Trevor Corson's (old) Lobster Blog

This is the old Lobster Blog of Trevor Corson, author of the worldwide pop-science bestseller The Secret Life of Lobsters. This blog is no longer active; it serves as an archive of Trevor's posts on lobsters from 2004-2006. Visit Trevor at his new website, TrevorCorson.com.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Lobster Video Game


Tired of Doom, Halo, and Battlefront? Try Boston.com's 10th anniversary lobster video game, called the "Lobster Bash."

According to the site:

"A lobster of historic proportions has escaped with cake and gifts destined for Boston.com's birthday party. . . . The giant beast then headed for the Charles River inlet, nearly capsizing several tour boats. Captain James Scollay, who has long hunted this colossal pest" -- is there a Melville novel I missed? -- "vows to return the stolen items."

You are Captain Scollay. Above you the giant lobster is tossing birhtday presents and lit candles into the river. Your mission: catch the presents, and aim water balloons to extinguish the flaming candles, before they incinerate innocent sailboats drifting below.

By the way, currently eight of the top ten high scores are held by "Joe," who apparently gets 14,000 points every time he plays.

If you want to challenge Joe, you should be afraid. Very afraid. This giant lobster roars.