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Posts tagged “beat ’em up”

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Mother Russia Bleeds review

Living as we do, deep in the Age of Nostalgia, it’s easy to see why an old-school beat-em-up would appear out of the blue, complete with all the classic features – waves of enemies, four player co-op, destructible cars, weapons to pick up and throw at the bad guys. But, despite adding a few tweaks to the formula, Mother Russia Bleeds [official site] sticks so…

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Biff! Devolver Release Beat ‘Em Up Mother Russia Bleeds

Imagine if Devolver Digital were to publish a beat 'em up. It'd probably have gritty pixel graphics, right, and buckets of blood, guts, and cussing, yeah? An edgy setting and shocking scenes? That's about what I'd expect and - what a coincidence! - that's Mother Russia Bleeds [official site], a beat 'em up made by French studio Le Cartel and released by Devolver this very…

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Freeware Garden: Iron Snout

One of the most important thing we have all learned on the internet is that pigs are both smart and awesome. Now Iron Snout is here to teach us they can also make for excellent fighters, and it does so by being a lovely, fast-paced, vividly coloured and cartoon-y fighting game pitting a single heroic pig against countless wolves.

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds On PC Next Week

One has to love a prompt port. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds came out on Xbox 360 in February 2013, meaning that its PC port follows a mere 23 months on its heels. Its port is to be released via various digital distributors, including that really big one with all the money hats, on January 23rd. Battle Grounds is a side-scrolling brawler spin-off from the Phantom Breaker fighting series, with…

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Triple Dose Of Double Dragon Now On Steam And GOG

I can't help but feel that DotEmu, the publisher behind new Double Dragon re-releases, have missed a trick. Triple Dragon, anyone? Why, you could even apply a little arithmetic and go with Sextuple Dragon to spice the series up a bit. Still, even if you disagree with their naming policy, you've got to give DotEmu a pat on the back for continuing to port numerous retro…

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The Con Is Gone: Devil’s Dare

Devil's Dare is a realistic depiction of what would happen in the event of an invasion of creatures from horror and sci-fi movies at a games convention. Naturally, a group of gamers fight back against the beasties, which range from the expected (zombies) to the rather more unusual (there's a T-800 in there, if my eyes don't deceive me). The action takes the form of…

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At Long Last, It’s Martial Arts: Capoeira

Perhaps I shouldn't admit this, but one night last week I awoke drenched in cold sweat, my hands gripping the bedclothes as if they were the only viable scraps of flotsam to emerge from the splintered wreck of the good ship Sleep, which had been torn asunder by the crashing waves of doubt and the Kraken of existential angst. The question which plagued me was…

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Smashed To The Past: Super Smash Land

Here’s some words you don’t see on RPS every day: Mario, Link, Megaman...Pikachu. Yet there they all are. The reason is Super Smash Land, a free, downloadable demake of Smash Brothers, the game were Nintendo characters pummel the crap out of one another. There is no love in that family. Dan Fornace, the creator, has previous with this sort of thing. He once half-made a…

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HII! ACK! NNGGHH! Zone 4: Fight District

Have you ever played a beat-em-up and thought, "What this needs is to be in much brighter colours, with a far larger mix of combat styles, and a billion other people on the screen at the same time? We all have. Which is why there's a Zone 4: Fight District. Watch the trailer below. If you can survive it without wanting to stare at a…

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Epic Saga

Pyschonauts developers, Double Fine, have released a new range of free, web-based minigames to play. And by "range", I of course mean, "one of them". But as the site says under its grand banner, "When there's only one candidate, there's only one choice!" The game is Epic Saga, a beat-em-up that quite literally matches the glory of Rise of the Robots. Looking an awful lot…

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