–Author’s warning

I’m a fan of TVtropes and old school platformer games. When I stumbled across the TVtropes article for Eversion, I knew it was something I was going to have to try. If you want to play Eversion, as I know you do, you should stop reading this article and download it right now. It’s free, and it’s totally worth it. It’s a kick in the pants!

It isn’t quite your standard platformer experience. The “eversion” power your character has is an interesting little gameplay mechanic, and besides jumping (especially on enemies) it’s about the only thing you can do. Collect the gems and save the princess! (If you want a little spoiler, look up the word “eversion” in the dictionary.) That being said, albeit in parentheses, the best way to play Eversion is at night, in the dark, with surround sound.

If you don’t have the time to play the game, you can get an excellent feel for how bizarre the game is by watching a blind Let’s Play of the game by QuantumCrayons, on YouTube. (Profanity warning, probably not suitable for young children.) The TVtropes page for the game is spoileriffic but I’ll admit that even knowing what I was walking into didn’t stop me from getting the heebie jeebies.

The game isn’t terrible difficult, and I’m willing to say that if you enjoyed Portal, think of this as the old-school, Mario Brothers version of that. Just keep in mind, it’s only a game, none of the things you see are real. Press the Evert button to continue. O_O