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  • Summary: Fight'N Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat'em up. Inspired by the classics from the "golden age", and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90's arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic gameplay features that makes this genre one of the best from itsFight'N Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat'em up. Inspired by the classics from the "golden age", and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90's arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic gameplay features that makes this genre one of the best from its time!


    Genre: Classic 2D side-scroller beat'em up / brawler.
    Number of players: From one up to three players local co-op.
    Available languages: English and Spanish.


    * A lot of Combinations: Alternative paths, cutscenes and endings that can change based on the selected characters and your own decisions!
    * Fast and intense single-session gameplay: Each possible route in the arcade mode can be finished in less than one hour! (at least if you have mastered it.)
    * Explosive Combo System: Characters are capable of performing several skillful juggle-based combos that can make your enemies blow up into pieces!
    * Simplified Controls: Using only three buttons (attack, jump and special attack), you will be able to combine lots of movements in order to perform amazing combos!
    * Easy to Play, Hard to Master: Difficulty is not about bad controls or unfair rules it is about mastering your character's moves and dealing with tough enemies!
    * Local co-op mode: Up to 3 players with optional friendly fire (which is even more challenging!).
    * Custom Display Modes: Display settings includes optional CRT feels, scanlines and various color styles and more!
    * Lots of Unlockables: Earn in-game coins with your scores and get extra content like character's costumes, extra difficulty settings, more gameplay speeds, new game modes, new characters to use on these modes and much more!
    * Play as Enemies: More than 20 unlockable characters to play in the extra modes!
    * Training Mode: You can practice a lot of techniques and combos while earning new belts! Are you good enough to get the Black Belt?
    * Different Weapons: Each protagonist handles them in their own way.
    * Speedrun Timer: An exclusive in-game gadget compares current stage times against your best ones! (Of course, the cutscene time does not count, in order to let your fingers take a break believe me, you will need that.)
    * Fully Skippable Cutscenes: All cutscenes can be skipped or fast-forwarded in order to provide an (even more) intense gameplay.
    * Fair Score Rules: There's no easy way to increment your score while playing the score is directly related to your skills.
    * VS Mode: Perfect to play one vs one battles against another player or the CPU, or simply watch CPU vs CPU battles.
    * Parry System: A parry system lets you take the advantage even in the most dangerous situations!
    * Real challenges: It is all about how good you are at the game, not about an "exp" system or other RPG elements that reward your patience. The full moveset of every character is available from the start, so, you do not have to worry about leveling-up anything except your own skills as player!
    * Additional Insane Difficulties: Near impossible extra challenges for pro-gamers (which are not mandatory to unlock all game content).
    * Extremely Polished Gameplay: The playability is focused on fully responsive controls and intuitive commands. The characters can cancel normal attacks into special attacks, release themselves from enemy grabs and perform several chain movements. You will feel the power of controlling a character that perfectly responds to your actions!

    In a far future, Earth was devastated by mutants who took control after a worldwide catastrophic event known as "the big pulse", a global scale electromagnetic pulse that put an end to all electronic technology on the planet. Humans are now enslaved by mutants led by "The Boss" in a world ruled by "the law of the jungle".
    However, not everything is lost two humans and a mutant rebel are willing to fight in order to stop this madness. Will they be strong enough? Well... that's up to you!

    Main Characters:
    Gal: A girl who escaped from traders of humans. She's an expert in her own kick-boxing-derived martial art. While her attacks don't have a long reach, her speed and agility have no equal and her technique and endurance are pretty good too. She is capable of avoiding almost every attack, an ability that comes in handy when facing multiple foes.

    Ricardo: A minotaur human-rights activist and a powerful wrestler. He's not very fast and his technique isn't as good as his comrades', but he has a pretty long reach, and his power and endurance are amazing. He's capable of destroying any enemy in record time!

    F. Norris: A runaway ninja whose past is a mystery. He's the one who mastered the ninjutsu style known as "the forbidden technique". While he might be pretty fragile compared to Gal or Ricardo, he has a great combination of reach, power and speed, plus an amazing technique that (when mastered) can take control of any situation.

    All the game (graphics, design and programing) was created by Sebastián García, while the full OST (composed of more than 40 great tracks!) was created by Gonzalo Varela.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 2, 2019
    Its surprisingly deep and satisfyingly weighty combat engine combined with three strong and varied player characters and a host of cleverly-designed enemies elevate it above the usual button-mashing experience perhaps expected of entries in this genre. It’s got an excellent arcade mode that branches off in various directions as you make your way to the final boss battle, as well as a ton of unlockable modes and extras to keep you coming back for more. Whether you’re a learned fan of old-school beat’em ups or you just like pummelling the life out of mutant punk pussycats and monkeys dressed as Bruce Lee, you owe it to yourself to experience what Sebastian Garcia has created here; it’s easily one of the best beat’em ups we’ve played.
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    Fight’N Rage is one of the best beat ‘em up we’ve played in a long time. If you missed it when it first came out, make sure you don’t miss it again.
  3. Nov 19, 2019
    Fast-paced, entertaining street brawler with a groovy fight system an a lot of unlockables.
  4. Oct 9, 2019
    In the end, Fight’N Rage can’t escape its short run-time which is prominent with every Beat ‘Em Up game (they were originally created to serve as short Arcade experiences, after all), but the branching story paths, combo-heavy characters and numerous unlockable extras more than make up a full package filled with incentives to keep playing. As a modern throwback to Arcade classics, Fight ‘N Rage is one of the very best in the business right now.
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    In some ways the game feels pigeonholed by its genre and its aesthetic qualities don't do it any favors, but Fight'N Rage elevates the hot-blooded action of old-school beat em' ups to new heights.
  6. Oct 25, 2019
    Fight’N Rage is a thoroughly enjoyable beat’em up; it’s well balanced gameplay grants no small amount of fun. The only downsides are content locked behind difficult tasks for casual players and poorly done fan-service that takes away from the story’s tone.
  7. Oct 31, 2019
    Fight’N Rage reminds you of a classic ‘90s arcade game, though the controls don’t hold up. Otherwise, with nostalgic graphics and music, it’d be a great game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Oct 11, 2019
    I hadn't had so much fun with a beat'm up since the times of Streets of Rage 2 & 3. This game is a must
  2. Sep 30, 2019
    I am an absolute fan of Oldschool Final Fight/ Streets of Rage games. So seeing this on the eshop made me curious. The few, but very goodI am an absolute fan of Oldschool Final Fight/ Streets of Rage games. So seeing this on the eshop made me curious. The few, but very good reviews for the PC version convinced me and so I bought it. The game is an absolute dream for me.
    The controls are simple as they usually are in these games. But the developers put some thought into the gameplay, so with just three buttons and a stick you have almost perfect control over your character. There is so much depth, especially after unlocking the training mode you realize how much there is to the gameplay.
    Graphics and sound are very nice, it uses 2D sprites but has some very advanced 3D-distortions and parallax scrolling effects. Sound imitates the old sound chip sounds but has some very good tunes.
    The amount of unlockable stuff is absolutely insane. Costumes, modes, characters, etc. Since all three characters play differently and there are different paths there is also a lot of replayability.
    So this sound all very very good, so why only 8/10. I realize I am a massive fan of the genre, so for me this is easily a 9 or a 10. But I think I should be objective enough to see, that even with all the unlocks, the total amount of content is limited, and given the game is a several year old title for 19,99€ in the eshop, this is hard to recommend for everyone. Also for some the gameplay might still be a bit too shallow. So 8/10 seemed right for everyone.