Card collecting was a big thing back in the 80s and it was common to see collections being shown off in playgrounds up and down the country, one particular brand was Garbage Pail Kids which displayed ‘kids’ with some gross names and conditions, including ‘Scabby Abby’, a girl picking scabs off herself and eating them.
Now, thanks to developer Jago Studios, these gross cards can be shared with today’s generation with the launch of Garbage Pail Kids: The Game exclusively on the App Store for free. This card collecting and strategy RPG will feature all those memorable misfits from the 80s as well as later characters.
With Garbage Pail Kids: The Game players will build a team of their favorite characters and fight with everything they have at their disposal, including lasers, spray paint, dance moves, nuclear weapons and more. All the favourite characters (such as Adam Bomb, Sewer Sue and Sickie Vickie) can find bizarre gear, quirky skills and can be leveled up. Once all skills and equipment have been dished out it’s time to take on rival teams in strategic turn-based RPG combat.
“An entire generation grew up with the outrageous and satirical character art of the Garbage Pail Kids, imagining what the cards would look like if they were to come to life,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to bring these 80’s icons to mobile and offer GPK fans entertaining new ways to interact with their favorite characters— now fully animated.”
“When GPK was originally launched back in the day, mobile games or mobile phones did not exist,” says Ira Friedman, Vice President of Global Licensing at Topps. “Thanks to the giant leaps in technology since those early times, our fans can now experience the fun, the thrills, and the visual audaciousness of the Garbage Pail Kids property through their phones— whenever they want.”
Garbage Pail Kids: The Game is available now on the App Store.