Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Feed Us: Lost Island is Odell Lake’s Filthy Cousin


When I was in grade school (grammar school for those time traveling to the future from the early 1800’s), I played a game called Odell Lake on the Macintosh computers we had at school. In the game, you played the role of one of many fish trying to survive in the titular lake. What was supposed to be an educational game showcasing the food chain turned into an aquatic murder simulator (that was not quite as devious as it sounds as fish don’t have real feelings). I’ve wanted nothing more than to relive this experience and finally got close to it yesterday when I stumbled across the game Feed Us: Lost Island.

This skeleton used to be a full human, then I ate him.

This skeleton used to be a full human, then I ate him.

In the game you play as a piranha that’s been resurrected from the dead and and filled to the gills with evil magic, spirits and other voodoo related content. Your goal is simple enough; eat people and grow/mutate. I’m sure there’s more story to it, but I was more than satisfied with just gobbling up innocent tourists as they attempted to enjoy water sports and other activities. While I prefer being a good guy when I play games, I definitely make exceptions when my character happens to be a flesh craving beast of some kind.

It’s a relatively simple game (as most C and D’s tend to be) but one that I think is worth a gander. Unless of course you’re afraid of fish. If that’s the case, don’t play this game… it won’t help matters much.

Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.