If you're anxious to dive into this week's new iOS releases there's at least one game which has jumped the gun and is now available earlier than expected. That game is Appsolute's Fright Fight [Free], an arena fighting game in a similar vein to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series. The theme for Fright Fight is classic horror characters, and the initial release of the game features four playable characters: Werewolf, Vampire, Grim Reaper and Yeti. You can get a pretty good idea of Fright Fight by checking out the launch trailer.

So far, early impressions in our forums are pretty mixed. One huge factor about Fright Fight that's worth noting is there's no single-player offline mode, it's strictly an online multiplayer affair. Right now there simply isn't all that many people in the player pool, so it's tough to really see how the mechanics of the game will hold up in competition. From what little people have been able to play, it seems the fighting system is a tad on the simplistic side. We'll have to wait and see how things shape up. I think one thing everyone agrees on is there's massive potential for Fright Fight, but it isn't quite there yet. Still, it's free to download and try, so if you're itching for a new mobile brawler be sure to give it a look.

  • alex13111

    I tried it out, and it feels pretty slow, and the framerate is bad on the iPhone 5. Limited choice of characters. Online only. At least it is free

  • falco

    Couple of things I don't like, no game center you have to register, unresponsive control and iap with anoying ads. Its free It mean you have to pay real money for upgrade and other stuff.

  • suhail

    Deleted in 10mins, not the best fightin game out der, ill stik t street fighter, dis is boring

  • Lerandir

    If you make a blatant Super Smash Bros clone you can't have unresponsive controls.

  • repapermunky

    I wasn't aware that this would be out so suddenly, and free as well. But I'm definitely going to give it a try. Can't help but shake the feeling that it will disappoint, due to the previous gameplay videos and the comments before mine here... Oh well. I was pumped and thought they would make a lot of improvements, as they said those videos were just betas etc. Well here goes nothing... If it fails, onto the next one.

  • Living Legend

    I tried this during the soft launch I could only get on one game. But it was still pretty fun!

  • Echoen

    Lag kills this.

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  • Chungston

    I dig this game! Takes a little bit of time to learn.

  • sokae

    For me, best fighting game so far would be either street fighter x tekken or king of fighters....

    • CaptYadierPR

      King of Fighters is awesome but the online multiplayer sucks cause you can only play people of your own region. Street Fighter X Tekken sucks ass. For Street Fighter IV Volt tops this games just because it has global online multiplayer, good controls like KOF, always has people to play with unlike sfxt and kof and best of all its street fighter :D.

  • David Markowitz

    Decent game with nice style but only 3 (very similar) maps, and the worst part is you can't move when attacking. So fights turn into simple swing fests to see who can get the hits in first. And people need to stop picking the reaper!

    • Jrec15

      Agreed! Almost would have been better to do a random hero pick (like BH2 did) to even out the heroes. Sooooo many reapers

  • Jrec15

    That is an amazing idea. Siris from IB, the Temple Run guy, Oceanhorn main character, barry steakfries from jetpack joyride/monster dash, even flappy bird (or an angry bird). Ahhh the list goes on and on

  • thiagovscoelho

    There might be single player eventually, but there just being multiplayer is understandable. Coding decent AIs is hard!

  • Pete Martell

    Didn't get lag and controls were ok however too much IAP and grind made me uninstall.

    Played a game and one guy one hit killed rest, suspect he is max stats? Please don't add such a level system unless it is an mmorpg...

    But it does get me to crave for something similar or actual moba with a f2p system modeled after lol or Dota, not EA...

    Do it devs

  • Fright Fight

    Hey guys wanted to jump in here. We are working on optimizing gameplay to fix the latency issues that people are facing. We are also working on a single player offline mode for on the go gameplay. Wanted to point out that there is also the ability to dash in the game by swiping with your thumb on the right side of the screen (not specified in the tutorial). During the dash you can also tap to perform a dash attack. There are also in air attacks by performing a single tap, single tap and hold, and dash attack. Hope this helps

    • Makar85

      The game looks really beautiful, the characters although few in number have a lot of personality and i think the control system is really well executed but after a few matches i disinstalled it right away. Why? The IAPs. They are simply ridiculous, you need to pay to unlock the characters, to give them talents, to have bonuses when you fight... basically you need to pay for every single aspect of the game. And the prices are ridiculous, i really don't mind spending 4-5 $ on an app heck i even bought some square enix games for 15 , but i think that to unlock everything in this game you would have to spend way too much. Oh but you can just play matches earn coins and not spend real money... yeah and imagine how fun it is to compete against powered up players while you're trying to build your character the "old fashioned" way. I'm truly sorry because i was really looking forward to this game and i would have gladly spent 5-6$ for it but ultimately it was ruined by the over abundance of IAPs.

      • Fright Fight

        You only have to "pay" to unlock additional characters, double your xp, or to buy coins. The skills and traits are all upgraded by playing the game, earning coins, and leveling up. There are no "freemium timers" in this game. While your traits are upgrading you can still continue playing the game. Our matchmaking system makes sure that you are matched with other players of the same or close to the same level. You can play the game for free, forever. The "powered up" players do not have a huge advantage, as we made sure that the skill tree upgrades would not make the playing field unbalanced. Skill wins, not money. Not trying to persuade you to play, but simply to inform.

      • Pete Martell

        Sometimes a bad perception is enough.

        Not speaking to you directly, but, why can't devs go the LoL/Dota 2 route first before you add new stuff or micro transactions?

        Be as little intrusive as you can and then see/decide where to go from there.

        Also as I said earlier, the leveling system feels out of place even if just being perceived as bad.

        Still a good game though even if not for me at this point. Would also like on touch screen controls if possible if I do come back to it.

      • Makar85

        I don't mean to be facetious, as i said i think that the game has real potential and a brilliant art style, but you say that there are "no freemium timers"( what about the skill training timer?) and only have to pay to unlock the characters and double the xp as if that were a matter of a few cents. Unlocking the other 3 characters costs more than 10 euro and earning coins isn't that easy, otherwise you wouldn't be selling them on the store, right? I understand where you're coming from , unfortunately many mobile game developers use micro transactions , but i don't know if this model is sustainable. I spend a ton of money on video games ( probably more than i should ) but i find micro transactions incredibly off-putting.

      • Fright Fight

        You can still continue playing during while your skills are being upgraded

      • Pete Martell

        Eve online? Lol

        Still in same boat as him, also the more of these "features" coupled with MT's over complicate things and adds to a bad perception where it might seem worse than it is, right or wrong doesn't really matter then.

      • Makar85

        so why even have the timer in the first place?

      • Sam

        I play the old fashoined way and I am ranked 12th. You get 150 coins per match. By the time you can spend coins on new skills you have enough to max them out. I have so many coins from games right now that I don't know what to spend them on!

        Just play a little. It isn't hard if you actually enjoy the game.

  • Guest

    The game looks beautiful, the characters although few in number have a lot of personality and i think the control system is really well executed but after a few matches i disinstalled it right away. Why? The IAPs. They are simply ridiculous, you need to pay to unlock the characters, to give them talents, to have bonuses when you fight... basically you need to pay for every single aspect of the game. And the prices are ridiculous, i really don't mind spending 4-5 $ on an app heck i even bought some square enix games for 15 , but i think that to unlock everything in this game you would have to spend way too much. Oh but you can just play matches earn coins and not spend real money... yeah and imagine how fun it is to compete against powered up players while you're trying to build your character the "old fashioned" way. I'm truly sorry because i was really looking forward to this game and i would have gladly spent 5-6$ for it but ultimately it was ruined by the over abundance of IAPs.

  • Nsima Inyang

    This game is actually a blast. Once you get over the learning curve it becomes really deep in strategy. You cant spam moves, you need to know the distance your character can reach, when its time to air play, how to dodge certain ultimate moves, it takes skill, and those with skill will dominate the leaderboards and the games. I do have to say, the trait timers can be a bit annoying at times, but I can still play the game, or even take a break and come back, it's not that limiting. And yes, there is iap for other characters, DEVS NEED TO MAKE MONEY TOO. I will admit though, the price for other characters is pretty steep, and it would be nice if the price was lowered, but we'll see, I still enjoy this game and its staying on my device. For the haters on the controls, you cannot spam to win. Its like SSB, if you played on n64 the spammers were the losers...unless you were samus... end of story on that. Also you don't need all the characters at once since you'll be focusing on one, yes variety is nice, but you have 40 levels to go through, so that's not a huge deal. Anyway, the meat of what im saying (because I'm rambling), is the game and controls are great, the IAP is meh, but it doesn't make the game unplayable, and I hope they have many many more updates with new characters, gear, and anything that will make this game the closest thing to smash bros since brawl. Mamba out.

  • Shane Flaco

    I was about to download this game but when the terms of agreement popped
    up I skimmed through it and saw that you grant this company full access
    to your phone calls and the identities of the people. No thanks.