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Freedom Finger Review
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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Freedom Finger is a tongue in cheek game where you pilot a hand that can shoot from its middle finger. Along with the shooting, the game is music driven as you punch, grab, and pound enemies to smithereens. It takes the classic, Gradius and Nemisis shooting games in a comedic direction.

Attacks and enemies are affected by the music beat. Obstacles move in time with the beat and pauses in the current song will also freeze or stutter enemies. You can combat these enemies by the standard shooting, but also by punching projectiles back at them, or grabbing them and gaining their powers.

It's all a lot of silly fun, but really well produced, with a fully voiced, fully animated branching Story Mode starring Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Sam Riegel, and Eric Bauza. The original music comes from Aesop Rock. With 40 handcrafted levels over 13 worlds this will keep you entertained for some time.

Although the central premisce of the game is a rude finger gesture, there are optional "family friendly" modes that censor the middle finger or bleep swear words.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 27/09/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Rhythm and Shooting

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: widerightgames (@widerightgames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Freedom Finger usually costs £10.99 to £12.49.
 

Freedom Finger

XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.49
Switch Store Switch £10.99
The Rhyme Savers Update version on Switch offers new levels, enemies and attacks. This is included in the price and not available on other systems.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong language and the use of alcohol/tobacco. Sexual expletives and offensive language are frequently heard in both the game dialogue and the background music lyrics, including the words “motherfuck”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “bitchin’”, “bitchy”, “*!@?*”, “dick/s”, “dick-cheese”, “goddamn”, “horse-*!@?*”, “monkey-dick”, “pencil-dick”, “*!@?*-flap”, “prick”, “screw”, “*!@?*/s”, “*!@?*-bags”, “*!@?*-lips” and “*!@?*-stain”. Crude hand gestures such as giving the middle finger are also shown. Throughout the game, a main character is prominently depicted smoking cigars and drinking beer from a can.

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