...Why work on a game that you advise everyone to never touch?
He's translating crap games (as well as some good ones) so others don't have to.
(Seriously, though. As games are beginning to be considered a respectable art form, I guess we should be able to experience the monumental-bad as well as the good. I don't know if that's Pennywise' motivation to choose bad games, though.)
I'll have to be careful to make sure I can make an un-fix for any Maka-maka bugs when I get that finished as that's what it became famous for. That can be a tricky thing when making "bad game" patches. Try to improve a game so it's more tolorable to test, or preserve it's bad qualities?
... or maybe I've just watched too much of the Angry Video Game Nerd.
(I know he played a Drac's Night Out repro, but other than that, he only plays legit games.)