Kill the Plumber is a challenging anti-platformer game. Play as the enemies instead of the hero for a unique new experience!
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Mostly Positive (48 reviews) - 70% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 31, 2015

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“Kill The Plumber is as close as the game’s developer could get to murder the plumber without risking a lawsuit.”

“Of course, so as to not give them a reason to shut it down, Kill The Plumber only has its own equivalents rather than the actual creatures.”

“Parody is protected under copyright law, and it seems like a case could be made for Kill The Plumber as a playable parody of sorts.”

Feature List

- Completely new gameplay experience
- Over 140 levels in snow, island, underwater, dungeons and castle
- New achievements room
- Full controller support
- Integrated Steam achievements
- Recorded speedruns
- Multiple ways of beating the levels
- 30 playable enemies
- Developed by the creator of Pretentious Game

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About This Game

Winner of Excellence in Design at Independent Games Festival China 2015!

Think of the first time you grabbed a controller and played as a character who rampaged through a world, killing everything in sight. Have you ever stopped to think how those little guys felt? Well now it's time for some payback!

Kill The plumber is a parody to other platformers. Your goal is to stop the 'protagonist' from winning each level. You start off as a slow minion who can't even jump, but has enough power to kill the hero. As you get the hang of it, you start playing as other enemies that can jump, shoot, stomp and even fly, sometimes controlling more than one character at a time!

It was a peaceful day in the kingdom, when all of a sudden a plumber decided to construct pipes everywhere and cause destruction. No matter what the critters throw at him, he kept coming back, and even tried to kidnap their princess. Stop him at any costs, otherwise your kingdom will burn...

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible SB16
    • OS: Yosemite
    • Processor: Any recent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any recent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any recent
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87 of 123 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The idea is solid, and it looks alright, but it lacks polish. The controls are sluggish and unresponsive, the physics are pretty janky, and although these is somewhat mitigated by the fact that you can instantly reset a stage whenever you want, restarting can also screw with you because your controls sometimes just don't work for a few moments after you restart, which is frustrating when you get to some later levels that require essentially perfect execution to get a full score, which is hard enough with the game controlling the way it does. Predicting the Plumber's path can be difficult at times, because his timing seems to be somewhat inconsistent in relation to your position, although that might have been me not being accustomed enough to the game. The music gets grating after a while, too.

Also, whatever you do, do not alt-tab the game (at least if you're in fullscreen). I made the mistake of alt-tabbing, which caused the game to completely lock me out, and after I had to shut it down and restart it, I lost all of the progress I made up to that point. This happened twice, because I guess I don't learn from my own mistakes.

I'm not saying the game should be completely avoided, there's some fun to be had with it, and as I said, the core idea is good enough to carry it. But in it's state right now, it plays like a mess and feels unrefined.
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47 of 63 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Try the game out here if you want and its totally FREE to paly.

Imagine playing a one of the minions who's trying to stop an aggressive plumber individual from invading your kingdom.
This plumber has incredible speed and agility leaving you with limited abilities depending on what minion/s you're controlling at the given level.

This game seems to give a parody of that one game that we all know and to make us play on the opposite side of the coin and how it's tough to stop such plumber like this one.

So it's about him versus your wit and precise timing to do every trick possible to stop him from advancing & take the flags at the end so off you go!


It's colorful
It's incredibly easy to play but a bit tougher to master especially when you're trying to break the record.
Great music
Easy controls and best played with a gamepad
The game is very light and just about the right size and price
It can be a quick time wasting game if you so wish to do so


Some small bugs but not game breaking
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Be the hero! or no.. hmm.. be the enemy! ehh that's almost right... Oh yes! be the enemy and the only hero in your kingdom of goons. You know that time when a famous super plumber jumps around the world killing everything he sees? well then let's rotate it. Keep your princess alive and save her before the plumber gets her! kill the plumber well.. not the one with the letter M on his cap.. ugh.. JUST A PLUMBER! Start with a goon that can't even jump, but gets stronger and more powerful level to level. The more levels you beat, the more you unlock. The plumber has unlimited lives, but you have more tries! Stomp him, spike him or freeze him! all of these things are in game and there are even more to check out! Fight through very difficult levels, but thats not a problem, the plumber is the problem! Make Grassland, Desertland and Iceland clearer and saver so the plumber has no more possibility enter these areas again.. if he's not dead. Get all three stars on any map to access the Lost Levels (Map 1) and Minus World (Map 2) also new Lost Levels 2 (Map 3)

Why I recommend it:

When I was a kid I was wondering how it would be if the enemies are the heroes, now we know it!
I played all day to unlock more troops and bosses. Kill The Plumber plays really great
and there are no difficult achievements to get. Also a fun challenge fighting through a speedrun mode that takes you time to beat.

- Challenging and enjoyable levels
- Great working enemies
- Cool ideas
- Nice level design
- Good music
and more great things!

Kill The Plumber is definitely worth to buy. You can also test this game out before buying: (this isn't the new kill the plumber, it's just the old browser version of this game. It doesn't include new worlds and enemies.)

I'm excited for new updates and features

Thanks for reading :)
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
This is a reverse game about super mario bros. The real truth about a familiar plumber is revealed in this game, but i don't wish to spoil it. Before i posted what this spoiler was in my review, and im sorry for this whoever read it.

One thing about this game is it seems to short. Most of the "levels" involve one screen maps where you control the monster on it and try to kill the plumber in various semi puzzle situations. There are also secret of them is quite funny.

I recommend this game for original idea about playing the baddies to protect the princess.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Basic Overview
Concept? 10/10
Actual Gameplay? 2/10, really failed to pull it off
I stopped playing when I just couldn't take the gameplay anymore.

This game seemed super cool, great concept - until I played it.
Character movement is crappy, the jumps feel incredibly awkward, and it just doesn't feel right/smooth.
This could've been a great game if it was done right, but unfortunately, it looks like I'll have to wait for a better polished game with a similar take - or wait for this game to update. I was super excited about it, too. Damn. (to give you an idea of my excitement, I didn't bother waiting for this game to be bundled/on super sale, I just bought it)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
nah it was fun for the first 5 minutes after that it got really boring....but good thing is there is a variety of character to play as.....kinda keeps the game fresh but not long lasting till the boredom sets in
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Starts out fun and innovative but quickly gets dull and repetitive not worth four dollars seems more like a game for a mobile device and should be worth $.99
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Fun at first, but quickly becomes stale due to trial and error gameplay and bad movement mechanics.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This is one of the best, simple games I've played in a very long time. It plays very much like you'd expect. You control the typical bad guy to get the typical good guy, but there is more to it than that.

The game isn't super deep, but they have tried to create a retelling of the story that helps to keep things moving, plus the developers have included "cheat" codes from classic games that alter how it plays. These codes don't nessesarily give you and advantage, and play out more like easter eggs most of the time, but that is part of the games charm.

The developer's also seem to be active on the discussion board, often asking for community input to make the game better.

I really don't think you can go wrong with this one.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I probably should like this more, but the fact that it's free on Newgrounds is a reason why you don't really need to play this version. Some of the levels are repetitive and there isn't enough content to justify the price tag. The only real difference is the addition of some more levels and achievements/trading cards, but it's basically a glorified flash game.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
A Sandbox game to Get rid of your inner Demon.
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9.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
A clever twist on NES-era puzzle sidescrollers with a challenge that ramps up quickly. Each level is short, although some of the more frustrating ones may take many tries to complete. It's a good game for those who enjoy striving for impeccable timing. I enjoyed this form for taking short breaks from work, as the game doesn't demand too much investment at any particular time.

The controls are playable, although not optimal, and some of the challenge of the game comes from dealing with this imprecision. The game is also relatively short, and replayability seems limited. But still a fun one for the library given the price.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: September 8
Fun and challenging, people complain about bad controls but you are meant to have the disadvantage
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Viewtiful D. Roy
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 7
Kill The Plumber is a unique qucik reaction puzzle that has you kill the plumber with different minions in different enviroments. When you play the game you will have to react or be patient and wait for your opprotunity to strike. The only down side is this game is short, as in it only as a few levels. I will say that there is less than 4 levels or so and I was hoping the game would last longer, but it doesn't. The good thing is this game is a quick game that makes you feel like you accomplished it.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: August 1
just plain funny 1000/10
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1.0 hrs
Posted: July 4
Funny swap as being the 'antagonists' The levels where you play as a ghost are unfair as your character moves very slowly and can't disappear fast enough and each time it's harder and harder to keep my patience when I get to the 3rd world. Ha 3rd world problems are apparently the most popular. I don't really suggest this unless you really want achievements and a quick fun game
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 25
Low quality cellphone game. Does not scale well to monitor resolutions, controls are very limited. Most importantly, it's not fun.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: June 2
Nice casual platformer with a twist
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2.9 hrs
Posted: May 15
I remember this as a flash game, it was a game with a nice concept
This is essentially 5 bucks for the same game, with 12 worlds that all have about 9-12 levels
Theres also these 2 extra worlds if you got all the stars or some crap, but they are extremely hard to acheive, and pointless, as they arent that much more difficult, and essentially lock of the game because of certaint things
Pros: Fun game with a great idea and decent graphics
Cons: Bad controls, no way to skip a level if you get stuck on it (Some of the levels are just jerkishly hard)
And the game is rougly 2 hours
It would be more fun to make your own game based off this concept, the only thing i enjoyed about this was how you fought the protagonist as the enemy, but in almost all the levels he was invincable, so you had to kill him, WITHOUT the enemies, completely forgeting what the game set out to do

If you want to make a game similar to this concept, make more content, more enemies (Possibly a workshop feature), make a skip button for any single player experience, and make mulitplayer
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