Scott Pilgrim vs The World is based off graphic novel series created by Bryan Lee O Malley. The plot is about main protagonist named Scott Pilgrim, who meets a girl named Ramona Flowers. In order to Scott Pilgrim to date Ramona. He has to defeat 7 Evil Exes to make Ramona Flowers. The graphic novel has a lot of video game references which I love. Graphic novel is published by Oni Press and becoming one of the most popular of all time. Scott Pilgrim success spawned a live action movie starting Chris Evens, Michael Cena, Brandon Routh and many other actors. Along with video game with same name developed by Ubisoft. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Game is a beat’em up with retro nostalgia filled in. The game was originally released in August 2010 then re-released as complete edition in 2021.
Players take control of supporting characters like Knives, Wallace, Kim, Stephen and Ramona. There is 7 stages and facing bosses (based on seven evil exes). Video game and film is very accurate to the graphic novel. Players can level up while fighting waves of enemies. You can buy items to upgrade your character to be powerful. Although in the movie, there were some alternate changes to some scenes from the graphic novel. But I love the effects and typographic that they took from the graphic novel. The flashback of Scott were taken out of the movie but in Adult Swim animation covers Vol 2. Where Scott meets Lisa and Kim Pine in the animation but wished there were more episodes. That being said, in this blogpost, I will breakdown some of the graphic novel even I haven’t read it. Along with key parts of the graphic.
Graphic Novel Breakdown
Scott Pilgrim is an awkward main character who a complicated love life. He dates girls like Knives, Envy Adams, Kim Pine and many other girls. The novel is not a typical love story but there is some fighting involved and super powers (Todd Ingram and Mattew Patel). Scott lives with his gay roommate named Wallace in Toronto Canada. He starts dating a 17 year old age girl named Knvies. The two hang out and Scott see Ramona Flowers. Scott gets fascinated with Ramona even trying to break up with Knives. He is in a band called “Sexy Bob-omb” to play for Battle of the Bands. Scott orders a package from Amazon to meet up with Ramona. The two hang out and Ramona tells Scott about her exes and her past relationship. Matthew Patel (1st evil ex) challenges Scott Pilgrim to a fight.
Scott wins course and Ramona reveals that she dated him and fight a lot of guys. Next up Scott faces off against Lucas Lee ( a movie star) which Ramona has a history with him too. Scott dares him to grind on the rail with skateboard to death. Throughout the story, Scott balance his love life with Knives and Ramona. Three evil ex Tood Ingram has dated Ramona but in a relationship with Envy Adams. Envy Adams and Scott Pilgrim had a past relationship with each other. Todd and Scott have a guitar hero like battle. Ramona and Envy fight to the death. Afterwards Vegan Police arrived to take Todd’s powers. Scott wins and gets a 1-up extra life. Four ex is Roxy Richter who is a ninja and in lesbian relationship with Ramona. Volume 4 was taken out of the movie but talks about Knives father and Subspace Highway.
In Volume 5, the Sex Bob-omb faces off against Katayangai Twins in musical battle. Scott is dumbfounded that Ramona dumps Scott Pilgrim for Gideon. He is sadden that Kim and Ramona is gone. Wallace send Scott Pilgrim to “wilderness sabbatical” meets up with evil twin Nega Scott in order to forget his relationship with Ramona. Scott merge with Nega Scott and go to confront Gideon Graves at a nightclub. Scott confronts Gideon and accepts responsibility from his past relationship to acquires “Power of Love Sword”. Gideon kills Scott and he awakens in a desert. Scott uses his extra life from his face with Todd. He understands now about his relationships and gets another weapon “Power of Understanding”. Ramona breaks free from Gideon and teams up with Scott to defeat him.
The graphic novel ends where Scott and Ramona going to Subspace Door. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a great and definitely great for video game fans. The game is very fun as well, if you love Konami style beat’em up 16- bit gaming. Scott Pilgrim vs The World soundtrack is done by Amamanaguchi, who is a rock band specialize in chiptune. You might hear some 8-bit nes style music in the game. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Complete Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Stadia and Amazon Luna. Along with buying Scott Pilgrim vs The World comics vol 1-6 on Amazon. Note: There is a script reading with the cast of live action Scott Pilgrim movie worth checking out. I think Scott Pilgrim Vs The Animation is on YouTube as well comic fan dub video.
Scott Pilgrim game fascinated me with it’s stunning pixel art graphics. Speaking of that the artist went did Rick and Morty In the Eternal Nightmare machine does Scott Pilgrim game. This brought some many memories playing Scott Pilgrim Vs The World video game all over again. Well I have re-brought for Nintendo Switch and love it some far. Now there is online and I have live stream it on Twitch. There is some twitch clips on my social media pages, make sure to follow them. In the graphic novel and movie, they have mention Bomberman, Final Fantasy and many more iconic games. This is the perfect video game like novel to read and support.
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