As a writer for a gaming site, it can be pretty difficult explaining exactly what we do when asked by inquisitive parents or grandparents who haven't got the foggiest about the internet and games. Today is most certainly one of those days.
Yes, you read the headline correctly: launching today on Nintendo Switch is Save Farty, a trivia game starring a very gassy chicken who relies on you to save its life. The game has you answering "a series of absurd and ridiculous" questions – get one wrong, and poor old Farty meets his demise in a variety of different, but always violent, ways.
Save Farty's publisher, the binary family, has described the game as "a real low point in worldwide trivia games," going on to call it "the sickest game that can be enjoyed alone or with friends since Russian Roulette." It's even published a parody news video (see above), just to remind us how 'bad' it really is.
We can't deny that part of us has been left hugely intrigued, and we imagine a fair few of you will have a similar feeling brewing in your gut – unless it's just wind, of course.
The game is said to boast more than 4,000 multiple choice questions and 50 brutal death animations; you even have three lifelines Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-style, and unlockable animations and sounds are said to lower the tone even further as you make progress.
If you want to give this one a go, you can grab it from the eShop today for $6.99 / £6.99. Let us know if you'll be buying it by letting out a comment below.
Ironically terrible is still terrible.
Having to play a game while that thing with the giant eyes stare at me is the last thing I want to do
They say controversy wrong. I thought brits say controv-a-see.
I'll wait for the mini-review Ryan<333 haha I don't know anything about this game. The word "Fart" in the title seemed too tryhard for me to take it seriously. I welcome being wrong though. I will look into this now, out of curiosity.
That was an interesting promotional video…dunno if I'd call it good or not.
...How am I supposed to insult the game when they are already doing it themselves and in such high quality?..
This is incredibly unfair, though I guess I appreciate the honesty...
This game stinks...
On a slightly more serious side note: I'll let this one, erm... fly, until I can grab it from the eShop for about a buck or two, because it honestly isn't worth more than that, in my opinion. Fun to play with your kids perhaps, because they'll appreciate the "funny" part of it, but some of the questions will probably be way too hard for them, so it's a bit of an odd mix to say the least.
My Switch will be holding this one in...
I'll pass. But not gas, unlike this chick.
...so answer trivia with a flatulent chicken and some friends...
...a Smarty Farty Party then?
"You haven't played anything quite like this."
Nor do I want to. Moving on.
Maybe I'll pick it up on a sale or something, looks funny, and besides Jack games, there aren't really many decent trivia games on Switch as far as I'm aware.
And this comes after Nintendo stops games selling for under £2 on the eStore, which seems like the price point it should be at.
It won't be as good as Sigi: A Fart for Melusina. That's a decent game, though the farting is underused.
Really getting tired of this shovelware garbage.
Terrible concept. Looks terrible. Pass.
Really nice video advertisement for this. Not sure if i'd like to purchase the game though...
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