#637 – Taboo: The Sixth Sense

                   

                                                        Look at that smug sun… “I got’cher lucky numbers right here, boy.”

 

                                               

                                                                                                       Here was my question…

 

                               

                                                                    And here was the answer. Taboo sure has my number!

 

PLAYERS: 1

PUBLISHER: Tradewest

DEVELOPER: Rare

GENRE: Tarot simulator

RELEASE DATE: April 1989

 

It’ll only take two of your senses to realize that Taboo: The Sixth Sense is up a feces-infested creek sans paddle. As far as I’m aware, this is the one and only tarot card reader/simulator/whatever the hell that’s ever been released for any game system. There’s a reason. Reading tarot cards doesn’t constitute a game. A person with no sense could have told Rare that and spared them the trouble, yet here we are. In Taboo, you provide your name, birthday, and sex, then you ask the 8-bit spirit realm a question. Ten cards are drawn and revealed to the player slowly for effect. Each card has a pretentious title, such as: “Base of the Matter,” “Crowning Fears,” and my favorite “Where One Finds Oneself.” None of the cards will ever say anything relevant to your question. Ever. Throwing a full tarot deck into the air, then picking up a few random cards would yield better results. After you’ve received (and spit upon) the nonsensical answers to your question, you get to choose some Lucky Numbers. Not even the Taboo manual explains the purpose of the Lucky Numbers, so your guess is as good as mine. Put in your state (?), the amount of numbers you want picked, and the range of values for said numbers. The game gives you a set of numbers, then it’s back to the title screen for more, uh… yeah.

 

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  • culturefusionreviews

    I had (have) this game, and always had a weird level of fun with it…that is to say, I had a LITTLE BIT of fun.

    Lucky numbers would seem to me to be for “lottery” numbers.

  • It also got ported to the SNES, so this isn't the only one floating around!

  • Sleepyweasel

    My brother and I rented this game one day in the summer. We brought it home and played it for about 30 minutes, enough time to go through it once each. What a piece of shit “game” this is. Heh.

    We were lucky that our video store owner was awesome and he let us return it and get a new game. I can't remember what it was we got, but does it matter? Anything is better than Taboo.

    @Ziggy – Are you serious? It actually received a port? That is crazy.

  • t.s.

    used to see this one and the cover was interesting as i was always kind of fascinated with new age stuff. never had the good fortune to load that shit into my NES back in the day…RL cards are much prettier…LOL that shot of the game looks like a long brownish green turd

  • Alfonso Deya

    @t.s. lmfao!
    I played this game, the music n the darkness used to freak me the hell out. I do recall asking about the woman I am to marry and I got hit with “The light will not conflict me in the chaos.” Hmmmm….. Yeah ok. 2nd time same question, ” My reign of abundance will gane me favor and fortune.” Yep… Taboo's a drunker….

    • DylanCornelius

      Sounds like Taboo's advocating polygamy. Better burn it! And even if it isn't, burn it anyway.

  • Lurkish Moarison

    Lottery is regulated at a state level. So the lucky numbers are surely lottery.

  • Throwing a full tarot deck into the air, then picking up a few random cards would yield better results