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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!
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011
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Buy Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack

Includes 2 items: Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World

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 the 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
57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Do you enjoy self-deprecating, hilarious, JRPG-inspired, 8-bit games? Have you ever wanted to be so nefariously evil, that you will go so far as to save the world in order to reign over it? Are you friends with a sentient, talking sword?

Then Cthulhu Saves the World is just right for you!

This game is great. Buy it.
Posted: May 6
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
This game is amazing. Plenty of 4th wall breaks, hilarious commentary and great retro graphics. Also Cthulhu looks like Dr. Zoidburg. That is a plus.
Posted: May 8
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
The music of this game and the funny plot where characters insult each other, and the funny descriptions for each of the monsters truly make this game an enjoyable experience to play. It's 8 Bit / 16 bit joy that will remind you why retro systems were so fun back in the day and the funny translations of RPG Games, except this is original user generated content.

Its only a couple of bucks for the game but it often goes on sale for next to nothing. If I had the chance I would pay at least $9.99 for it. It's very entertaining. Just be sure to initiate lots of random battles to beat the boss in each scenario. The further you get the harder you have to think because the screen layouts become more complex.
Posted: September 2
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66 of 107 people (62%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
You can be Cthulhu saving the world.

Nothing left to say.

11/10
Posted: April 7
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Why shouldn't you get this game? I'm glad I got it while it was on sale!

For some reason, this game attacted me because the title is pretty hilarious (and because I fought Cthulhu's Body Parts in Terraria (Eye and Brain))

It doesn't stop there.
Music is fantastic, although repetitive. Story is freaking hilarious and the game is pretty fun. Controls are very well done and battles are time consuming, sure, they're never too pathetically easy and they're never impossibly hard.

If you don't have this game, please get it. You'll enjoy it, even if you don't like RPGs.
Posted: May 10
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408 of 491 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Posted: February 10
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