Batman, the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe crew, and many other superheroes are tailor-made for awesome video games filled with action and epic adventure. But when game companies decide to create their own heroes instead of leaning on comic books for inspiration, the results are oftentimes equal parts weird and sad. Here are some video games starring ridiculous not-ready-for-prime-time superheroes. The games might have been good, but the heroes were less “Superman” and more “kid trying to fly by wearing a towel and jumping off the roof.”
12. Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure (Sega Genesis, SNES, 1994)
If a seven-year-old boy didn’t create Boogerman, then a man-child with the mind of one did. Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure introduces the most disgusting superhero imaginable: an obese, giant-chinned slob with holes in his costume, no shoes, and a grade-schooler’s obsession with gross body stuff.
The alter ego of millionaire Snotty Ragsdale (of course that’s his name), Boogerman belches, farts, and flicks boogers to destroy enemies and conquer levels with names like “Flatulent Swamps.” Unlike Super Mario’s pipes, you warp through levels by entering dirty, disgusting toilets you can barely fit in. You can fly by using your flaming farts as rocket fuel. It’s all pretty icky, overall.
The game itself was a fun platformer, but snot-joke nostalgia only goes so far. Boogerman’s designers attempted to fund a sequel back in 2013 via Kickstarter, but fans reacted to it like they would a wet fart, donating just $40,000 toward the $375,000 goal.