Dragon Ball FighterZ
Fighting February 2018
Dragon Ball FigtherZ is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco where characters from the popular Dragon Ball universe fight each other. Unlike the previous Dragon Ball games, FighterZ uses the Tag Battle mechanics. We create a team of three different characters between which we can switch anytime we want to when fighting. Doing so allows us to execute powerful combos and special attacks. The battle ends when all of our characters have zero health points. Action takes place on 2D arenas, but all of the remaining elements of the game are 3D. It allowed the developers to use advanced graphical effects and stylized animations to make the game look like the classic anime.
Shadow Fight 3
Fighting 16 November 2017
Shadow Fight 3 is a 2.5D fighting game, which means that while the graphics were made in full 3D, the gameplay mechanics are 2D. The three-dimensional locations and characters are the main difference between this game and the previous installments in the series. The production utilizes a free-to-play model with microtransactions. The game is set in a fantasy world inspired by Asian legends and features warriors, who can use superhuman powers. The gameplay consists of one-on-one duels in a gesture-based combat system. Those classic fighting game rules have been expanded by adding some role-playing elements. You create your character, which can be further developed thanks to a skill tree, allowing you to unlock new techniques and attacks. The production features a singleplayer mode and a multiplayer mode; the latter allows you to fight other players to to join them in the co-op mode, in which you battle the AI.
A multiplayer-focused joke arcade game created by Boneloaf, an indie studio from the Great Britain. More precisely, this is an unusual brawler, in which character physics plays a key role. You control colorful little men whose animations are procedurally generated as you play. The gameplay focuses on melee combat, including punching, kicking, throwing your opponents off ledges or pushing them into traps. The game offers several diverse locations, where you can hurt enemies using elements of environment, such as scaffolds, or running trucks, to add to the base moveset. The game’s visuals are minimalistic – the environments comprise of simple, untextured geometric shapes featuring little to no detail. The game offers several modes of local and online competitive multiplayer (solo or in a team). You can also compete against AI or play in the sandbox mode.
Fight of Gods
A 2.5D fighting game developed by the independent Digital Crafter. Fight of Gods resembles other fighting games such as Capcom's Street Fighter IV, so the character models are 3D, and the battles are set in two dimensional environments. Each fighter features a unique set of blows and special attacks, which have to be learned by heart and used to mount spectacular combos to efficiently fight both AI and other players. The main aspect which makes the game described herein different from other fighter games is its main theme. In the game, a player gets to control not regular heroes but the gods. This includes e.g. Jesus Christ, Buddha, Zeus, and Odin. The game delivers several modes, one of which is the tutorial allowing a player to familiarize himself with the abilities features by the character he has chosen. Moreover, one can fight the AI-controlled opponents in the single player mode and face other players in the local multiplayer mode.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Fighting January 2018
An expanded version of the fifth entry in the cult series of fighting games developed by Capcom. The title does not introduce major changes to the mechanics known from the original Street Fighter V – the developers focused on creating a complete edition of the game. It features twenty eight characters with unique combat abilities. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition also features new V-Triggers (special bonuses gained for the V-Gauge, an energy received when the character is attacked) and two new gameplay modes: Arcade Mode, inspired by classic Street Fighter games; and Extra Battle, where the player can fight for exclusive clothes in special challenges. Among the novelties there are also a new interface (colors were changed and the menus were refreshed) and additional visual effects during the battles.
Fighting 10 December 2017
Tekken is a mobile fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is a side installment of a popular series of fighting games. It was developed exclusively for smartphones and tablets. The title is using a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions. The gameplay mechanics consist of duels one on one, in which players are using action-based combat system that enables them to move through the arena and use variety of techniques. Collecting characters is the key aspect of the game. There are more than one hundred warriors to obtain. Each of them has unique special attacks that the player must first unlock and then upgrade with experience points. The title features story mode in which the player faces artificial intelligence and multiplayer mode which enables the player to face other players via Internet and to participate in faction wars. In addition to that, the players can upload their replays that are used for teaching AI new tactics.
A sequel of the Polish fighting game developed by World Software in 1994. After more than two decades, the creators have decided to work on a continuation. You assume the role of Franko from the original title, who was washing dishes in Great Britain for years. Finally, he makes up his mind and goes back to his hometown in Poland. The hero’s turbulent past got him into new trouble, which assault him already on his way home. Having arrived, Franko has to face a new, dangerous enemy along with hordes of his thugs. Mechanically, gameplay is similar to beat’em up titles from arcade machines and comes down to going through locations and eliminating waves of enemies with bare fists and quite a wide arsenal of weapons which can be taken from the enemies. Stylistically, the sequel follows in the original’s footsteps. The title mocks Polish reality of life, current events, and famous people.
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn
A reboot of a classic 1994 fighting game whose main protagonist is a former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal. The new version was created by Big Deez Productions and contrary to the original game (which had as many supporters as it had opponents back in the 90s), Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a modern-day fighting game, which combines elements of such classics as Streets of Rage or Street Fighter with features of 3D action games, such as Devil May Cry. Again, the player assumes the role of a muscular basketballer who traverses diverse locations and fights various enemies, as well as powerful bosses. In combat, Shaq makes use of a set of techniques, punches, combos and power-ups. What is also helpful in eliminating the opponents, is the presence of destructible environments and different weapons. As the game progresses, the protagonist develops their skills in order to face more and more powerful enemies, and eventually, the mysterious Black Star Ninja.
Fire Pro Wrestling World
Another entry in a fighting games series that is popular in Japan. The thing that distinguishes Fire Pro Wrestling World from other wrestling games are the game mechanics. Action is presented from an isometric point of view and almost each element of the gameplay can be adjusted to suit our preferences. This is mainly connected with the wrestlers – in the beginning we get 30 players but we can also create our own wrestlers by choosing not only their appearance but also their preferred attacks (we can choose from more than 2000 attacks) and even a script that is responsible for their behavior. In addition to that we can also customize a referee that oversees fights and arenas – we can, e.g. put an electric fence or a mine field between players and audience. Besides classic fights we can also participate in online matches that can be played by up to four players. Fire Pro Wrestling World uses a 2D cartoony graphics.
Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters
Fighting 07 December 2017
A three-dimensional fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is based on the manga and anime series that are popular in Japan. The player participates in a competition between the titular warriors-riders. They are trying to find out who is the strongest among them. In Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters the player can choose from a variety of characters that differ in look, special skills, weapons and combination of attacks. The action is presented by using a third-person perspective and the gameplay focuses on dynamical and spectacular battles fought one on one or two on two. What’s interesting, for the first time in the history of the series, it is possible to play with other people not only on a single console, but through Internet as well. Between the fights fought on three-dimensional arenas the players are taken to a virtual lobby where they can check various minigames. The title features simple graphics inspired by its manga and anime inspirations.
Fighting March 2018
A 2D fighting game by Japanese Studio Sauzensen, starring the characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess, and Umihara Kawase. Blade Strangers features ten playable characters with unique appearances, abilities, and special attacks, with eye-catching scantily clad warrior girls. The combat system was inspired by the popular Super Smash Bros series, while also taking into account fighting game novices. Blade Strangers features several gameplay modes. Apart from the story campaign, consisting of a series of arcade duels, there is also a training mode, in which you can test the attacks of every character, and online battles. You can also try to complete certain tasks, such as e.g. defeating your enemy as quick as possible with a special attack. The arenas on which you fight are 3D, while the character models are 2D sprites.
Fighting March 2018
A crossover between a 2.5D platform game and a brawler, developed by Romanian studio Angry Mob Games. Players take part in duels waged on small arenas, filled with rock formations and simple structures. In order to win you have to push your opponent off the ledge down to the ground or reduce their energy to zero. Brawlout offers a cast of playable heroes, each one featuring a unique set of stikes – individual attacks can be developed and modified as you continue to make progress. Besides, each hero has a deadly attack, called Rage, which can be launched after filling a special bar. Among the playable characters there are e.g. an agile monkey with a chain, or a Yeti, able to freeze his opponents. Brawlout can be played either solo (throughout the story campaign) as well as with up to seven other players online or locally on one screen. The game features an eye-pleasing graphics design kept in cartoonish stylistics.
Omen of Sorrow
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle