Shrink Ray • Duke Nukem 3D
Perhaps because it took forever to get a proper (and terrible) sequel, Duke Nukem 3D clung to a reputation for being a funny game. It wasn’t, of course. Stolen one-liners and misogyny are rarely very funny. But if anything deserved to elicit a chuckle it was the shrink ray. Score a direct hit on a pig cop and the shrink ray does what it says on the tin, scaling the previously intimidating sprite down to a size barely larger than Duke’s heavily booted foot. Which he then raises before gleefully stomping down and squishing the little piggy.