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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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Killer Queen Black - Announcement Trailer | E3 2018
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: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  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. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    Killer Queen Black is the younger brother to the arcade version (Killer Queen Arcade, 10 player) found in many arcade bars throughout theKiller 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! Expand
  4. 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
  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 25, 2020
    9
    This is one of the best multiplayer experiences on the Switch right now. The gameplay feels top-notch and perfected. The newly added optionThis is one of the best multiplayer experiences on the Switch right now. The gameplay feels top-notch and perfected. The newly added option for 8 players locally allows for anyone to jump in and play. On top of that, there's an online mode that always has a few players to match up with. Worth every cent. 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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