Atomic Butcher: Homo Metabolicus is a thoroughly disgusting (but super fun) side scrolling action game that draws inspiration from Metroid, Super Meat Boy, Hotline Miami, Beavis and Butthead, and Ren and Stimpy, in which you urinate, defecate and vomit on your enemies (then eat their bodies and vomit them up again).
Created as a sequel to 2004’s well received Atomic Butcher, In Atomic Butcher: Homo Metabolicus, you play a once-human mutant, who has managed to survive in a post apocalyptic world, poisoned and irradiated by humanities mistakes. You’re not the most handsome of creatures, but thanks to your brain being completely fused to your intestinal tract, you now have the ability to use your various bodily wastes as weapons of mass digestion – you are Homo Metabolicus.
Your primary weapon in Atomic Butcher: Homo Metabolicus is your radioactive urine, which you can aim and spray at anyone foolish enough to get in your way. This urine is pretty potent, but can be made even stronger by feasting on the dead bodies of those you’ve slain. Eating meat also builds up your vomit bar – which when full can allow you to activate a powerful projectile vomit attack that obliterates any that stand in your path. If peeing and vomiting everywhere aren’t quite disgusting enough for you, then you’ll also be glad that you can find fun modifiers – such as the ability to poop every-time you double jump (which also hurts your enemies). You can also pick up guns, but they feel a little bit tame compared to the your ridiculous gross-out bodily excretions – there’s something strangely satisfying about pissing on your enemies, eating them, then vomiting them back up!
Yep, Atomic Butcher: Homo Metabolicus is ridiculously grotesque game, but it’s also surprisingly fun, with tight controls, challenging gameplay, great pixel art animation, excellent cut-scenes and fun level design. It’s shaping up to be an excellent run and gun (and pee, puke and poop) action platforming adventure with a huge steaming dollop of ridiculous toilet humor. Silly, sick and super fun.