Shuggy has just inherited a castle full of goblins, ghouls, zombies, and robots. Help him clear out over 100 rooms to make his new home liveable again!
User reviews: Very Positive (832 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 13, 2012

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Reviews

“Bitsized Brilliance”
93% – Indie Game Magazine

“A fantastic, fun game that deserves to be a big hit”
4.5/5 – GameZebo

“If you haven't already played it, go do so right now”
8.5/10 – GameZone

“a well designed and creative platformer”
8.5/10 – NewGamerNation

“a quality game that’s seriously worth your time”
8.5/10 – Beefjack

Just Updated

The new level pack for “Adventures of Shuggy”, “Shuggy’s Teleporting Troubles” is now available on Steam. This new set of 40 single player levels provides a fresh challenge by throwing double teleporters into the mix as well as combining the teleporter with other mechanics from the main game such as level rotation, zombie Shuggy, floaty jump, rope swinging and multi-Shuggy. The level pack is included as part of the main game so it’s free for everyone who already owns it.

About This Game

Shuggy has just inherited a castle full of goblins, ghouls, zombies, and robots. Help him clear out over 100 rooms to make his new home liveable again! Every room in the castle is different, letting Shuggy fly, float, swing, spin, change size, time travel and more as he explores the Dungeon, Boiler Room, Clocktower, Gallery, and Graveyard.

Key Features

  • Co-op play - Play 36 twisted two-player levels in the offline co-op mode, with puzzles that can only be completed through cunning and teamwork.
  • Non-linear map screen - Multiple routes through the castle ensure you'll be able to find another route if you get stuck.
  • Boss encounters - Use your wit and cunning to defeat the dastardly bosses in each area of the castle.
  • Time travel - Get caught in a time loop and co-operate with your past echoes.
  • Rotation - Spin whole levels or interlocking puzzle sections to grab all the gems.
  • Seeing double - Utilize multiple Shuggys under the influence of different gravities.
  • Teleportation - Use Shuggy's teleporter to solve some tricky conundrums.
  • Tied up in knots - Grab the magic rope and swing your way to victory.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 82 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this game and would recommend it to anyone that loves a good puzzle-platformer.

The level design is outstanding, I loved the variety of levels and how every level had entirely different mechanics and tasks to complete. (Low gravity, time manipulation, giant characters, micro characters, coop levels, teleporters and so on.) The entire section of local coop levels is a nice addition too.

Some of the other reviews talk of lousy keyboard controls, I cannot vouch one way or another because I used a USB Xbox 360 controller and it felt well suited. After plugging in my controller all of the buttons shown reflected the corresponding controller key.

I liked the game enough to get 100% of the Steam achievements as well. I didn't find getting the achievements to be tedious or ridiculous like in some games.

The sounds and visuals in this game are fine. The music could definitely be more varied though. By the time I completed the game I had turned off the music and was using my own soundtrack.

Play through in 1 hour blocks and you won't feel like this game is too repetitive. I usually have one major game and two or three smaller games I am working on, I used this as one of my smaller games.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Shuggy is a great indie game with tons of levels to explore! It's an old school Halloween-esque platformer with puzzles and challenges around every bend. The game play is smooth. The graphics and sounds are acceptable. Each room has an array of new traps and foes to overcome by various means.

Game : 8.0/10
Graphic : 6.0/10

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
To start: I used to add a header to these reviews, but since it often made the review too long to submit, I've opted to leave it on my Backloggery.

Gameplay: oh boy another puzzle platformer brought from XBLA time to not recommend it- Wait what? It's actually not half bad? ...you sure? Huh, so it is. Adventures of Shuggy is a puzzle platformer whose main attraction is many stage gimmicks. One stage may have you rotating the entire stage, another one may have you teleporting all over the place, another may have you be zombified so that you can jump and only jump... there's a lot of gimmicks. There's a lot of stages as well; 112 stages in the main game and 40 extra in the teleporter-focused mode. Out of all these levels, there were only seven or eight that I felt were legitimately kinda terrible. Fortunately, there's a lot more than that for levels that are really quite clever with, y'know, actual puzzles.

The platforming itself isn't bad, and in fact there's really only one complaint I have about the platforming, and that is inertia. Shuggy actually has a lot of inertia, meaning that you can very easily end up falling off of a ledge due to your own inertia. You can kinda deal with it after a while, but it's still kinda obnoxious even once you get used to it. Another thing that could be a problem for some is that Shuggy is actually pretty dang fast. There is a bit of precise platforming here and there that could prove tricky for some due to how fast and how inertia-laden Shuggy is, but it never was the top speed that gave me any problems.

There's also boss battles in the game, although they're more akin to boss battles from a game like Donkey Kong '94. I did quite like all of the bosses, and they all took at least some thought and careful planning to defeat. Again, they're, y'know, actual puzzles. It's hard really to talk too much more about this game's gameplay, as the core mechanics are quite simple, and the complexity of the game comes from these gimmicks. There was one gimmick that I enjoyed only about half of the implementations of (Shuggy temporal cloning) and one gimmick that I didn't like at all (wall-crawling Lemming carting around). Apart from those two gimmicks - and they're largely toward the beginning, so if that's causing you duress, just push through; it gets better - I had a great deal of fun with this game. Some other reviewers mentioned a lot of waiting around, but honestly; it's not all that bad. Unless you have super-ADHD, it's really not going to ruin your day. Unlike a lot of puzzle platformers, I can see myself coming back to this game in the future. For $5, it's a great deal. For the $0.49 I picked it up for during the Winter 2013 sale... that's highway robbery. 8/10.

Story: There's not much, really. It's all told through a faux-comic book style presentation. It's honestly not worth rating, as it for the most part stays on the backburner for the gameplay to shine through.

Graphics: It takes a bit of a hit here for two reasons. Reason one is that this game either windows in 720p or fullscreens in 720p. The portiness of this game is quite obvious here, since the 360's maximum resolution for gameplay was 720p. As for the art style... it's alright, but it really does have that "XBLA-look" to it. I'm not the best at pinning this sort of thing down, but I think it has to do with how the XNA kit handles gradients and sprites in general. It's not bad, but once again, it shows that this was once an XBLA game. Kinda disappointing, honestly. 2/5.

Sound: Sound design isn't the biggest deal for this game; it's mainly some obvious sound effects and that's about it. As for the OST, it's not a thing that I'd get to listen to on my own time, but it's good enough in the context of the game. It's a decidedly jazzy OST which is partly why I'm not too keen on it, but that's because I'm 2dumb2jazz or something. If you're into that kind of thing, maybe you'll want the OST for yourself. 3/5.

Overall scores are: 8/0/2/3; 6.5/10. A game with great gameplay design that is unfortunately hindered by some less-than-amazing AV stuffs. Again though, for $5 (and especially for $0.49), this game is a great deal, and will provide you with a day or two of mostly good times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Pretty decent puzzle platformer with alot of levels. I would have enjoyed it Alot more with a controller wasd didt really cut it for me, it was a bit unresponsive and levels are a bit small but variety trumps size in this game. Plus the Music is pretty catchy too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
This is a fun and cute little platforming game with great music and lovely backgrounds, and it has some challenging levels and interesting puzzles, the ones where you spin the room around the character are my favorite ones. The co op levels are a lot of fun as well, I played it with my friend on the same keyboard and had a lot of laughs.

I recommend this game to anyone that wants to relax with a light hearted game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
I hate mosquitoes
Good puzzle platformer game. Adventures of Shuggy has a lot of levels with different mechanics to use. Depends of level you can rotate it, use rope for opening doors, use teleportation, use time travel, use potions to increase/decrease size of Shuggy and other. To complete level you need to collect all gems. This game has boss encounters.
But the most challenging thing in game for me was completing co-op levels solo. Since there is only local co-op you need a friend to do it on the same computer. I've decided to beat it by myself and complete it.
Also if you like challenges you can try to perform speedruns, each room has leaderboards, maybe you'll get on top of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
A very fun challenging game to play to pass the time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I really like this puzzle platformer, challenging and fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Cool and unique puzzle-platformer game, but any possibilities of trading cards ?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Hope this will help other gamers and puzzle platform enthusiasts, have fun! ^.^

Adventures of Shuggy is a really fun, ocazionally frustrating, puzzle platformer. you are the almighty purple vampire batman called Shuggy (don't be intimidated by his ferocious name). Whose newly bought house is being haunted by random monsters. your job is to clear them out...just like ghost busters:D

Cons (most are minor inconveniencies):
- while 90% of the leve's are skill based you will find out that sometimes you will need to be a bit lucky;
- ice floor walking physics can be easily iritating;
- (not 100% sure) has co-op but i don't know for sure if it is also online co-op or just simple coop (aka same keyboard or with controler);
- you will hate mosquitos even more :))

Pros:
- a lot of variety in puzzles, having quite enough elements to make each level diferent and fun (more or less);
- a good number of levels, around 110 or so;
- has co-op;
- challenging yet fulfilling;
- diferent themed level's;
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
This game... this game will destroy you from the inside out! Such rage i have never experienced before. I still haven't finished the game... So beware likers of puzzle games this will change your life :D! 10/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Keep in mind that this is a very hesitant recommendation. Adventures of Shuggy is a simple but challenging platformer that has a huge amount of levels for you to work through.

The controls are solid, sometimes feel a touch floaty but it's quite easy to adapt to. There's a good 20 to 30 levels per room, and you need to complete at least two-thirds before you gain access to the boss level and then unlock the next room. Each level has a gimmick associated with it; being able to rotate the entire level or sections of it, clones that spawn and carry out what you did within a specified time limit, rope machines that allow you to swing down and even up through levels, embiggening/shrink potions etc. They keep it fresh and as you advance you're expected to tangle with more complicated variants.

On a personal note I just got sick of the game; I loathe time-clone platforming and I am particularly awful at it ('sup Gateways!). It's probably best played in short bursts rather than trying to slog your way through in a single shot. There are better platformers around but this is certainly worth picking up on sale if you've run out of options.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
Steering with WSAD in platformer is a bad idea.
It's even worse idea when after going to menu navigation switches back to arrows.
And then there's this AD for zombie game when you try to quit.
Meh.
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20 of 39 people (51%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
That game is funny, but not for me :P
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
The Adventures of Shuggy is an incredibly entertaining Puzzle Platformer. It's fun, it's engaging, the puzzles aren't hard enough to be annoying, but do require just enough thought and dexterity to remain interesting. Beautiful waste of tie :)


Ratings- based on genre
Overall: 8
Graphics: 7
Audio: 8
Music: 10
Gameplay: 8
Characters: 8
Plot: 6
Addictiveness: 7
Play Time: 7

There is a free demo available on Steam!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBYhdLVornQ&index=14&list=PLOej4kpIyowYGV9flJxsCHMCsnRTfkJV5
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Fun. Challenging but not difficult. Just one more...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
A good strategy game, but it gets repetitive after a while.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
The puzzles got hard, so I didn;'t beat it but it was fun. You a little bat guy that go in door and do puzzles.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Really, really, really bad movement. For a platformer game like AoS it's just a disaster to have bad movement. That combined with the game having 90% of the mobs behave randomly makes it a frustrating and bad game...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
+ quite big
+ variable; many interesting challenges

- extremely annoying inertia of movement
- quite hard at times
- soundtrack gets annoying and repetitive after a short time
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