What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,548 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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"In this game, it's all depends on the DLC you have! Find coins to unlock more DLC to progress in this 2D, sidescrolling adventure."

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About This Game

What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.

Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...

Key Features:

  • Two full length campaigns: the original award-winning "DLC Quest", and the brand new "Live Freemium or Die"
  • Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy (or two) to defeat. You like that stuff, right?
  • Over 30 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry
  • Over 20 achievements to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself
  • Online leaderboards

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6.8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.7
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Had to spend extra to pause the game. 10/10
Posted: October 1
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Simply brilliant.

Short, but also really cheap. Achievements are easy to get; most of them at least.
These factors alone make it ideal for those achievements hunters out there.

Amusing music, and suitable graphics. But don't expect too much in the technical department.
Its core, of course, are the hilarious references to the industry. References which -far from tiring- gave me an enjoyable and funny ride through the entire game.

And when you have gotten enough, leaderboards add competitiveness for enhanced replay value.
It seems the first campaign can be finished in less than nine minutes!

Given the price, achievements, trading cards, and laughs I can't help but recommend this title!
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Lots of fun for half price of cinema ticket. recommended.
Posted: October 19
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Not a bad game, but humor is not brilliant and the gameplay itself is worse. Back in the day joke games of this type were free.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
I like how it plays out. I want to see more developers do something like this, but then again, we have Sims 3. Recommended.

Score: 7.7 - Worth Checking Out.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
I spent all my hard earned cash that I was going to use to feed my family and pay bills to get all the DLC
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Very simple and short game. Worth a couple bucks for the jokes. Recommended if you like platformers, and remember games before they nickel and dimed for everything.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
It's a nice play on the current video game market and it has some great humour,
however, after finishing the game there's no feeling of accomplishment or anything.
It's a game you install and play once and never touch again.

TL;DR

Funny humour, but not worth your time.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
A nice funny little game, which offers good gameplay for the short time it takes to play and finish it. It's a good game, especially for the price.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Fun meta-game. It is funny and has an interesting point about the state of video games today, presented in a light-hearted way! Does get a bit boring towards the end so I didn't bother with the second campaign thing. 6/10 - but because it is so damn cheap it i actually a pretty good deal!
Posted: October 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Day 301, still waiting for the DLC.
Posted: September 27
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Got this game for two bucks. Still question that decision. Thought this game was interesting and possibly funny when I picked it up, which I would argue it might have been, if I had a different type of humor. I really like the idea of it, poking fun at DLC, but really poorly executed, like, proper gameplay-wise. Short, too.

I've spent similar amounts of money on waaayy better games
4.2/10
Posted: October 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
A one-note joke that tries to carry itself for a full song. Should've been a dumb 2 minute flash game.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Funny concept, boring gameplay.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
The hell did I just play?
Oh wait, it's a parody game. And an apt one. Because everything these days is DLC. Good DLC, bad DLC, microtransactions. Frickin everywhere.

Was it worth $1? Maybe. Or you can buy me half of a cheap beer and hear me rant about DLC for two hours.
3/10
Posted: September 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I've played 69 minutes of this game.
Ha.
Posted: September 26
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ you activision
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Entertaining, hilarious and origonal. Quite simply worth a play, if anything. The rules of gameplay are easy enough to pick up and it is one game that I would certainly reccomend it to anyone into the genre.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Meh
Whatever/10
Posted: September 26
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
So stupid and so funny
Posted: September 27
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