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  • Summary: "The Adventures of Shuggy" is part platformer, part puzzler, and 100 percent pure type-O negative fun. Shuggy boasts a suite of novel play mechanics that are mixed and matched throughout 116 unique single-player levels, each with their own clever twist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Jul 8, 2011
    90
    Aside from those minor complaints, The Adventures of Shuggy is a superb 2D platformer deserving of a much wider audience (the leaderboards paint a slightly depressing picture of the game's sales to date). Smudged Cat Games have created a game with heart, intelligence and a mansion-load of well-applied ideas.
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    83
    If you're a fan of games like Super Meat Boy and you're looking for some interesting twists to the platforming genre, The Adventures of Shuggy is worth checking out. Smudged Cat's first entry in the big leagues is a promising start, and has me excited for the studio's next project.
  3. Jun 17, 2011
    80
    The controls are silky smooth, the visual style is adorable, and it doesn't involve shooting men in the face. All this for less than the price of a Spectrum game.
  4. Jul 15, 2011
    80
    This game has surprised us and it turns out the be one of the first surprises of the Summer. A simple yet very addictive and fun game.
  5. 75
    But it's certainly easier to grit your teeth through some frustration when almost every level has an intriguing new wrinkle.
  6. Jul 14, 2011
    75
    The Adventures of Shuggy is a fresh old school puzzle game.
  7. Jul 21, 2011
    42
    I did not enjoy my time with The Adventures of Shuggy. The platforming kept me from properly enjoying the puzzles, while the game tried to keep me from even seeing all the puzzles the game had to offer. It was more like work than any videogame should be, and egregiously overpriced work at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 10, 2011
    10
    Really fun, an XBLA must buy! The controls feel tight, the platforming is fun, the aesthetic's theme is really cute yet cool at the same time, and the game is loaded with content. It's a great buy if you're looking for a new platforming. Worth every penny no matter the price. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    8
    Good old fashion platforming fun and in coop it gets even better. There are so many levels and each level is unique and great fun! Brought it cheap on special and have not regretted it since. Expand