There are many ways to judge a game, but none better than noticing its title is always written with capital letters and then nodding approvingly. FIST OF AWESOME is the latest game from Nicoll Hunt who brought us Hard Lines on to iOS and Android last year, apparently it was a “bit good”. Quite. Well this year we’ll be kicking deer in the nuts and tackling disgruntled bears on iOS in this humorous beat ‘em up which updates the sidescrolling brilliance of Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Final Fight.
You’ll be playing as the stereotypical Jack Lumber who is a chap that gets caught up in a needlessly complex interstellar plot to take over Earth by altering history with remote controlled animals. Probably best to take that at face value and run with it. As such though and quite excitingly, FIST OF AWESOME takes place over a number of time periods which is good for our need for level variation. Oh and, as far as we and Nicoll are aware, this is the only game that boasts a full grown grizzly bear that punches you in the face. That’s got to count for something.
The funniest and perhaps cutest thing about FIST OF AWESOME is that Nicoll has “been wanting to make [this game] for 17 years” but has only been able to now due to financial depravity. We like things like that. Now, watch the teaser trailer already! Oh and those lovely sounds you are about to hear are provided by Brendan Ratliff who also composed for Pineapple Smash Crew.
More information on FIST OF AWESOME can be found on the developer’s official blog.