Last week we came across an interesting looking game in our forums called Fright Fight. While not outrightly saying it’s trying to be a Super Smash Bros. style brawler, it was pretty clear that it was inspired by Nintendo’s beloved platform-based fighting game, something that hasn’t really been done on iOS before in any memorable fashion (somebody mentioned DinoSmash ($0.99) in the comments of the previous article, and I think that’s right on the money, though sadly that game is all but abandoned at this point).
As promised, developer Appsolute Games has released the first trailer for Fright Fight showing early footage of an alpha build of the game. Check it out.
For being in such an early state, I think Fright Fight is looking cool so far. It seems pretty basic and overall looks kind of slow, but again, things are still pretty early. Another thing I’d like to address is the games free-to-play model, which upon initial reveal had people pretty up in arms. Appsolute has clarified that the only major thing to be purchased in the game is additional characters beyond the two that are available with the free download, and those extra characters can also be bought using coins that are earned in-game through playing. So nothing is tied exclusively to IAP.
In addition to that, players will be able to purchase boosts using the IAP currency, but Appsolute is being very careful not to include any “pay to win" items that could throw off the balance of the game. Their examples of boosts include items which will give you double experience or double coins during a match, but nothing that’s an outright “power-up" to give you an advantage against your opponent. I guess the possibility remains that people who pay might be able to level up faster than those who don’t, but their matchmaking system should ensure that you’re always matched up with people close to your own level, so hopefully it’s not an issue.
Here’s some concept art in case you hadn’t seen it yet for the four characters who are confirmed for Fright Fight: Grim Reaper, Bigfoot, Vampire and Werewolf.
They have also stated that Fright Fight won’t include a single-player campaign or anything at launch, but you will be able to battle against bots when playing solo. It’s an online-focused multiplayer game first and foremost, but a more meaty single-player offering may come down the road as an update, likely depending on how well the game does.
Anyway, I’m pretty excited for Fright Fight, and if you are too then you should definitely be following along with the discussion in our forums and have it added to your TouchArcade (Free) Watch List to keep up with any more news as development continues.