Posts Tagged ‘Dan Fornace’

The Humble Brawler Bundle doesn’t contain much brawling, but is a great fighting game starter pack

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

It’s not just me, right? A brawler (also known a beat-em-up) is a game in the vein of Final Fight or Streets Of Rage, no? A duo or trio of co-op heroes against waves of expendable mooks? Well, the Humble Brawler Bundle doesn’t contain any of those.

What it does contain is a great selection of fighting games to start off the collection of someone looking to get into the genre, mostly focused around the back-catalogue of Arc System Works, who recently shook up the scene with Dragon Ball FighterZ.

It also contains a lot of Anime, with a capital A. You have been warned.

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Rivals of Aether wavedashes to a full launch

The Smash Bros.-y platform fighter Rivals of Aether [official site] has hopped and bopped out of early access to launch in full. Rivals of Aether sees eight elemental anthropomorphic animals (who look like cute Pokémon) duffing each other up in 1v1 and 2v2 fights, trying to knock each other out of the arena and out cold. It’s a Smashlike, yeah? And a pretty good one, from what I’ve heard. Read the rest of this entry »

Broslike: Rivals Of Aether Hits Steam Early Access

Sure, nowadays we have Street Fighter, Dead or Alive, and loads of neat-o indie fighting games on PC, but one series it seems unlikely we’ll ever see round our away is the Nintendobox’s Super Smash Bros. (for the uninitiated, it’s Bros like the band). Still, this being PC, we can just make our own Broslikes. Which, obviously, people do.

One promising new entry in the genre is Rivals of Aether [official site], a Broslike offering fighty action with diddy animal people. The full launch is still a few months away, but Broshungry folks can get in now on Steam Early Access.

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Smashed To The Past: Super Smash Land

the first kid to get a gameboy at my school used to charge us 20p for a go on it, money better spent on Tangy Toms

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 Smash Brothers alike using Lord of the Rings characters. This project is different though; it’s Smash Brothers as made for the original Gameboy. Except on your PC. Take a look.

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