I can’t really give it more of a ringing endorsement than saying this: it has the potential to be the definitive online multiplayer experience of 2019, and that’s coming from someone who plays Tetris 99 every single day. If you can get friends together, local or otherwise, you’re guaranteed an awesome time. Dynamite with a laser beam, indeed. My mind’s already blown.
Really great community on discord and friendly players willing to help players grow and improve. Competitive scene and Indy Gaming League is amazing with people streaming fights on twitch and announcing them. If you like competitive games that you can hop in and play quick at any time this is my favorite one since smash Bros on the N64, only can play this one online. Game is still evolving and is a great time to join.
Killer Queen Black is the younger brother to the arcade version (Killer Queen Arcade, 10 player) found in many arcade bars throughout the country. Both KQA and KBQ (Killer Queen Black) are very fun games. Big shout out to Bumble Bear Games and Liquid Bit! Let’s highlight just a few reasons KQB is such a fantastic game. It’s similar to smash in that you can always get better at this game, there’s no mastering it. Hence, it never gets old!! KQB also brings people together and creates friendships! Team up with local friends or people online from around the world, and strategize on how to win. The 3 ways to win gives this seemingly simple game a lot of complexity, strategy, and endless competitive fun! This game will stay in your collection! Connect a mic and chat through the Switch console game (coming soon to Xbox in 2020), or play on pc. I recommend getting the Discord app and connecting with players this way. They can teach you a lot and expand your player base. Get the game and thank me later!
With only a scant amount of truly unique experiences coming to the few reaming arcades in America, it is great that Killer Queen Black exists. This is an experience that you won’t get anywhere else, and it deserves to go beyond its current cult status.
It would be easy to say that you should just wait until later to pick up Killer Queen Black once more content has poured in, but no, you should check it out as soon as you can. The action is still quick and intense while requiring a healthy dose of strategy, it’s visually stunning and it’s another stellar example of “easy to learn, hard to master.” Top it all off with the insane amount of fun that can be had while playing with friends and Killer Queen Black a no-brainer. Much like the NBA Jams and Mortal Kombat IIs of the ’90s, what we have here is an impressive home version of an arcade hit that can easily keep you tied up for a while.
Ultimately, with Killer Queen Black, there are layers of complicated, dragging tutorials, confusing menus, and gameplay generally unfriendly to newcomers. But past that, there is an exciting, unique, and thoughtful title that will have you and your friends frantically testing out all kinds of different roles, plans, and contingencies on the fly.
Killer Queen Black is a surprisingly superb mix of action and strategy in a 2D arena. Levels, game modes and character choices are rather limited after repeated matches, but the action and strategy are enough to keep players invested simply by having a good time. Killer Queen Black is an exceptional choice for gamers that want quick fun in a 2D space.
Killer queen black expands what is good upon the arcade and improves it dramatically. The developers keep working to make sure their clientele will receive the best possible game. For a cheap price you will have great multiplayer fun!
Killer Queen Black is a nice and unlikely mix between two gaming worlds. The gameplay owes everything to the early arcade games from the '80s, like the half-forgotten Joust. That intuitive twitch gameplay, however, is adapted to a modern team multiplayer game that's very much e-sports worthy. KQB is very aware of this duality, and it indulges its arcade roots even as it provides modern quality-of-life features such as a spectator system.
All in all, I'd rate Killer Queen Black a couple of points higher than a 6… except that the game is currently barely playable from where I live. Ranked matches barely seem to exist in Europe, and even quick matches usually involve a minute or two of wait, just to be packed in a match with two or three human players and bunch of bots.
I'm sure that this game would play great with two well-coordinated teams of human players that know how to use voice chat. With the current shortage of players in my corner of the world, however, I spent way too much time waiting for matches that were disappointingly devoid of humans.
The game seems **** I’m waiting 5 minutes to get in an online game. That’s way too long. Seriously, can’t get 8 people together in less than 5 minutes? And this game was just 90% off. There must be a decent sized user base, at least this week considering the sale. I don’t get it.
It feels like this game really came and went. It's essentially just a multiplayer-only game, it has bots that you can play with but I found the bot play to be boring and mediocre. You can tell how local multiplayer is essentially what would make this game fun, the online capability is there but it's got such a small community that unless you are really invested in playing with a group of gamers you will probably just wait around until you are matched with people way out of your league. To top it off the game always has a zoomed out look to it so unless you are playing on a TV it's a bit straining to look at. In the end this game simply feels useless on my Switch Lite and it's community just doesn't seem to be there.
SummaryFly solo, or team up with three of your friends as you race to complete one of three possible victory conditions. Killer Queen Black, a new take on the arcade eSport Killer Queen, has been rebuilt from the ground up and optimized for console. The gameplay is immediately recognizable and familiar, yet it introduces exciting new twists and...