The Shit Scale was designed by the Nerd to more accurately measure the "shittiness" of a game. It was created in his review of Darkwing Duck for the TurboGrafx-16 (but was informally mentioned in his CrazyBus review).
|Category||Color||Nerd's Description||Game Examples|
|Games That Are Debatably Bad||Green||"Somewhat good games with serious flaws. Not part of the turd crust, but well within smell range."||Metal Gear, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest|
|High Level of Shit Contamination||Blue||"Games that are possible to play, but nobody in their right mind would."||Dick Tracy, Super Pitfall, Top Gun|
|Very High||Yellow||"This is where you could still survive, but you'd come out traumatized... for life."||"The majority of LJN games", Virtual Boy, Link: The Faces of Evil, Darkwing Duck|
|The Severe Zone||Orange||"This is for masochists only. These are games that could kill a person. Stay away, don't even think about it."||Action 52, Dark Castle, The Wizard of Oz (video game), Tiger handheld games|
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Red||"Enough said."||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde|
|MAJOR CODE RED: Games that don't even qualify as games at all.||Crimson||"They shouldn't even be on the scale, but they are. And that's so you know to beware: never play them, never talk about them."||Desert Bus, CrazyBus, Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing, Hong Kong 97, Plumbers Don't Wear Ties|