OK, I'll be honest. The controls of this fighting game are quite obtuse and awkward. It takes some time to get used to it, BUT the good thing is that it is fully customizable! Anyway, for the basic movement, you have to use the arrow keys left, right, up, and down. Moving forward, to change to melee and ranged weapons, just press the N and M buttons respectively. By the way, a second player can join in the fun, and in case one does, they can always set their own keys on the other side of the board.
So you are in for some brawling? If you are, then you will surely love this brand new fighting game from MythoLogic Interactive - SuperFighters! This is a single-screen fighting game with Single Player and 2-Player Versus mode. Any fan of the genre will surely love the weapons, tactical maneuvers, along with the pixel art that SuperFighter offers. This is a game where little dudes shoot, stab, kick, burn, shoot again, and trick each other until the round is over. And the best part is, there's no need for tokens! You can do it over and over again until you pass out.
Special Moves: This game comes with a bunch of special moves that introduce a bunch of tactics into the game. There's dash, dive, roll maneuvers, and lastly, the 'take cover' ability, which is always handy. A HUGE plus that this fighting game over others is that it introduces you to everything you need to know in a slow and 'easy to pick up' manner. Although it will take a couple of brawling rounds for everything to settle and kick in, it's worth the time.
Game Modes: If you think you know the basics, you are ready to rock and roll. SuperFighters showcases 2 main game modes: there's the versus mode and the stage mode. The former, versus mode, is a simple battle all the way to the end. Just choose your character, pick the number of players, select the team where the player and the bot is on, the stage where it will happen, and you are good to go. The Stage Mode, on the other hand, is somewhat similar BUT it offers you different quests to defeat the opposing team. These quests are spread across the four stages of the game in 3 levels of increasing difficulty. Once everything is set up, hit the space bar button, and it's brawling time!
The combat and fighting sequences in SuperFighters is frantic, it's filled with strategy and it's VERY satisfying. You will start off with a couple of basic weapons, a pathetic melee attack, and a couple of grenades. The thing is - everybody has that! You need to find something that will turn the tables in your favor. Here's how: look at the location of your opponents. Look for the nearest weapon you can find. Trust me, it's more powerful than what you currently have. Rush to it BUT be careful! Everyone is going to chase you so you have to skillfully combine attack and defense to grab that new weapon. Once you get your hands on it, make the stage go BOOM and start hunting.
Well this fighting game offers a host of weapons and stages, the variety isn't that great. However, this is a fighting game like no other. Your focus isn't to enjoy the scenery. If you want something like that, look for a more peaceful game. Picking power-ups isn't your focus either. Rather, your focus should be find your enemies and knowing how to shoot them without getting hit yourself. In my opinion, this is a great example of a game that outshines its own structure. SuperFighters allow the game play to take the driver's seat while the rest plays a supporting role.