The Shit Scale as shown in episode 135: Darkwing Duck

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