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Dikembe Mutombo’s Save The World Is Hilarious And Highly Recommended

In Old Spice's retro web game the retired NBA star tries to stop the Mayan calendar.

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Jon Bishop

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December 11, 2012 - 9:00 am

Oh, Dikembe. You had me at “The Blurgpocalypse.”

Old Spice has created an ingenious ad — yes, an ad — that allows the player to control now-retired basketball player Dikembe Mutombo as he joins his friends Science the Bear and Random Turkey in a quest to stop the Mayan Calendar from reaching December 21. Along the way the player will encounter references to Gangam Style, Furbies, Twilight, and lots of munching on food. What makes this hilarious is the voice work by the real Mutombo. His gravely, dead-panned, accented delivery brings an extra bounce to what is already clever writing.

The link is here.

There are only two more weeks to play. Check it out. It’s worth your time — especially if you like basketball, fun pop culture references, and you appreciate old, eighties-style games.

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