Games are entirely based on sets of rules. Since Pong's brief but cryptic “Avoid missing ball for high score," every video game has used instructions to describe the game. Messing with the instructions is like messing with the very basic laws of gaming. Which is why I love it so much.
Obey the Game is a game that constantly plays with the rules. It's a simple Wario-Ware style game from the makers of Achievement Unlocked that gives you control over the same, familiar elephant in a room full of hazards. However now he's traveling forward between rooms and each room has a new set of rules. One room may be “climb the steps” while another may be “gather.”
The trick to Obey the Game is that you are randomly told to disobey the rules. So while a room's instructions may be “gather,” you may be told to “DISOBEY” in a bright red text at the beginning of the room. Then, your job is to not gather any coins at all. As the levels speed up and the music gets more frantic, this becomes very difficult. You lose a life each time you fail to obey or disobey the rules, and gain a life for every three rooms you successfully complete.
There are several gameplay modes and rooms to play through, but the basic gameplay is a simple but hilarious way to show how easy it is to bend the rules in games.
Why You Should Check This Out: Obey the Game is a hilariously fun, quick little game where you're randomly told to obey or disobey the rules. A Wario-Ware style game that features a series of rapid-succession minigames, it's a test of the reflexes as well as an example of how easy it is for a game to mess with your head.