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PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist

is a 2D side-scrolling action-adventure platform video game developed and published by Canada-based indie development studio Outerminds Inc., in collaboration with... read more

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Status: Released
Release: 10-Dec-2015

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is a 2D side-scrolling action-adventure platform video game developed and published by Canada-based indie development studio Outerminds Inc., in collaboration with PewDiePie.

The game was released for iOS and Android on September 24, 2015 and became the top-grossing paid game in the United States App Store less than two hours after its release. The Microsoft Windows and OS X versions were released on December 10, 2015, with additional co-op mode.

PewDiePie had long-time aspirations for launching his own video game, and in December 2014, he revealed to his fans that he was collaborating with Outerminds Inc. to make a PewDiePie themed video game. He was heavily involved in the game’s development to ensure that it would turn out the way his fans would have liked.

The game includes references to previous videos and pop culture, with CinammonToastKen, Markiplier, Cryaotic (Cry),JackSepticEye and CutiePieMarzia lending voices.

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Gameplay

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is a two-dimensional platform game that is set in a fictional universe. The game focuses on a barrel army attempting to steal PewDiePie’s YouTube fans. The player has to go on an adventure to save them, facing several quests including defeating bosses and collecting Brocoins. Playable characters include PewDiePie, CutiePieMarzia, and their pet pugs.

The game features voice acting from a handful of YouTubers besides PewDiePie, such as CutiePieMarzia, CinnamonToastKen, Markiplier, JackSepticEye and Cryaotic. It includes many references to characters and in-jokes found in Kjellberg's YouTube videos, including his character's hatred for barrels.

There are four difficulty settings for each level in the game: Easy, Hard, Bro and Pug Mode (this one unlocked after completing the level on Bro difficulty and after completing the game). Difficulty dictates the level design and number of hearts (health point sytstem upgradeable from 6 to 16 per character using Brocoins) taken off by damage upon contact with an enemy or boss: generally 1 on Easy, 2 on Hard and 4 on Bro. Both Bro and Pug modes remove the checkpoints. Pug Mode is similar to the YOLO difficulty in Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, where you take control of either Edgar or Maya (PewDiePie's pugs), both having only 1 heart of health, meaning that any damage means instant death and respawning at the start of the level.

Character powerups can be bought using Brocoins on the "pants menu", the in-game shop. Powerups include the BroFist, 360NoScope, invincible duck, Dr Crab healing, time warp and much more.

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Synopsis

Plot

The game begins with PewDiePie ending a vlog on "how to make bread using your buttcheeks." Soon after he uploads it, he finds his most recent video to be unwatched, to his surprise. Soon after, a barrel tries to attack him unsuccessfully. He finds CutiePieMarzia and the pugs, Edgar and Maya, and the keys to the car. Just before he leaves with the pugs, the Barrel King announces that PewDiePie's fans have been captured in order to find out about the Legendary Brofist, to which he has no memory of. Instantly, he leaves, while Marzia lays in bed while eating snacks.

Just as PewDiePie drives into the highway, General Barrel appears with a tank. PewDiePie manages to evade him temporarily, before being stranded on a car with him about to be shot. However, Markiplier picks him up on his stealth jet bought online, but due to the cost of jet fuel, he is left on a smaller biplane. General Barrel then appears again with his hovering tank, but is defeated and ultimately killed in the process. Due to a change of plans, though, he ends up going to the North Pole.

PewDiePie manages to get to the North Pole, where he finds Shannon, a female shark and fangirl, and rescues her from the barrels. Soon after, he meets CinammonToastKen on top of a steep cliff which PewDiePie is unable to climb. He soon finds Stephano, a small talking golden statue, who he uses as a grappling hook to climb up, but unfortunately forgets him and leaves him behind. In a cave, he meets Generoll Barrel, the brother of General Barrel, who had heard of his death by PewDiePie, but is defeated by the help of CinnamonToastKen's smelling senses. Just before he dies, Generoll Barrel contacts Barrel King about his defeat, who, in reply, hires an unnamed mercenary. CinammonToastKen then stays behind to ensure PewDiePie is not being followed.

After PewDiePie ventures further, he frees JackSepticEye after a failed trap meant for PewDiePie. In return, JackSepticEye leads him out with the help of his "eye", who is a pet of his and can shoot lasers, and Africa, the location of the Barrel King's base. They find the exit blocked by Jennifer, a talking female rock and obsessed fangirl, who is moved by the eye. At the exit, JackSepticEye stays behind to also ensure PewDiePie is not being followed, to his dismay. He exits to the mystic forests of Transylvania, and is picked up by Markiplier again after being called.

Markiplier then drops off PewDiePie at Africa. After a long journey, he eventually finds out that the hired mercenary is FalconLover, a less-known YouTuber and transspecies of a human amd giraffe. After being defeated, he confesses that he wanted to be noticed, and he tells PewDiePie to download an app called "UFOGO" in order to get to the base, to his dosappointment at first before being picked up by a UFO. Along the way, he finds Cryaotic, a fellow unidentified YouTuber. Soon after, they are both dropped off at the Moon. They both are about to kiss, until Marzia knows what's going on. Embarrassed, Cry leaves, to PewDiePie's dismay.

He then finds the secret base of the Barrel King, along with his fans captured in glass cells. The Barrel King, who is a gigantic barrel with a crown and robe, is then defeated, and the fans are freed, but is still alive. Then, PewDiePie begins to levitate with him glowing, as the fans crumble together to create the Legendary Brofist. The Barrel King asks PewDiePie why it works for him, to which he replies that love was the answer. Instantly, the Barrel King is crushed and killed, while everyone celebrates.

After the end credits, the Barrel King's remains are seen being carried by the Barrels.

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Characters

Playable characters

  • PewDiePie, a Swedish YouTuber who makes gaming videos and has two pugs, Edgar and Maya (who travel with him in the game). He is the main protagonist of the game, and possesses the Legendary Brofist.

  • CutiePieMarzia, PewDiePie's girlfriend and fellow YouTuber who makes fashion videos. In the game, she travels with Edgar and Maya.

  • Markiplier, one of PewDiePie's friends and YouTuber who also makes gaming videos. In the game, he travels with his companion Tiny Box Tim.

  • CinnamonToastKen, another friend of PewDiePie and YouTuber who wears a bear hat in his gaming videos. In the game, he travels with his two corgis, Jackie and Betty.

  • Jacksepticeye, a fellow YouTuber and another friend of PewDiePie, he also does gaming videos and usually vlogs. In the game, he travels with Septic Eye Sam, his mascot.

  • Cryaotic, another friend of PewDiePie and a gaming YouTuber who is also known as Cry and ChaoticMonki. His face and identity is secret, as portrayed in the game.

  • Duck, a secret unlockable character in the game. Is a duck. Replaces a character when playing a level in which the character is used in a cutscene (i.e. in the level "Highway Frenzy" when Markiplier is using his jet).

Villains

  • Barrel King, the main antagonist of the game, and leader of the Barrels, a species of barrel engineered to contain humans. He captures PewDiePie's fans in order to find out the secret of the Legendary Brofist.

  • General Barrel, the General of the Barrels.

  • Generoll Barrel, the brother of General Barrel who lives in the North Pole.

  • FalconLord, a transspecies of a human and giraffe, who does "360 noscopes", and YouTuber who spams PewDiePie's channel for recognition. He uses comically bad grammar.

  • EmoKeebo, a keyboardist who plays the background music of the levels.

  • A cow fangirl of PewDiePie who blows up whenever she is near.

  • The Illuminati, a secret group who controls the government. They appear once as a rotating triangular spaceship who fires at PewDiePie.

Allies

  • Shannon, a female shark and a fangirl of PewDiePie who is ultimately rescued by PewDiePie himself.

  • Stephano, a characterized golden statute who is friends with PewDiePie. Found in the first level, though left behind when used to help PewDiePie climb up a cliff.

  • Jennifer, a characterized female rock and obsessed fangirl of PewDiePie. Initially blocks the exit of a mine, but later in the game she is found in space.

  • All of PewDiePie's fans (or bros), who are rescued by PewDiePie at the end of the game.

Reception

The game has been generally well received. Many reviewers praise the classic 8-bit-style graphics filled with references to games and YouTube culture. The Guardian gave the game a score of 4 out of 5 stars and described it as a "carefully crafted touchscreen platformer that knows its gaming history." The game was also a financial success, grossing over $100,000 the day of its release in the United States.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, which is released under the CreativeCommons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.




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