Bob Was Hungry is a challenging precision platformer with many levels designed to truly test your platforming skills. Play alone or online with 2-8 player co-op and make your way through countless perils to feed your bob!
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Very Positive (13 reviews) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (183 reviews) - 90% of the 183 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2015

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Bob Was Hungry is a challenging precision platformer with many levels designed to truly test your platforming skills.

Bobs have been scouring the universe for food for millions of years. For the most part, food had been plentiful and easy to acquire...planets made entirely of cheese were abundant, and finding one could leave a bob full for a lifetime. However, time has passed, and food has become scarce. Greedy bobs so carelessly ate two or three cheese planets at a time, and now cheese planets are as rare to find as a bob with a full stomach.

Bobs unable to stumble upon one of the last extremely rare cheese-havens were forced out into the unknown. Now they traverse as many planets as they can in hopes of finding a scrap of food to survive. Unfortunately, their trips are dangerous, and the planets are treacherous. Finding food is not like it used to be.

You play as one of these bobs, and it is up to you to find the meal that will finally satisfy your bob's insatiable appetite.

Play alone, or play online with up to 8-player co-op in four frantic multiplayer modes:
  • Co-op: Play with your friends and help one another make it to the end! Recommended for beginners.
  • “Shared Death” Co-op: Everyone has to make it to the end of each stage. If one person dies, everyone dies and has to start the stage over.
  • Competitive Race: Race against your friends for the fastest time and the highest score.
  • Competitive Survival Race: Race against your friends, but you only get one life per stage!


Key Features:
  • 2-8 player online cooperative and competitive modes
  • Online game modes include co-op, shared death co-op, competitive race, and competitive survival race
  • Challenging precision platforming
  • Over 170 levels set in 5 Unique Zones
  • 38 Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Controller support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 768 MB / Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Aquaman2811 (Squiddy)
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
this is some bizzare 3d meat boy, but its fun
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Nomnaut
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
You can go by all the other reviews if you like, but speaking as a platforming veteran and lover of Super Meat Boy, They Bleed Pixels, Limbo, Braid, etc. I cannot in good conscience recommend this game. The most glaring issue is apparent from the start, and it's an issue with the single more important aspect of a platforming game, namely the controls. The platforming physics are HORRIBLE. Your jump is floaty and slow. Your landing and movement on surfaces is slippery. From the first few moments of the tutorial, I knew the game would be a problem.

I couldn't last more than few minutes before I had to quit. There's no point in playing a game when I start of with handicapped controls. This game is a big no. "Very Positive" must have been purchased, because no serious video game enthusiast would rate this game highly.
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mirta000
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Bob was Hungry is like a cutesy co-op super meat boy! The gameplay is very similar in the fact that you die, a lot, but at the same time there's no real time limit, so it's not as stressful, and being able to co-op up to 8 people makes it twice as fun!

Good qualities:

+ no time limit, feel free to try as much as you can
+ easy to understand story
+ challenging but not impossible levels
+ 8 man co-op

Bad qualities:

- networking is very so so in this game. Every 20 minutes or so, one of us would time out and we woudl be stuck in a never ending loading screen. To fix this we had to all switch off our games and recreate the lobby again. It saves after every level so we never lost progress though.

here's some gameplay (with lots of people shouting, so if you're not into that switch the sound off)

https://youtu.be/f1dq7svIdWg
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AnalCaptain
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Hot damn, I was genuinely surprised by this game's quality. Later levels can get quite hard, but you always have the feeling that you could beat 'em anyways.
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The Green Ogrelord
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
My palms are sweaty..






Knees weak
Arms are heavy
Theres vomit on my sweater already
Mom's spaghetti.
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Devices
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great Game and defently worth the time spend :)
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C4 USTANAVLIVAYO
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
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☮Drunken Toaster☮
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is worth every cents. Greatest platformer I've played for a long time. This game is even better if you have "Nice friends" to ♥♥♥♥ you up on ice levels. Really cheap for the fun we had.

9/10 - Really well executed platformer.
Must have.

Pros:
-A ♥♥♥♥ ton of levels.
-There is variety in the levels
-New gameplay elements/obstacles added on every "Act"
-Multiplayer makes you wish your friends were never born.
-Hard mode is harder than Darksouls.
-Bob looks like a ♥♥♥♥ing puffle from Club Penguin.
-My toaster can run it.
-Food.

Cons:
-No level editor (If there is a level editor I am not aware of let me know!)
-Difficulty progression is irregular between some levels.
-Where the ♥♥♥♥ is the sequel?

Bugs experienced:
-Other players clipping trough walls (less than 50 ping)
-Random black screen on multiplayer level transition (Music keeps playing but nothing happens)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
this is some bizzare 3d meat boy, but its fun
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Hot damn, I was genuinely surprised by this game's quality. Later levels can get quite hard, but you always have the feeling that you could beat 'em anyways.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Bob was Hungry is like a cutesy co-op super meat boy! The gameplay is very similar in the fact that you die, a lot, but at the same time there's no real time limit, so it's not as stressful, and being able to co-op up to 8 people makes it twice as fun!

Good qualities:

+ no time limit, feel free to try as much as you can
+ easy to understand story
+ challenging but not impossible levels
+ 8 man co-op

Bad qualities:

- networking is very so so in this game. Every 20 minutes or so, one of us would time out and we woudl be stuck in a never ending loading screen. To fix this we had to all switch off our games and recreate the lobby again. It saves after every level so we never lost progress though.

here's some gameplay (with lots of people shouting, so if you're not into that switch the sound off)

https://youtu.be/f1dq7svIdWg
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Bob was Hungry is a difficult precision platformer which emphasises on a somewhat of a trial-and-error playstyle. The game seems very similar (if not almost identical) to the hit game "Super Meat Boy!" - With the exception that it is a different art-style, and of course 3D.

The game is incredibly challenging - I have been a platformer for years and was surprised to see some of the early levels be so difficult. However, after one or two failed attempts you can easily do the level. Some of the obstacles placed are in ways that you may not notice until you either land right next to it, or right into it - Highlighting the trial-and-error playstyle I mentioned.

Despite it's difficulty, the game is incredibly forgiving. There is no life system, no punishment for dying and no setting you back - Instead you have a death counter in the top right, tracking how many times you died attempting that level. The death counter will stick on your personal best (If, of course, it was your personal best attempt) and will go down with further attempts.

Each level has a secret "sauce" that must be found to complement the main dish at the end of the level. It isn't needed to complete it, but it adds an extra reason to explore levels and take more risks if you're a completionist.

I would recommend this to seasoned platformers and to people who are looking for a humourous yet challenging game.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
The game start off as easy jump platformer game and it's really a lot of fun to play with your friends.
The difficulty of the game keep increasing along the way to the end which frustated me and my friends while attempting to finish this game.

There is a lot of one chance level where from the start to finish you shall not make any mistake or you will have to start the level over. Because of that, you will die a lot in this game.
There's even an achievement for dying a lot.
All my struggle is worth it to finish this game.

Oh yeah, I suggest that you play this game with your friend.
I can't imagine someone finish this game in single player mode (that's badass).
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Bob Was Hungry is a difficult 2.5d platformer along the same vein of Super Meat Boy's wall physics and IWBTG's obstacles. Bob will roll around, avoiding spikes and other nonsense in his never-ending quest to eat all kinds of odd combinations of food.

I have played through the normal mode, and the difficulty curve of the game is well designed. It teaches basic mechanics, the progressively gets harder as you hop from world to world. Eventually, the game will out-right try to kill you at every possible jump. A real challenge for all skill levels!

I highly recommend this game. I have played (and continue to play) a multitude of difficult 2d platformer games (SMB, Dustforce, IWBTG and its fangames, etc.) and this one has truly found a place amongst them.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Online multiplayer with a bunch of friends on Steam is a blast. This game is worth way more than 50 cents (that's how much it was when I got it on sale). It's sort of like Super Meat Boy 2.5d with online coop. Graphics are good. Performance is solid and the netcode is very well-done. Great game if you like challenging and fun platformers.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
Too many blind drops/jumps and obscured insta-kills for my taste. Some levels are nigh-impossible to complete on the first go without dying because you simply can't see the spikes until a nano-second before you land on them. That's what makes Super Meat Boy so great. It's 100% fair. If you die, it's because YOU messed up. Not because you couldn't see the spikes until you landed on them. There are several instances in this game of Bob getting hidden behind a tree or the camera angles hides him behind a wall... That you're trying to climb... And then when you finally emerge from behind the tree or wall, surprise! Spikes! Much of this could be avoided simply by zooming out the camera a little more. Not all of it, obviously, but maybe 85-90% which would be a huge deal.

I've got 500+ hours in Super Meat Boy and have my personal best time in any% down to 21:43 so I don't think experience or skill is necessarily a problem in this case.

Bob Was Hungry doesn't get it all wrong though. Not at all. The speed is perfect and the controls are pretty tight. (Not perfect but certainly above average and good enough that they feel comfortable and you don't feel like you're fighting the controls rather than the levels.) The level design suffers a little from lack of flow so you have to stop and wait all the time — i.e. it doesn't feel like it was designed for speed (and neither does the mandatory condiment bottle which could go to hell for all I care) but overall it's very decent. I would argue that it still needs some work but the foundation is really good.

I wish I could leave the review neutral because I would certainly recommend the game if a few of the biggest kinks get worked out, but in its current state I can't in good conscience recommend it to any platforming enthusiast.
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