'Gon' E-Choo!' is a 3 stage, arcade-style game based on the earliest arcade platformers. Collect 10 letters in each stage while avoiding an irate and unrelenting gator!
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Very Positive (61 reviews) - 86% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 25, 2015

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March 30

1.2.1 Oculus Rift CV1 support

Changes
  • Added Oculus Rift CV1 support with runtime 1.3
Known Issues
  • The game no longer launches in VR when launching from Steam and using a DK2. Workaround: launch the .exe manually from Windows.

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March 25

1.2 Who is that player I see, staring straight back at me?



Have you ever been playing your favorite $2 Steam game, but you have to take occasional breaks to glance at yourself in the mirror to remind yourself how fabulous you look? Well, we've come up with a solution! Enable the new "webcam as a reflection" option, and you'll never have to stop looking at yourself again! Of course, the monitor is a bit dusty, and it's convex, so you'll probably look a bit grainy and bloated, but it's a step in the right direction!

That's right! Your reflection in the game! Crave immersion? Click that checkbox! Streamer or YouTuber? Ditch that face cam and Get In The Game!

Changes
  • Added a webcam reflection option.
  • Added a "Gon' E-Choo!" game theme remix to the cassette tape created by Python Blue

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About This Game

'Gon' E-Choo!' is a 3 stage, arcade-style game based on the earliest arcade platformers. You play as the otter, trying to collect paper airplanes while avoiding the crafty gator and irate bees. Collect them before they fall into the water, or it's game over! Fight back against the insects with your trusty yoyo or read The Junior Guide to Petty Zoological Facts to power up and turn the tables on the gator. Like the games it is based on, 'Gon' E-Choo!' is easy to learn, but hard to master. Casual players will be treated to tricky AI while master players can use the game's non-random patterns to speed run or reach the game's cryptic kill-screen.

The game plays out on a virtual arcade cabinet with mechanical sounds recorded straight from arcade cabinets from the early 80s, complete with a simulated CRT monitor and VR support for maximum immersion.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 760
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 650M
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 6 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 760
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
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Very Positive (61 reviews)
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Tyrannosaurus Chex
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
My best friend of 15 years bought me this game...and because I love him, I will forgive him for it. I liked the inital look af the game because it reminded my of visiting arcades in the '80s when I was little.

Or so I thought.

The game is terrible. The controls are slow and sluggish and the majority of the graphical animations revolve around the gator eating the player.

After cramming the poor creature down it's throat the gator makes a revolting, erotically satisfied face. I agree with the other players that tagged this as a vore-fetish game!
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Sodomite_Slayer
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
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Skyboxmonster
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
this is only a game for unwilling vore fetishists.
the graphics and codeing are both amazing. but the theme and content are appalling. even to a furry.

the gameplay is very similar to that of a NES game but with graphics of the SNES. but very hard as the AI is unforgiving.
I also got stuck in the wrap around zone outside of the screen while 'dead' and the gator AI couldnt even path to me.
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Rufus
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Very fun classic style arcade game.
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BananaJane
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
The vore animations make me hungry
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munromax
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Reasons why I like this game

1. Fun and addictive gameplay
2. Amazing story
3. Good'ol arcade graphics
4. Funny and like able characters
5. First person
6. Very interactive
7. Killer powerups(literally)

Add up to:

Fun, addictive, amazing game with hard objective and graphics like you wouldn't believe
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Salarn
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
https://youtu.be/wst1SYfSIEc

When locked into the back room of an run down arcade your only solace is playing a 1983 game known as 'Gon' E-Choo!'. Exploring your cement cage will only result in locked doors and various promotional materials for 'Gon' E-Choo!'. There might be a sub plot about child base diseases wiping out humanity.

The game you play in the game is a simplistic platformer where you collect paper airplanes while avoiding a crocodile trying to eat you. However if you grab the power up on the stage you can turn the tables on old Croc and eat him instead.

Neither the game or the game in the game are interesting enough for more than a few minutes.
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Lobst
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Gon' E-Choo! replicates the "feel" of a classic game better than any other modern retro game I've experienced. The others seem too focused on delivering the aesthetic (usually with too many colors) alongside gameplay that conforms to modern videogame expectations: there has to be an overarcing story, a metagame, a save system, character growth, a difficulty curve that gently guides players to credits. Gon' E-Choo! doesn't do any of that. This game only sets out to deliver a new-one-of-those, and absolutely succeeds.

While there's no explicit campaign, the game does give you an overarcing goal: a notepad tells you the game can be broken to the point where someone can play it all day on a single quarter. But the only way to do this is the same way you'd exploit a classic arcade game: by learning the AI patterns to the point where nothing can surprise you. (There is a helpful cheat code, but even when it's used I can only make it to stage 57 or so.) I currently have a text file full of AI notes and stage strategies; it seems like I have it all worked out, I just need to get my reflexes to the point where I can do this in my sleep.

There is a motive for getting as far in as you can, from a this-is-merchandise-for-an-actual-brand standpoint: the webcomic has a cryptic side to it, related to the gator's origin. The comic teases a letter that may hold some answers, but it's only shown the first line so far. The whole thing appears to be in this game, however; it's drip-fed line-by-line with every three stages you complete. But that's only a motivator if you're interested in the lore of a silly furry webcomic (which -- and I'm going to take a wild guess, here -- I bet most people aren't). The game itself stands on its own.

If there's anything else in this game, I'll update this review -- but for the amount of fun I've had with it so far, I'd absolutely recommend it at $1.99. Get ate!~
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T_Ami | Jane Sable
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
The Good:

It's a fun-ish formula, peppy music, and a very interesting hub background.
The game makes you learn without a tutorial, just like the games of Ye Olde Video Gamme Infancee. It's a plus if you dislike handholding tutorials, but a minus if you have a hard time learning as you go.
Otter protagonist. Just, otter.
Cute animations.
Awesome comic strip to read for lore and immersion.

The Bad:

Game tries to pass itself off as a "Wowie, look at us! We're super famous." in its universe when I doubt its ability to have more than a cult following at best.
Gator game too strong???
Absolutely no explanation as to why you're in what appears to be a storeroom. Are you a fan who curates Gon' E-Choo paraphernalia? Are you just some weirdo who walked in and decided it was okay to play this random arcade machine?

The Ugly:

Oh my word, the sensitivity on this is WAY TOO HIGH. I set it to lowest in options and put my DPI on lowest it could go, and I STILL was flying about. Is this because it's a VR-focused game and head movements are supposed to be minimal?
Thankfully, you have the option to skip using the hub entirely and go straight to the game, without any "trappings of reality", but a lot of the magic is misssing when you do that.

The Verdict:

Come on, its got an otter protagonist. How could you NOT play this?
In all seriousness, for its price, it's got decent gameplay, good story, fun music, and a fun level design. A real gem you should consider picking up if you've got $2 to spare. If you invest in the badge it's highly likely you'll make your money back with minimal profit.
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rock3tz
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Controls are too sensitive and laggy (even with minimum sensitivity).
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
58 of 71 people (82%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20, 2015
Those with a voracious appetite for classic arcade games will eat this up, but others might find it a bit hard to swallow. If you're hungry for some old-school quarter-munching action, this game costs less than a bite to eat and is something you can sink your teeth into, so it'll give you something to chew on for a while.
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70 of 91 people (77%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 2, 2015
This game was made by some degenerate furry, with their vore fetish at the forefront, and I thought I could just buy it, trash it in a review and move on, yet it's one of the best, most authentic arcade experiences I've ever had.

I mean look at this. What the heck am I supposed to say? I can't defend what this comic series is about. I don't know ♥♥♥♥ about it, but it kind of sickens me. However, if I astral project myself away from this and just think of the game as its own thing, well, I'll explain why I like it.

When I first started it, I was confused. "First person perspective? Being able to move around? Why?"

Then it hit me when I was playing: The noise. The atmosphere.

The sound of the joystick, the click of the button. Playing with a 360 controller, I could swear I was playing with an arcade pad. There's no way you can replicate that in an emulated fashion unless you get yourself one, but even then. There's something about staring down into a simulated CRT monitor of an arcade machine that playing it as any other game wouldn't have given you. Arcade machines were something special - like a big bulky advertising box that wants to sell itself to you. (Or maybe a prostitute comparison is apt here?) Arcade machines were the kind of thing you dreamed of taking home with you, as opposed to some crappy home port no doubt Acclaim had something to do with.

"Gon' E-Choo!" (I kinda don't like that name) is as it says on the tin: A 3 stage "platformer" where you collect letters (The paper kind. Although for awhile I thought they were white hats for some reason) while avoiding a gator and bees. Avoiding the gator is just plain fun, like a primitive stealth game, where obfuscating simple AI patterns feels like you're tricking something - like showing a dog a mirror and it thinks its own reflection is another dog. There's not a whole lot to discuss here besides the sublime, simplistic design, which yes, does take its cues from Popeye - but you know what? I like Popeye, but the game is different enough from it that it's not an outright clone. At worst, I'd call it an extremely well done rom hack that adds new levels, as opposed to how I think of it as an homage to a classic. (It even has similar Thru signs.)

In fact, the game feels very much like a love letter to arcades. If you look around the room you're in, you'll find fictional flyers and the guts/parts of an arcade machine you can examine. There's also a tape player you can blare over the music and sound of the game. (A nice touch is that you can turn off the arcade machines music and just leave the SFX on, which is pretty awesome. Custom music tape mod when?)

So I've gushed about it. Any problems? Well... there is kind of one, but it's not in the way you think. You see, it's the controls. They're far too precise. With a keyboard, the game works as you'd expect, the problem is the Xbox 360 controller. It was never truly precise, it's a good controller that fits a lot of games like a glove, but for Gon E-Choo, I got myself into a few too many pickles I knew I could have prevented if I was using something better. At the same time though, I want to use a controller for this game, cause it's the right kind of game for it.

For minor problems, I guess the side panelling of the arcade machine could be more eye catching. I mean I could be wrong, but how common are arcade machines with black and white comics on the sides of it? Maybe the power up could serve more of a purpose than letting you eat the gator? Maybe a mini game like a lot of later arcade games started adding? I don't know, at this point I'm nitpicking.

I know furries are a punchline, but this more than anything proves to me that a person can have bad taste in fetishes, but they can have supremely excellent taste in video game design. I think a lot of indie devs that think they're "totally like, making retro games, man" could learn a lot from this title. I recommend it.

The Pro's:
+Feels absolutely authentic

+Throwback arcade design that's still fun today

+First person view adds a lot to the immersion

+The price is excellent

The Con's:
-Vore... furries... oh god

-360 controller is just too imprecise for such a precise game
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
The days of yesteryear are far gone, the arcades are nothing but a forgotten dream replaced with barcades and family fun centers, and a game like this (the game itself), would probably never be made for the mainstream.

Is Gon' E-Choo legit? Yes. It's the real deal. And for those who want a title that captures the magic, challenge, and replayability of a mid-80's arcade game, but something new. Here you go.

Feels like Popeye, vaguely reminds me of Mappy, and I would gladly let it eat my quarters any day if I were to see it in real life.

There's Easter Eggs, and everything involved with this title creates a lost world that time forgot, but never really existed.

The levels are fair enough to be playable, but still believably hard to be an 80's arcade title.

For the price, it's fair. On sale, it's a steal.

Give it a spin if you love old school hardcore. You wont be disappointed.

........I have a bad feeling I may get addicted soon.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29, 2015
Very fun and quite difficult. The music and graphics are spot on for an 80's arcade game. I'm also really digging the overall look of the arcade cabinet. Lots of nice little touches too, like the cabinet joystick moving along with the player's actions. I kinda geeked out when I saw scan lines on the game screen, simulating an old CRT monitor.

A treat for fans of arcade classics and totally worth the asking price.

10/10 will try to not get eaten again.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19, 2015
Okay, I've played a couple of games, and looked around the back room, and read through the tumblr archives of the comic to the beginning, for good measure.

My initial opinion of the game itself is that it plays a great deal like Nintendo's "Popeye" from 1980. You pick up paper airplanes while running from the gator and killing flies with your yoyo, and once per life you can pick up the power-up comic book(?) and devour him instead. Picking up all the airplanes lets you advance to the next lavel.

The back room in which the game is situated is an interesting device in itself. It's a dirty back room that looks like a workshop, given the bins of parts and pile of speakers. I'm wondering if there's eventually going to be an easter egg that lets you open that door and see what's beyond. Perhaps something having to do with the letters that appear when you retrieve each airplane.

Overall, worth a look for $2, and it'll be interesting to see what'll be coming in the future.
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43 of 71 people (61%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1, 2015
The #1 furry vore simulator on Steam. Probably also the only furry vore simulator on Steam. At least i hope so. Features include furries, vore, and a creepy basement.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11, 2015
Pretty much like any other arcade game. As in, the mechanics are simple, you can get caught off-guard easily, there's a good bit of challenge as your pursuant gets faster and pauses for less time before grabbing for you, and if you know how the mechanics all work then you can try to pull off risky manuevers or just game the system and all that. Not to mention, besides the game, there's the whole arcade-cabinet-in-basement/garage environment where you're actually looking at the screen, hearing the music in that close environment through speakers, click of the joystick and buttons and all?

At any rate, for 2 bucks it's not bad. It's simple, the levels repeat (with growing difficulty), and the gameplay isn't hard to pick up, but grows challenging over time. I come back to it fairly often, mainly to give it another go and get farther, and also because I want to beat my friends' high scores because we're one-upping each other. So yeah, I think it's a fun little game.

By the way I should throw this disclaimer on here, I was the one who made the bleep bloop sounds and music, yeah. I didn't have anything to do with the gameplay or art or deciding mechanics or anything, though, I just supplied noises. I do legitimately think the game's decent, though, but yeah just putting that bit of transparency out there in case people think I'm reviewing my own product or something.
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23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
This is REALLY hot.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The vore animations make me hungry
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10, 2015
Must-buy for DK2 owners. The game itself is charming, frustrating and fun, and having VR support makes it feel like you're actually in front of the cabinet. For two bucks, I may just pick it up and gift to a friend of mine (also a DK2 owner). Give it a try!
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