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  • Summary: Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl, an all new side-scrolling brawler set in the world famous and beloved View Askewniverse, is now available as a fully functional cartridge compatible with the original NES. This cartridge is a full game playable by either one or two players! There are threeJay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl, an all new side-scrolling brawler set in the world famous and beloved View Askewniverse, is now available as a fully functional cartridge compatible with the original NES. This cartridge is a full game playable by either one or two players! There are three color variants available - Silent Bob Green, Jay Yellow, and NES Grey.

    Each copy of Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl comes in a retro box that has been painstakingly crafted to be as authentic as possible. The box is printed on the same material as original retro boxes and matches the same flap design at the top. The metallic gold ink on the "Limited Run" seal has also been matched to the original seal's ink.

    Included in the box is a retro manual, dust sleeve, and of course, a styrofoam block to hold the cartridge up inside the box. Each copy of the game will arrive shrinkwrapped.

    The game itself was programmed by Tomas Guinan from Spoony Bard Productions.

    This game is region free!
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  1. May 25, 2021
    80
    The Arcade Edition of Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is a substantial improvement over an already great classic-style beat 'em up.
  2. May 21, 2021
    70
    Anyone picking up Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl will know what they're getting into from the jump. The 8-bit action will have a hard time attracting newcomers to this style of game, but it does successfully capture both the spirit of classics like Double Dragon and the vibe of Kevin Smith's modern output. Co-op play does shine brighter than solo brawling, and the game doesn't come close to modern favorites like Streets of Rage 4, but there is a lot to like for someone who just needs a new NES-style fix in 2021.
  3. May 21, 2021
    70
    It's fun, the old-school graphics look great, and developer Interabang Entertainment filled the game with winks and nods that fans will definitely appreciate. The difficulty level might turn off less-experienced gamers, and it's on the shorter side, but these are minor quibbles. This is well worth a purchase for Askewniverse fans. Snoogans.
  4. May 28, 2021
    70
    While the challenge may be a little too steep for some, gamers from my era should know exactly what to expect. It by no means does anything new with the genre or gameplay but was an entertaining yet frustrating few hours of nostalgia gameplay I mostly enjoyed aside from the final two levels. It's a good thing I’m the perfect demographic for Jay and Silent Bob – Mall Brawl; an 80’s NES kid that loves Kevin Smith movies. Snoochie Boochies.
  5. Aug 5, 2021
    70
    Overall, Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is an enjoyable title if you can forgive some of its issues. The overly aggressive AI, the short hit reach, and the classic game padding don't make for a pleasant experience once you notice them. However, the experience is solidly enjoyable, with some concessions made for those aforementioned flaws, and it accomplishes the rare feat of having the solo experience be a bit more fun than the multiplayer one. While fans of the duo will get a big kick out of this game, and even those who aren't familiar with these characters will enjoy their time with this title.
  6. May 25, 2021
    65
    Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is a decent beat’em but it takes a lot of patience to truly enjoy.
  7. Jun 1, 2021
    59
    As a big Kevin Smith fan, I was looking forward to reviewing this game as I thought it might be reference heavy. It was, but some were more subtle than others and required you to know about most of his catalogue to get the references. It was an OK playthrough but that was more because I enjoyed the Double Dragon nostalgia feel. This feels halfway between a hard-worked fan-created effort and a cash grab of reskinning an older game.

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