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New-school meets old-school
A loving tribute to classic scrolling beat 'em ups like Renegade and Double Dragon, Fist Puncher makes for a silly but entertaining time, and which is best played in company. It's far from complex stuff, but when experienced with friends it does a good job of bringing back memories of the 8-bit glory days, thanks to both its visuals and its gameplay. The story gives you a good idea that things aren't going to be too serious, revolving around the efforts of several improbably named heroes taking on the evil Milkman who has taken control of the city. The gameplay is standard old-school scrolling fighter stuff, where you proceed through a variety of unusually themed levels, kicking and punching merry hell out of all the bad guys and punks who stand in your way. There are actually 19 playable characters to choose from, each with their own special moves, while in an interesting twist, there's also a bit of RPG-style leveling up to do. There are also plenty of collectibles and secrets to discover to add to the fun. As long as you don't expect a classic and have some nostalgia for the old days, you should have some fun here. The visuals are done in that retro pixel art style and are pretty cool if you like that sort of thing, with some really nicely done characters and environments that pack a lot of personality. Gameplay is pretty simple, requiring you to punch and kick and little else, but it is undeniably enjoyable in a mindless sort of way. The leveling up does get a bit tedious at times, being too much of a grind, but the variety of characters, the sense of humor and multi-player options make up for this and render the game worth your time.