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  • Summary: Freedom Finger is a music driven, side-scrolling shooter that sends you blasting through 40 levels of crazy cartoon action. Whether you want to chill and enjoy the story or crank the difficulty for a butt-blasting ridiculous challenge, we’ve got you covered.
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  1. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    As a fan of shoot-em-ups, rhythm games, and crude stand-up, Freedom Finger feels almost like it was tailor-made for me. The game is a solid shooter wrapped up in unique engines and wild aesthetics, and was a joy to play through for the most part.
  2. 90
    As this generation of gaming crawls to a slow death, Freedom Finger gives it a big shot of adrenaline and a kick in the nuts. Freedom Finger is the hero we don't deserve.
  3. Mar 24, 2020
    87
    It’s hard to find the words to give justice to the radness that is Freedom Finger. In order to understand it you really need to crank it up to full volume and just go bananas on your own.
  4. Mar 27, 2020
    80
    Overall, Freedom Finger is an edgy side-scroller that has heart. It is led by raw rock music and visual design while toting a typical side-scrolling shooter underneath. It’s a good game that will definitely keep you challenged and amused.
  5. Apr 9, 2020
    80
    Freedom Finger is best enjoyed when stripped of the jokes that beat themselves over the player’s heads. An annoying cast of characters that just can’t seem to shut up and bad political jokes that are tired before they fall flat get in the way of what makes this particular shmup really cook. The soundtrack is fantastic on its own but the way the levels and enemies engage with the different songs is really unique and offers its own special challenges that more than pick up the slack left behind what amounts to be a less pointed version of MAD Magazine’s style of humor.
  6. 80
    Freedom Finger is an amusing side-scrolling shooter with a challenge available for those who want it, and gameplay accessibility for those who’d rather not get frustrated with some of the later levels’ difficulty. The story is ridiculous, but that’s part of the appeal. The stellar voice cast helps to elevate the jokes to another level, and while the timing given certain world events mean having the enemy as the Chinese might upset some, the whole thing is ultimately a ribbing at the military-industrial complex that the United States finds itself in control of. Enough of that though.
  7. Mar 25, 2020
    75
    Freedom Finger is fast-paced, over the top, side-scrolling shooter set to an eclectic soundtrack that makes the game feel like an interactive music video.

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  1. Jan 22, 2021
    9
    Let me start by acknowledging how underrated this game is. It is the definition of Hidden Indie Gem.

    Its quite hard to judge everything
    Let me start by acknowledging how underrated this game is. It is the definition of Hidden Indie Gem.

    Its quite hard to judge everything separately, because all the elements of the game are intertwined very perfectly. The music goes hand-in-hand with the level designs, and it defines itself as more than just a side-scrolling shooter. My only problem with the game is that some of the levels feel a little similar, but the feel the music provides minimizes this problem very dramatically.

    The smallest and simplest of elements make a world of difference, like how you can grab enemies, which also gets rid of the level similarity.

    The voice cast is also amazing. Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Sam Riegel, Eric Bauza and James Dirschberger do a fantastic job in all of their roles and add an extra layer of comedy to the game and its story.

    Something that must be commended is the constant communication between players and the developer. This is mainly done through their TikTok Channel 'Markmakesgames.' This sets a massive example because the recommendation of a Mario Maker style level designer is in development.
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