Games– Casino & Brain
Time-Warner Interactive follows the title of their CD-ROM Endorfun, whenever possible, with the phrase “Play More. Feel Better.” This is because Endorfun’s soundtrack contains subliminal messages that bolster self-esteem. A few samples: “I am free of dependency; I feel joyful now; I forgive myself completely.” The game itself is simple and soothing, and involves moving a colored cube around a grid in an effort to make certain colors end up on top. Picture the offspring of Rubik’s Cube and Tetris, but much easier than either. There are a few different options, just in case you really thought you were buying a game when you purchased this disc, but the emphasis is not on play-action – it’s on feeling good. Plug it in, sit back, and chill. We played the game for less than an hour, and although we lost the urge to climb a tower and start shooting, we still don’t want to move to California. Perhaps a bigger investment would result in a wealth of good feelings. Tell you what – if anybody plays this long enough to find out, let us know.
– December 1995