Updated: Sep 10
This article’s predecessor - Ten Levels and Games set Inside Something’s Body was originally published by Exclusively Games in October of 2019. At the conclusion of the article, we invited the Exclusively Games’ readership to suggest other games set in a similarly slimy setting. The response was fantastic, with many superbly icky suggestions sent in. Unfortunately, Exclusively Games went on hiatus before the follow-up article could be published. Therefore, I am publishing it here on Nomad’s Reviews.
So, without further ado, here are - in no particular order - 13 MORE Levels and Games set Inside Something’s Body - as Suggested by the Community. Thank you to everyone for your suggestions, some of which are for games even I haven’t heard of. Bonus points for finding such obscure examples.
NB - Unless stated otherwise, I have not personally played these levels and any errors are unintentional. If I get something wrong let me know in the comments section below.
1 ) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island - Prince Froggy’s Stomach
To escape the Froggy Prince’s stomach, Yoshi must swallow the prince’s subsequent meals - which appear to consist entirely of Shy-Guys. In typical fashion, Yoshi will then lay eggs which he then proceeds to shoot at the frogs, er, Uvula(?) until the frog, *ahem* ‘passes’ them out the other end.
World 3 Mini Boss Yoshi's Island Prince Froggy
Hang on, where are all those Shy Guys coming from? Was Kamek shrinking them to feed to The Froggy Prince too? The monster!
2) South Park: The Stick of Truth - Mr Slave’s Ass
Ah, South Park, the equal opportunities offender for whom nothing is too sacred or sensitive to lampoon. I have loved this show from the beginning. I ‘member when it really was made with cardboard cut-outs. South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG which captures the feel and tone of the TV series perfectly - which means it is every bit as controversial.
Especially memorable is the level where 'New Kid' must shrink himself down and crawl up Mr Slave’s Ass to disarm the ‘Snuke’ that has been inserted up there. The level draws inspiration from the infamous TV episode ‘Bass to Mouth’, and it is every bit as gross as it is hilarious.
Inside Mr Slave South Park: The Stick of Truth
Needless to say, this video is both NSFW and NSFC
3) Space Quest 6 - Inside Stellar Santiago
Space Quest 6 is a little-known comedic point-and-click adventure from the mid-'90s. I will confess to not having heard of it until it was suggested by one of our readers. The last section of the game sees our dim-witted hero, Roger Wilco, being shrunk down and injected, Fantastic Voyage style, into his girlfriend(?) to destroy the nanites she has been infected with. Hilarity ensues, including having to run away from a runaway gallstone!?
Space Quest VI
4) Ren and Stimpy – Veediots – Stimpy’s Mouth
Early ‘90s SNES platformer Ren and Stimpy - Veediots has an interesting premise. Ren and Stimpy become trapped in their own TV show and want to get out. Each level is based on an episode from the show.
One level - based on the episode ‘Ren’s Toothache’ sees Ren shrunk down and jumping around inside Stimpy’s mouth, complete with Tooth Beavers, gum holes, stinky breath, and delicious wriggling tooth nerves. (The tooth nerve being the tastiest part of the animal, and the Tooth Beaver knows this).
The Ren & Stimpy show - Veediots
And this is why you must always brush, floss and rinse twice a day!
5) System Shock 2 - The Body of The Many
PC exclusive cult classic System Shock 2 is widely regarded as one of the best sci-fi horror RPGs in existence, and I wholeheartedly agree. (This being one of the few games on this list which I have experienced first-hand.)
System Shock 2 spawned a far more famous spiritual successor - BioShock. If you own a PC and enjoyed immersive sims such as BioShock and Deus Ex, or the sheer horror of Dead Space then I cannot recommend this gem enough. Especially so when you can get it on Steam and GoG.com for well under £10 / $10.
Without giving away too many spoilers, the latter part of the game sees your cybernetically enhanced avatar traversing the inside of the sentient biomass of ‘The Many’, which has engulfed the ship and mutated its crew.
System Shock 2
6) Sunlust Mod for Doom 2 – The Womb
Sunlust mod for Doom 2 is an intensely challenging 32 level ‘MegaWad’. Its 17th level ‘Womb’ appears to take place in an area made of flesh. It is packed with so many enemies that using the BFG is pretty much mandatory. Watch the video to the end to see The Womb’s sadistic trolling. If you find Vanilla Doom 2’s campaign on Ultra-Violence too easy then Sunlust is for you. You can download the Sunlust mod from ModDB here.
Doom 2 Sunlust mod - The Womb
7) Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening - A Renewed Fear
In Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening half-demon Dante gets swallowed by a giant demonic flying sky whale. In many franchises, this would count as being something really quite unusual. In the world of Devil May Cry, it counts as a Tuesday. Dante takes it all in his stride, killing the leviathan from the inside and coming out as cocky as ever.
Devil May Cry 3 Mission 8 - A Renewed Fear
Another game I had not heard of before, so thank you for giving me a heads up about it. Privates is a freeware game for PC that was commissioned by British TV company Channel 4. It was aimed at teaching sexual health to boys and is absolutely hilarious. You play as a team of diminutive ‘privates’ that are sent into people’s privates to combat STIs.
Privates PC Gameplay HD
9) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Inside Jabu-Jabu’s Belly
The ‘Inside Jabu-Jabu’s Belly mission from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an unusual entry on this list, in that it takes place inside a giant creature which is benevolent. The enemies you face are parasites that have been making Lord Jabu-Jabu feel unwell - which has made him rather grumpy and ‘princess swallowy.’
Defeating the boss parasite will presumably make him feel better.
Oh, and don’t worry about the princess. You will meet her and she is fine. Apparently, she has been going inside Lord Jabu-Jabu’s belly since she was little, as you do.
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Inside Jabu-Jabu’s Belly
Oi Princess, you have legs, use ‘em!
10) Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Imagine you’re Bowser. Your attempts to overthrow the mushroom kingdom are constantly being thwarted by a mustachioed plumber and his brother. So, what do you do? Like any sane megalomaniac, you go visit a dodgy shop keeper you have never met before and eat the suspicious-looking mushroom he gives you. At which point you become a living vacuum cleaner which inhales everything in sight - including Mario and Co.
They live of course - and then must navigate around Bowser's body until they can escape. (This is a heavily truncated story synopsis of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, you can read the wiki via the link to get the complete picture.)
Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story
Bacteria is another game on this list that I had not heard of before a reader kindly suggested it. What little information about it I was able to find suggests it was made by a German developer called FIN Arts in the early 2000s and was allegedly inspired by the film Inner Space. It does not appear to be on GoG.com or Steam. If anyone knows anything more about it please let everyone know in the comments section below.
Bacteria PC gameplay
I have played many a Space Combat Sim, but never a ‘Cardiac Combat Sim’
12) Earthworm Jim - Intestinal Distress
Earthworm Jim was a firm favourite with gamers and TV viewers back in the ‘90s and for good reason. The TV show was hilarious, and the video game was one of the best platform shooters of the 16-Bit era. It was also surprisingly difficult. Its penultimate level, Intestinal Distress, takes place deep within the bowels - literally - of a giant unknown creature.
It’s probably a good thing that Jim doesn’t have a nose.
13) Blood - In The Flesh
Blood: In The Flesh
It makes me glad no one has invented Smell-O-Vision yet.
And that concludes our look at the rather icky levels and games set inside something’s body as suggested by you, our superb audience. It’s a fine list, including a wide range of genres and tones. Can you think of any others which were not covered here or in the previous article? If so, please let us know in the comments section below.
Iain is a 40+ author and gamer from England, who started his gaming journey on the Atari 2600 36 years ago. His specialities include obscure cult classics, retro games, mods and fan remakes. He hates all sports games and is allergic to on-line multi-player. Since he is British, his body is about 60% tea. He can be reached via Twitter at https://twitter.com/IainBaker17, and contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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