Sometimes, a game comes along and it leaves you asking a lot of questions. Mainly, “What on earth were they thinking/smoking when they made this game?” or “Why am I having so much fun? I really shouldn’t be, it’s the most homoerotic thing i’ve taken part in!” – Mount your Friends is an extremely simple concept; shuffle onto the goat and climb vertically or horizontally, sticking to each point without running out of time, falling to the hazard zones or launching yourself into oblivion. It’s brilliant and is a hoot playing online with 3 other buddies.
There are various single player challenges to tackle such as Fencing, King of the Goat, Coin Run and custom mounting… yes, you can create custom games to fulfill every desire you’ve ever had.
The main fun comes from multiplayer. Up to four players take it in turns to mount the goat. You have a choice of stages, each offers its own little challenges as well as the host having the ability to customise the gravity, timer and mounter’s appearance. Speaking of appearance, the game is mod friendly, allowing you to import your custom heads and bodies. I seem recall from a reliable source, you can also mod the “wang” (the floppy muscle that adorns all players). Much fun.
The audio and visual side of things won’t win any awards, however, the main theme tune is extremely catchy. This is pure physics-based joy and is great when played with friends and some beer. Oh, and a controller. The game is an Xbox Live Arcade port and, although it does support a mouse and keyboard, it’s simply much easier and feels more natural using a controller. Wilko will never learn.
Steam reports I’ve played MYF for over 26 hours. It’s not surprising really as the average game, with 3 to 4 players can last up to 30-40 minutes. My only request from this game is more levels and perhaps a sheep to mount as well. If you’re after some slightly disturbing “jigglebone” fun, have a sense of humour and don’t mind a little homoerotica in your games, you could do a lot worse than to spend £2 on this little beaut. Highly recommended.
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