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Unleash a little anarchy! Tired of playing the hero? Experience the adventure from the other side of the coin with Nefarious! Play as the villain for a change and wreak chaos as you kidnap princesses from five different kingdoms who alter game play in unique ways. Stomp on heroes through several iconic battles recreated with you as the boss!

Nefarious is a 2d-animated action platformer, where your objective on each stage is to kidnap a princess and then escape with them! Heroes will attempt to thwart you, and many things may not go quite as expected.Key Features
  • Lovingly crafted 2d animation and illustrated backdrops.
  • Reverse boss fights let you fight the hero.
  • Globe hop between five different kingdoms and even more distinct locations.
  • Unlock several ammo types for your grenade launcher
  • Mix and match customization options for 10+ variations on your explosive punches.
  • Mystery and Intrigue, that if uncovered, unlocks a secret ending!
  • Engage in a comedic story exploring and deconstructing the video game trope of princess kidnapping.
Release date
Digerati Distribution
Digerati, StarBlade
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Snow Leopard
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Unbuntu or Equivalent
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible video card
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Nefarious reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
This game seems solid so far and I see great potential in it however if this is already the full game ( no big updates or anything) then this would not be worth the money yet. As colorfull the levels are, they feel a little bit empty somtimes. The music sounds great but overall the atmosphere is just too "calm". A platformer doesnt need to be always quick action but some parts especially the boss fights are a little anticlimactic for me so far. They felt more epic when shown in the Trailer. Also the controlls need a little improvement as I end up punching through enemies without hitting them or the hit button not react at all while jumping ( dont now if this is intendet) If this is the starting phase of the game then im ok with this and hope there will be new a nd improved stuff soon. If not the game is still cool but not worth this price.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I had been looking forward to the Game because it has a very nice Idea, which is too rarely picked up: Play as the Villain and make the good flat! Set Here in the Cliché of the princess Kidnapper. In order to do the Job in the different Levels, you also have Upgrades at your disposal, which can be purchased with money collected in the Levels. Nice are some Allusions to well-known Games, as well as the Dialogues from time to time are very ulcig. The Graphic does its Job, but offers no surprises. What bothers me even came right at the Beginning: A lack of setting. The Beginning Dialogue has still been nicely set to music, which is then screwed back during the Beginning and the Rest is classic read. Now this may not be so disturbing if the Text does not go on after a short Time, instead of waiting for the Player to enter. Then I somehow find the Speed of Play too slow. Everything seems extremely slow and crawling to go. I don't know if it's just because of the movement speed of the Figure Or the Level Designs. Maybe both. Then the Music. Gruesome. I find them extremely terrible. I find them inappropriate and made of annoying Gedudel. There is nothing that gets in your Ear and likes to stay there. If the Game was Speed right, I'd rather throw the Mad Max Soundtrack in! Also something so lala, is the Thing about Screen deaths. As a result, you lose Some of your money raised in the Place of Death. You can collect This Container again after the (very fast!) respawn. Stud only if you fell down somewhere, and the Container has landed outside the Picture ... So If you enjoy Platformers that are not too hectic, but leisurely, you can see in here. A reduced price is a result. Those who are used to faster Jumpers, ala Mario (the older NES and SNES Titles), who may find here only liked at some Reference Claims and events, on other Titles. The Price is set too high for this. Again, a Demo with the first Level would have been great. But as a whole I feel compelled to give myself a Thumbs down.
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