(hint: you can tell how
much I like a game by how long its write-up is)
This game started it all. It was developed
in December 2000, forgotten, then found in March 2001, whereupon a
better title screen was added, a background MIDI added, and it was
released, then sent to the president's e-mail address. The chances that
it got through are slim, although it's fun to imagine that George W.
Bush is sitting there playing Eat That Sock! instead of addressing
important world issues. Initial reactions included many "Um"'s
and other such words of confusion. This game is probably the hardest, as
it requires 100 socks for a win as opposed to a mere 25 or 15 per level
in the other games.
That Sock 2! (beta)
This game was made immediately after the original
Eat That Sock! release; however, it was not released and was forgotten
until the time came to make Eat That Sock All-Stars!, when it was
resurrected and placed in that game with the added subtitle of "The
Lost Level." You can't download it here. To get it, you must find
all five of the secret Golden Coins hidden throughout the site!
That Sock 2!
This game was made shortly after returning from
camp in 2001's summer. Everything has a slight red tone. The
game features an astoundingly fast frame-rate that is possibly unmatched
in any other video game in the universe.. This is also the first
game to feature a plot (!) and to feature Sock-Junior. And it's
also the first to include a form of counter for knowing how many socks
are required to pass to the next level (it's also the first to have
multiple levels). It's the last game not to scroll, but oh well.
Eat That Sock!
The first game to feature parallax scrolling.
It has four levels plus a boss. Originally Eat That Sock 3!, it
was intended to have the same red-on-black format as the first game, but
this time with shades of red only. But this was scrapped, although the
red outlines can still be seen on some backdrops. There were
originally going to be many more levels, but this was also scrapped. A
lot was scrapped, in fact. This is the first game to feature
Sock-Bill, so hooray. Some (including myself) believe this to be
the best Eat That Sock! game. It generated quite a bit of hype
before its release, with a .avi video of some of it being released about
two days before the game itself. "Quite a bit" is
relative, of course. I think about two people were looking forward to
That Sock Advance!
One of the more forgotten Eat That Sock games, Eat
That Sock Advance! features four dark, small levels plus the obligatory
laughably easy boss level. It's basically just like Super Eat That
Sock but a little different. Nothing special here. The final
bosses are, for the uninformed, Ping and Peer, who randomly disconnect
people in the chat room. Last two levels inspired by DarkJon.
That Sock Country!
This game started with better graphics than it has
now. For example, the trees on the first level used to be more
visible; you can just see the tips of them now. But the game's graphics
corrupted. The tops of the trees you see are the only parts of those
sprites that didn't turn into complete rubbish. You can see one
line of what almost all of the graphics became in the level right before
the boss. This game is the first to feature fighting ETS's
"primary" villain, Myrkor. By the way, I'll give you something
nice if you can tell me the difference between the screenshot I used
here and that same level in the game.
That Sock FX!
Without a doubt, this is the most forgotten Eat
That Sock game. I even forgot to list it in the old Eat That Sock page.
It's nothing special, really. I used the "Super TGFX" plugin
to create "real" polygons in the backdrop, along with happy
dots that give a sense of 3D. Boring. La la la. First level's music
doesn't work because TGF is stupid.
That Sock All-Stars!
Another mostly forgotten game. This is
nothing more than graphical improvements over the first three games.
The original was made before Eat That Sock Country, but was dropped
because of the same graphics corruption that Eat That Sock Country
suffered. Later it was picked up again and remade, this time with
That Sock RPG!
This may be my favorite Eat That Sock game aside
from Super Eat That Sock. This beautifully scripted and translated
game features an engrossing, interactive plot that is creative and
surprising. Graphics range from rendered characters to drawings,
but they all have a very high quality. The gameplay is immersive
and very fun. Here's a hint: don't believe anything I just said. Also, a
harder "remix" version of ETSRPG was designed for the
CanjDiskDrive, and was completed, but when the CanjDiskDrive failed
horribly in the market, it was shelved. Now you can get it here.
It has been re-translated by CanJap Translations, and it contains areas
missing from contemporary manuscripts and only found in the recently
discovered Dead Sea Scrolls, which date to 300 BC.
That Sock 3D!
Hooray for mode-7. In Eat That Sock 3D! you
guide Sock-Junior through four 3D worlds. It's as if it adds another
dimension to ETS! Ha, ha. Here, Myrkor's kidnapped Sock-Bob. I
guess this takes place sequentially before ETSRPG then. Well
whatever. Myrkor's using Sock-Bob as his crown, which is quite
cruel. So you need to save our poor hero. This game was originally
developed with a different 3D plugin and was called Eat That Sock 64!,
but that plugin was ridiculous and unusable and it made me cry so I just
used mode7. The game will crash and die if you try to edit the
images of the socks etc., which are stored outside the game. Collision
detection may be a bit spotty.
That Sock X!
The tenth Eat That Sock! game excluding ETS2 Beta,
Eat That Sock X! is a back-to-the-roots effort complete with voice
acting and cinematic scenes to illustrate the deep, complex, involving
plot. Based on Eat That Sock Country 2, this game features the gameplay
that has recently been sacrificed in ETS3D and ETSRPG. It also includes
voice acting by me. Unfortunately, my favorite level (the one in the
screenshot!) was eliminated by a glitch, but it's still nice. The final
battle is quite emotional for both you and your vicarious heroes! Canjo
pronounces the title as Eat That Sock Ecks, not Eat That Sock Ten.
That Sock Kids!
Have you ever wondered what the childhoods of
Sock-Bill, Sock-Junior, and Sock-Bob were like? Have you ever wanted to
see how they came to be how they are now? And would you like to do it in
that unique Eat That Sock style? Well now you can! In Eat That Sock
Kids, you can choose to follow the story of either of the three main
characters! The graphic style is designed to be childlike, and may
appear crude, but it is in fact very deep. Just like all of the other
That Sock RPG 2!
After many false starts, this massive game is
finally complete. First envisioned directly after the release of the
first Eat That Sock RPG!, this game's first incarnation was completely
different than its current one. That version suffered under disorganized
planning and goals too high to meet; and the second version never
progressed more than a title screen. The third version, made in RPG
Maker 2000, suffered from the same problems as the first version, but
used the second version's plot. It was abandoned before it even really
got started. Then, months later, the author decided to plow into his
work and actually make the game, and this, the fourth, incarnation
resulted. Completed in about two weeks and beta tested in one, this game
is completely different from the other versions. And now, it is
complete--ETSRPG2!. In the dark of the night, Sock-Junior and Sock-Bill
are assaulted by one Zath, who demands that they kill her. They do, but
wonder what exactly is going on, and in the morning, they set out on a
quest that leads them through Sockae and beyond to the ends of the
That Sock RPG 3!
The final game of Eat That Sock! features an epic
journey through time and a struggle by the protagonists with inner
questions about their own origins and the fate of the universe. In this
game, the true origins of Sock-Bob, Sock-Junior, and Sock-Bill are
uncovered, and the origin of evil in the universe is found to be much
closer to home than either I or the Sock-crew would like to believe. In
this epic journey through time, we will encounter new friends, new
enemies, and new party members to join in the ranks of the heroes of
socks. Join them, and uncover the new meaning of adventure--through your
own heart. Not as good as ETSRPG2.
The adventure of Eat That Sock!
may be over for me, but it certainly is not for you. You can continue
making your own Eat That Sock! games to your hearts' content with Eat
That Sock Maker! Also, check out the archive of creations in ETS Maker
Eat That Sock!
Not by Me!