Closer in tone to the episodic Beast With A Billion Backs than the time-travelling love story of Bender’s Big Score, Bender’s Game still manages to pack in more successful laughs than both previous outings. This time around, Bender wallows in his lack of imagination after Cubert and company shun him from their game of “Dungeons & Dragons”. Determined to act even less logical than ever before, Bender’s wacky new imagination quickly lands him in a mental institution.. Elsewhere, dark matter prices are on the rise, thanks to Mom’s monopoly on the fuel market. Professor Farnsworth tells of his “early years” with the “young woman”, and how his discovery of an energy crystal—which helped to convert dark matter into fuel, of couse—was stolen when their relationship went sour. In anticipation of this event, he developed an anti-crystal of sorts that would negate the potency of the fuel, so it’s up to the Planet Express crew to put a stop to her monopolizing ways. Somewhere along the way, we end up inside Bender’s imagination, which has subconsciously brought together both parties in a fantasy-fueled adventure.