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Balls to the Brawl

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Balls to the Brawl is a side-scrolling beat-em-up, modeled after old-school games like Streets of Rage, but with deep fighting mechanics and challenging bosses. The game intends to give you a satisfying ego-trip as you wreak havoc across the island to the final tower, where you will meet Ryu and have the final fight! But what ending will you end up getting...?

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WauJp6O1KoU

*Old-school Streets of Rage/Final Fight beat-em-up fun meets modern fast-paced combat and combo-cancelling design!
*Get straight to the gameplay! No boring cutscenes or overly-long tutorials!
*7 levels to fight through, each with a unique and challenging boss fight!
*Two possible endings! Will you fight the secret boss?
*Looking to just have fun? Use our difficulty cheats and mods to give you all the power you want!
*Looking for a challenge? No damage sponges here: Hard Mode means more aggressive AI and all-new boss patterns!
*The exciting conclusion to the L337 kr3w series! (if anyone knows what that is!)
*Original Music by Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez! ( https://twitter.com/pgonzfern ) ( https://pedrogonzalezfernandez.bandcamp.com/ )
*Referential humor woo

CONTROLS

Arrow Keys - Movement
Z - Special attack (costs meter)
X - Basic attack
C - Dodge
A - Taunt (transform when meter full)

(mouse necessary for menus and some interactions)

Glad I was able to get this game that I started like a decade ago out before Flash died! The plot isn't that important but it is based off of my previous movies; sorry for anyone that was waiting the whole time after Ryu's Revenge! Hope you have fun!

(Credits to Street Fighter for intro music, as well as Ryu fight song)
(Credits to Super Star Wars for logo music)
(Credits to various games such as Street Fighter, Streets of Rage, Half-Life 2 for sound FX)

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Awesome game! I get my ego trips from winning in hard mode, but man was the secret ending difficult to get. Thanks for the fun challenge!

I really enjoyed it! It gave me a strong nostalgic feeling. The art was very appropriate, the controls were very satisfying, the boss battles were memorable, and the soundtrack was great. The level design was neat, and it was very satisfying to progress through! I'm glad you found the motivation to finish the game, it definitely paid off!

Wow CJ from gta San andreas has gone a long way from killing gangsters to killing ninjas and shit.How the game had so many moves you can preform i don't know

It was ok, kinda anti-white blaxploitation groove but well executed programming and gritty style.

So. This was a good game, don't get me wrong. I did enjoy it. However, the game gets really tedious by level 3, and starts to get really repetitive. There really should be something to break up the monotony a little. I even tried the cheats, but that didn't help either. It is charming at certain points, but overall, the game needs something more to be good. First off, the lack of a jump really hurts the game, and honestly, I'd prefer to be able to use a controller for this game (but I know not every game will be able to have that functionality). The art could use some improvement, but overall, I did like the old animations styles of yours so I can let it slide. Good games don't always have to look the best.

Overall, it's a great effort, and an interesting game, but it does get old a little too quickly. Games like Streets of Rage still had some replayability despite being repetitive, but thsi game seems to lack something that makes it replayable.

FuturecopLGF responds:

Cheers! I appreciate you giving it a whirl and giving feedback! I agree that maybe my lack of a jump button might've been childish on my part (wanted to avoid bunny-hopping playthroughs) and that I probably could've spiced it up a bit more with either a more advanced scoring/combo system to incentivize variation of moves, or just tweaking the AI and adding new enemy types to keep it more fresh (or maybe even shortening the levels). It's food for thought and I'll definitely keep it in mind for future brawlers!