The original Doom (1993) started a gaming trend by being played in rather unusual places like a lego brick or even an old rotary phone. This time, the classic game was found installed in a Mcdonald’s self-service kiosk. It was unclear who installed the original Doom on the kiosk, but it was shared by the official Doom Twitter account and became popular among players quickly.
Doom is Playable at McDonald’s Order Kiosk
The hilarious fact caught the attention of the game’s official Twitter account, who reposted the image, commenting that this is the success of some genius. But we consider the only problem with playing the original Doom in a McDonald’s kiosk is that it causes neck pain because of playing the game on a kiosk screen. As you can see, Mcdonald’s edition of Doom has been rotated 90 degrees to the right, and it is impossible to play the game properly.
a genius https://t.co/IiEilIQeMD
— DOOM (@DOOM) June 30, 2022
In addition, we don’t know how the game is controlled at a McDonald’s kiosk. Since there is no keyboard/mouse or gamepad input in the kiosk, we can assume that the credit card number pad is a controller. What makes Doom popular for developers is that the game’s code is available on the internet. This allows developers to create playable versions of Doom on different machines. Doom fans competed to create various ways they could play the game. Someone installed Doom on a graphing calculator powered by potatoes, another game developer created a playable Doom GIF, and another took the game to a pregnancy test.
The fact that the players showed such interest in Doom also touched its famous creator, John Romero. The developer announced an update to the game, which specific leveled players could donate to download. As a show of support to the people of Ukraine, the new DOOM II level is 5 Euros and is now available on John Romero’s website.