Gorillaz “Escape to Plastic Beach” Game Has MP3 RewardBy Jared Newman
As a band whose stage presence is entirely virtual, Gorillaz have always complemented their music with other media, and for their latest album, “Plastic Beach,” there’s a free Flash game to go along with the usual animations and artwork. “Escape to Plastic Beach” includes driving, shooting and swimming missions, interlaced with scenes from the band’s music videos and backed by the album’s instrumental snippets. If you’re not familiar with the revolving door rock and hip-hop act, you still might’ve heard their singles, Clint Eastwood and Feel Good, Inc.
The Flash game is kind of fun, mostly because of its visuals, though I had some trouble getting the video snippets to run smoothly in both Chrome and Firefox. Also, I didn’t make it all the way through because I quickly got bored of the swimming missions, consisting of roughly 20 minutes of moving around a 2D map and while dodging objects. Apparently, you can get an MP3 of the single Superfast Jellyfish by beating the game, but doing so will cost more than the song itself: Unlocking the final chapter of “Escape to Plastic Beach” costs 1.50 pounds. Stinky. [Gorillaz via GameCulture]