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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

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Description

Scott Pilgrim is in love with Ramona Flowers. There's just one problem: she has seven evil exes who must be defeated in order for him to win her heart, and they're not going down without a fight!

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a retro-style 4-player side-scrolling beat-'em'up loosely based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It is a throwback to 8- and 16-bit era beat-'em-ups, particularly River City Ransom, and features art by popular pixel animator Paul Robertson as well as a soundtrack by New York chiptune band Anamanaguchi.

Initially choosing from either Scott, Ramona, Kim Pine, or Stephen Stills, up to four players must fight their way through the streets of Toronto, Canada in seven levels. Each stage is made up of multiple sections, culminating in a battle at the end with one of Ramona's exes. Around each stage there are many shops, some of them hidden, as well as destructible objects and weapons that can be picked up. The way characters progress and level up is similar to Castle Crashers and earlier levels can be revisited.

Each character starts with only a handful of moves -- punches, kicks, jumps, dashes, and blocks -- but as enemies are defeated, characters earn experience which unlocks new moves like running tackles and leg sweeps. Defeated enemies drop coins, which can be picked up and spent at the many shops around Toronto. Items will often replenish health, as well as increase various character stats based around strength, speed, defence, and others.

Characters also have access to several special moves, which use a "Guts" meter: an area-clearing attack that has low power, but will knock nearby enemies away; and a special striker move, which will call in another character, usually Scott's romantic stalker Knives Chau, for a quick support attack. If a player manages to take out five enemies without taking a hit, their character will glow for a short time, increasing their speed and strength drastically. In the co-op mode players can perform attacks together and lend each other money.

The game has a large number of unlockables and secret bonuses, such as a secret character and a new striker move, a Boss Rush mode, and a Zombie mode.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Das Spiel" -- German title

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The Press Says

That Gaming Site PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2010 10 out of 10 100
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2010 9.6 out of 10 96
AusGamers PlayStation 3 Aug 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PlayStation Lifestyle PlayStation 3 Aug 17, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 3 Sep 14, 2010 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Xbox 360 Dec 22, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 3 Aug 27, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.es PlayStation 3 Aug 11, 2010 8 out of 10 80
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Aug 11, 2010 7.7 out of 10 77
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 3 Aug 10, 2010 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Animations

Paul Robertson (famous animator for his work on Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 and the music video of Architecture in Helsinki's Do The Whirlwind) was the lead animator of the game. GIF sprites of the characters can be found on his LiveJournal here and here.

Robertson's work also makes two cameo appearances in the movie of the same name, as a 1-Up symbol that Michael Cera's character nabs in a moment of need, and at the very end of the movie's credits, in which an animated Scott Pilgrim beats up a 'The End' title card.

DLC Errors

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World received a dose of DLC for both PS3 and X360, adding Knives Chau as a playable character among other extras, but a delay in an upgrade patch to the game over Xbox Live and PSN left players unable to use the new content straight away, as well as missing out on achievements and trophies.

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