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  • Summary: One of the most popular games on PC now comes exclusively to iPhone and iPad! Karoshi has been played by millions on the PC to date to high acclaim.

    •Karoshi 2.0 was “internet game of the month” in EDGE magazine

    •Karoshi Suicide Salaryman was in WIRED.com’s top
    5 PC Games of 2008

    •“Some of the most LOL-worth and mind-bending puzzles I have ever seen” TIGsource on Karoshi 2.0

    We've been taught we need to survive. We need to reach the end, save the princess and be the hero. That's all well and good, but it's getting boring. Who says it has to be this way?

    Mr Karoshi is an overworked Japanese salaryman who’s had enough and his only goal is to end it all. You control him to work through the fast logic puzzles trying to find hilarious ways to his demise in this highly original, puzzle, platformer with a twist.

    It’s not as easy as it sounds!! You need to think cleverly and sometimes ‘outside the box’ to find a solution. Forget everything you know so far!

    Features:

    * 50 levels
    * Dark Humor
    * Collect all the coins
    * Karoshi ware mini game
    * From the maker of ‘They Need To Be Fed’
    * Catchy soundtrack by Jake Almond

    This highly popular, hit, cult game is now available for the first time on iTunes.

    *Disclaimer – must have a highly developed sense of humor to appreciate to the fullest :)
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    100
    Karoshi delivers the goods every step of the way. It has tricky puzzles, 8-bit presentation, two game modes, loads of creativity, and a ton of humor. For fans of retro-style gaming, Karoshi is one of the best you'll find on the App Store.
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    90
    Levels are colorful and well-designed.
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    90
    A fab little game.
  4. Mar 14, 2011
    85
    For those who suffer the same fate as Karoshi, this game maybe a good stress buster.
  5. Feb 13, 2011
    80
    At $0.99, Karoshi is an easy recommendation. It's weird and inventive, and it's a game that I'll probably find myself showing to friends for a long time to come.
  6. Feb 27, 2011
    80
    It's a game that's easy to play in short sessions, and will no doubt challenge even the most brainy puzzle-platforming fans.
  7. Feb 28, 2011
    80
    But the respite of grisly death doesn't come easy in YoYo Games' latest 2D platformer. You have to plan his demise with military precision and careful timing if you're to make the pain end.

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