From the folks behind the BIT.TRIP series comes the frantic insanity that is WOAH DAVE! Help our hero, Dave Lonuts, survive an insane alien invasion and line his pockets with shiny pennies. Hurl alien eggs, skull bombs, and explosive WOAH blocks to stay alive and sky rocket yourself to high score fame and fortune.
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Release Date: Oct 30, 2014

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“There's hours of arcade fun, strange charm, and game design science here.”
8.5/10 – Destructoid

“This is the perfect three-minute pop song of gaming.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“I want to play again right now. I’m going to stop writing this review so that I can play more.”
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Just Updated

Woah Dave! Deluxe is a massive (and free!) update to Choice Provisions' hit game Woah Dave! Its features include:

* Two new levels, each of which will challenge even the best Woah Dave! players to rethink their strategy
* New characters in the form of:
- Adoma (of Destructamundo fame)!
- Jr. Melchkin (of BIT.TRIP fame)!
- CommandgirlVideo (of BIT.TRIP fame)!
- Mr. Robotube (of Robotube Games fame)!
- BlokTom (of Bloktonik fame)!
- Plus a new, hidden character. Find them if you can!
* Boss battles!
* New enemy types!
* Rideable UFOs!
* A “Classic Mode” for all those Woah Dave! purists who would prefer their game remain unchanged!
* Maybe a few additional Easter eggs…!

A huge amount of work went into making Woah Dave! Deluxe a worthwhile update for players. Tears were shed. Minds were blown. And being totally honest, I think we learned a thing or two about ourselves along the way.

**Check out what critics have to say about Woah Dave!**

"Arcade Perfection." -Gamezebo

"Woah Dave! is a must." -TouchArcade

"There's hours of arcade fun, strange charm, and game design science here." - Destructoid

About This Game

From the folks behind the BIT.TRIP series comes the frantic insanity that is WOAH DAVE! Help our hero, Dave Lonuts, survive an insane alien invasion and line his pockets with shiny pennies.

Hurl alien eggs, skull bombs, and explosive WOAH blocks to stay alive and sky rocket yourself to high score fame and fortune.

The brave players who manage to survive the alien onslaught and collect the most coins will be rewarded with top placement on the fierce online leaderboards. Do you have what it takes to be the world’s best Dave? Or will you end up playing second fiddle to another, more powerful Dave?

Woah Dave! also features a local two-player competitive mode, where two Daves can go head-to-head in a battle to collect the most coins. We aren’t exaggerating when we say it could very well result in ruined friendships and unsalvageable marriages. Competitive games are good like that.

If that isn’t enough Dave for you, there’s also Bonkers Mode with more aliens, more lava, and more chances to get killed. Those who brave the storm will be rewarded with a splendor of precious coinage; those who fail will be revoked of their License to Dave.

Good luck, and may the best Dave win.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL-compatible video card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible audio card
    • OS: Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL-compliant video card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compliant audio card
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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53 of 56 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
A good game worth your time if you are a fan of classic co-op arcade games in the vein of Mario Bros. The game has a local co-op mode that looks very promising but I haven't been able to try that out yet.

Not much else to say here but that the game gets more and more hectic the higher you score until you die so it's all about improving your high score and competing for the top spot among your friends and global leaderboards. If that sounds fun, get it, if not pass.

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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Captures that old-school retro arcade feel perfectly! Looks simple on the surface, but you'll be surprised how much strategy becomes involved when you get to Bonkers mode. Leaderboards are a great way to compete with your friends.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
This is the most tragic game I have ever played.

The premise: You're Dave. As a child, Dave had no friends due to his quirky behavior, and so videogames became his only company. They filled his imagination and made every day an adventure. The floor was lava. Adults were alien creatures.

One day, Dave's parents realized he was no longer pretending. Touching the floor resulted in shrieking anxiety attacks and catatonia shortly thereafter. His tendency to pelt adults with breakfast food went from cute to terrifying once he developed the strength to put a classmate in the hospital with a hard-boiled egg.

Dave was diagnosed with schizophrenia. His mental illness proved unresponsive to standard medication. He had to be involuntarily committed.

But captivity did not suit Dave.

Venture forth from the confines of the psych ward and take your vengeance on the aliens who seek to deprive you of your freedom and self-determination. But beware, getting too close allows them a chance to dose you with their sedatives. Three doses and you're once again at their mercy, your ears filled with the wailing siren of your oppressors.

But no jail can hold Dave forever.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
A sweet little Vlambeer-esque arcade game with fun, streamlined dynamics, slick little noises and frantic, fast gameplay. Really enjoying it as "distractionware", goes great alongside Nuclear Throne and Super Hexagon. Sweet job guys!
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34 of 54 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Woah Dave is an single screen arcade game along the lines of the original Mario Bros. It is just Dave vs aliens. The game randomly drops one of two things from the top of the screen. Either an egg or a skull 'block.' You can pick up either one just by running into them and then throwing them with the throw button. There's a catch though. Both objects have timers. When the skull block flashes, that means it'll explode soon. When the egg flashes, that means it will hatch. Both mean death for Dave if he's holding either one.

You can throw the skull blocks into the eggs to smash them revealing a coin for you to collect. You can throw eggs into aliens to defeat them and leave a coin. While you're combating these aliens, the bottom platform is melting away with lava. Once the floor is gone, the lava slowly rises! If a green hatchling alien falls into the lava, it gets wooshed up to the top of the screen and turns red. Making it a fast alien. When the red aliens hit the lava they get thrown back to the top of the screen again. Then they are blue and can jump from platform to platform. If the blue aliens hit the lava again, they turn into Dave seeking eyeballs that can float through platforms. In a way it feels like Super Crate Box, without the guns, extra levels or extra characters.

Every once in a while a POW block will drop from the sky. When you smash it against anything but lava, it destroys everything, leaving a coin behind. What are these coins for? A high score of course! Its an arcade game! No points, just coins, which seems like a wasted opportunity. If you get $1.50 in coins, you unlock the bonkers difficulty level. Once you gather a certain amount of coins, the UFO will appear for you to defeat.

The controls are simple, jump and throw. The weird thing with this game is its gravity. It just feels like there is super gravity or something odd with how fast things fall back down. It doesn't play as well as other 80s arcade games.

There are no phases, its just one long level. You're in it until you use up all 3 of your lives. The real downside to the game is once you've played it for three lives, you've seen all there is to see. Except maybe the UFO. The level changes color, but there's nothing to unlock like new classic arcade games. It feels one dimensional. Mario Bros had bonus levels and a variety of different enemies instead of an evolution of one enemy.

If you can keep killing eggs as they spawn from the sky, it makes for a slow, tedious game. If you have a lot of enemies on screen, then it can make for some frantic fun. Then cap it off with a POW block to clear them out and go back to spawn killing them. There is only one song in Woah Dave, and its a great new wave sort of 80s clappy sort of beat.

There is a local two player mode where two of you on a single screen fight for to collect the most coins before time runs out. There are online leader boards showing the top 10 globally and your friends. For such fierce competition, the scores are far apart. Not just that, but some people have the 10,000 coin achievement, but no one on the global leader board to back it up.

I grew up in the arcade days where every three lives cost you a quarter, so the $5 seems about right. I can't imagine this fitting in shoulder to shoulder with the old classics or even the new ones. It feels like a hastily made cash in that needs some depth and extras. Also, for a game that tries so hard to pattern itself after arcade cabinet games, why do they recommend a 360 or PS controller and not an arcade style joystick?
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
Let me start off by saying it is extremely refreshing to once again be reminded how much fun a game this simple can be.

It is a fixed-screen platformer where your goal is to defeat alien enemies to collect pennies (your score). Eggs, bombs, and whoa blocks fall out of the sky. Every time you destroy and egg or kill a hatched enemy, it will drop a coin. UFOs and motherships are also involved in each stage as it progresses. It's really just that simple.

The game is fast-paced, twitchy, and very satisfying. The graphics and sound are perfectly and culturally on par with the theme of the game.

I'd say it's probably worth 5 dollars if you really like this type of game, but even if you're not a hardcore fan, picking it up in a bundle or in a sale is a must.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
With it's smart visual design cues and tight controls Woah Dave not only looks like our memory of those 80's arcade classics, but it plays as well as the best of them. This one is an easy recommendation if you are looking for a challenging game that will quickly have you chasing your next high score, and cursing under your breath as Dave falls again to exploding skulls or flying eyeballs. Extra mention for the fine music in the game, it's quite well done and certainly enhances the experience.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Woah Dave has captivated me with its simple "easy to learn, hard to master" playstyle. The simple pick up and play nature of it make it an easy game to play when you've got a minute or two to spare. Desimating aliens with their own children has never been so much fun!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Woah Dave! is a deciptively simple arcade game at first, but things can quickly get out of hand. Not immediately killing the enemies on screen makes them worth a lot more points, but also makes them much more dangerous. This simple risk/reward mechanic plays out nicely, and always keeps you on your feet (thumbs) as you struggle for the high score. The game is very much "what you see is what you get", so don't expect unlocks/a plot/different worlds. That is not to say that it fails. Woah Dave! has been boiled down to provide players an intense, sweaty-palms, "one more round", type of arcade experience that few games deliver today.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
Great game with a 1980 feel, especially if you're familiar with Mario Bros.

Amazing music as well, as you collect pennies from defeated enemies (by throwing certain objects) while trying not to die.

EDIT: With the Deluxe version out, this game has turned into a masterpiece, adding in more maps, characters, and even bosses! (There's another type of POW block in there after beating the boss, but you'll have to find out yourself.)
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2.1 hrs
Posted: August 1
A very fun game that feels just like something you'd find at an arcade. Very tough, fast paced, and highly enjoyable in small amounts. There isn't a whole ton of content, but there doesn't have to be for such a small project. If you have money and time to burn, seriously consider giving this game a go
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0.4 hrs
Posted: July 17
This game is a fun little time waster. There isn't much to it aside from seeing how long you can survive, but it has the arcade charm to it.
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Feared Alien Voodoo
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 24
Dave's bad trip
results in a great game
the murder
of millions
of innocent
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38.1 hrs
Posted: March 8
Woah Dave! is my favorite game. This game will never get old, it always gets harder and more challenging the farther you get into it. There are many different types of modes you can play, which makes it even better. Woah Dave! is the best game I have played.
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13.0 hrs
Posted: February 4
There is just something about this game... There is just something about its music, its sound effects, its simplicity, its quirkiness... There is just something about Dave... that is IRRESISTABLE.

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3.3 hrs
Posted: January 10
In my eyes I would say this game Isn't that good because well... this game has a steam coupon for it (now, I'm not saying all game with coupons are bad, but this one is kind of one of those bad games). i don't like the gameplay and I can die very easily.
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Sarcothis (He's noOrdinaryjesus)
4.2 hrs
Posted: December 26, 2015
This game is amazing. I've found it especially fun with other people. While also entertaining as a time waster alone, having others around to compete for highscores is extremely fun. It's simple mechanics but exciting, fast paced game play make it perfect. 10/10 would recommend. (especially with it on sale right now!)
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Hillary Clinton
0.4 hrs
Posted: December 17, 2015
Pretty good.
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32.6 hrs
Posted: November 27, 2015
This for sure one of my favorite games of all time. I may not have many hours on steam, but I have over 45 hours on other platforms. It's very fun, fast paced, simple, very simple, and yet so much strategies and possibilities. It proves that you don't need very much to have a great time. I would highly recomend it to anybody
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3.7 hrs
Posted: November 25, 2015
Boring little arcade era game.
If you like arcadia styled games, it's for you.
If you don't like old style arcade games, it's not for you.
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