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Based on Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl graphic novel – winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic novel – Scarygirlpresents a wondrous adventure into a distinctive and beautifully bizarre world. The titular character Scarygirl is an abandoned child with a tentacle arm who dresses like a pirate, and is haunted by a strange man in her dreams. She sets out into the world to discover the meaning behind her bad dreams, but Scarygirl is hardly helpless, as she has a tentacle-powered arsenal up her sleeve. During her adventure, Scarygirl will be aided by her friends and guardians from the graphic novel, Blister the giant octopus and Bunniguru the mystical, kung-fu rabbit. Her friends and an ever-improving arsenal of combat moves will help her face down enemies like the adorably deadly hedgehogs of the Owl Woods, the violent Goat Clan along the Old Man Mountains, Hairclump spiders deep in the Stinky Swamp, and the most enemiest enemies of all – the clueless crossing guards around Bad Town!

Scarygirl Review

Platformers are some of the most versatile and well-liked games around, and recent years have brought a wonderful resurgence amidst the slew of first-person shooters, one of the industry's biggest modern draws. Whether gamers choose an new oldie like Super Mario 3D Land or opt for a fresh pick like Super Meat Boy, there’s a lot out there to consume. So with Scarygirl entering such a crowded field, you can imagine how easy it would be to get lost or, worse, trampled on. But by luck or good grace, the game manages to survive … sort of. Scarygirl (or Dr. Maybee and the Adventures of Scarygirl)—a downloadable title for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (soon)—is a delightful little entry that capitalizes on much of its potential. In fact, it does a lot of things... Read Review

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