Sexy Hiking

By: Derek Yu

On: August 13th, 2007

Sexy Hiking

I predict that Sexy Hiking will be (is) a polarizing game. I think it’s going to break down like this: 90% of the people who play the game are going to be horrified by the shit graphics and profane difficulty, and dismiss it as having no redeeming value. 9% are going to get somewhere in the game and appreciate the unique game mechanics and maybe even the inherent humor in it. The last 1% will probably praise the game as pretentious abstract art, calling it the “canonical masterpiece of the Neo-Expressionist Game Movement” or some such nonsense.

Well, as it is with these things, I prefer to think of it as being a little bit of everything. The game definitely has terrible graphics, and when you open the title screen, you’ll think it’s a joke (X-Files theme song in midi format?). And it is extremely difficult… getting past the first obstacle in the game is like playing that board game “Operation” with a pair of pliers. But maybe that’s what makes this game so engaging… the fact that every new area seems totally impossible at first, and there is NOTHING THERE TO HELP YOU SAVE YOUR OWN GRIT. Making ground in this game is grueling, and the satisfaction is paired with equal amounts of frustration.

It’s actually kind of refreshing to see, in this day and age where every game has to hold your hand and breastfeed you until you’re three-fourths of the way through the game.

  • Farmergnome

    Oh jesus, this is rivaling shaq fu for the title of worst game ever, Shaqfu, master of shaquito, roflcakes.

    I seconds the B-Game contest, I am somehow drawn to horrible games, they are… awesome.

  • http://leakypig.neverlietofascists.com/ Raincoatduck

    The people have spoken Derek! B-Game contest!

    It would be fun to make up back stories for the games too. Like, them being developed by a 70 year old Russian woman who is obsessed with the E.T. game for the Atari 2600.

  • http://leakypig.neverlietofascists.com/ Phil Jones

    Reminds me of Elastomania a bit. In many ways. And everyone loves that game.

  • King-N

    B-Game contest FTW!

  • rinkuhero

    How would someone praise a game for being pretentious?

  • Twisted Rabbit

    i think the background of the title screen alone is worth the download

  • Calanctus

    Adam just can’t appreciate a real work of art when he sees it. :(

  • Neon

    Hey, why don’t we just chop the tree down? couldn’t get past it.

  • edenb

    I originally gave this game an “8” in my review, but then someone changed it. Anyway, I love/hate this game. Sexy Hands 2 (there’s no sexy hands 1), also by Jazzuo is worth playing (if you’re one of the 9% that liked this game)

  • http://triplet.xf.cz/ Triple T

    “I predict that Sexy Hiking will be (is) a polarizing game.”
    I recommend you playing the other Jazzuo‘s games as some of them were significantly more “polarizing”.

    “This game made indie baby Jesus cry!”
    No, this game made Jesus cry.

  • MattC

    I thought level 4 took place in front of a waterfall. Then I saw clouds, so I guess it must be raining real hard?

    I actually found the game relatively easy once you know what to do. But until then, it is incredibly hard. I love the control mechanic (idea)!

  • Ilia Chentsov

    >Hey, why don’t we just chop the tree down? couldn’t get past it.

    Cause it’s a *hammer*.

  • I Like Cake

    You could try beating it into submission, maybe?

  • Butzo

    Jazzuo is to video games as Handre de Jarge is to art.

  • http://www.g4g.it FireSword

    Inappropriate and pathetic, the game about Jesus (if i understand is the same author).The Shit is inside our body sometimes it comes out in electronic form.. The important is not to be fanatics, in both way of the coin..

    Oh and Triple T was really necessary to put that link? i see many shits already in my town.. don ‘t need an extra view..

    Peace.

  • Ilia Chentsov

    How to finish the first level, put to the music from *Jeeves and Wooster*:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZf8XuudWes

  • Cube

    what’s that music from level 3? I swear I know it.

    Anyway, this game, to me at least, is fun because it feels like you’re breaking the game or doing something the creator did not intend to win. The irony is that the creator DID intend that, and you’re just feeling special for no reason.

    Plus the bricks are great.

  • Wolfrider

    I think this is gaming’s first official B-game. Something so bad it’s good.

  • MattC

    I just lost my hammer in some glitch and was messing around and found that OH MY GOODNESS YOU CAN WALK? (Though honestly it’s not really helpful at all.)

    Then, on a whim, I hit F1 and OH MY GOODNESS YOU CAN HANG ON THE ROPE??

    I then proceeded to beat the game twice. Its a great news isnt it??

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  • 21GP

    AWESOME

  • Ffgsgsg

    There isnt levels…u never got past the tree did you lol

  • G.F. Ahrun

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  • G.F. Ahrun

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  • Lemon

    Comment passing by after like 10 years…suup guys!!!

  • Ggfsfsf

    idk what your talking about, maybe they aren’t levels, but there are definitely different stages, and stage 2 is 100% a bitch.

    Ha, put you in your place you 7 year old comment on a 10 year old comment on a 10 year old game xD

  • lemon

    how to download this

  • Matheus Felizola

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