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  • Summary: Based on Nathan Jurevicius' Scarygirl graphic novel – winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic novel – Scarygirl presents a wondrous adventure into a distinctive and beautifully bizarre world. The titular character Scarygirl is an abandoned child with a tentacle arm who dresses like a pirate, and is haunted by a strange man in her dreams. She sets out into the world to discover the meaning behind her bad dreams, but Scarygirl is hardly helpless, as she has a tentacle-powered arsenal up her sleeve.

    During her adventure, Scarygirl will be aided by her friends and guardians from the graphic novel, Blister the giant octopus and Bunniguru the mystical, kung-fu rabbit. Her friends and an ever-improving arsenal of combat moves will help her face down enemies like the adorably deadly hedgehogs of the Owl Woods, the violent Goat Clan along the Old Man Mountains, Hairclump spiders deep in the Stinky Swamp, and the most enemiest enemies of all: the clueless crossing guards around Bad Town!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    96
    Scary Girl, a visual treat and even more fun to play.
  2. Jan 27, 2012
    80
    If you enjoy a good platformer, you've found one. Scarygirl is weird, yes, but also wonderful.
  3. Jan 20, 2012
    75
    f you like a challenge, love finding collectables, and want a constantly evolving journey through 21 platforming levels, give ScaryGirl a chance. It rides that old-school balance of fun and frustrating down to the final boss fight.
  4. Jan 28, 2012
    63
    From the homonymous comic, an action platform with some variety. Combat system is slightly redundant and gameplay is frustrating in advanced levels.
  5. Feb 26, 2012
    60
    With its very original story in its very original visuals this platform game has been toying with the genre of 2D fighting games. It won't knock you out, but if you fancy this genre or the unusual hero(ine)s you'll be entertained for a while.
  6. Jan 19, 2012
    60
    A fun, attractive 2D platformer of the sort that can nowadays only exist on services like Xbox Live Arcade. Although it's not quite as distinctive as the art style suggests.
  7. Jan 24, 2012
    30
    Successful only as an interactive showcase of Jurevicius' art – and arguably the Flash original was more effective in that regard – it's almost criminal that a world this vivid should be so wearying to explore.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    A bigger sorprise, this title that is an adaptation of a novel is really incredible, the elements that Scarygirl have are awesome, is a really great game. Scarygirl is a funny title. Expand

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