Posts Tagged ‘Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit’

Game-o! Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe Free On Steam

This Future Is Disappointing, Part #89: look at Jet Set Radio then look outside your window. Are a colourful cast of rollerbladers grinding down rails wound around your home and spraying neat tags? Of course not. But hey, at least all and sundry can now have a bash at JSR for free, as Sega have made it free for a little while on Steam. Also going free are platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit and ye olde Golden Axe. Grab ’em now and they’re yours for keepsies!

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Wot I Think: Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah! isn’t really the sort of title you’d expect to see attached to something subdued and contemplative, and sure enough, Arkedo’s action-heavy Metroidvania is about as ridiculous, random, and fourth-wall-shattering as they come. But as the likes of Hamlet and Pee-Wee Herman have taught us, there’s an art to madness. It can be brilliantly amusing and useful, sure, but if it’s a crutch for something that’s fundamentally broken, well, you’ve just got a loud mess instead of quiet one. So, where does Hell Yeah! land on that spectrum? Here’s wot I think.

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Hell Yeah? There’s A Hell Yeah! Demo.


This is old news, actually, but we sadly missed it last week: Sega have put a demo for their side-scrolling action-platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit up on Steam. It’s a game about an enraged rabbit fighting his way through a spectacularly colourful hell, which sounds like your sort of thing. Here’s what the game is for: “Hell Yeah! helps you clear your mind after a bad/frustrating/boring day at work. Achieve this by exploring the four corners of Hell and exterminating monsters in a cheerful yet challenging atmosphere.”

Why not see it in motion, below, or hell, even play it.
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Carrot In Hell: Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit

What’s the best game with an exclamation mark in its title? Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit has one but I’m going to stop using it now because it’s awkward and silly, which could well be an accurate description of the game itself. Published by Sega and developed by Arkedo, who made three minimalist but stylish games for XBLIG and PSN, Hell Yeah is a loud tale of revenge, rubber duck shame tapes and the rabbity prince of Hell. The trailer below is so much in your face that you might end up mistaking it for your cheekbone and I’m not entirely sure that it’s my particular brand of madcap tea, but others may be more impressed by its cartoon violence.

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