A playthrough of Malibu Games’ 1993 license-based platformer for the SNES, Family Dog.
I have really vague memories of this this being on TV, but I certainly never watched it. The premise always seemed so mean – a puppy that just wants to be loved is abused incessantly. That’s the show. At least, that’s about all I can remember of it, and if this game is anything to go by, there wasn’t much else anyway.
You control the dog as his little boy owner tries to kill him (stage 1) until you get taken to the pound and have to ninja-scale a fortress prison (stage 2), only to then leap hundreds of feet above the ground being attacked by all sorts of irradiated looking things (stage 3), all to get back home to a family he loves, where the cycle begins anew (Congraturation! See you next game!).
Like a Lifetime movie. Except this makes me sad.
I really have no idea what else to say about Family Dog. It’s easy, it’s pretty repetitive and dull, and it’s not particularly fun. But, in all fairness, there’s nothing particularly terrible about it either. It’s like a somberly garnished glass of tap water. That sums it up perfectly.
No cheats were used during the recording of this video.
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