365 Games To Play Before You Die - #24: MDK

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#24: MDK

Platform(s): PC, Mac and PS1
Release: 1997
Developer(s) Shiny
Best Quote: 'Flange Orbits'
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Why does no one ever talk about this game? MDK is easily one of the most original third person shooters that I've ever played but it seems that nobody else has even heard about this game. Developed by Shiny (of Earthworm Jim fame) the game has you playing as Kurt Hectic, a humble janitor and a fan of Goulash who ends up in an absurd (but hilarious) story to save the world.

Graphically MDK was nothing less then state-of-the-art at the time it was released and is one of the games that hasn't been affected by time. The game was mainly a third person shooter but it had tons of variety and several gameplay types throughout, the best of them being the stream riding sequences.

I've said it many times before but you don't find original IPs that often these days so it's a breath of fresh air when something like MDK comes along. A game which truly breaks the mold and doesn't rely on game clichés or tired old gaming conventions. Games need to think for themselves and this is one that does.

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#1 Posted by mracoon (4948 posts) -

365 Games To Play Before You Die


Previous 5 Games



#24: MDK

Platform(s): PC, Mac and PS1
Release: 1997
Developer(s) Shiny
Best Quote: 'Flange Orbits'
GB Wiki Page

Why does no one ever talk about this game? MDK is easily one of the most original third person shooters that I've ever played but it seems that nobody else has even heard about this game. Developed by Shiny (of Earthworm Jim fame) the game has you playing as Kurt Hectic, a humble janitor and a fan of Goulash who ends up in an absurd (but hilarious) story to save the world.

Graphically MDK was nothing less then state-of-the-art at the time it was released and is one of the games that hasn't been affected by time. The game was mainly a third person shooter but it had tons of variety and several gameplay types throughout, the best of them being the stream riding sequences.

I've said it many times before but you don't find original IPs that often these days so it's a breath of fresh air when something like MDK comes along. A game which truly breaks the mold and doesn't rely on game clichés or tired old gaming conventions. Games need to think for themselves and this is one that does.

24 down 341 to go.
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#2 Posted by jakob187 (21640 posts) -

C L A S S I C!!!  Loved the HELL out of that game.  I'd really like to see it come into the new age of video gaming.

#3 Posted by Bioderm (194 posts) -

MDK was insane I remember having a blast playing it 
 
I think I got it whit a video card 

#4 Edited by MattyFTM (14328 posts) -

I've never played MDK. I should probably play it sometime. I've only ever heard good things about it. Maybe I'll play it sometime before I die.

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#5 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2451 posts) -
MDK2 was meh, stick to the original.
#6 Posted by ShadowSaber_806 (39 posts) -

You know, I never got a chance to play the original, but I loved MDK2. One of my favorite games for the PS2
#7 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2451 posts) -

I hated playing the Doc with his stupid toaster and the horrid jump&run sequences. Playing Max was a blast though (literally).

#8 Posted by Satune (477 posts) -
@atomic_dumpling said:
" I hated playing the Doc with his stupid toaster and the horrid jump&run sequences. Playing Max was a blast though (literally). "
I know, nothing beats the insanity of having 4 rocket launchers equipped and just firing away!

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