Lester the Unlikely

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Bill Stanton was the lead artist on the project and handled backgrounds, tiles, sprites and adapting rotoscope animations. Michel Bohbot created the cover art. Eric Browning, a lead artist for Visual Concepts (as well as the voice of Lester), acted as the rotoscope model for the lead character. Browning described it as "one of those games that starts out way too ambitious, and ends up merely adequate." Lester the Unlikely was one of six SNES games programmed by Brian Greenstone of Pangea Software. On the Pangea website, Greenstone wrote "Lester was a game I never liked. Don't wanna talk about it."A conversion for the Atari Jaguar was in development and planned to be published by DTMC, but it was never released.


In the Beginning, a teenage boy named Lester, who is "kind of geeky" and "kind of sleepy" recently got a new issue of the Super Duper Hero Squad comic book. He was reading it while walking on a dock, until he fell asleep next to a cargo crate lying beside a cargo ship. After he and the cargo were loaded onto the ship by a crane and cruised off, the ship got hijacked by pirates who scuttled it. Lester luckily found a life jacket and swam toward the most adjacent island while the cargo ship sank. Lester must find his way home by exploring the island for someone or something that can help him survive.


Lester the Unlikely is a 1993 platform video game developed by Visual Concepts for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).


A review from Nintendo Power scored it a 3.7 out of 5, praising the animation which they noted similar to Prince of Persia and the difficulty. They did, however, dislike the limited amount of continues for a game that would require the player to experiment a lot in order to beat the game.