Beatdown Review – Great game at a decent price

On January 9, 2013

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Beatdown Review – Great game at a decent price

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By: Ravenous Games Inc.

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2012-11-15

Developer: Ravenous Games Support

Price: 0.99

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Those who slave a way in an office know the stress that comes from such a regimented life, and the desire sometimes to take out that stress in a violent manner. While most of use find outlets for our troubles, our hero in Ravenous Game’s latest offering sees no alternative but you hand out a good old fashion Beatdown.

Beatdown is a side scrolling beat-em-up is the memory of classic games like Final Fight or Double Dragon where you are tasked with bring the pain to hordes or thugs and other combatants as they stream in form the sides. The game starts with the protagonist being fired for no apparent reason. This move is the last in a series of straws that turn him into a rampaging office worker. As you move from the office to the parks and beyond you slowly learn the reason for your termination. There are five areas, each with four stages.

Those familiar with the genre will dive right into this punch and kick storm. Even those that were not around to see the Dragon’s girlfriends be dragged away will pick up on the controls quickly. You have the entire screen to use as your movement controls. Over in the lower right you have just two buttons, punch and jump. You player can perform just a handful of moves from the standard beatdown to a flying kick. Most enemies run toward you inane attempt to sucker punch you while you are busy with another one, while a few others fire projectiles at you. There are weapons to be found that increase your damage dealing capabilities. From bats, to billy clubs, these weapons allow you to dispatch enemies quickly. In addition to weapons, every time you connect you increase a rage meter. When this is full you turn red and begin a fist throwing frenzy for a short period of time.

Beatdown is another example of a short but fun retro game that Ravenous has become known for. The controls are easy to understand, and the gameplay is addictive to a point. Unfortunately, this game lacks the variety that is found in some of their other titles. I found myself getting bored with the same four or five enemies and with levels that almost just change backgrounds. Once you give the story a beatdown you do have an endless mode where you see how long you can lay down the hurt as more and more thugs pour in. Beatdown is a great game that offers a decent value for the $.99 price. Just don’t expect more from it than is reasonable, and I think you will enjoy it.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Easy

Who Is It For:Fans of classic games like Double Dragon, or Fatal Fury

What I Like:Easy to play

What I Don't Like:Little variation make the game get old fast

Final Statement:Tired of your mundane life? Time for a Beatdown!

Read the Developer's Notes:
Get ready for the best beat-em up to hit the App Store!

Wrongfully dismissed from his job, the hero is on a war path to take down anyone who gets in his way of giving the CEO a much needed beatdown!

Inspired by the classic beat-em up genre; get ready for BEATDOWN!

The game features:
- 20 Levels
- Endless mode
- 5 Bosses
- 5 Environments
- 30 Enemies
- Combos / Rage Attacks
- 3 control schemes (new control scheme, analog and d-pad)
- Joypad and iCade support
- GameCenter Achievements
- iCloud Game Saves
- Universal

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