"Virtual Rock"
Author: Nav-SS
Audio used:
Origin: 12/08/2000
Size: 368.2 KB
Score(As of 11 September, 2010): 3.24/5
Author's comments:
Two of the top selling 'toys' of all time are now combined into ONE! you can play with him for hours if you want., only if you REALLY want to though. - Nav
Note This information only refers to the official release on the Flash Portal.

Virtual Rock is a Flash game made by Nav-SS. It is a parody of the 1970's Pet Rock fad and the virtual pets of the late 1990's.

Design Edit

Virtual Rock has a simple set-up, appropriate for a game of this era and style. The rock exists in a small room, and when players click on the food, water, talk, or email buttons on the right side of the screen, they can introduce those elements into the room. The rock, however, will only make sarcastic comments as a result, and will point out that, as a rock, he can not eat, drink, use email, or, ironically, talk.

Presentation Edit

Virtual Rock

The graphics resemble those of many late 90's virtual pets.

Virtual Rock uses just a few colors: a very dark, almost black, green, a grayish green, and a black and blue border. This color scheme closely resembles popular virtual pets such as the Tamagotchi, which was particularly popular at the time. Ironically, the rock actually has a fair amount of voice work, and has several phrases for any element introduced into its environment.

Reception Edit

Virtual Rock is undoubtedly the high point of Nav-SS's Newgrounds career. As of September 2010, the game has over 900,000 views and an average review of 7.6/10. Additionally, it is featured in the Gadgets collection. All of this was in spite of never winning any awards.

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