Hyper Jam is the perfect couch game with some friends, or a palette cleanser from other denser AAA titles. It will definitely stay in my rotation of games to play with my buddies whenever I have the opportunity. This lightweight arena brawler is a stylish delight.
Hyper Jam's core gameplay is engaging and fun with friends and against random opponents. Its style is bold and vibrant giving the game a memorable vibe. However, a lack of progression and variety means this is a game I will only break out for 30 minutes of fun when I have friends over.
Hyper Jam is a great game, but it’s a shame that more creative game modes aren’t included here. The one mode that is included is quite robust, but it’s almost as if Bit Dragon put all their eggs into one basket. I can’t wait to play Hyper Jam at our next game night, but there’s perhaps not enough here to keep me coming back beyond that.
This is a fun arena brawler with ’80 neon lights and electronic music. You will want to have friends over and play Hyper Jam until only one is standing. Fight rounds are short, perks are evenly distributed, characters are uncharacteristic and maps are at the beginning quite surprising. But this is a game that will not satisfy you for a prolonged period of time, it will mostly be used as a “party game”, but even as such it won't be often in the "party mix".
The joy of winning a closely contested match by knocking an opponent out of the arena or timing a perfect block that would send their own projectile back at them is the reason that competitive games were created.