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AVGN Bad Game Cover Art 9 - Rallo Gump (DOS)

("We Wish You a Merry Christmas" plays and ornaments numbered 1-25 are seen on a Christmas tree. A raspberry sound is heard and the cover to Rallo Gump appears on the 9 ornament, along with shit.)

The Nerd: Rallo Gump, an obscure DOS game from the '90s. Well... it's cute.

The Nerd: In an infantile way. It's like a child, exploring the world for their first time. This child dreams of flying, like Superman, while wearing a weird hat. Notice the bird-like creature, devoid of wings. But the human, also devoid of wings, is the one who manages to fly.

The Nerd: It depicts the freedom of one's own imagination. Of ambition, to defy all implausibilities.

The Nerd: Below, the ground is cross-sectioned out, so we can see the fish, with the lack of imagination being trapped in his own boundaries.

The Nerd: The eye, on a silver pedestal, that sees the world through the child's vision. The only way to see true magnificence is to open your eye, big and wide.

The Nerd: Behind the mountain, the most terrifying part of the whole image, a scary face that came loose from a totem pole. The creature of nightmares. But the kid, who is in control of his dreams, has the monster barricaded behind the mountains. Locked away, as seen by the keyhole, but with no key in sight. The nightmare is effectively locked away.

The Nerd: Or, somebody who took a lot of drugs. Wh-what kind of game... Wh-what kind of cover is this? Rallo Gump? What is a "Gump"? Like Forrest Gump, or The Gump from the Oz books?

The Nerd: This is one of few covers where the artist put their name on it. No...

The Nerd: And a free game comes with it. Just in case Rallo Gump doesn't catch on.