This is another one from one half of the Guy Gardner Colon Warrior team, Jerod Mackert.
Sometimes games invoke fear in ways you wouldn’t expect. Oddly enough, the first time I encountered unexpected terror in a game was playing Taito’s timeless classic Bubble Bobble as a child. I’ll be honest here; Bubble Bobble is not a scary game (though, if you think about it, a game about two children turned into lizards and forced to travel into the center of the earth to fight a drunken elder god is about as frightening a concept as anything else out there). Bubble Bobble‘s aesthetic is completely cheery and optimistic, which is probably why my sister and I have been playing it since I was eight. But there is a dark side to the cave of monsters in the form of one of gaming’s most terrifying enemies: Baron von Blubba.