Iron Fisticle is a challenging twin-stick shooter that requires reflexes, speed and quick thinking to master. It takes the classic arcade arena shooters of the mid 80s and drags them, axes flying, into the 21st century.Read full description
"Iron Fisticle gets the gameplay right. The raw connection between you and your avatar, the movement speed, the responsiveness of the controls, the sound effects and the satisfying splatters of viscera every time your axe hits home." - 8/10 - Dealspwn
"Iron Fisticle is deep, challenging yet rewarding. And while retro-inspired, borrows many modern elements that makes it stand out from the pack: the beautiful art, the co-op, and the ways to improve your character. This this a labor of love worth delivering." - 4/5 - Saving Content
"Mix Gauntlet with Smash TV, add in a dash of Ghouls n Ghosts, and stir with a rogue-lite… Iron Fisticle is a game that offers tributes to a lot of classics." - 8/10 - Games Fiends
Iron Fisticle is a challenging twin-stick shooter that requires reflexes, speed and quick thinking to master. It takes the classic arcade arena shooters of the mid 80s and drags them, axes flying, into the 21st century.
Inspired by truly old school arcade games right down to the (optional) scanlines themselves, Iron Fisticle is both a retro game and a reinvention of a classic genre, with multiple routes through the game, bonus stages, a large variety of weapons and enemies, clever boss fights and much more.
Classic twin-stick arcade gameplay meets modern accessibility, with controller support, achievements and collectables; endless supply of quarters and blistered thumbs not required.
Randomly generated dungeons keep the gameplay fresh and offer a new experience every play-through.
Re-live multiplayer as it was designed to be, with simultaneous two player local co-op.
Multiple stats upgrades and weapon pick-ups change the way you play and fight in each game, while roguelikes-style persistent character upgrades allow you to explore deeper after every death.
Over 150 different items to collect ranging from score boosters to weapons and power-ups.
A scoring system that encourages fast paced risk taking while encouraging experimentation and discovery - like all the best classic arcade games.
Retro-styled, hand-drawn pixel art graphics running at 60 FPS for a fluid action experience, complemented by excellent chip-tune inspired music and audio effects from Andy Lemon
Iron Fisticle is great little twin stick shooter with some rogue elements and some platforming sections. The controls feel responsive and the action is solid. The real meat of the game lies in the rogue elements, which were mixed for me. The randomization works well, but this is less of a dungeon crawler and more of arena-style affair. Instead of unlocking items through challenges or chance, you unlock them by levelling up. None of these aspects are bad, but I prefer dungeon crawling and unlocking through challenges and secrets. The game handles the arcade aspect very nicely and it is terrific with a friend. The scoring system really strings you along and the co-op works great and feels well done. If you want a quick arcade game to play in bursts with a friend, this really fits the bill.
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