Scott Pilgrim vs Space Harrier II: FREE retro parody and CHEAP oldschool sequel announced for iPhone

Scott Pilgrim throws powered-up punches and the attack of the giant Chinese dragons continues

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The Scott Pilgrim books are truly a product of their generation; you%26rsquo;d be hard pressed to find another graphic novel series with more veiled and overt references to gaming culture. Since he%26rsquo;s getting his debut on the silver screen in Scott Pilgrim vs the World this August, the promotional games are beginning to roll in like clockwork. Well here%26rsquo;s what they%26rsquo;ve come up with: Scott Pilgrim%26rsquo;s Punch-Out for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Scott Pilgrim is a bass playing Canadian hipster madly in love with one Ramona Flowers, a rather aloof damsel who might also be interested in Scott, kinda. Of course, before there can be even the suggestion to the allusion of hanky-panky, Scott will have to defeat her %26ldquo;Seven Evil Exes%26rdquo;. But wait! It gets better! They all have super powers! Exclamation point!

The game seems to be little more than a playable advertisement for the upcoming movie based on the comic series, with access to the film%26rsquo;s trailer, Facebook page, and the latest promotional Tweets listed as %26lsquo;features.%26rsquo; Still, it%26rsquo;s tough to do better than free, and that%26rsquo;s exactly what Pilgrim%26rsquo;s Punch-Out is. If you like the concept or if you love the series; you might as will kill some time with it.

Also, if you%26rsquo;re still in want for things to do, be sure to check out Space Harrier II, the Genesis classic by Sega, also from the Apple App Store.

It%26rsquo;s not quite free, but come on: you don%26rsquo;t have an extra 99 cents lying around?

July 22, 2010

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