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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
39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
370 products in account
13 reviews
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 6th, 2014
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
3 reviews
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 8th, 2014
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55 of 89 people (62%) found this review helpful
294 products in account
10 reviews
12.5 hrs on record
You can be Cthulhu saving the world.

Nothing left to say.

11/10
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
220 products in account
26 reviews
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 10th, 2014
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
205 products in account
6 reviews
7.3 hrs on record
An important thing first: This is not a bad game and it is worth its money, since it's pretty cheap.
However, an even more important thing is the question: Is this game worth your time? And now after having finished it, I would say "No".
In general this is a little RPG, resembling the old SNES-RPGs or games from the RPG-Maker, in terms of gameplay and graphics. You wander around, engage in some random fights (which become pretty repetetive), go through dungeons and level up. The Main Character is Cthulhu who wants to have his power back and the only way to achieve this is to become a hero (instead of destroying everything, which would be what he is used to normally). Well this sounds funny and some of the dialogues you will encounter are funny too, but I never really laughed about them and at some points the jokes seemed a bit forced. Well the humuour mostly is nice, some clichees of games are ridiculed and your companions will sometimes drop some nice one-liners too. And "nice" pretty much sums up this game: it's just nice, overall mediocre. Besides the original starting point of the story the game isn't special in any way.

Maybe if you happen to be one of the rare cases of people who really do not have one single game left to play, you may pick this one up and play it. I started it and as a result finished the game. I didn't have a bad time playing it, but the 7 hours could have been spent much more wisely.
Posted: June 7th, 2014
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390 of 465 people (84%) found this review helpful
363 products in account
8 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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