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  • Summary: Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic role-playing game set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons. Players take the role of Martin Marty Michael Hall, an average high-school student who has just been granted an incredible power. This power leads him to attract the ire ofSaturday Morning RPG is an episodic role-playing game set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons. Players take the role of Martin Marty Michael Hall, an average high-school student who has just been granted an incredible power. This power leads him to attract the ire of the worlds most notorious villain, Commander Hood. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 27, 2018
    85
    Saturday Morning RPG is an extremely fun and heart-filled adventure, giving a great homage to the 80’s.
  2. 80
    Saturday Morning RPG has a lot to like. The presentation is top notch, the gameplay is excellent, and the vast amount of ‘80s references sprinkled throughout the episodes are fun, promoting a positive vibe. I wish the world had a bit more depth, and the difficulty spikes get annoying fast. But with Saturday Morning RPG, the positives end up outweighing the negatives.
  3. May 21, 2018
    80
    Saturday Morning RPG is a great tribute to pop culture from a long time ago with a ton of references that made me smile. This is my favourite version of the game now and you owe it to yourself to check it out if you’re a fan of RPGs and pop culture from the late 80s and early 90s.
  4. 60
    Saturday Morning RPG is enjoyable. It's a clean, cheap, pleasant RPG for people who either grew up in the 80s, or have developed an appreciation for what passed as entertainment back then. Either way, the heavy reliance on nostalgia does wear thin and lose its comedic appeal, and from there you're only left with a workable, but very limited, turn based combat system, and not much more.
  5. May 12, 2018
    60
    It’s just a shame that gameplay quickly gets repetitive; with a bit more variety, Saturday Morning RPG could have been a stand-out title.
  6. May 9, 2018
    60
    Those with a fondness for Saturday morning cartoons from their childhood might find enough nostalgic enjoyment here to spend a few hours on this trip down memory lane. There’s fun to be had and the witty story will see you through to the end, but some tedious and repetitive combat mechanics keep it from greatness.
  7. May 15, 2018
    50
    Although Saturday Morning RPG certainly captures the feelings of playing a Saturday morning cartoon, that quality may very well be its downfall. The episodic format, coupled with the fairly involved battle system, make for a breath of fresh air in the early game, but they quickly become repetitive and rather dull, much like a typical '80s cartoon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 16, 2021
    9
    It's a great little game packed with nostalgia and humor. I loved it. Only issue is that its only around 10 to 15 hours of gameplay.
  2. Jul 29, 2020
    6
    This game is not great. But it was compelling enough with all the 80s references to keep me playing.
    And traversing in the game is ...
    This game is not great. But it was compelling enough with all the 80s references to keep me playing.
    And traversing in the game is ... simple but really enjoyable on the hoverboard.

    Most of the quests are stupid simple. The battles can get tedious, but theres enough variety of items to make it so you CAN sort of strategize, though you will rarely need to.

    The 80s style rock ballad in episode 5 was awesome.

    It was dumb, but i liked it.
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  3. Jun 17, 2018
    5
    To conclude, Saturday Morning RPG has a unique concept that I haven’t seen in an indie game. The story and writing perfectly fits the 80’sTo conclude, Saturday Morning RPG has a unique concept that I haven’t seen in an indie game. The story and writing perfectly fits the 80’s cartoon theme, even down to their faults. For fans of 80’s nostalgia this is a perfect game. It’s packed with easter eggs and things for you to do if you don’t mind repetitive fetch quests and combat. The mix of 2D sprites and 3D polygons is interesting, but for my taste makes the game look dated and amateurish, when actually it runs well on the Switch and is a quality game. Though its price point is quite cheap, I would suggest skipping it or waiting for it to go on sale if you want your 80’s nostalgia trip.

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  4. Sep 6, 2018
    5
    Saturday Morning RPG is a very decent role playing, indie game, however to me it feels mediocre. Regardless I would still recommend peopleSaturday Morning RPG is a very decent role playing, indie game, however to me it feels mediocre. Regardless I would still recommend people give it a try. Expand