BASE jump through a floating city, creating your own stunts to delight your fans. Use quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the floating city. Flip protesters off for points!
User reviews: Very Positive (436 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 3, 2009

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Reviews

"Aaaaa! wowed me with its boisterous celebration of carelessness illuminated by harsh neon lights... Quite a rush!"

PC Gamer (Nov '09)

"...charmed us from the moment we loaded up our beta..."

EDGE Magazine (Sep '09)

"Aaaaa! is still an original, frequently hilarious work that will renew your faith in the indie gaming scene."

Destructoid

"Aaaaa! is a simple concept pulled off spectacularly."

Indie Games - The Weblog

"Many hours were spent playing this surprisingly compelling BASE jumping simulator, which brilliantly conveys the fun Dejobaan must have had making it."

Gamasutra's Best Of 2009 (top 5 PC Games Honorable Mention)

About This Game

Looking for the Oculus Rift version? Wan't to BASE jump on Mac or Linux? Pick up Aaaaa! for the Awesome.

BASE jump through a floating city, creating your own stunts to delight your fans.
You dive off a skyscraper, relying on quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the floating city. All eyes are on you as the judges mark your score. One hundred points for hugging those exposed struts as you fall. A thousand for planting a kiss on the side of that building. Twisting and turning, you thread the needle between two billboards, earning cheers from your fans.
But while reflexes are important, it's quick thinking that gets you the win. One block away, you spot a crowd of protesters decrying your sport, and make a split second decision. You break off course, stare them straight in the eye, and flip them the finger. They explode into a burst of fury, but the judges absolutely love it, bumping you up to first place. Now all you have to do is to make that landing without ending up a loose sack of broken bones.
Features
  • 80 levels take you through cities of floating billboards and buildings, and fly you inches away from the side of a mountain.
  • Unique game mechanics allow you to create your own stunts to score.
  • Give your fans the thumbs-up for points, or annoy protesters with rude gestures.
  • Snag a can of spray paint and tag government buildings for an extra challenge.
  • Special meditation mode helps you relax, with free anti-meditation mode to help you stop relaxing.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor:1.5 GHz processor
    • Memory:1GB
    • Graphics:3D card with 128MB video memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
67 of 72 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Do not buy this version! There is a newer version, "... for the Awesome", which has all this game's levels, plus new levels, better graphics, controller support, and a Linux version.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Thanks to AaAaAA!!! A Reckless Disregard for Gravity I got all the hugs and kisses I never got as a child!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Can't recommend it for the sole reason that the semi-sequel AAAAA for the awesome is the exact same game but has more levels.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
My Take: A frantic paced game where you attempt to reach perfection on each level and will not rest until you have five stars. Rude gesture to all the protesters out there.

Graphics: Simple polygons, but everything is distinctive enough that you can make out what's what during high speeds.

Sound: Enough entertaining noises to distract you from how annoyed you are.

Music: Not good enough to listen to on its own, but well suits the pace of the game.

Controls: Standard look and movement bindings, but I should figure out better bindings for the other actions. I end up accidentally pressing a wrong key at inopportune times.

Did I Finish It: Not 100%, but I got to the end.

Will I Play it Again: Depends on how much content is in AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!, which I have yet to play. It's is supposed to have the same levels remastered, so I'm going to say no.

Should You Buy It: If the above holds true, they're the same price so don't bother.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
First of all: The title is awesome and it's a great example for the kind of humor that Dejobaan Games stands for. Now, what is this game about? There's no real story to speak of. You are some guy, who does BASE jumps from very large buildings. Don't mistake this game for some sort of simulation though, you don't just jump off of real skyscrapers, but rather interesting and fictional constructions and there is quite an array of things to do on your way down. The game is very highscore oriented, so the most replay value comes out of reaching the best score you possibly can on each level and while that could sound dull to some, I really enjoyed playing it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION OF THE GAME.
Instead, buy AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - For the Awesome because it's the exact same game + a bunch more levels.

I have a detailed review for that game on its store page. Read that maybe.

Here's a short version:
Ultimately, you should watch a gameplay video and imagine about a hundred levels revolving around that central theme.
It's a unique concept executed fairly well, with a weird sense of humor and fast-paced arcade-style point collecting.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
accurate and heart-wrenching videogame adaptation of The Bridge, a 2006 Britsh-American documentary film by the acclaimed visionary Eric Steel.

in AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity the player takes the role of an unnamed jumper reliving his leap off of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in purgatory, unlocking his way to heaven by falling down stylized levels while flying near buildings (hereby believed to be the game's way of portraying the monumental, almost skyscraper like undertaking of preparing for death) and flipping off spectators (perhaps a representation of the filmmaker's own Jungian psyche) among other objectives. It is the deepest game of the 21st century and is easily the greatest example of storytelling in any medium, the Citizen Kane of videogames, proving that interaction fiction can truly become art.

Robert Ebert once remarked that this game made him reconsider his views on mortality and also jumping off of buildings. playing his game was a life-changing experience and immediately after playing i conspired to jump off a building with a parachute while trying to flip-off everyone i see on the way down.


10/10 it's ok
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Faster. Faster. Just a little. . .no. Wait. That's too fast. No. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. OMG, I made it.

Do again. Do again.

Game play video (I know I suck) : http://youtu.be/2r9TAcOg4WQ
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
One of the best falling simulators I've ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
not bad for the price. fast and addictive. it makes you want to replay the level over and over again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Voice acting is annoying and the gameplay is repetitive. There's no way to differentiate between the levels you can unlock so you have to spend your hard earned in game currency pretty much blindly.
Fun for a little bit, but not worth it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Its a skydiving score attack game. Rack up points by scraping by building by the skin of your teeth. The game gets repetitive quickly as most levels are similar, and you will have to replay levels many times to get a perfect score to unlock more levels. The game ends up being a one-trick pony.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Base jumping through a psychadelic landscape. Good to start out with but gets old VERY fast.
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59 of 90 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2011
amazing what people will pay for these days
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Here is a game that loses its appeal in about 30 minutes. Sure, the first 5 or 10 minutes you think the game is kinda cool, but by minute 15 you will have decided the game is a bit boring and repititous, by minute 30 you will have decided the game is no longer fun to play, and after 2 hours of game play you will think there are far better uses of Harddrive space than AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Another Dejobaan title that starts with Aa... or something similar to keep it high on a list alphabetically. This was fun for about two levels and then it quickly loses any luster.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I really enjoyed this game, mostly because of its originality; most games aren’t about skydiving off buildings. I’ve come back to play it for a while, I want to say I’ve got about 2 hours into it. At this point, I need to replay some levels to get more points to unlock more stages, so I doubt I’ll play it again and beat it, but it was fun for the low price of whatever I got it for. Overall, I would recommend this if it’s cheap enough.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
An extremely simple concept, which often leads to very addictive games. Short description, you jump of things and try to hit the landing zone in one piece. Doing that is generally achievable. Doing it with high points, a bit more tricky, and therein lies the fun. It's kind of hard to describe, look at their promo stuff, they're not lying, it is a fun game. For the price, definitely worth it.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
A game in which you scream because you didn't bother taking proper safety precautions. Nothing more to say about this title.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity is a game in which you play a virtual basejumper who jumps through a series of maps attempting to rack up points by staying close to obstacles, spray-painting buildings, flipping off people who dislike you, and breaking plates with points on them while still landing safely. The levels are mostly very stylized (with a few which are meant to mimic natural landscapes). The game is very entertaining for the first bit, but is best experienced in bite-sized chunks. Once you've done a few levels, take a break and come back later - it can get repetitive rapidly, and while the later levels definitely add a lot more to keep track of, the core mechanics remain consistent.

It's a pity, because the later levels are the better ones in the game, but ultimately, since the replayability is based off of the levels you've unlocked it doesn't feel like there's a great deal of depth beyond what you see on the surface.

I had a good time with it. However, I've only played about 5 hours and I feel "done" with it - I don't have any particular desire to go back into it. If you're looking for a neat, stylized experience? Hard to do any better. Just don't expect a whole lot of play time for your dollars.
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