Spoiler Alert is a video game that tests your platforming skills… in reverse. It’s a comedy platformer that you play backwards.
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Very Positive (39 reviews) - 84% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (818 reviews) - 72% of the 818 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 30, 2014

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About This Game

Spoiler Alert is a video game that tests your platforming skills… in reverse. It’s a comedy platformer that you play backwards.

When you pick this game up, it has already been beaten. The big bad boss is defeated, the coins are collected and the princess has been rescued. Why, oh why?
Unraveling this mystery takes you through the entire game, from the last level to the first. You must uncollect the coins, revive the enemies and avoid nasty time paradoxes. In other words, you must uncomplete the game by playing it backwards.

Everything in this game is so familiar, yet so different and new. You have played it a thousand times before, and at the same time, you have never tried anything like it.

  • 100 Levels in 4 worlds
  • SpeedRuner Mode
  • Start playing at the end and make your way back
  • Classic platformer gameplay mashed with simple controls
  • Beautiful handdrawn graphics
  • Original soundtrack by Roland La Goy
  • Epic boss fights, upgrades and many different and unique enemies

The Steam-exclusive Collector's Edition version includes

  • Level editor with Steam Workshop
  • The original soundtrack, including a new bonus track and deleted tracks
  • The original Game Jam version of Spoiler Alert - see how it all began
  • Exclusive hi-res desktop art and concept art
  • Screensavers, deleted graphics, and more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: A basic dual core
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 27 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works with Xbox controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mavericks
    • Processor: Dual core
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Works fine on anything running Mavericks
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Recent:
Very Positive (39 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (818 reviews)
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CaptainFalcon
7.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
Has Incredible PC

FPS: 10

Windows 7 old pc

FPS: 60

ok
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froesenat
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
Unfortunatly despite the unique idea this is a game better left alone. I commend the developers on creativity but it loses it's charm in about 10 - 15 minuits, not to mention the fact cheap deaths are far too frequent and only become more frequent as you approach compleation. The game is at no point really fun or satisfying and your hit box being the size of a small island certainly dosn't help the situation. In fact the only thing resembling satisfaction to be found is in the uninspired sound effects that chime when you kill an enemy... which of course results in an immidiate game over do to the nature of the game. all in all I'd say avoid this one at any price.

3/10
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Edward 101
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
Totally crazy gameplay, mariachi music and a red hot chili pepper as protagonist.
Anything else ?!
Funny game.
Love it!
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JBarankin
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
This is a great game, but it's engine is worse than Scratch's! The keyboard lag is horrible, switch to like unity or unreal engine, or source 2 For Heaven's sake!
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♥suska♥ / kickback.com
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
this game is hell
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MagiusDel
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
While there are some interesting ideas presented in the game, the set jump height and inability to alter your movement speed makes many of the puzzles much more frustrating than they need to be. The story is also lacking, with everything being fairly plain from the start without any real twists on how it developes. Despite what is implied by the title, the game also follows the same format as most other platformers, starting with the idyllic green area and moving toward darker and more ruined landscapes. Overall, there is a lot of potential for this type of game, but this particular one did not deliver on what I wanted or expected.
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Picolas Cage
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
I recomend it!!!
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Cerrow
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
10/10 would Speed Run Again
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pedanticwitch
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 17
Fun game! You should buy this game if you want a quick, entertaining platformer. Don't expect a long game: I finished the game and unlocked all the achievements in about an hour.
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HiMyNamesJoe
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 17
This. Game. I don't know how to explain it very well... Basically you play the final level, which is the beginning of the game, going through the first level, and the rest of the game backwards, messing with your head. It is a quick, challenging, cheap game that I recommend getting, very original.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
1. They play this up as a platformer in reverse. In reality, it's an auto-scroller that goes from right to left instead of left to right. I suppose this is still in reverse but not in the sense the developers are playing at.

2. What makes it unique is the levels are all really short which gives it a feel almost like a mini-game type thing like those old Warioware games I wish Nintendo still put out.

3. Numbers 1 and 2 are all well and good. This is a game that is very much up my alley and one I very much want to recommend but it simply never gets into an enjoyable rhythm.

4. Some of the levels you feel like you can't just beat on the first try no matter how adroit you are. There is definitely some trial and error involved. The levels are so short though this is really more of an annoyance than something you'll get truly frustrated over.

5. I am not the biggest fan of the Flash game graphical style but the graphics here work well enough here.

6. This is a short game. I beat all the provided levels in under an hour and I suspect very few will take much longer than that. If you wanted to keep trying until you could beat all the levels in a row w/o making a single mistake on any of them, I think that would take ten hours to do so maximum and probably much less. At that point, you've pretty much perfercted the whole game so that's about where replayability ends.

7. There is a menu for custom content but it doesn't seem to work right. Maybe I am just a broken and horrid person for not trying harder.

8. This game is supposed to be funny.

9. I liked the music in this pretty good but fail to remember what it sounds like the day after.

10. The main character in this is some sort of a hot pepper. For whatever reason though, I think of him as being a big, red hot dog. I just like it better that way. Call me crazy.

11. Number 11 is not that important.

12. There is one boss battle in this that is especially annoying but none of them are particularly satisfying.

13. Ultimately, this kind of works as a proof of concept type thing. The reverse play gimmick is really nothing great but I think a well-designed auto-scroller with very short levels could possibly be a very fun game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
A fun little game for about an hour. Cheap, and even cheaper if you can get it on sale. Spoiler Alert is basically simple platforming with cheerful graphics... backwards. There are a few problems, being how hit detection is just a little off and the trophy system is a little garbage considering it is a 'x many fails' system. You can easily reset to wipe your fails and win again to get gold for any level you beat. Still worth the price though, if you have a buck to spare and it is on sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I had fun playing this game, so in that sense I would reccomend playing through it if you have the chance (it's only about an hour to finish the entire thing). But it's not worth paying much for, sadly. The idea and the concept is good, but the execution is lacking.

The idea is that you play through a platformer backwards, and have to do "what was originally done on the playthrough" to avoid a time paradox, meaning you have to take the same coins, and leave the same enemies alive. This is a fun concept, and the mechanichs of it is handled pretty well. The problems come with the level design. Here, the game had a big potential: levels that work just as well in reverse. Sadly, the game skips over that piece of logic, and makes levels that hardly makes sense playing "the right way". It also introduces some arbitrary rules, where you have to use every jumping platform, even if it would not have been necessary in "the right way". Oh well. I hope the creators continue to build on the concept, as a game with this concept, and some good level design, would have been fantastic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
10/10 would Speed Run Again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Cool but short (62 mins for 100%) platformer with an interesting twist.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Product received for free
Surprisingly good !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I like too much this fun game and it is good for entertainment to unlocking levels on different worlds.

I recommend buy this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This was a fun game to play, a bit easy and quick, but still, really fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Very enjoyable, especially for platformer fans. Definitly worth picking up when on sale!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This. Game. I don't know how to explain it very well... Basically you play the final level, which is the beginning of the game, going through the first level, and the rest of the game backwards, messing with your head. It is a quick, challenging, cheap game that I recommend getting, very original.
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