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Stick Fighter (arcade)

rated 4.46 / 5 stars
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Action - Fighting - Brawler

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Nov 15, 2005 | 12:31 PM EST

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Whoa, I didn't realize Stick Fighter had made it to 16th in the "Best of All Time" with a 4.43 rating!!!

And sure, I'll totally admit that there are many, many better games on Newgrounds (this was my first ever game from when I was first learning Flash after all), but seriously, is Stick Fighter really that bad to warrant all the super bad ratings now just to knock it off the Flash Portal?!?

Haters gonna hate, I guess.

Brace yourself, Josh, the Blams are coming...


Yes, I KNOW the enemy is hard. As was testing it, I kept making the enemy harder and harder until it beat me 50% of the time, but I forgot to consider that a first-time player wouldn't know everything that I knew as the programmer about how the AI would behave.

Yes, I KNOW it's hard to throw a fireball, but it IS possible.

To throw a fireball:
Press BACK (the opposite direction of your opponent)
then press FORWARD (the direction of opponent)
then press one of the PUNCHES.

Don't hit all 3 buttons at the same time, but you've got to be quick about it. You have less than a second between each keypress to do the fireball combo.

Arcade-style fighting game like Street Fighter, only with Stick Figures.

I know Stick Figure fighting games have been done before, but I made STICK FIGHTER in 2004 for a school assignment when I was first learning Flash.

There are 2 Modes of play:
1) Single player vs Computer AI
2) Two players vs each other

Current features are:
-- fireball combos (both standing and crouching)
-- two strengths of attack for both punches and kicks
-- jumping, crouching and blocking
-- artificially intelligent Computer opponent
-- shadows and blood
-- music and sound FX

I recently added volume controls for the audio. I might add more special moves someday. I'd also like to make it so people can reconfigure the key controls for their own keyboards. It was tricky to find a functional layout for the two player controls because Windows has a glitch were certain keyboard combinations cancel each other out and I didn't want one player to be able to accidentally (or intentionally) mess up the other player by button mashing their own keys. The current default keyboard controls should be comfortable for almost all keyboards and they should work in all operating systems.

Oh ya, and the background animation for the main menu is actually two AI computer players strategically fighting each other at random. It's kinda fun to watch them beat each other up.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


i like this and all but still put a block in there to and plus make the punching controls easier casue some of then really make me log off my computer.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is awesome!!!

I really like it you should make more :D


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Fireball Difficulty, Too Hard.

Fire ball is extreamely hard to use
Game is too hard (I know you said that, but i cant rate it high because of it.)


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars


this is so boring I've got 3 reasons why this game stinks 1 the enemy is so hard u can't even win, 2 when I am doing the fireball move it does not work and 3 it's just a simple match no anything just 2 rounds so I tell this game really really really needs some improvements

joshmorgan responds:

Yes, I KNOW the enemy is hard.

Yes, I KNOW it's hard to throw a fireball, but it IS possible (try LEFT, then RIGHT, then PUNCH).

This was my first Flash game, so yes, I plan to improve it (someday).


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What happens?

Does anything happen if you beat the stick in single player?

joshmorgan responds:

If you win 2 rounds, you win the match. Your only reward though is the chance to rematch.

I still have to plans to redo Stick Fighter as a better single-player game with multiple characters and a story mode...