enemy in this rather funny game were none other than Lawyers. They would assault you with swarms of legal papers they would fire out of their briefcases. If you shoot at them, they block your shots with the briefcase :p You had to whip them to knock the briefcase out of their hands, then plug em. Very funny.

A close second would be the little starfish. Only because if you ran into them, they would slam you around repeatedly, like something out of a cartoon :)

Duderdude2
12-30-2004, 01:44 AM
The Great Might Poo from Conker's Bad Fur Day (and soon to be Live and Reloaded).

"I am the Great Mighty Poo and I'm going to throw my shit at you"

rjung
12-30-2004, 02:23 AM
Chop Chop Master Onion, (http://i360.com/shirokami/animagic2002/gallery/cosplay/images/DSC02490.jpg) from PaRappa the Rapper. How many other martial-arts masters do you know who are (a) vegetables and (b) masters of rap-fu?

Ludovic
12-30-2004, 02:48 AM
The swarm of bees that would come after you if you ran out of time in 720. If you evade them too long the swarm comes after you in the shape of a scissors (and maybe an arrow?)

The random pervert-looking guy in N.A.R.C. (?) His outfit was nearly the same color as his clothes so I couldn't tell if he was naked, and he had a white-guy-fro that made the total effect look like a perverted exhibitionist clown.

dougie_monty
12-30-2004, 03:31 AM
Crazy Climber: As you climb there's a big bird flying by; he just might poop on you.
Make Trax: Your marker is a paint brush. You're followed by fish that eat paint brushes.
Berzerk: Evil Otto, who cannot be destroyed, says if you're not playing: "Coin detected in pocket!"
I have to mention the devilish digging creature in Dig Dug. If you time release of a boulder just right it will fall down a shaft and land right on top of your pursuer! :D

ElectricZ
12-30-2004, 11:35 AM
Purple Tentacle from Day of the Tentacle (http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/all/greatestgames/p-48.html). One of the funniest villains from one of the funniest games ever. They don't make 'em like that any more!

EZ

JeffyDMan
12-30-2004, 11:46 AM
Sam & Max Hit the Road

I still just about die laughing when playing it.

Munch
12-30-2004, 12:23 PM
Sam & Max Hit the Road

I still just about die laughing when playing it.
Wanna play along and actually tell us what the funny enemy is?

fluiddruid
12-30-2004, 01:02 PM
Weird Ed in Maniac Mansion.

Tentacle Monster
12-30-2004, 01:23 PM
Munch: On a guess, I'd say he's talking about Conroy Bumpus, the country & western star from Liverpool, England who's on a quest to capture a live bigfoot.



Mad Clown from Super Punch-Out!! gets some credit. Like all clowns, he's not all that funny until you start beating the crap out of him.

Podkayne
12-30-2004, 01:55 PM
Ah, I see that the hubby and I are not the only people on Earth who played Toejam & Earl.

From the orginal Toejam & Earl: The Chicken Mortar. It was a bunch of chickens. With a mortar. A mortar that fired tomatoes.

Also, the Boogie Man. He was invisible, and would suddenly appear next to you, grabbin' at ya and sucking down your life, and saying "Boogie boogie boogie." It's actually kind of freaky and scary when you're playing the game, but I can still crack my husband up by tickling him and saying "Boogie boogie boogie."

You kind of have to be there. It's the way he says "Boogie boogie boobie."

From Toejam & Earl II: Panic on Funkotron: The Ghost Cow. The Ghost Cow would possess your character and make him go, "Moo, moo, moo." Exept it sounded more like "Meww, meww, meww," in a monotone.

Okay. Fine. You had to be there for that one, too.

emekthian
12-30-2004, 04:04 PM
Flea, Slash and Ozzie from Chrono Trigger are all really funny, but Flea's crossdressing bit really takes the cake.

yBeayf
12-30-2004, 04:08 PM
I remember when Daikatana had first come out (may it rot in hell), myself and several friends downloaded the demo for it. The first level, there were all these tiny frogs that were quite difficult to kill (the level was very dark, and to make it worse we were looking at it on a faded 15-inch monitor) -- and these frogs, these little harmless-looking green froggies, gibbed us! Somehow by biting our ankles they were able to make our guy explode in a shower of little gobbets of flesh! At this point there was much hilarity, cursing of John Romero, and ceasing to play the game.

Ludovic
12-30-2004, 04:26 PM
The Cow Level in Diablo, where upright cows attack you, and their battle cry is "moo". No, not a sound of a cow mooing, but the actual word "moo". They even talk, like "Moo moo MOO moo moomoomoo moo moomoo".

Cockatiel
12-30-2004, 04:30 PM
If anyone's ever played Space Station: Silicon Valley for N64, you'll know that you play as a microchip that can posess a variety of robotic animals. Any other animals you may encounter are your enemies. And they will CHASE you. The scariest/funniest is the bear on this one level, because it runs after you while growling and foaming at the mouth. I always have such a good time playing that game with my sister because we both freak out and scream "Oh my God! The bear!" every time it pops out at you from behind the corner. Hey, give me a break, it's scary when your a poor defenseless sheep :D .

In Final Fantasy VII, you have to fight this obnoxious fat guy named Palmer. For almost no reason. Intermittently throughout the battle he will A. Dance around drunkenly, or B. Turn around and slap his butt at you. Then when you finally beat him, he narrowly misses getting hit by a plane that's about to take off, thinks he's safe, and then a truck hits him. It's surreal and a real WTF moment.

I haven't played Breath of Fire 4 in a while, but I remember at one point in the game the main girl gets magically shrunk down to the size of a bug and you have to fight this mother bird. I always found this sort of amusing.

Random
12-30-2004, 08:03 PM
Okay, top this for obscurity. Lators, Avatar, CERL PLATO circa 1982.


Yes, I'm old. (and calling it a video game is, I admit, stratching a point.)

Anastasaeon
12-30-2004, 08:16 PM
Just about all of the enemies in Earthbound.

I mean... you fight New Age Retro Hippies, Unassuming Local Guys, Strutting Evil Mushrooms, Mobile Sprouts, Psychic Psychos, High Class UFOs, Enraged Fire Plugs... the list goes on. These are actual enemy names. Fun :D

I couldn't wait to find out what the name of my next newest enemy would be!

Incubus
12-30-2004, 09:01 PM
Ah, I see that the hubby and I are not the only people on Earth who played Toejam & Earl.

From the orginal Toejam & Earl: The Chicken Mortar. It was a bunch of chickens. With a mortar. A mortar that fired tomatoes.

Also, the Boogie Man. He was invisible, and would suddenly appear next to you, grabbin' at ya and sucking down your life, and saying "Boogie boogie boogie." It's actually kind of freaky and scary when you're playing the game, but I can still crack my husband up by tickling him and saying "Boogie boogie boogie."

You kind of have to be there. It's the way he says "Boogie boogie boobie."

From Toejam & Earl II: Panic on Funkotron: The Ghost Cow. The Ghost Cow would possess your character and make him go, "Moo, moo, moo." Exept it sounded more like "Meww, meww, meww," in a monotone.

Okay. Fine. You had to be there for that one, too.

Ah yes, the Boogie Man. The Boogie man hid in people's shadows- you could see his eyes appear in your shadow and he would suddenly jump out! :eek:

Also freaky was the mailbox monster. Looked like the mailboxes you used to buy power-ups, but if you walked up it would sprout arms and legs and chase after you. Scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it. If you stand around long enough, the mail slot would open and the eyes would peek at you to see if you were looking at it :p

Santa was a fun character. Scare him, and he'll rocket away on his jetpack. You had to tiptoe towards him while he was rummaging in his bag, and if you touched him, you'd get a free present. And let me tell you, Santa was pretty darn paranoid :eek:

Snake, Rattle 'n Roll- The shark. If you stayed out on the water too long, you would hear the 'jaws' music playing, getting faster and faster, and if you didn't get out of the water, this shark would come and gobble you up. What was hysterical was if you found the door to a bonus stage; a hole would open and everything on the screen would get sucked in. One time my friend was getting hit by a shark and I opened the bonus stage portal. In addition all the junk on the screen getting drawn in, the shark got sucked out of the water and thrown into the portal :eek:

Incubus
12-30-2004, 09:02 PM
Flea, Slash and Ozzie from Chrono Trigger are all really funny, but Flea's crossdressing bit really takes the cake.

Was Flea a crossdresser? Flea was pretty coy about his/her gender...the character reminded me of Gogo from Final Fantasy III (US version). It was more of an 'it'...:p

Kamino Neko
12-30-2004, 09:04 PM
Flea is definitely a male.

HPL
12-31-2004, 02:45 AM
Just about all of the enemies in Earthbound.

I mean... you fight New Age Retro Hippies, Unassuming Local Guys, Strutting Evil Mushrooms, Mobile Sprouts, Psychic Psychos, High Class UFOs, Enraged Fire Plugs... the list goes on. These are actual enemy names. Fun :D

I couldn't wait to find out what the name of my next newest enemy would be!

You forgot the Abstract Art. How could you? Don't you remembered how cool it was to be attacked by abstract art?

Anastasaeon
12-31-2004, 03:17 AM
You forgot the Abstract Art. How could you? Don't you remembered how cool it was to be attacked by abstract art?

*hangs head in shame* That was incredibly cool...


... Then there's Captain Strong, the corrupt police chief...

Attack Slug, Rowdy Mouse, Cranky Lady, Insane Cultist, Urban Zombie, No Good Fly, Mole Playing Rough, Mini Barf, Worthless Protoplasm, Violent Roach, Cute Li'l UFO, Criminal Caterpiller, Extra Cranky Lady, Dali's Clock, Scalding Coffee Cup, Tough Guy, Overzealous Cop, Pitbull Slug, French Kiss of Death, Carefree Bomb, Bionic Kraken, Demonic Petunia... to name a few :D There are lots more where that came from...

Og, I love Earthbound. *contented sigh* I'm going to go play it again now!

smiling bandit
12-31-2004, 10:16 AM
Flea is definitely a male.

I am pretty sure they didn't definitively answer the questions at any point in the game, nor in Chrono Cross (which paled besides the glory of its progenitor).

Bryan Ekers
12-31-2004, 11:12 AM
Sinsistar.


Oh, wait, he was terrifying.

screech-owl
12-31-2004, 12:22 PM
[QUOTE=Anastasaeon...Attack Slug, Rowdy Mouse, Cranky Lady, Insane Cultist, Urban Zombie, No Good Fly, Mole Playing Rough, Mini Barf, Worthless Protoplasm, Violent Roach, Cute Li'l UFO, Criminal Caterpiller, Extra Cranky Lady, Dali's Clock, Scalding Coffee Cup, Tough Guy, Overzealous Cop, Pitbull Slug, French Kiss of Death, Carefree Bomb, Bionic Kraken, Demonic Petunia... to name a few...[/QUOTE]

Hmmmm. I've been looking for a new username.

Tentacle Monster
12-31-2004, 01:07 PM
I thought Kefka in FF3/6 was too foppish to be taken seriously.

Improv Geek
12-31-2004, 02:26 PM
I was always a fan of Mike Tyson's Super Punch Out and that game was chock full of crazy enemies. My favorite being Bald Bull.

dotchan
12-31-2004, 03:14 PM
Frog
Keep your guard up!
This is no ordinary woman!
Meet Flea, the magician!

Flea
What the...?
I'm a GUY!

(Your third character reacts with shock)

Flea
Male... Female...what's the difference?
Power is beautiful, and I've got the power!
Poor little Froggy... You must be lonely now that Cyrus is gone...
And to be turned into something so hideous! Dreadful!
But since you've brought new friends over to play...
...I'll show you all a good time!


And if you think Kefka's foppish, then clearly you haven't played FF9 and met Kuja, who not only has Sephiroth's pretty boy looks and Kefka's fashion sense, but wears a thong, too! :eek:

matt_mcl
12-31-2004, 03:54 PM
If you're counting webgames, there was a very fun bit of pro-Kerry propaganda around before the election, which included a giant George H. Bush and Barbara, uh, copulating and producing armies of children to fight you.

I always had a soft spot for some of the sillier Final Fantasy villains -- like that octopus from FF6 (FF3 in English). And Palmer, of course (I think he's slapping his butt to say, "Come and get it!" -- frankly, in his case, that manouvre should render the whole party blind).

Hamish
12-31-2004, 03:55 PM
:smack: me again -- that last matt_mcl post is mine, not my roommate's.

...spend one week at a house where I'm the only one who's browsing the SDMB, and look what happens...

Naz
12-31-2004, 03:56 PM
And if you think Kefka's foppish, then clearly you haven't played FF9 and met Kuja, who not only has Sephiroth's pretty boy looks and Kefka's fashion sense, but wears a thong, too! :eek:

Kuja was a guy?!? :eek:

Tentacle Monster
12-31-2004, 03:56 PM
You're right, dotchan. I only played FF9 up to meeting Kuja, and forgot what he looked like. I think I blocked out the thong, too.

But if you want nothing but funny enemies, get thee to the import shop and pick up any old Parodius game. I don't know what's weirder, the catship or the bald eagle wearing the Uncle Sam hat.

Skywatcher
12-31-2004, 04:05 PM
Fight Night (C64 game, not sure if it was on other platforms): your first opponent was a nerd, not unlike Red Green's nephew Harold in boxing trunks.

HPL
12-31-2004, 04:26 PM
I always had a soft spot for some of the sillier Final Fantasy villains -- like that octopus from FF6 (FF3 in English). And Palmer, of course (I think he's slapping his butt to say, "Come and get it!" -- frankly, in his case, that manouvre should render the whole party blind).

Ultros was a fun villian.

Wasn't parmer


eventually hit by a truck as he was running away?

Lobsang
12-31-2004, 04:34 PM
The first thing that springs to mind is the dancing and tank-driving alsations on Medal of Honour Underground for the PS1

Kamino Neko
12-31-2004, 05:16 PM
I am pretty sure they didn't definitively answer the questions at any point in the game, nor in Chrono Cross (which paled besides the glory of its progenitor).

You don't think referring to him as 'him' is a definitive answer?