Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum launches on PC and consoles

Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum launches on PC and consoles

Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum is out now.

Today’s the day! The folks at iam8bit are launching Retrotainment Games’ love letter to NES gaming, Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum.

This is a platforming adventure where four heroes from Topps’ controversial trading-card series travel through time to find the materials needed to craft a recipe for Mad Mike’s beloved stale gum. Players can swap between Mad Mike, Patty Putty, Leaky Lindsay, and Luke Puke at will, adding a layer of strategy to the game. Garbage Pail Kids cards can be discovered and traded with NPCs, and several minigames to add even more variety.

The digital edition is available today on PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. It is available for $9.99 as a digital download.

Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the...
Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum Launch Trailer

What’s included?

The digital edition includes a number of extras including a documentary, concept art, a music player, and more.

Video Extras

Fury Load – Check out an exclusive supercut of Adam F. Goldberg’s Garbage Pail Kids – Mad Mike: Fury Load stop-motion animated shorts – which directly inspired Retrotainment’s game

The Quest for Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum documentary trailer – This video digs into the mystery behind Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum. Why wasn’t it released in the 8-bit era…?

Concept Art

Browse through these behind-the-scenes production images to see how Topps’ original card creations made the transformation from cardboard to silicon

Archival Card Scans

Did your parents toss out your trading-card collection? Want a quick refresher? Take a look at some of the most memorable Garbage Pail Kids in their original form through high-res scans

Music Player

Love a particular track? Play it ’til your speakers melt! 

Gameplay Extras

Save states and rewinds help players who may be a little rusty; visual filters simulate a variety of old-school displays; and all-new screen borders fill the edges for those who aren’t playing on a 4:3 CRT.

Limited Edition NES Cartridge

In addition to the digital versions, hardcore retro fans can pre-order a fully playable NES cartridge of Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum on iam8bit.com. The NES cartridge will not ship until 2023. So if you want to play the game now, you’ll need the digital version.

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