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"Normally, jumping off a building is incredibly stupid. But don't worry, this is the future, so you get points for it. Now who's incredibly stupid?"
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AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, abbreviated as AaAaAA!!!, is an indie game from Dejobaan Games, released in September of 2009.

Enter an Alternate History version of Boston, Massachusetts in the year 2011. In 1982, weird floating mountains and buildings descended from space and people now live in them. The player takes the role of a daredevil who BASE jumps off of these floating objects.

Gameplay consists of freefalling in First-Person view from the top of the level to the bottom, getting close to as many buildings or solid objects as possible on the way down. Each object you near earns you a "kiss". Staying near an object earns you "hugs." You can smash through colored scoring plates and smack into birds. After acquiring the relevant upgrades, you can give a thumbs-up to supporters, flip off protesters, use Caffeine Bullet Time and spraypaint graffiti onto the sides of municipal structures. Oh, and you need to use a wingsuit to land safely, otherwise... splat.

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All of the above actions earn you points which lead to star ratings, which get you teeth, which allow you to unlock other levels in the game as well as some tutorial videos and slightly weirder things like a meditation exercise to help you relax- and another to do just the opposite. The game overall has a very tongue-in-cheek presentation, with tutorial levels having a tape-rewinding sound at the end, lengthy level and achievement names, and humorous descriptions for said levels. The game even keeps track of bones broken, namely all of them if you crash land.

A sequel, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - For the Awesome, was released in 2011. It contains 43 new levels, plus all the levels of the first game, along with introducing new mechanics such as invulnerability plates.


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"A Reckless Disregard For Tropes":

  • Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: Well, not a battlefield per se. You do kill a few birds here and there.
  • Black Comedy
  • Bottomless Pits: Miss the end-level landing plate(s) and you fall into one of these.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The name of the Summer sale achievement. Air. Wind. Sun. Pain. I Am All of This, and Your Mom Makes a Fine Pasta Dinner
  • Caffeine Bullet Time: Slamming the triple espresso during gameplay will cause your screen to turn red, time to slow and Lights become MUCH brighter
  • Catchphrase: Nevin - "More news at midnight."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: "Nevin here, with the news."
  • Continuity Nod: Apparently there's three movies about jumpers, one of which is titled AirWindSunPain.
  • Crapsack World: Many of the news broadcasts in game hint at this.
    • It gets worse in For The Awesome, right into Darker and Edgier territory. Gravity implies your jumping is just a bit of harmless fun (apart from people dying, of course), but the plot of Awesome involves the authorities cracking down hard on the sport, making the new jumps protests as part of an active rebellion.
      • Though things get better in Ugly Baby (which takes place in the AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA continuity), where apparently the authorities just stop caring.
  • Excited Show Title!: Hilariously Zig-Zagged. The first half of the title is Exaggerated, while the second half is traditionally capitalized and contains no punctuation.
  • Flipping the Bird: The player character can give the British two-fingered variety to protesters objecting to his antics.
  • Generic Graffiti: The player character can spray various tags onto municipal structures as he hurtles past them, such as "Giant Robot Pornography" or "Dejobaan Sucks".
  • Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act: Discussed at the end of the video that gives advice on accidental time travel, with the guy stating that people have tried it before.
  • Identical Stranger: Referenced in the achievement title, "I am One in a Million, and There Are Six Thousand People in the World Exactly Like Me".
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The news anchors occasionally mention the player character as a mysterious base jumper who calls themself "Player one".
  • Long Title:
    • The game title itself.
    • Achievement Titles:
      • I am One in a Million, and There Are Six Thousand People in the World Exactly Like Me
      • Air. Wind. Sun. Pain. I Am All of This, and Your Mom Makes a Fine Pasta Dinner.
      • I Have Jumped Beyond the Powers of Two, and Have Lived to Tell the Tale
      • I Have Broken More Glass Than a Finely Corpulent Opera Singer, and Love Myself For It
      • I am at Risk of Contracting Mononucleosis, Which is Known Colloquially as the Kissing Disease
      • The Rhylos and Skaery Memorial Achievement, for Which We Will Honor Them
      • I Avoid Sleep Wherever Possible, So I Played AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAAA!!! a Whole Lot
    • Level Names:
      • "Mash Face Against Mountain."
    • Dejobaan is on record stating that they could call their games something sensible, like Xtreme Base Jumping, but then they wouldn't have the fun of being able to say "This is our game, it's called AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA."
  • Overly Long Scream: The game title itself. Dejobaan is on record stating that they could call their games something sensible, like Xtreme Base Jumping, but then they wouldn't have the fun of being able to say "This is our game, it's called AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA."
  • Nintendo Hard: For The Awesome has the "Awesome" levels, which are brutal meatgrinders - long levels, tiny gaps, and mobile scenery. Thankfully, some levels have checkpoints which are spawn points in the event of the player plowing into a building at terminal velocity.
  • Non-Lethal K.O.: Pretty much every game over text tells you that most of your bones are broken. One screen even outright tells you that "you're not quite dead".
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Remember to deploy your wingsuit! If you don't do it early enough, you won't offset your speed enough.
  • Shout-Out: The intro to For The Awesome mentions President Clark extending martial law.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: One level invites you to be a guinia pig to test out a new level, where you have to hit objects from the side.
  • Unlockable Content:
    • Content is unlocked from teeth awarded in-game.
    • The lower levels use kneecaps.
  • You Have Researched Breathing: To flip people off, you need the "Flip-it Glove". Or thumbs-up your fans, for that matter.
  • Your Mom: The name of the Summer sale achievement. Air. Wind. Sun. Pain. I Am All of This, and Your Mom Makes a Fine Pasta Dinner

Alternative Title(s): A Reckless Disregard For Gravity, Aa Aa AA, Aa Aa AAA Reckless Disregard For Gravity

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