April Fools’ Day gags on the internet are normally tired affairs that elicit a groan rather than a chuckle, but every now and then something truly inspired happens that takes on a life of its own. Remember the Tauntaun sleeping bag? Once people saw that joke, all they could do was think about how cool it would be to actually sleep in one and the pranksters were forced to get it made to sell it to eager little Luke Skywalkers.
The best thing to come out of the most recent April Fools’ Day was Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box event. This isn’t some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it gag. It’s a full event mission with new graphics and level design all made to resemble a goofball 16-bit game. The joke commerical was pretty aces too.
Guild Wars 2 is continuing the old-school love by releasing a free version of the side-scrolling game in the commerical! Rytlock’s Critter Rampage is a bite-sized chunk of silliness made real. Have at it!