Street Fighter Meets Classic French Literature
Unlike most of my friends, I’m not really a gamer. This video of this game came to me through the literature channel, and as a huge fan of Victor Hugo and his collected works, I innocently decided to watch it. I was not disappointed.
Arm Joe is a 2D fighter game where, instead of your usual bunch of fit, scantily clad warriors, you’re playing as characters from Les Misérables. Yes, that’s right, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables was adapted into a fighting game in 1998. You can play as each of the major characters, as well as some ridiculous additions like the police and a rabbit like creature called PonPon. It’s pretty damn ridiculous, but as a fan of the book (and the musical, and the movies) I was wildly entertained by this game. It’s stupidly fun to watch characters I love in Street Fighter-style beating the tar out of each other. It can be downloaded at TIGdb, or you can sit back and just watch the video above for a good laugh.