Penn and Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors was made for the Sega CD in 1995. This was a platform game that starred the magical duo, and included a number of exciting mini-games. The most famous of these is Desert Bus.
The basic objective of this game was to drive a tour bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. The scenery barely changed as you did this, and you never passed any cars, billboards, or fleeing pedestrians (though a squashed bug appears on the windshield at one point). It also took eight hours to get to your destination, with no way to pause the game. If the pizza delivery guy came, you had to let the doorbell ring.
Even worse, the bus would slowly drift to the right. This meant you couldn’t just tape the accelerate button down and go do something productive for the rest of the day. You had to focus on the TV screen and make sure you didn’t accidentally veer off the road, because if you did, the bus would stall and have to be towed all the way back to the starting point of the game.
If you somehow managed to get to Las Vegas, you scored one point. You could then choose to make a return trip to Tucson, but you had to confirm this within a few seconds, or the game would promptly end.
Despite these numerous problems, Desert Bus has gained something of a cult following. The comedy group LoadingReadyRun played the game for more than thirty hours on a live webcam feed, and managed to earn $22,805 in charity. They were able to get all the way up to six points (!) before they crashed.