Category Archives: Fighting

The pixel art powered beat 'em up Fist of Awesome [$1.99] hit the App Store last night for free. Funded by a Kickstarter, Fist of Awesome is also punching its way to the PC, Mac, and even OUYA if anyone is still into that. Take a look at the trailer:..

Revolutionary Concepts has given their lovingly-crafted iOS port of the classic fighting game Karate Champ [$2.99] a new update which adds support for Retina Display graphics, 4-inch wide screens, and iOS 7. The original Karate Champ launched in arcades back in 1984, and was one of the forefathers to the fighting game genre. It's not your typical fighting game though, with health bars and crazy special moves. Rather, it's a much more tactical affair more akin to an actual karate competition. The iOS version was recreated with an incredible attention to detail back in 2010, and we really enjoyed being able to carry around this classic in our pocket. The game has been stagnant since then though, so it's refreshing to see it still getting some love after all this time. Here's a couple comparison screens so you can see Karate Champ in its previous blurry form and its new high resolution, widescreen updated form...

'Infinity Blade III' Hits the App Store

What's left to say? Infinity Blade is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) franchises on the App Store, and the final entry in the epic trilogy Infinity Blade III [$6.99] is now available to download. We've already posted our full review, noting that once again the Infinity Blade series has marked the graphical benchmark for iOS games, but also that it brings even more of the fantastic one-on-one battling that has defined the series for the past three years. It's more Infinity Blade, but bigger, better and more beautiful than it's ever been...

A couple of weeks back we checked out a very interesting looking upcoming original fighting game for the iOS platform called Cool Clash [$0.99 / Free], and skirting the typical Thursday release schedule the game is now available in the App Store. The immediately noticeable thing about Cool Clash is how brilliantly animated it is. The characters and backgrounds are all hand-drawn, and in motion it looks like you're playing an actual cartoon...

One of the games that hit earlier than usual this week but is making lots of waves in our community is Kung Fu Jumpu [$0.99] from Magic Cube. Part of the reason it's gotten so much traction is because it's unlike any game I've seen before. It's a fighting game, but it's turn-based...

If you were a fan of the mid-80s brawler Kung Fu Master, or perhaps better known as simply Kung Fu on the NES, then I've got a game for you. It's called KungFu Quest - The Jade Tower [Free / Free (HD)] and it makes no bones about being inspired by that 1984 classic. Part of the appeal of Kung Fu Master was that it was simple to play but deceptively deep with its mechanics. KungFu Quest nails this perfectly, and at the same time expands upon it in a way that feels modern without interfering with the simplicity...

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'Bloodmasque' Review - Vampires + Stupid Faces = Massive Entertainment

Bloodmasque [Free] from Square Enix is a true oddity. It's part RPG, part Infinity Blade [$5.99] and part Clone Booth [$0.99]. You play the part of a vampire hunter who has sworn his (or her) life to ridding the world of the bloodsucking vermin, starting with nineteenth century Paris, France...

It was four years in the making, but when Benjamin Marchand's touchscreen fighter Kinetic Damage [$2.99 / Free] finally landed on the App Store, it was worth the wait. Marchand rethought what a fighter should be like on the touchscreen, dropping complex button inputs for combos and special moves and replacing them with much simpler strikes that are grounded in real-life martial arts and can be strung together organically into combos...

Firstly, let me start off with a mini review for the movie: Pacific Rim - Bad acting, bad dialogue, bad accents (those guys are NOT Australian) and bad-ass robots kicking monster butt - 8/10. Now on to the game.....

Kavinsky [Free] is a bit of an oddball. I get the feeling that it's going to be a love or hate affair. So before you read too far along, let's first decide whether you will indeed love or hate it. Are you older than thirty-five? Do you love old-school, side-scrolling brawlers? Are you fond of '80s music and Ferrari Testarossas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you will no doubt love Kavinsky. If not, you are either too young, have no soul, or both...

In 1991, a game named Street Fighter II came along and it started off a whole new genre. Okay, the one-on-one fighting game had already been around for a fair while but with its multiple punch and kick buttons, super moves and large range of characters, Capcom's flagship arcade game redefined the genre and spawned a relentless swarm of clones. Arguably the largest contributor to the "Street Fighter clone" market was SNK...

'Infinity Blade II' On Sale for a Buck Until the End of June

Wow, digging back for our original review of Chair's masterful sequel Infinity Blade II [$6.99] and I can hardly believe we're creeping up on the two year anniversary of its release. Even all this time later, Infinity Blade II exemplifies just how possible it is to make an engrossing, "hardcore" title sing if it's crafted from the get-go with touchscreen controls in mind...

The fighting game genre, moreso than most, is one riddled with failures. Big companies like EA, Activision, and Konami have thrown their hats into the ring with nothing to show for it, and even the genre mainstays like Capcom, Namco, SEGA, and Midway/WB have had almost as many failures as successes. It's very hard to bring something new to the genre without messing up. ..

I was originally going to start this review as though I knew what I was talking about in the world of hip hop. I was going to use words like 'swag' and 'fo' shizzle' but then I realized that I am an overweight, middle-aged, white New Zealander, which gives me about as much street cred as Mitt Romney. So, all I'm going to do is talk about the game...

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