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Cthulhu Saves the World

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Cthulhu Saves The World is a parody RPG where you take on the role of Cthulhu, the lord of darkness who is meant to destroy the world. His powers were blocked by a magician, and now he needs to become a true hero to restore them and fulfill his mission. Inspired by Howard P. Lovecraft’s novels, the game turns the classic plot into a humorous story with multiple cultural references.

The game looks like a top-down old-school RPG with permanent fourth-wall breaking and numerous quests you can complete. Visually it uses pixel-art and pseudo-3D elements. During the game you meet different characters that join your party. Each of them has different attack types you can upgrade. These attacks are also unique; so, Cthulhu has the ability to make enemies insane.

The gameplay is focused on exploration, turn-based random fights and boss battles. There are nine dungeons you need to sweep, full of multiple monsters. You can unblock more game modes progressing through the game.

Release date
Zeboyd Games
TinkerHouse Games
Zeboyd Games, TinkerHouse
Age rating
13+ Teen
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System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor: 1.6Ghz or higher
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 200
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX®: 9.0c compatible
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Additional: Current version of Windows Media Player
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I discovered this little rpg by chance, with Breath of Death VII, and I didn't regret my purchase. Great retro graphics, very good music, a good fighting system, a lot of humor and a story I loved...
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After generational Sleep, Cthulhu finally awakens to subjugate the World. But a powerful Magician stands in his Way and robs him of all Power. But luckily he can learn from the Narrator how to regain his Power: He must become a Hero! Moment-from The Narrator? Right! Cthulhu Saves the World doesn't save with Breaks of the fourth Wall, Allusions to other Games, to Movies and to the Cthulhu myth itself. It doesn't always take itself quite seriously either and yet knows how to captivate and convince the little game. The Very Basic Idea, the Primordial Evil Cthulhu must save the World in order to finally destroy it, is more than bizzar and yet stirring. How is the now weak Cthulhu supposed to manage to save the World? What Roles do a talking Cat, a Vamper, a Sword and numerous Women play? And what happens if Cthulhu Regains his Power? Find it out yourself! The Technique follows the usual RPG maker style. With the little Trick that in the turn-based Fights the Opponents get stronger with each Round. So a Riskier style of play is called for if you want to win. Cosy High Healing doesn't always work. Cthulhu Saves the World is not a big Game, but it's a loving Game. Story, Storytelling, Design, everything is themed and white to entertain. Definitely worth a Look!
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Cthulu Saves the World "Cthulu Saves the World" is the second 2D RPG from the Developer Studio "Zeboyd Games." The Developer studio seems to be a Guarantor of good Puns and nerdy Allusions to other Games and, of course, the Cthulu myth with its Author H. P. Lovecraft. But even if you're not familiar with the other Games, you'll have a Lot of Fun exploring the Game world. In total, you go through nine different Chapters in the Game, which build on each other and all have their own Setting. Not only are the Monsters that are fought turn-based different, but there is also always another background music that is adapted to the respective Location. And once you have more than four Characters, you can tailor your Party to your own Preferences. It's not made so easy in many Games to dive into such a wonderfully detailed RPG world. At most, you can't play through the Game in one Go, because you can be a bit annoyed after 2h midi music. Then just put in a little Puckle and as soon as you gamble on, you have a Lot of Fun with the Game again. In Addition, "Cthulu Saves the World" can be unconditionally recommended not only for its Attention to Detail, but also for its low Price. In addition, by Playing Through you can unlock some interesting Bonuses and an even more difficult Level of Difficulty, so that you can have a total of more than 12h Of fun.
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