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Why We Love . . . The Great Mighty Poo!

Tom Silkstone
Conker's Bad Fur Day, Games articles, The Great Mighty Poo, Why We Love

Why We Love . . . The Great Mighty Poo!

Conker's Bad Fur Day is packed full of meaty goodness from a constant barrage of movie references, hilarious toilet humour, tricky tasks, and awesome characters. When you're not cruising around the environments looking for Berri, jumping on big breasted sunflowers, avoiding Scouse dung beetles, or fuelling yourself so full of alcohol that you have to piss on everything in sight, it's more than likely that you'll be dealing with one of the numerous villains who stands in Conker's way, and there's one who's literally the s@*t!

When it comes to scenarios for a boss battle, pretty much everything about this one is set to 11 in the ridiculous department! First of all, it's set inside poo mountain, an area that no character wants to be trawling around in, let alone Conker, who has to whip out a gas mask to avoid the smell.

Once you've gained access, an unfortunate piece of corn falls into a pool of raw sewage and if that wasn't enough of a nightmare an homage to Jaws ensues, whereby he's dragged around before disappearing below the surface of the liquid. He then rises up in the clutches of an infamous villain, who seals his fate by inserting the corn kernel into his mouth, thus completing his ghastly golden grin, before going on to win our affection with some superb singing. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, The Great Mighty Poo, or Sloprano to his friends!

Why We Love . . . The Great Mighty Poo!

His introduction leaves you with your mouth agape, "Can they really put something like this into a video game?", but once he clears his throat and begins singing, you're rolling around on the floor in fits of laughter. When it comes to comedy perfection in a video game his lyrics certainly come close to hitting that target.

Defeating him's no mean feat either, you have to navigate across some pretty treacherous terrain, whilst avoiding the poo balls he's hurling at you, before catching him in a stationary position whilst he's blasting out a loud note or two at you; can you imagine the smell Conker had to put up with! Then you've got a brief period of time to launch a carefully aimed toilet roll into his mouth, before his next tuneful masterpiece. Eventually though, he hits a high note that shatters a glass screen within his lair, revealing a carelessly placed toilet chain! Well you know what comes next; run, jump, flush, and down he does with a quick nod to the Wicked Witch Of The West!

It's definitely one of the more memorable encounters that I've had in a video game and I'm not sure that we'll come up against a boss consisting of excrement and indigestible corn pieces, who's happy to sacrifice another sentient being for his own aesthetic beauty despite having a vile visage, and can carry a tune with enough style and comedy precision that he wins the hearts of an entire generation of gamers ever again, unless of course Conker's Bad Fur Day 2 comes up on the cards at somepoint in the future (oh please let this come true!). And on that note, I'll leave you with a video of the dastardly villain doing what he does best, because lets face it he'll demonstrate things a hell of a lot better than I could ever write them. Enjoy!

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