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    Posted on Oct. 12, 2015

    Why "Math Circus" Is The Most Important Game Of Our Generation

    It's time.

    Let's take a moment to remember the glory days, the days of Math Circus.

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    Perhaps the most important game of our generation.

    It was a series of circus-themed mini games that taught us everything we ever needed to know about math, and more importantly, everything we needed to know about ourselves.

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    To the people who thought this game was easy, think again.

    You could slowly work your way up the difficulty metre.

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    And the higher the difficulty, the sweatier your little hands became.

    It was a game that challenged you. I mean, after increasing to harder levels, games that you previously thought were for babies would suddenly GET REAL.

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    This isn't a just game anymore. This is my life.

    And you experienced powerful emotions. There were highs and lows.

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    There was nothing more satisfying than helping your little trapeze guy cross safety.

    And there was nothing more heartbreaking that letting him down.

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    Moments like these were what triggered your use of swear words.

    But seriously. Some of these games were HARD.

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    This is hell.

    Like REALLY hard.

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    So. Many. Numbers.

    And most of the other games were only easy because you would play them 500 times and learn from trial and error.

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    Putting your finger on the screen for the canon game also helped a lot.

    There were cute games...

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    And some truly terrifying ones.

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    Don't forget about that witch and dragon game that literally involved ZERO MATH.

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    But somehow it was still one of the hardest games?

    And you spent hours trying to save Marvel The Magician from that evil witch, by avoiding dragons and whatever the hell that lion creature was.

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    Hello? We need more backstory here. Are we in love with Marvel? Will this help me with my multiplication quiz next week?

    Finally, after risking your life to save Marvel, he would reward you with a handshake. A HANDSHAKE.

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    Marvel The Magician, the original fuccboi.

    But besides that, Math Circus always gave you what you wanted: An excuse to use the computer while pretending to learn stuff.

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    When in reality, everyone knew you were having the goddamn TIME OF YOUR LIFE.

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