Review: Fly Punch Boom (Steam)

The WILDEST ANIME FIGHT. Fly super fast, smash your friends through skyscrapers and break the planet with one punch! Up to 4 players local & 2 online.

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 436mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Fighter gameplay.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, display screen, and screen mode.
  • Can rebind controls on all four controllers.
  • Four players local play.
  • Tutorial-both a playable fight and a manual.
  • Online-quick play, join, host.
  • Fights-1v1 and 2v2.
  • Retro style soundtrack.
  • Vs human or vs Ai options.
  • 3 Ai difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
  • 10 total characters to play as. 8 initially with 2 to unlock.
  • Over the top fighting in an Anime style, a lot of eye-watering colors/explosions, knock over buildings and throw each other around.
  • Rock paper scissors combat.
  • Bars will pop up on screen and timing when you stop it is used to attack and defend.
  • The camera pans in and out as the action intensifies.
  • Qte actions are used constantly in battle.
  • Collect juice to build up your special attack.
  • Interactive parts of the levels.
  • 5 stages to play on.
  • Stage fatalities.
  • Unlock new costumes for each character.
  • Own in-game achievements and unlocks screen.
  • Catchy main theme song.
  • Fast loading times.

Cons:

  • Learning curve.
  • A lot of Qte and reactionary skills needed.
  • Less combat more guesswork.
  • Cheap Ai tactics.
  • Not as fun in a single play.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

So if you ever wanted a game that plays like a Dragon all episode but has the game mechanics of Mortal Kombat and a deadlier version of rock paper scissors then boy oh boy is this game for you. It’s a fighting game first and foremost, either 1v1 or 2v2 and it plays out on one of five stages. You fly around and punch each other until you eventually collide and trigger a rock paper scissors encounter that ends with a stop the cursor in the right section of the bar, so it’s Qte and reflexes heavy. The Mortal Kombat aspect of the game comes in stage set fatalities and there is a lot of them! Pulling these off is so good that, to be honest being on the receiving end of one is not that bad! Now for me, it did take some time to get used to the controls and how combat works, instincts have taught me to button mash but that won’t help you here with all this controlled chaos. I grew to like the game but it did show its limitations in single-player, online was very quiet and I had to rely on local player support which did make the game infinitely more fun. In a short play, this game with friends, single-player is a short-lived experience and online isn’t as busy as you would hope. Get past the initial combat obstacle and reward yourself with over the top Anime influenced combat.

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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