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Review: Dere Evil Exe review – Retro platformer that bursts through the fourth wall

Dere Evil Exe review - Retro platformer that bursts through the fourth wall Dere Evil Exe is a game that wants to make you hurt, but it also wants to make you smile. Often at the same time.

It’s also a bit of a smarty pants show off, busting through the fourth wall at will and liberally scattering gaming references over everything.

It makes for a bizarre, frustrating, sinister, and faintly exhausting experience. In other words, it left me with mixed feelings.

Meaty portal

Despite its oddball nature, Dere Evil Exe is surprisingly easy to describe: Super Meat Boy meets Portal just about covers it.

The game’s hardcore and slightly grisly pixel-art platforming made me think of the former game, although the levels scroll along like Mario – if Mario had ingested the wrong kind of mushroom – and work in puzzle elements.

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