Jordan Mechner, later responsible for the Prince of Persia game franchise, released his first game in 1984 for the Apple II. This game was Karateka. It’s a side-scrolling game featuring industry changing one-on-one combat about a lover trying to save the Princess Mariko from Akuma’s castle fortress. It’s a simple, classic video game story.
Mechner returned to his independent roots earlier this year to remake the game in HD. First appearing on consoles, the remake has an all-star developer team: Screenwriter John August (who is listed as a producer), Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin, and artist Jeff Matsuda were all involved in the production. I never played the original, so I’m walking into this with fresh eyes. And I was not disappointed. (more…)
Beat-’em-up games have sort of a base appeal. While playing them, you essentially keep hitting things until there are no more things to hit. Along the way, you might integrate strategy to achieve this task faster or find ways to hit harder, but the formulas found in these games — especially when it comes to enemy attacks — keep them mindlessly simple, unrivaled fun that probably encourages violent behavior in the real world.
Several games surround their brawls with heroic stories of saving the day and rescuing enslaved denizens of fictional cities. Not Beatdown. The premise in this punch-packing bout is all about revenge. If you’re ready to take out some aggression, Beatdown might just be the game for you. Find out why after the jump.
The title of this article sounds ridiculous but that’s just about the best way I can think of to describe Word Warrior, a fantastically innovative RPG with an intellectual twist.
Is your vocabulary good enough to help you defeat your enemies and build your character up to the ultimate Word Warrior?
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Further Beyond Fighting. The developer describes Further Beyond Fighting as following: Battle your favorite 3D characters from 4 different venues in Further Beyond Fighting. The fast, exciting gameplay, detailed graphics and super-charged fighting action is enough to make your iPhone rumble whenever you’re injured.
Enter the arena – Face to face with your enemy! Match your skills against 3 difficulty levels and see if you can survive long enough to make it to the leaderboards.
Read on for more information and screenshots!