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Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest
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Console: Nintendo GameCube
Year: 2002
RFG ID #: U-076-S-00470-A
UPC: 730865610013 (00100)
Developer: Saru Brunei
Publisher: Atlus
E (ESRB): Suggestive Themes , Violence

Genre: Simulator
Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: GameCube Optical Disc x1
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  • 105 of 7622 collectors (1.3%) have this game in their collection
  • 18 of 7622 collectors (0.2%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 1 of 7622 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.

The premise of Cubivore is quite simple and not to absurd. Your character wants to become the strongest beast in the wild. Its how you get there that really shows how unique this game is.

You start as the head of a little piggy with a small world to explore. As you wander around you notice some of the other animals have limbs of various colors. Being only a head and one colorless limb, you really have limited options as to what to do, and you really are jealous of those tasty looking limbs. After viciously tearing the limbs off a possibly unsuspecting beast and chowing down on it you start to feel funny. OMG I'M MUTATING!!! Viola your limbs have now changed colors. Now you are feeling a bit tougher and can perhaps take one some beasts with multiple limbs. Knowing that the Killer Cubivore (the current strongest beast around) has 6 limbs you still have a long way to go. You figure that if you can destroy and become the King of over 100 different beasts you will probably have a chance at beating him.

Now it is not just as simple as eating new beasts and gaining new limbs. No no no. It is a lot more fun than that. It is all about the ladies. After defeating a boss (one of Killer Cubivores underlings) you get a piece of much sought after raw-meat. These upgrade your limbs and let you do fancy things such as run, jump further, target your opponents, etc. But more importantly, the ladies just love raw-meat. Whether it be your raw-bone, raw-shnoz, or any other raw-limb you may have they just cant resist. Its time to mate. The more different beasts you have demolished the more the ladies will want to breed with you. In my game, I had up to 21 females mate with me at the same time for a little off-screen action.

After the ladies have serviced your character, many of them will bear you some offspring. But they look different somehow. OMG THEY HAVE AN EXTRA LIMB!!! You get to choose your favorite child and have your consciousness transferred into them and the rest are apparently discarded.

After repeating this process enough times the Ulti-MATE female takes notice. A sexy piggy like you cant stay single forever. After praying mantis like relations you become reborn as a one-limbed bear. Bears can apparently grow more limbs than pigs so that is a good thing.

You may have noticed in the pictures that this looks like a launch game for the original Playstation and not a top-notch Gamecube title. Trust me its done intentionally and makes for a truly unique art style that simply cant be described as pleasing, but it really is.

The music is very light and Pikminesque. It really helps keep a positive fun feel to the game amidst all the carnage of tearing limbs and terrified screams from other animals. The tunes do pick up a bit when facing boss characters though. Gets your blood pumping for the battle.

Cubivore should take you around 10-12 hours to finish the first time around with a good chunk of extra work to do for those completionists out there. It really is a lot of fun just looking around for different color combinations to mutate into, and who doesn't love choosing a favorite child to transfer your own mind into? Isn't that what most parents of children in sports wish they could do (and probably a little limb tearing too)?

Final Score 9.0/10

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