|Escape from Death Row
Escape from Death Row is a video arcade game. Laura Powers played the game at the Kwik-E-Mart while Bart watched and gave advice.
In the game, the player's character is a prisoner escaping from Death Row. The player must maneuver the prisoner past club- and gun-wielding guards before facing a conservative judge who appears to be a "boss" villain. The player has the options of pleading insanity and showing remorse to escape from the judge. If these don't work, the Change of Venue button can be used as a last resort. The results of using the Change of Venue button, however, are totally unpredictable. The outcome of a change of venue depends on which state the player ends up in, and the destination state is completely random.
Laura played the game while Bart watched. Laura sucessfully got past several guards before facing the conservative judge. Bart told Laura to plead insanity and she did so, but it didn't work. Bart then told Laura to press the Change of Venue button. Laura did, but unfortunately her prisoner character ended up in Texas, where he was strapped into an electric chair. The executioner threw the switch and electrocuted Laura's character. After the prisoner was dead, the executioner celebrated by firing two pistols into the air several times while music played. The celebration and music continued as the "GAME OVER" graphic appeared on the screen, and Laura said she would have made it if she had hit the Remorse button one more time.
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