Updated: Feb 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!
Video by BossBattleChannel
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
Video by Dapper Gaming
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
Video by Yzzyxz
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!
Video by NintendoComplete
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
Video by Mass Refuge
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
Video by tatsurdcacocaco
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.