Oh My God! (video game)
|Oh My God!|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 2-player|
|Display||Raster, 320 x 240 pixels|
A sequence of snakes made of colored balls fall down into the playing field. The object of the game is to manipulate the direction of these snakes, by using the joystick, in order to form a line of 3 colored balls vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The game ends when the playing field tops out, that is, when there is no room for a new snake to enter the playing field.
levels are cleared by obtaining a set number of points. Gameplay gets progressively more difficult in later levels as snakes fall at greater rates, and new colors are introduced.
Though the title is a common English phrase and most of the text is also in English, the instructions are in Japanese. The title is actually spoken by the game (in a chorus of voices) when a player's game ends, which, as in Tetris, occurs when the "container" is filled to the top. The game features a number of other sounds, including a Sumo Wrestler style grunt when the snake hits at the end of its fall.
At one point during attract mode detailed instructions are given by a woman in Greek style dress and an anatomically correct male cherub character similar to a cupid but without the bow and arrow. The instructions are in quote balloons and are in Japanese text only, they are not given verbally.
Oh My God! Was released in 1993 as a conversion kit rather than as a stand alone game and was marketed only in Japan. Though it is available as a M.A.M.E. ROM, it is rated on a commonness scale of 1 to 100 as a 1, making it among the rarest of games. There are only four known instances of the game circuit boards owned by collectors, there are no known examples of assembled, functional units.