The Game: Chef’s got his own cable access game show where eligible bachelorettes can compete for his affections! However, in the total absence of eligible bachelorettes, Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman have shown up to play the game. They answer three rounds of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-style trivia (only much more scatological than Regis usually gets) and then go into a randomly-selected “mini-game.” To the victor goes the Cheesy Poofs! (Acclaim Studios Austin, 1999)
Memories: This hysterically funny party game is a hit around the Green household. Now, just the presence of the words “South Park” will very likely tell you that this isn’t a game to get for your kids. With that in mind, it’s still a good game.
Chef’s Luv Shack is also a virtual cornucopia of made-over arcade classics! I’m not kidding! Check out the screen shots! The “Bad Kitty” game, in which you help Cartman’s much-put-upon family cat climb ladders to steal the rotund one’s Cheesy Poofs and pot pies, is obviously a Donkey Kong retread. The “Bugs At The Picnic” stage is a Galaga rip, and “Snow Forts” is a very thinly-disguised homage to Warlords. “Asses In Space” is a makeover of Asteroids, substituting flaming butts for spaceborne rocks. Several games, ranging from “Stampede” to “Tug-Oh-War,” require the kind of fast button action that makes or breaks Track & Field stars.
Chef’s Luv Shack is a hoot throughout, with tons of rude but hilarious sound clips from the four main characters (as well as Isaac Hayes as Chef himself). An almost disturbingly chirpy announcer’s voice guides you on your journey to fame, fortune and flatulence. For those who are actually devoted South Park fans, this game also has the most references to the TV show of any South Park game out there.
If you desperately need a South Park fix to challenge your mind as well as the limits of good taste, you definitely owe it to yourself to pick up Chef’s Luv Shack.