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  • Summary: This will be a video game based on Universal Pictures' upcoming action-comedy, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. 100
    This is awesome stuff. I couldn't recommend it more highly, especially at 10 bucks, and I'm sure you'll be telling everyone you know the same after you clear the first stage (if not sooner).
  2. As a downloadable title Scott Pilgrim is almost what everyone could want. It does nothing but pay homage to the ghosts of gaming past while it improves a long forgotten genre of gaming.
  3. PSM3 Magazine UK
    84
    Great retro scrapper. Superb in co-op but can drag when playing solo. [Oct 2010, p.84]
  4. If you don't like classic beat 'em ups, I tentatively recommend this game with the qualifier that you need a few friends to play with. If you do enjoy classic beat 'em ups -- then why are you still sitting here reading this?
  5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a great beat'em up for keep players engaged, nostalgic, and smiling.
  6. Just like Streets of Rage or Mutation Nation, this game is a simple and primitive 2D beat 'em all that manages to speak to nostalgic gamers with its pixilated graphics and great MIDI soundtrack... A very good recipe.
  7. This game is tough. Maybe I just suck at it but it seems unreasonably hard for what I expected to be a fun brawler. Then again, at least it didn't turn into licensed shovelware.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Feb 8, 2021
    10
    Wow !!! Great game, I was waiting for the pre-launch of the game and for good reason. A huge plus of the game is that it is difficult, it isWow !!! Great game, I was waiting for the pre-launch of the game and for good reason. A huge plus of the game is that it is difficult, it is all filled with funny and funny gags, + the game is made in comic book stealth, this is another big + game. To the creator of the comic book Brian Lee O'Malley HELLO AND MANY THANKS FOR YOUR CREATIVITY. Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    Oh man, I don't think I've done anything but play this game since it came out. I even postponed my reading of Haruki Murakami's 'Kafka on theOh man, I don't think I've done anything but play this game since it came out. I even postponed my reading of Haruki Murakami's 'Kafka on the Shore' (which is a FANTASTIC book, at least from what I've read so far.) to unlock Negascott and make sure my characters have maxed stats. The game's soundtrack alone, designed by genius chiptune artist Anamanaguchi, is easily worth the ten dollars you pay for this gem of a game. I can see why others may gripe about the lack of online play, but this has not proven to be an issue for me since I have more than enough friends to play with who live nearby. In fact, at least 8 of them have come to play this awesome game with me in the past two days. It really is loads of fun when playing with friends.. if you're looking for some classic brawling fun, be sure to check this one out! Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2010
    10
    i dont know what to say about this game other than I signed up just to review it. I grew up on these games but it isnt so must of a nostalgiai dont know what to say about this game other than I signed up just to review it. I grew up on these games but it isnt so must of a nostalgia pull but rather just a simple and perfectly made GAME. And boy is it fun. At ten bucks, its a steal. I really just want everyone to know how great it is. get the demo and youll see! Expand
  4. Jul 12, 2013
    9
    Easily one of the best 8-bit styled albums ever. Anamanaguchi is unrivaled in their genre, and hearing such a retro sound makes me wish theyEasily one of the best 8-bit styled albums ever. Anamanaguchi is unrivaled in their genre, and hearing such a retro sound makes me wish they could rerecord all the music for classic Nintendo games. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2010
    8
    This game is an amazing game. I love the 8bit style and the music is totally awesome. There are only a few things i do not like: 1. PlayingThis game is an amazing game. I love the 8bit style and the music is totally awesome. There are only a few things i do not like: 1. Playing it 1-player is nearly impossible, because of the amount of enemies and how much damage they do, while playing it with friends is an awesome and fun experience. which leads me to what i don't like point 2. there is no online co-op. I don't hate this game because of the lack of online, but as a game that is the most fun played with friends, i would love to see co-op. Expand
  6. Apr 15, 2011
    6
    I'll defend my rating of "6" by saying that it is an objective score and please read the rest of the review before casting judgment. IgnoreI'll defend my rating of "6" by saying that it is an objective score and please read the rest of the review before casting judgment. Ignore any other reviews that refer to this game as a knock-off. Especially any user reviews by someone that calls themselves an "old gamer" and then says the game is ripping off the graphics and gameplay of Streets of Rage. First off, this is not a rip-off. It's an "homage". It is intentionally trying to be a beat-em-up in the same fashion of the 8/16-bit gaming era. Second, don't say "it's just a beat-em-up". That is what this game is. That would be like picking up Call of Duty and saying, "it's just a first person shooter!". Well, yes! What were you expecting? Tetris? Lastly, if you can look at this game for more than 15 seconds and think of any game other than River City Ransom, then you are not an "old gamer". Pilgrim mimics the classic RCR right down to eating food to level up your character. Also, any negative reviews that say it is trying to cash in on people that are in to gamer speak miss the point. The game and book are both satarizing that culture and doing a wonderful job. So, if you like River City Ransom and are familiar with the Scott Pilgrim lore, then you will love this game! But that does not make this review cater to every reader. The game by itself does not do a very good job of introducing characters or trying in the slightest to explain the many references made to the book (i.e. the "Mithryl Skateboard" unlock). People not "in the know" could spend time trying to find out how to use the skateboard that the game just told them they had in their inventory. I laughed because I'm well aware that Scott did not choose skateboarding proficiency at birth and was unable to use said skateboard, but there is no reference to that in the game. Some other gripes that I have applying to the game in general is it's length (not too bad, but it could have used another couple levels). There is a lack of balance with regard to over-powering characters and the difficulty curve. Without taking time to focus only on leveling, a friend and I had leveled enough naturally to defeat one boss without the boss attacking once. The fight was over in literally five seconds. The game should be balanced better. The last gripe is the lack of online co-op. I know the designers wanted people to sit in a room together and play like we did when we were kids, but my job keeps me 3 hours away from a good friend and due to that, we were never able to play together. Sad, ain't it? Online co-op should just be a standard feature at this point. If this game was not an awesome homage to River City Ransom as well as a wonderful companion to the Scott Pilgrim books, these flaws would actually make my review score a bit lower. I like to end on a bright note, so I will say that whether you read the books or played RCR, you will LOVE the soundtrack. The addition of Anamanaguchi to write the entire score for the game was a brilliant move. Their wonderful tunes will make any gamer swoon. So if you love Scott Pilgrim and RCR, you will love this game. Probably more of an "8/10" for you. But if you don't have a particular affinity for either, then this game on it's own merits may not appeal to you. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2021
    0
    Clunky boring and overall just a disgrace. Films were ok but this is just a joke

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