FIST OF AWESOME Lets You Punch Bears
Upcoming beat-em-up channels classic side scrollers like Streets of Rage, Double Dragon.
Have to admit, we still long for the days of the arcade beat-em-up, a time where games like Double Dragon and Final Fight were king. Those classics don't have the same amount of pull they had over a decade ago, but their spirits live on through developer Nicoll Hunt and his newest iPhone and iPad creation, FIST OF AWESOME. And yes, the caps are intentional.
Set to debut holiday 2012 (too long a wait, in our collective opinion), this intriguing 2D adventure casts players as everyman Jack Lumber as they explore a forest and other locales battling alien creatures, deer and bears while time traveling. Meanwhile, the game has sweet retro-flavored music, along with old school graphics that bring to mind the days (however few) of the Atari 7800.
Thus far, we think the game looks sweet, and look forward to interviewing Hunt (if he'll grant us the privilege) in the months ahead.