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Muizenval (Rats)

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Type of Program: Screensaver
Supported Platform: DOS/Windows 3.X/95
Company Name: Centraal Beheer
Version: no version listed
Price: free
Installed size: 650K


Demented rodents will have their revenge on you! You may fight them off, but friend, the rats will prevail.

This is the second of two hilarious screensavers offered by the Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer. (See also the Windhoos '98/Windstorm saver also reviewed here.) In a take-off of the company's TV commercials, in which something bizarely funny ends up in disaster, this screensaver gives you an bunch of pesky varmits -- and of course your disastrous ending.

This saver has an interactive twist. I don't want to spoil the fun for you, but in case you wonder what the heck's happening, here are two hints: (1) Take a look at your mouse pointer, and just remember what gun-sights look like. Bang bang. (2) When the rat exacts his revenge, just remember, it's only a hoax -- wait it out. Then if you feel queasy, just move your mouse pointer again.

Rather than be panic stricken, you're still likely to fall off your chair (along with Aunt Martha) in laughter. This saver is a riot.

User Friendly:
Cost: (free)
Ease of Installation:
Support: none/promotion only
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell
ICQ # 9407183

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