Review: Megabyte Punch
Megabyte Punch is a fighting/beat ‘em up game in which you build your own fighter! As you travel through different environments, you battle other creatures to get their parts. Parts have their own powers and bonuses, like gun arms for a shoot ability or powerful hips for a devastating pelvic thrust attack.
- Voxel inspired graphics that really pop on the big screen. With so much detail and wonderful characters, The game is visual eye candy.
- The game is a platformer beat em up with a huge emphasis on the ability to upgrade your character through the collection of parts from fallen enemies.
- Kill enemies not just for parts but also for bits which act as a health regen and collect enough and you get an extra life.
- Full 360 pad support.
- Customise your character on the on the go, Simple button press and here you can assign new parts. It even tells you if you already have the part and allows you to break the part to redeem bits.
- Little boss fights littered all over the levels. Consists basically of getting walled into a particular section and you must kill x amount of enemies, In doing so you are rewarded with a checkpoint.
- Big epic end of level boss fights done in the style of smash brothers brawl.
- You have a central world where your home is located. Here you can change out any banked parts or re spray your character. NPC’s will guide you in where your next level is or what your goal may be.
- Any parts you have on you when you enter a door will save them into your central bank. Doors are usually mid level and end of level.
- Each part has an icon of its use and a full description and bits amount.
- Levels are huge and have multiple routes, Hidden rooms and sections are a plenty, exploring rewards you with more rewards like parts and bits.
- Changing parts will change the way in which your character plays, meaning every level in essence can be played in many different ways. Its a lovely change of pace for a game like this and works really well.
- Lovely detailed animations of the characters as they fight all over the place. The AI is clever and wont just run after you upon sight. They react and act differently depending upon placement.
- Collecting all the parts and filling your bank soon becomes a lot like Pokemon with a “gotta catch em all” mentality.
- Varied areas from the jungle to the sand dunes, All the way up to ice worlds.
- Brilliant chip tune soundtrack that sounds awesome all the way through.
- Offline 4 player co op available.
- No online co op.
- Combat is sluggish at first, Mostly due to the default moves.
- Too easy to hit enemies off screen, Making it harder to collect the drops.
- Levels can feel a bit long at times and a bit repetitive.
- Slowdown can occur when a load of enemies are on screen.
In Summary, It is a slow starter but once you work out what is going on, Its a brilliant little platformer. The boss fights despite being a complete rip off of Nintendo’s flagship title Smash Brothers, It works really well and more importantly is fun to play. The presentation is top notch and like I keep saying it is a great looking title coupled with a great soundtrack, You do have a great little package. If they could add more levels and online co-op then the game will really kick off and be on more gamer’s radar. Go buy it and have some fun.