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Mr. Bill



Humorous, and less sadistic version of SNL fav clay guy.

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Ease of play

The controls are pretty simple, but the games moves at a fast enough pace to provide a pretty solid challenge.


Mr. Bill is a clay man, so any damage done to him is done to clay, not human flesh. Still, he gets very beaten and battered in the game. He can get set on fire, for instance. Or impaled through the chest on a tall pike.

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Mr. Bill is an old character from 1970's-era Saturday Night Live. That fact doesn't really come into play here, though.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mr. Bill is an action-arcade game, the main play element of which inovlves shooting a clay man out of a cannon and making him flap his arms to stay aloft as he soars over dangerous obstacles. Slapstick violence is played for laughs throughout. The running joke is that, because Mr. Bill is made of clay, he can be hurt over and over and still keep coming back for more. The violence perpetrated against Mr. Bill here, though, pales in comparison to what was done to him on SNL .

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MR. BILL, the game, does a decent job of recreating the subversively satirical spirit of the old "Mr. Bill" sketches that appeared on Saturday Night Live in the '70s. In the old shorts, the clay hero was always being destroyed by his nemesis, Sluggo -- a human hand. Here, Sluggo "helps" Mr. Bill get new jobs when he needs money for his clay family. It would have been nice if there was more variety to the game, though. It's generally entertaining to make Mr. Bill fly through the air, trying to bounce him off of safe things, and avoid getting him impaled, mauled, or barbecued -- but while there are many, many levels to play through, they're pretty much all just like that. The Mr. Bill concept cries out for more creative forms of clay destruction.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:October 4, 2010
Category:Action Games
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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Parent Written bymrporkface11 April 27, 2012

I'm staring into your soouuul...jk

You gotta admit.....that face creeps me stares into your soul.
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Too much violence


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