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 (2,564 reviews) - 93% of the 2,564 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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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.”
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“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
32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
"Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD - Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector's Edition (without Avatars)."

Cthulhu Saves the World (CStW) is a classic 2-D turn-based role-playing game (rpg) by the company Zeboyd Games with emphasis on combat mechanics and tactics.

Atmosphere & Details:

+ The 16-bit-style and general layout of the game provides a retro-feeling.
+ Amusing implementation of the squid-faced, winged god created by H. P. Lovecraft.
+ Each track fits the feel of the situation it plays in.
+ Various entertaining allusions and references to rpgs from the ‘90s.

o Relatively short game that can be finished within a few hours.

Combat & Tactical Gameplay:

+ Fast paced battle system with round-based combat mechanics.
+ Easy character development with branching level-up system.
+ Employs an interesting combo system with multi-character combination techniques for special attacks.

o Party size is limited to a maximum of four characters.
o Next to the protagonist there are six recruitable characters.
o Encounters in an area are limited (with a manual option to have additional encounters).

Characters & Story:

+ Witty dialogues between the characters offer high quality slapstick humour.
+ The protagonist has the potential to become a cult figure.

o Lack of characterization for non-party members.

- Lack of coherent and fluid story telling.
- No voice acting during the entire game.

Summary:

Zeboyd Games successfully continues with CStW its charming and light-hearted work within the 2-D rpg genre. In comparison with the first project, in form of Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, there have been some improvements regarding the combat mechanics, depiction of the protagonist and overall presentation of the game.
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Trivia:

Cthulhu is a cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.
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This game has no Steam achievements.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
i'll make little review after finish this game
Pro
+Classic RPG
+So many character in your party
+Badass cthulchu
+The story is so funy! lol
+Honest director lol
+Description monster so creative

Cons
-Repetitive dungeon
-The background of character is not clear
-Simple storyline

after all i'm very enjoy play this game.
and the conlclusion... for me this game can get score 7/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
In Cthulhu Saves the World, you play as Cthulhu, (big surprise!) who got his powers taken from him. To get his powers back, he must become a true hero. So, you must go around and generally be a good guy, and maybe, one day, you'll get your powers back so you can finally destroy this puny world.

As you can probably tell by now, the game is really silly, but in a good way. It's pretty straightforward, too.

It's a casual RPG, without crafting, bactracking to visited cities/cleared dungeons, even without grinding (at least on normal and easier difficulties).

Basically you just clear dungeons, go to the next city, buy some gear, listen to other people's problems, and help them, by clearing dungeons. You also have a few optional dungeons, but It's probably wise to play them anyway as they commonly contain some good loot that you can't find anywhere else.

Battle system is alright for the most part, you have a certain number of random battles in most places. When that number reaches zero, enemies stop attacking you so you can finally explore the dungeon in peace. (You can also use the "Fight" option from the menu if you'd like to level up some more).

As for the fighting,you have some status effects that you can cast on your enemies (silence,blind,poison,even insanity that makes them more vulnerable to damage and also changes their sprite. Neat!) You regenerate all your health at the end of the battle, so no need to bring hundreds of potions/hamburgers/stimpacks on your journey. What you don't regenerate at the end of the battle, is your mana points, so don't waste them all on some magikarps that attacked you, because you can immediately get bonked by a pack of gyaradoses not long after, you know what I'm sayin'? (you regenerate MP in towns and in special places in dungeons, so don't worry)

Still not convinced that you should buy this game? Well, how about I tell you, that you can play as a walking giant sword? Or as a demon dragon? OR as a green cat-like alien? If that didn't convince you,then I don't know what will.

Seriously though, buy this game. It's cheap, it's commonly on sale with an other similiar RPG in pack, and it has trading cards, so you can make a badge out of them, and possibly get an emoticon of a happy Cthulhu. How cool is that?



Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn...
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Short version: This game is awesome. Go play it.

Long version: If you like Cthulhu mythos, jrpgs, comedy, there is absolutely positively no reason to not to play it. It is dirt cheap too.

Poor Nyarlathotep thinks he is more powerful becose his name is longer. Thats cute.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2015
This game is not worth $3 :P ITS WORTH $10! this game is honestly amazing :D

the plot is good the lines / reading portions are really good and the combat..... well ermm...... final fantasy 1 much? xD
its good worth the money and i love nes games this is like O_O THE BEST
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