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Cthulhu Saves the World
Darkly dreaming deity
by Harry Slater 2/7/2012
Product: Cthulhu Saves the World
Developer: TinkerHouse Games
Publisher: Zeboyd Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Retro, RPG
Players: 1
File size: 498MB
Version: Europe
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There's an argument that video game parodies never really work. By lampooning the tropes and trappings of a specific genre, they inevitably end up replicating them.

Cthulhu Saves the World just about avoids that particular pitfall, landing its blows in an endearing rather than a smug way, gently ribbing the 16-bit JRPGs it's based on rather than picking them apart.

There are random turn-based battles, a zoomed-out map screen, and pixellated characters, but more often than not these are winking out at you like characters in a stage parody.

For badness's sake
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A standard dungeon-crawling JRPG, Cthulhu Saves the World is more of a cheeky love letter than a parody, and that makes it all the more enjoyable
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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