The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,303 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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Buy Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack

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Recommended By Curators

"A classic RPG in the 8-bit style in which curiously, Cthulhu attempts to be the hero. Kinda..."
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Reviews

“So when I say Cthulhu Saves The World is already one of my favourite games of 2011 you can be sure I've not been swayed by its astonishingly precise pastiche of early 1990s JRPG cliches, strident synth music, chunky menus and all. It's simply a really clever, hugely enjoyable game, and it's as much honest tribute as cheeky spoof.”
Eurogamer
“It's rare to find a game that is both entertaining and genuinely funny, and so far Cthulhu Saves the World is both.”
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About This Game

The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity!

Key features:

  • Old school RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities!
  • Inflict insanity upon your opponents for fun and profit!
  • 6-10 hour quest with unlockable game modes & difficulty levels for increased replay value.
  • Highlander mode – XP gains are quadrupled, but only one character can be brought into battle at a time!
  • Score Attack mode – Gain points by defeating bosses at the lowest LV possible!
  • Overkill – Jump to LV40 in a single battle! Perfect for replays and experimentation!
  • Cthulhu's Angels mode – Remix mode with new playable characters, new dialogue, new bosses, and more!
  • All of the great features players know and love from Breath of Death VII: The Beginning have returned – fast-paced gameplay, combo system, random encounter limits, branching LV-Ups, and more!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c compatible
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional: Current version of Windows Media Player
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Well, when i bought this(in the bundle with Breath of Death VII) my expectations was low, but this one was a great game, with smart and funny humor, enough hours of gameplay for the price you get it, and nice story....so yes, i suggest you to buy it :D
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Playing "Cthulhu Saves The World" makes everything different in a good way. It's a 2D RPG game for all Lovecraft fans with really interesting story in behind. Killing monsters isn't the only thing you're doing, there is a party system which allows you switch between a lot of characters you want to have in your groupie. The game has it's own sarcastic wit, main characters and narrator are kept in touch.

Story- 10/10
Graphic (8*16 bit)- 10/10
Gameplay- 9/10
Replayability- 10/10 + bonus content, Cthulhu's Angels

Do yourself a favor and get this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Awesome RPG, Indie!!!!
10/10!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
The question you need to answer before you sit down to play Cthulhu Saves The World is: what are your tastes in humor? Do you like stories that poke fun at the trappings and cliches of their genre while reverently following those cliches, for good or ill? Did you think Shrek was a fun ride but could have name-checked 1930s horror literature more often?

If so, Cthulhu Saves the World has plenty to offer. Otherwise, you probably don't have to keep reading, since the game lives and dies on its gags.

If you're looking for more cerebral references to Lovecraft's work, you won't find much to work with here: the inspiration is pretty surface-level, beginning with town names and ending with boss battles with (twee parodies of) shoggoths. It all adds up, essentially, to one long schtick contrasting the Final Fantasy atmosphere and plot with the Lovecraftian setting elements, seasoned with JRPG lampshading.

While the jokes are shallow and unambitious, there certainly are a lot of them -- this is a game where every bookshelf has an amusing book to examine and every NPC has a snippet or two of tone-appropriate dialogue.

The actual gameplay is standard turn-based material, with the extra wrinkles of an "insanity" status effect that invites good or ill depending on who it affects and a gimmicky but engaging combo mechanic, which, combined, provide a little thought to the usual "buff-debuff-sword-fireball" litany and carries you from one comedic scene to another.

If you've read this far, you can probably already tell that Cthulhu Saves The World has something to offer, and at this price point, that means I can recommend giving it a shot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Pros: Great story with hilarious dialogue, awesome graphics, great soundtrack, and pretty great gameplay with plenty of epic boss battles.

Cons: No map(which could get you lost a couple of times, even went backwards in the level a couple of times without realizing it, although the developer has flames placed to show you when your close to the exixt, they can ONLY help you find the exit)

In the end Cthulhu Saves the Word is a really good game, the only exception is that it's easy to get lost due to having no map. It's defiantly worth the money.

9/10
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