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  • Summary: Penarium is a frantic 2D arena arcade game in which you take on the role of quirky antihero, Willy. Willy is trapped in a crazy circus show where he needs to run, jump, and avoid an array of killer death-traps while being cheered on by a sadistic crowd that’s out for blood — his blood. [SelfPenarium is a frantic 2D arena arcade game in which you take on the role of quirky antihero, Willy. Willy is trapped in a crazy circus show where he needs to run, jump, and avoid an array of killer death-traps while being cheered on by a sadistic crowd that’s out for blood — his blood. [Self Made Miracle] Expand
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  1. Sep 26, 2015
    84
    Penarium on XBox One is a devilishly fun arcade game that pays homage to the titles of yesteryear with a true modern and at times difficult twist.
  2. Sep 22, 2015
    80
    Penarium is one of the best arcade-style games we've played this console generation. The campaign doesn't last all that long, and more multiplayer options would've been appreciated, but all in all, there's a healthy amount of content for the price.
  3. Oct 18, 2015
    74
    A nice retro-flavoured platform game, with a challenging campaign and an infinite arcade mode. Too bad for its serious repetitiveness and lack of more varied environments.
  4. An arcade-style 2D platformer that is as fun as it is frustrating – boasts a quirky premise, a pleasingly chaotic style of gameplay, and an array of imaginative death-traps.
  5. Oct 5, 2015
    70
    Penarium is a quick and fun platformer offering a nice sadistic thrill-ride, although it can be frustrating (sometimes in a good way). It's also a little too difficult, allowing no strategy, only fast jumping. Luckily this doesn't spoil all the fun.
  6. Oct 2, 2015
    70
    Penarium is a great title that channels that addictive nature of “just one more” in its game play. It is just challenging enough to keep me coming back, and forgiving enough to annoy me at times.
  7. 60
    Penarium benefits from good level design and simple mechanics that are the definition of 'easy to learn but difficult to master.' The setting for the game is a devilishly entertaining one, and Penarium is challenging without feeling cheap, which makes it a great deal easier to be forgiving of the game's difficulty curve.
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