Review: Creepy Brawlers (Nintendo Switch)

After a spectral hand pulls you out of your seat and into the silver screen, you become the underdog in an underworld championship. Lace-up your gloves and get ready to duck, bob, and weave as you go toe to toe with a marathon of monsters. Better train like hell.

Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 72.3mb download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Boxing gameplay.
  • Two modes-Championship and Training.
  • Training mode.
  • Championship-4 film championships.
  • Cool border art.
  • Old horror film atmosphere.
  • Every button is a punch type, left jab, high jab, etc.
  • Cribs a lot from Punchout on the NES.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Controls are quick to learn.

Cons:

  • No quit option when in-game.
  • Can’t save mid championship.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • No replay value.
  • Basic fights.
  • No touchscreen.
  • No multiplayer.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Creepy Crawlers is a game that is instantly recognizable as a Punchout clone. Using the same viewpoint, controls, and style. Despite this, Creepy Crawlers is still a fun game and the horror film theme is a nice change. I wish they went further and tried to add more of their own stamp on it but for a game that doesn’t try to hide what it is, it’s fun if only for a few hours.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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