South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge (2012)

by Nish
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South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge is a unique blend of humor, adventure, and action, allowing players to dive into the world of South Park like never before. Despite mixed reviews, it stands as a testament to the show’s enduring appeal and its capacity to translate its distinctive style into the realm of video games.


South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge combines the humor and satirical style of the beloved animated series with the engaging mechanics of a 2-D sidescroller. Players are tasked with navigating through challenging levels, employing each character’s unique abilities to thwart Tenorman’s plans.


“South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge” is a platform video game based on the American animated television series South Park. The game was developed by Canadian studio Other Ocean Interactive, in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios and Xbox Live Productions, and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released on March 30, 2012, on the Xbox Live Arcade service for the Xbox 360 video game console.

The game’s plot is narrated by the Wise One, a character from the Allied Atheist Alliance Otters. The story begins when Scott Tenorman, the half-brother and arch-nemesis of one of the main characters, Eric Cartman, sneaks into Cartman’s house at night and steals his Xbox 360 hard drive. This hard drive contains the progress of Cartman and his friends, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny, in games such as L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City. In fear of losing all their progress and having to replay all of those games, the boys give chase to Tenorman through a portal, not knowing where in time and space it will take them.

The boys emerge in the year 2546, which Tenorman has manipulated into his own image using his new army of Ginger robots. They fight through the robots as well as some creations stolen from Dr. Mephesto, eventually confronting Tenorman and destroying a colossal robotic incarnation of himself known as Robo-Tenorman 1.0 before he flees through another portal.

Returning to the present day, the boys enter the sewers to search for Mr. Hankey, who they believe can help them. Riding the Poo-Choo Train to Mr. Hankey’s home, he enables them to return to the sewers from anywhere on their travels through the use of “brown keys” before leaving the sewers and following Tenorman to Pi Pi’s Splashtown. They quickly escape after an encounter with a tsunami of urine before heading to Tynacorp.

The boys meet Towelie on their way through Tynacorp (although he proves to be of little use to them as a result of being high) and are able to defeat Tenorman’s henchman, ManBearPig. In the county dump, Tenorman challenges the boys to rescue Butters, playing in his house of junk, before he is unknowingly crushed by junkyard machinery. After saving him, they chase Tenorman into Heaven just as it is attacked by Satan’s army of demons.

The boys help St. Peter to fight back against the demons, eventually travelling into Hell and defeating the AntiChrist. After making their way through the jungles of Peru, the boys finally travel through a portal to Tenorman’s base, the Chili con Carnival. Fighting waves of robots throughout the theme park, they eventually corner Tenorman at his throne, where he reveals a significantly more powerful robotic incarnation, Robo-Tenorman 2.0, and proceeds to attack them.

Despite almost losing the hard drive to a pit of boiling hot chili, the boys eventually defeat Tenorman, finally taking back the hard drive. Thus, the game ends with the boys saving South Park and destroying Scott Tenorman once and for all.


Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny – the four main characters from the show, each with unique abilities; Scott Tenorman, the antagonist determined to get his revenge using his ginger army; various other characters from the South Park series make appearances throughout the game.


Players can switch between Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, each offering a distinct playstyle and special moves necessary to navigate the levels. The game includes a mix of platforming, combat, and puzzle-solving, with a heavy emphasis on cooperation in multiplayer mode. The varied environments and time periods keep the gameplay fresh and engaging.


While not without its flaws, South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge offers an entertaining experience for fans of the series. It captures the essence of South Park in a side-scrolling format, providing laughs, challenges, and a dose of nostalgia for those who have followed the show.

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