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  • Summary: Fly 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 andFly 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 online play for the home audience. Killer Queen Black is the follow up to Killer Queen that fans have been begging for. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 95
    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.
  2. Oct 10, 2019
    90
    Killer Queen Black offers a compelling multiplayer experience for both the lone player seeking glory in the online modes and groups of friends who just want to have fun. The game is easy to pick up, yet challenging to master, as the ways in which the different aspects of the game mesh together means that the player can never be complacent in their methods. Killer Queen Black is an incredible multiplayer title and it has more than earned its shot at the big time.
  3. Oct 21, 2019
    85
    Black is a little different from the Killer Queen I was used to. But it's still Killer Queen, and that makes it one of the best multiplayer games around.
  4. Oct 10, 2019
    80
    Even if you aren’t big into competitive multiplayer titles, the combined strategy and absurdity that accompanies playing with friends and strangers alike is a joy to be had.
  5. Oct 16, 2019
    80
    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.
  6. Oct 11, 2019
    80
    Killer Queen Black is a fun and faithful recreation of the original arcade title. While the aspect of simulating ideal 4v4 local multiplayer matches has its technical issues, the transition from the arcade to home consoles surely doesn’t lose any of its competitive addictiveness.
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    72
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 11, 2019
    10
    I played this at E3 a couple years ago, and it was fantastic! It is so well polished and FUN! Highly recommended - 10/10!
  2. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    Killer queen black expands what is good upon the arcade and improves it dramatically. The developers keep working to make sure theirKiller 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! Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2020
    10
    Really great community on discord and friendly players willing to help players grow and improve. Competitive scene and Indy Gaming League isReally 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. Expand
  4. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    With multiple routes to victory and 100% information available during play, killer queen black offers a superior quality of versus battle. AtWith multiple routes to victory and 100% information available during play, killer queen black offers a superior quality of versus battle. At launch wait times are approx 25-45 seconds for ranked matches and there does not appear to be significant lag while in game. Fun, engaging game - hop the online community supports it well. Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    Very polished game. Quite a timesink too, matches are short, so "one more game" is strong in here. Easy to pick up and play, hard to master.
  6. Jan 1, 2020
    9
    This is a really good game. It may be one of the best multiplayer games on switch. It feels exactly like a home console version of KillerThis is a really good game. It may be one of the best multiplayer games on switch. It feels exactly like a home console version of Killer Queen. It feels a bit more polished than the arcade version. My biggest gripe is that I'm not really tempted to play this game single player and playing multiplayer requires some compromises. You also can't play 8 people on one switch. The best Killer Queen experience is with 8 people. In order to do that, you need a minimum of 2 switches and 2 copies of the game. This sucks because if I want to play this game at a party of something, I need to make sure someone else has a switch and a copy of this game. Expand
  7. Jan 24, 2020
    1
    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 foundIt 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. Expand

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