$13 Gets You a Handful of Great, Offbeat Adult Swim PC Games

Jazzpunk, Super House of Dead Ninjas, Soundodger, and more can be yours--some for the price of your choosing.

Humble Bundles are released on such a routine basis that I often think little of them anymore, but the latest weekly bundle featuring Adult Swim-published games has caught my eyes by offering up some quality games at a low price.

You might not associate Adult Swim with games, but the company's gaming branch--appropriately titled Adult Swim Games--has been responsible for a number of excellent, often offbeat games (well, except Super Comboman). These include games like Jazzpunk, a hilarious first-person adventure game, and Super House of Dead Ninjas, a fantastic, retro-style action-platformer.

Both of these games are among the seven available through this Humble Bundle, though just which you get depends on how much you're willing to pay. You can get three games (Soundodger+, Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe, and Fist Puncher) at any price, two more if you beat the average purchase price (Super House of Dead Ninjas, Volgarr the Viking, plus DLC for several of these games and a demo of Westerado: Double Barreled), and another two (Jazzpunk and Super Comboman) if you pay $13 or more. Bundles with physical items like keychains and t-shirts are available when your purchase price reaches $30 or $75, but the real stars of the bundle are the games.

For all of the games (and DLC) you get here, $13 an excellent price; Jazzpunk is one of the more memorable experiences with a game I've had in recent years, and Soundodger's soundtrack is fantastic--though you'll want to be sure to play the game with a mouse, not a controller.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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interabangent
interabangent

@MrBlondeX We are currently aware of some of the critiques of the game and have spent a considerable amount of time listening to the reviewers and the gaming community on feedback to make changes. We have since the time of the review, released several major updates and will continue to do so. Our next major update is coming next week and it will add quite a few new things to the game and is very solid. If anyone here has any feedback positive or negative we are certainly open and welcome to it! All we can do is listen to the people and remain positive. Have you had the chance to play the latest update yourself @MrBlondeX? I can send you a key if need be and any critique would be welcome!

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

I like Humble Bundles. Some are pretty great. The one they had where you got pretty much every Serious Sam game was a great purchase. Recently, I spent a dollar and got three games, including The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, which has been a lot of fun. I usually treat Humble Bundles as a chance to get games I missed or didn't want to spend a lot on for cheap. Being able to name your own price is often a great incentive to purchase some of these games.

Zorlac
Zorlac

All of the games (except comboman) are fantastic. I had a great time with Super House of Dead Ninjas, and Volgarr especially.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Oh look, for 13 dollars you get Super Comboman, the game Gamespot gave 3/10 and which is 49/100 on Metacritic. Sure, it's paired with Jazzpunk, but I'd rather buy Jazzpunk separately then. Super Comboman and Jazzpunk is no super combo, man.

ggregd
ggregd

@Hurvl For $13 you get 7 games that would cost $75 if you bought them right now, and part or all of the money goes to charity.  That's a good deal even if one of them is a complete turd.  

Dwelling on the negative isn't good for you.

MrBlondeX
MrBlondeX moderatorstaff

@Hurvl Agreed that's the weakpoint of the bundle, but if you spend $6-$7 for the rest, the $13 option gets you Jazzpunk for only another $6-$7 (rather than $15 on Steam).