Freaky Awesome is a very funny and gross looking pixel art dungeon crawling action game in which you don’t just fight big grotesque monsters – you morph into them too!
Currently in development from Mandragora games, creators of the excellent SKYHILL, Freaky Awesome allows you and up to three friends to go on a mutant-filled adventure through randomly generated sewers where the ugliest monster on screen are quite often you!. After falling into some toxic sludge your character has acquired an interesting ability – whenever you kill an enemy you can now absorb their remains to heal yourself a little. There are some serious side effects to this method of healing however, as often you’ll acquire some type of infection or even mutate into a new form!
As well as looking pretty hideous, each form you mutate into will grant you unique abilities that will aid (or possibly hinder) your progress through the mutant infested game world. As well as using your mutant powers, you’ll also be able to use objects in the environment against the monsters and you can have up to four players playing simultaneously if you fancy some back-up against the mutant hordes.
It’s a fun looking game that looks set to offer plenty of variety on each playthrough thanks to the randomly generated level design and nice selection of monsters to fight or morph into. A gleefully grotesque sewer crawling adventure well worth dipping a tentacle into.
UPDATE: This Beta Is No Longer Available