One way to tell for sure
Try buying it and see what you get!
We think someone is having a laugh down at Tesco, where aficionados of hot grass action can apparently get the X-rated Wii version of Lawnmower Simulator 2007: Lawnmower Simulator 2007 as seen on Tesco website, rated 18+ Well, as the old joke goes, if it's got grass on it, you've got to mow it. For the uninitiated, the …
I hope it's better than the (infamous) Spectrum original:
Also, I see that on the Tesco website the language is listed as: 'English (Scouse)'. Maybe that's why it has an 18+ rating?
After all, we wouldn't want our kiddies coming out with stuff like "Dey don't do dat down der doe do dey doe?" !
Hey, this IS a lawn mower simulator, right? Then you can use it for practice runs during the snowy season for the up-coming 2008 Sta-Bil Cup at the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association!
www.letsmow.com or www.uslmra.com
(Of course there's an official XBox game for this too...see the web site above...)
(I WISH I could make this kind of stuff up...)
It's nice to see that the legacy of Your Sinclair still permeates British society. I remember the original - was it Professional Lawnmower Simulator, or Advanced Lawnmower Simulator? There was a single key, "M", and periodically your mower hit a stone and conked out. But you could choose several different lawnmowers, all the same. It was a metaphor. For something.
I choose Paris Hilton as my avatar. I would like to hold her hand (very tightly).
I think you're right about Rover. Remember the internal dialogue representing the three lives of the game:
"Jim won't mind if I borrow his mower."
"I'll just nip and borrow tom's..."
"Good old Alf... He's a decent chap."
Plus "Go on boy! Kill!" and "ARGH! Lay off me you beastly hound!"
(How long before someone fires up an emulator and corrects these quotes?) This is why the Commodore 64 scene was so much cooler than the purgatory of Spectrum ownership.
As this is an IT site shouldn't we have a nostalgia icon? Perhaps Mr T or Adam Ant?
A fair time ago I went with a mate into town to buy a nice shiny new copy of Final Fantasy VIII and the unhelpful git at woolies refused to sell it to us as he insisted it was an 18+ title. Nevermind the total lack of rating on the cover, just flat out refused.
So how is it news that some monkey keyed in the wrong data on whatever system they're using? Happens all zi time!
Richard and David Darling, or the little darlings as Amstrad Action labeled them, are to blame.
This lifted from Wikipedia...
"They were famous for releasing a long series of games called "Advanced Something Simulator" or "Professional Something Simulator". This led to the parody "Advanced Lawnmower Simulator" being developed, praised to the skies and then published by Your Sinclair magazine as an April Fool's Day stunt."
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