The World Deserves A Perfect Strangers Video Game. Now, It Has One.

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The wind and haze
I'm bound for better days.
It's my life and my dream,
Nothing's gonna stop me now!


You hear that, world? Nothing's gonna stop me now!

I think that Perfect Strangers' theme song embodies so many of the best things about people, a celebration of can-do spirit and optimism. It's the kind of energy we could use more of in video games!


Thanks to a designer named Jason Oda, the world of video games just got a little bit more Balki.

You start the game by telling it your personal dream. What dream? Any dream. My dream is to build an island fashioned out of airplane bits, so I put that. With your deram entered, Balki takes over and urges you on to achieve it.

Which… you do by running down a fairly hilarious pathway, gathering stars while the Perfect Strangers theme plays and its lyrics fly past. (At one point, you fly.)

Look... it's a Perfect Strangers video game. Do you need to know more than that? Go play it.


Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now [Official site]

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Living in Chicago, before we moved last year, our office was the Chicago Chronicle building where Larry & Balki "worked." I could also show you where they "lived" in Lincoln Park.