Control malfunction

Video game concept

Under certain circumstances player's controls may malfunction or behave unexpectedly, commonly as a product of drunkenness, confusion status effect, or similar.


Alternate names: Altered controls, Inverted controls

The first video game about Control malfunction was released in 1985.

Playdead, Ubisoft and EA Partners has published most of these games

This commonly causes movement controls to be inverted though something more drastic is possible such as randomizing all controls.

A more recent variation causes characters to move erratically on their own while poorly responding to controls, possibly moving slightly off target and so forth.

Note: This is not for controller malfunctioning, only for intentional cases.