Cthulhu Saves the World

Cthulhu Saves the World is a throwback parody/homage to JRPGs of the 90s with a comedic twist and modern gameplay improvements.

After providing a couple of tracks for hit indie RPG Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, developers Zeboyd Games came to me and asked if I would compose the entire soundtrack for their follow-up Cthulhu Saves the World. Since I was a tod I’ve wanted to score an RPG of the J variety, so I jumped at the chance. The whole idea behind Zeboyd’s RPGs is to make as much an honest tribute as well as parody, and so I decided to go whole hog and put together as iconic a JRPG soundtrack as I could.

 

Tracks

The soundtrack is available for download absolutely free here.

Quotes

Here’s what the internet had to say about the music in Cthulhu Saves the World:

Musically, this game is a masterwork. Each piece of the original soundtrack is beautiful. Much respect to the composer, as this game is the first since Final Fantasy VI to find me humming along, long after the game was over. Each tune captured the correct mood of each dungeon and town.

The music is awesome. The battle theme (the song you’ll hear most) is very catchy and is always fun to listen to. Dungeon and cave themes are good and the town theme is surprisingly soothing and relaxing to listen to. Overall, the music is top-quality and full of great songs.

some of the tracks I really fell in love with and the rest were still very good and complementing the atmosphere in a way you find in very few Indie games

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Where to Get the Game

Cthulhu Saves the World is available for X-Box 360 on the Indie Games store for just 240msp and on PC via Steam and Gamersgate for around the same price ($3, with Breath of Death VII bundled free!). It’s also available on iPad Touch and iPad at the Apple Store, and on Android at the Android marketplace.

Game Info

More information about the game from Zeboyd.com:

The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity!

Not content to merely repackage existing content and sell it at an insanely low price, the PC version of Cthulhu Saves the World will feature numerous improvements over the original XBox 360 release. Dubbed the Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!) or CSTW:SHECEADDPAFH – PEGYCE (WA!) for short, the new version will include such features as:

Cthulhu’s Angels game mode – Cthulhu is too lazy to save the world so he talks a bunch of beautiful women into saving it for him! This remix mode features new dialogue, new playable characters (Molly the Were-Zompire! Elonalina the generic healer! Dark Knight Umi! Low level October!), new music, new abilities, and much, much more!

Director’s Commentary mode – Specially marked commentary icons scattered throughout the game tell the inside story on how one of pop culture’s most popular cosmic monstrosities became an RPG hero for great justice!

Rebalanced Gameplay – Many abilities and monsters have been rebalanced for even silkier smooth RPG gameplay! Plus a new Insanity difficulty mode and new super-hard bonus dungeon have been added to challenge even the best players ability to grind out higher LVs (because they’re really not as skilled as they like to brag)!

Unlockable Character Bromides – Due to the frothing demand for sexy Cthulhu art!

As well as all of the great features of the original release such as:

Old school RPG style mixed with modern design sensibilities!
Inflict insanity upon your opponents for fun and profit!
6-10 hour quest with unlockable game modes & difficulty levels for increased replay value.
All of the great features players know and love from Breath of Death VII: The Beginning have returned – fast-paced gameplay, combo system, random encounter limits, branching LV-Ups, and more!