"The most rewarding game of 2013!" Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series.
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Very Positive (49 reviews) - 87% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,146 reviews) - 89% of the 2,146 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

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What gamers are saying about AVGN Adventures

"The most rewarding game I've played in years. Love me some NES-hard" - @xolssonx
"Some of the best sounds out of any 8bit game I've ever played" - @BWaterfall
"This game is like Ivan Drago" - @Boostedb14
"I love it. It's fantastic." - @JoshuaSurkosky
"AVGNA frustrated me to the point of shouting bad words... but damn it's awesome" - @Agilen_

What the media is saying about AVGN Adventures

"Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a game that wants you curse at it. It wants you to flip out and go ballistic and yell at small children. It wants to give you the experience of being the Nerd in more ways than one."
- Destructoid

"One of the highlights of my E3 experience"
- GameZone

"It is an expertly crafted platformer"
- The Koalition

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About This Game

"The most rewarding game of 2013!"


Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series. With multiple playable characters, power ups, cameos galore, tons of secrets and more we're making a game that all fans of video games will enjoy. If you're a fan of old school difficulty, fart jokes, The Nerd and/or old school platformers chances are you'll enjoy AVGN Adventures.

Some say "hard" we're saying "rewarding!" Why? Because every check point you get, every boss you beat, every accomplishment is earned. You feel like like a stud. This is a game that allows you to brag to your friends if you beat it.

Yes, this is the official The Angry Video Game Nerd game!

Visit Cinemassacre.com to see the series the game was based on!

We're 100% cool with you posting gameplay videos, Let's Plays, reviews, etc of AVGN Adventures and monetizing them as much as you possibly can. Have fun! All we ask is that when you do them, let us know because we want to watch you play the game That's fun for us!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
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VandriX_eVen
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Has the character says it so well : what a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game....
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thekrustiestburger
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
I ♥♥♥♥IN HATE THIS GAME ITS SO DAMN HARD!!!!!!!!!
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[STRIDER]
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
The game is alright when using a keyboard but i'm not yet sure about when using a controller. Over all, a difficult but addicting game
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wolfinston85
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It's nice.
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nely4
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Very good and funny but offensive.
Just like South Park 9.5/10
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Necrobern
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Even if you're not into AVGN, the game is pretty enjoyable. However while it tries to be unfair to stay on character and retro, there're severe difficulty spikes once in a while. You might find very rough obstacles and various trial and error challenges, while in others you will face simpler counterparts. This is specially the case on the last stage, where you encounter a part with bouncy platforms which a previous stage made much harder to pass through. This is not exactly a big flaw, but is highly recommended to play first with infinite lifes and then try the other modes once you figure out the stages.

However there are are few things i really didn't like. There's a severe abuse of instadeath blocks, and while that makes the point of AVGN nature and behavior, is more about lack of obstacles graphically, as in some stages uses lasers but others goes with columns of death blocks acting the same way. Another thing is that in some segments there's too much noise on screen, and combined with the soundtrack can be hard to concentrate.

AVGN Adventures is not the perfect game, but behind that bag of references and trash humor there's a solid game for an hour or two of gameplay.
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[F]uncle
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Not the worst thing I have ever experienced, but I was once hit by a Volvo.
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Lucoshi
( 153.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
What a game! I loved!
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Redbalmung
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Hard but fair. Every death is your fault.
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False_Prophet_Hotline!
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Stupidly hard but you cant beat playing as the ♥♥♥♥in nerd.
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Frisk
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
This game is fantastic.

Please pay no attention to my Steam hours here - this is my new Steam account. My old one had over 100 hours in this game when I switched last year, and in total now it's around 200.

The music and difficulty in this game is great. The gameplay is solid and is very similar to how the NES megaman games would play out.

Playing this game on the harder difficulties "Hard As Balls+" is a real challenge. Well done to you if you can manage to beat it on any of those, without exploting or going back for extra lives. It'll keep you busy for a long time if you set out to complete those.

This particular game is the one that got me into making my own 2D platformers. I wanted to make custom levels for this game so badly, but there is no level editor in-game. (And there doesn't need to be really, since this is targetting AVGN, it wouldn't make all that much sense.)

Here's an example of a custom idea: https://zippy.gfycat.com/DesertedUnpleasantGuillemot.webm

I can't say I'm as involved with it anymore now, but it's still a fantastic game overall. If you'd like to test out this game before playing it, I made a near-direct copy of the tutorial level in HTML5, which you can play in your browser using the link below. It's really funny to compare this to my original version of this, it shows how awful I was at creating things back then.

https://frisk.itch.io/avgn

AVGNA is well worth a buy if you like old school platformers.
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jdkelley18
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Full of "Ha, you're dead" crap. Like what hardcore nostalgic daydreaming of how games "used to be."

Also, beating stages does nothing for you. No power ups, no alt weapons.
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dawhoopmaster
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
READ ENTIRE REVIEW BEFORE DECIDING UPON IT!

"He's gonna take you back to past..."

AVGN Adventures is a 2D sidescroller platformer inspired by alot of retro classics...and alot of retro disasters, but we'll talk about that later. Anyway, you should know who the Angry Video Game Nerd is. He single handedly started everything to do with gaming videos online. He's a foulmouth nerd who has dedicated his life to warning the world of bad games, whilst being absolutley hilarious at the same time. If you have never watched him, what are you waiting for> Go watch an episode right now 'cause you're really missing out.

Anyway, the game starts the Nerd being sucked into one of these terrible games and must get ou. Simple, right?
Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present to you my least favrioute thing about this game...

THE DIFFICULTY IS OFF THE CHARTS!!!

I never usually loose my temper with games. However this one really started bugging me within 5 mins of boot up. Not trying to spoil anything, but I was in sweat and tears during the final boss fight. I tried for an hour and couldn't do it. I managed to develop a stratergy for part of the fight, but died something like 400 times. I gave up all red and in tears. The next night I went back and my strategy still worked, but I was still struggling. So I used a walkthrough, combined it with my stratergy and I finnaly did it!

Anyway, the point is this is easily the hardest game I've ever played. Even on easy. I'm impressed just beating it once on easy only having to use a walkthrough once!

But, the real problem here...

If you watched AVGN for as long as I have, you probably will have memorised some of the things he complains about in games. And, without listing them, I can tell you this game has ALOT of these problems. Its like it took inspiration from bad games!

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!

(Sigh...)I usually decide whether I'll reccomend or not reccomend a game beofre reviewing, but this time I'm really struggling. This game almost ruined AVGN for me. I went through sweat and tears just to beat this game on the easiest difficulty! However, it has gogeous retre graphics, occasinally fun gameplay and, of course, the Nerd. Due to it taking too much inspiration from bad examples of games and not being entertaining 100% of the time, it is with great sorrow and regret that AVGN Adventures is the first game I dont reccomend on Steam. Still buy it, play it but not till the end. It is the most brutal and unforgiving game I've ever played.

Did I mention the feeling when you finnaly beat it...?

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468528456
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
It's awesome, go buy it.
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leafyisheredude09
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
huge fan of the nerd and id sugest getting the game and movie bundle
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Lenny_Squeak
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
I'd rather eat a steamy pile of dog ♥♥♥♥ mixed with my own vomit then have to have to play 1 more minute on this game. This game can go hang upside down by it's balls while Rocky beats the ♥♥♥♥ out of it, But no in all honesty this game is a 10/10.
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segunnell
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
♥♥♥♥ you Fred ♥♥♥♥s!
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Johnny[HUN]
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I dont really like the Nerd and his videos, but this game is very good! And hard... very hard
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
YOU GO TO FAST, YOU DIE!
YOU GO TO SLOW, YOU DIE!
YOU JUMP TO EARLY, YOU DIE!
YOU JUMP TO LATE, YOU DIE!
YOU GO TO THE LEFT, YOU DIE!
YOU GO TO THE RIGHT, DIE!
YOU STAND IN ONE SPOT, YOU DIE!
YOU GET HIT BY A BLOCK, YOU DIE!
YOU SLIDE ON ICE, YOU DIE!
YOU SLIDE ON SPERM, YOU DIE!
YOU DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE ,DIE ,DIE DIE, DIE,DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE ,DIE, DIE, DIIIIIIIIIEEEIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
(*makes a Silver Surfer NES pose*)

DAS SPIEL IST SCHEISE! DIESES SPIEL FLICKT DICH HARTER ALS DAS LEBEN!!!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Despite being very difficult on easy to insanely difficult at it's hardest setting. Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures has plenty of great jokes. You get to play as four characters all rerencing Rolfe's works. If you are an fan of NES or his shows then go play this now.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
It's awesome, go buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
hard as hell with a kicking soundtrack and tons of hilarious cameos and references, definitely a must for a avgn fan
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
153.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
What a game! I loved!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
AVGN Adventures is a 2D action platform game that plays similarly to Mega Man. It features many things that made old video games difficult, mainly the things that Nerd himself talked about in his videos. For some reason though, I don't think it's as rewarding to play as the games it plays similar to. I think you gotta be a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd to really appreciate this game. So even though I'm recommending this, it's really only for AVGN fans. Everyone else might just think of this as a needlessly difficult game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
This game is cheap. This game is also hard. This game gives you a low entry fee because it knows that your ♥♥♥ is going to be kicked, no matter who you are.

No one is safe.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
This game is frustrating, challenging and funny! You will appreciate this game the most if you are an AVGN fan, highly recommend if you are a fan....then you know what to expect....game on!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Angry Video Gamer Nerd Adventures
This game is based on the internet (and one of my favorite) Internet sensations. The Angry Video Game Nerd. For people who's don't know him he basically reviews ♥♥♥♥♥♥ games from the NES, SNES, N64, or any game that is from the 80's/90's/or early 2000's games.

The Story
Now Usually I go into depth in to the game's story but unfortunately I can't as unless you know who AVGN is from the start of playing this game then unfortunately you want get any sort of story or context of this game.
But really even going into depth about some sort of story there really isn't much of a story but more of references to some sort of character from the Angry Video Game Nerd Universe in each level as a boss. Not only this but the level design is purposely designed to be what AVGN has been complaining about in most games. For example

- things that kill you in one hit or mistake
- Ice Stages
- Weird/ Hard stage Design
- And so much more.

So I Highley Recommend you watch the AVGN on Youtube before playing.
https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd

Gameplay
As you can tell from the game's trailer, the game is a horizontal 2-D side scroler which is a great feel for his type of game. The controls feel great with a controller, with a keyboard it feel weird more than anything.
The Level design is hard but this is genius as this can make us fell like how AVGN would feel for every horrible game he has ever played. It's that good that every time you die that you get a quote from AVGN that would also show how you would feel. Or at the very least make you laugh. And when you die. The death screen joke from the Friday the 13th NES Review is in this.

Overall
The game is really intended for the common AVGN fan, and is once again highly recommended you watch the AVGN Series before playing. It's one cool, Hard, Unfair yet funny experience.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Cinemassacre is where all the good stuff is. Don't bother with the movie it sucks bad. This game is decent I guess. Most of its fun is weighed on heavily by its absurd difficulty. If you don't have oldschool platformer skills then don't bother with this. It is fun to watch the AVGN rip apart old games that were "NES hard" but it is not that fun to play them. I want to watch him play it so I don't have to and say funny things about them, I don't really want to play a game as stressful and hard as this one. In the end, it is maddeningly difficult trial and error on the hardest two stages that I saved for last since they were in that order despite being able to choose any stage: Beat it and Eat it, and BOO Haunted House. Games back in the "NES hard" days were so hard because the devs programming was extremely limited by the hardware, forced to make short games but make them super hard to seem like they had more content in which they did not. If that's not the case then I don't know what is, because I can't imagine that more than 1% of kids back in the NES days could even come close to beating games like TMNT and Battletoads. This game is just like those: enemies that show up at precise times to give you nearly unavoidable hits and knock you into death traps, back to back jumps that require split second timing, followed by more back to back timed jumps, further complicated with rotating objects near them that make platforming a nightmare. Then comes the biggest problem of all that they fixed with the second game: death blocks. They really take away from this game's fun big time. If you anger easily, for God's sake don't buy this game.

So if you are 30 and over and pine for the old days like James and his friends do, then this is your game. I am 34 and I grew up in the NES era and I hated how hard the games were back then and I still do, because of how they were programmed on old extremely limiting primitive hardware like the NES. I like difficult games nowadays because the hardware and control methods are far advanced light years past the old days. Or at least designed much more intelligently to give you a more fair challenge.

6.5/10 stress/rage inducing, but some fun is to be had.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
i dont think this is a game for human to paly.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This is one of the best fan games I have ever seen! The gameplay and the music is so ♥♥♥♥ing awesome and memorable, it's tight as ♥♥♥♥, and it is appropriately challenging. It captures the style of AVGN perfectly and the stages are insane and hilarious. Lots of fun and craziness to be had here, even if you aren't very familiar with AVGN (if you're not into juvenile or corny humor, then just ♥♥♥♥ right off wit ya). If this game came out in the 80s, we would still be singing its praises today. But that doesn't matter; it came out in 2013 and I'm still singing its praises compared to the current video game standards. It's a legitimately awesome game, and an incredible tribute to the Nerd and the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ttedly hard NES games of the past.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
After finally completing The Angry Video Game Adventures for the first time i can only say...WOW.

STORY: The plot of AVGN Adventures goes like this: One day the Nerd and his friends were playing a ***** game, when suddenly the TV sucks them in, the nerd tries to escape, but he gets grabbed by the sack and he enters Game Land to complete 9 levels and find out who the **** is responsible for this.

PRESENTATION: AVGN Adventures, like many other games, looks like an old retro-NES-SNES-game and by that i mean that the game has a mixture between 8 and 16 bits type graphics and sound (all tho you could argue with 32 bits for the sound, but that's besides the point). The sprites and backgrounds are well done and detailed, the framerate is consistent (at around 60fps) and the music ¡is kick-***!, everything in this game looks colorful, eye catching and different from one and other.

GAMEPLAY: AVGN Adventures plays like a 2D platforming shooter from the NES era with a very high difficulty. You platform around and shoot the enemies with the NES Zapper to progress and you can get upgrades or sub-weapons to add to your arsenal.

The game has 4 Characters to play with and each of them has some especial attribute, tho you do have to find the other characters. First there's "The Nerd", which is my personal favorite, he's the most balanced character of them all with a decent run speed, a decent jump high and he does decent damage, BUT! he is the only character who can use the upgrades and sub-weapons + he can stand in place and shoot in 8 directions, he is personally my character of choice most of the time. Then there's the "The Guitar Guy", he might seem like an awful character at first since he cannot use any sub-weapon or upgrade, he can only fire straight forward and he's jump is very...meh, BUT! he is the fastest of the bunch and his proyectiles can go through walls, proyectiles and barriers and believe me that doesn't sound like much, but he is very useful later on, especially on the final boss. Next there's "************ Mike", he has decent run speed and his weapon has a little range, BUT! he can use that weapon to destroy certain walls and he can jump the highest. And then theres "********-Man", he is the slowest of the bunch and he's jump is TERRIBLE, BUT he's the strongest and he can do a "not-so-helpful-double-jump", personally i never used him, and i feel he's the worst of all the characters. You find these hidden characters (excluding the Nerd) by using the abilities that each of them have.

Now while the game does have all of those characters, they are actually not required to beat the game. YEAH every level was designed in a way so you can complete all of them with just the Nerd, but while this is true, certain parts of the levels will be a **** ton easier if you have a buddy along with you, so keep that in mind. Speaking of the levels, the level design, for the most part, is pretty good...that's all i can say about it. This is certainly good level design, but i feel like sometimes got lazy when designing some parts of the levels. Each level has some sort of gimmick in them, but aside from that each level plays pretty much the same way. One of the things that this game loves to throw you is death blocks (pretty self-explanatory), there's like a bizillion of them throughout the game and the placement can be very brutal at times. The levels have some very fun set pieces and creative enemies (tho some of them are just re-skins of other enemies).

Overall the level design for the most part is really good, but there are some parts that are designed to anger you AND OMG they succeed. The game is hard, in a Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Zelda II, Megaman type of way. Now don't worry it's not as hard as any of those, but some of them can make say the phrases that the nerd says every time you die. But quite frankly only 2 of the 9 levels legitimately angered me and by the 2-3-4-6-8 playthrough of the level...it wasn't that bad and i felt like most of my deaths were fair and even if you feel like you are having a hard time, the game has different difficulty levels. I recommend normal mode for your first playthrough, it gives you 30 lives and 3 beers (which are this game life bar) and even in the highest difficulty, there are a lot of checkpoints throughout each stage.

At the end of every level there's a Boss which will require a different strategy to defeat and you will have to memorize the patterns in order to beat them, tho some of them are very easy.

The game has a lot of references to the Angry Video Game Videos and any AVGN fan (like me) will feel right at home with the over abundance of references, jokes and even cameos from other youtubers and enemies of the Nerd.

So overall with great graphics, music, bosses, characters, controls, decent level design, references and much more, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures gets and 8/10. Definitely worth your money...and i can't wait for the sequel!!!.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
For the old school hardcore 8 bit fans! I grew up with Nintendo 8 bits, I love James mini series and decided to get his first game and it took me back in the 80's. Thanks James for the hard and challenging game, brings me back in time where Nintendo Power ruled!

10/10 I will get the sequel for sure and its not a turd
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Pros
-Nice soundtrack
-Fun but challenging gameplay
-Many references to AVGN
-Lots of replayability
-Nice boss fights
Cons
-Can't bind controls
-The songs are pretty short.
-Unfair at points.
-Pausing the game doesn't let you exit, so you need to manually press ESC and close the window.
-Controls for keyboard aren't that good.

Rating
6.5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
This game is pure anal fudge erupting onto a pile of ♥♥♥♥
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45 of 60 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
I bought it without knowing AVGN, then I started watching whole over 100 episode from cinemassacre and finished today.
I started game and suddenly, three word came up my mind.




♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME
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