Knockout City Game is an upcoming action video game based on the early 1990s animated series of the same name. It was later released as a PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One title. In case you do not know, Knockout City was the last cartoon series left by animation veteran Darvas Deveraux. The game is being developed by Hyperion Entertainment, a studio made up of some ex-writers of the animated series.
Let’s get started. In the game, players take control of a group of brawlers and have to go through the Knockout City to knock each other out. The objective of the game is to be the last standing man on the top of the tower. The game has several modes but the two main ones include Vs Street Rank and Vs Brawls. Vs Street Rank mode is like most of the other brawlers where you are given several challenges in a row and you need to knock your opponents out in under ten seconds to win. However, there is something special about this mode as it gives you the opportunity to switch between some of your bruisers such as Rook, Corkscrew, and Drago.
On the other hand, Vs Brawls mode focuses on the concept of group activity where you have to select several of your friends to take on waves of opponents coming at you in different combinations. If you are playing with a group of four, you have to defend your three cages against waves of attackers coming at you. There is a brief cut scene where we see that some of the ball types are flying through the air towards the fighters and they seem to be defending themselves well.
Now you might be wondering what kind of controls the game uses. To start with, on the top screen you will see a score meter that keeps track of how well you did. The bottom screen shows your opponent’s health bar and the red line showing you when you are about to get struck by an opponent. As you progress through the game the strike zone gets smaller while the opponent’s health bar increases significantly.
Now one thing I want to point out regarding the controls is that they are not particularly easy. When you first start playing you have to master the controls so that you can move your characters easily. You can increase your combo speed by simply inputting more than one move during a combo. This takes some getting used to. The best way to master the game is to practice, and practicing is the only way to find out what works best for you.
A major problem with the Knockout City Game involves its lack of a single-player platformer. The reason this was done is that the arcade space that this game is based on is very small. Due to the size of the game, it would be incredibly hard to create a large enough platform to run the game alone. The developers, though, have a plan for this, and they intend to have two-player options available at some point in the future. Right now, only one player can take part in the game.
One of the biggest complaints about the Knockout City Game is its animation. The character you play looks really terrible and the music doesn’t help much. The only redeeming factor is that the overall visual style of the game is really nice. It might not be something you want to watch all the time, but it does add to the charm of the game.
Overall the Knockout City Game is fun to play, and it looks like it could become a classic arcade game. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who hasn’t played this one already, but it would make a great addition to a video game collection. If you have the ability to find an arcade near you that playing these types of games then you should definitely look into it. It’s just another one of those games that are worth playing. If you like old-school video games, then the Knockout City Game may not be what you’re looking for.