Fresh Indie Beat 'Em Up Games That You Ought to Try ASAP - February 2022 - Odd Nugget

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Beat 'em up games like these are what great gaming fun is all about. Check them out!


Sludge Fighters


Sludge Fighters video game Developed by SharkOPuffs Game Studios and published by SharkOPuffs Game Studios

Developed by SharkOPuffs Game Studios and published by SharkOPuffs Game Studios

If you stand on the ceiling, is it the floor now? Fight your friends from the floor, wall, or ceiling! Gravity follows you in Sludge Fighters.

In this online multiplayer arena, join your friends or host a public game. Turn into a ball of sludge to launch onto a new surface or sneak under arena obstacles! Run, punch, and kick to knock out other players.

In Sludge Fighters:

Find power-up stations to gain a quick advantage - but watch out, power-up effects only last a limited time!

Boost with a power-up like Stretchee Arm Punch or Whoa I'm All Big Mode

Choose your color

Choose swirly sludge or still sludge

Customize your controller or keyboardmouse controls in settings

Sludge Fighters

Sludge Fighters video game Developed by SharkOPuffs Game Studios and published by SharkOPuffs Game Studios video screen

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The Bar Fight


The Bar Fight video game Developed by TheCreativeCafé and published by TheCreativeCafé

Developed by TheCreativeCafé and published by TheCreativeCafé

Welcome to the Tavern

You open your groggy eyes and find yourself in a beautifully stylized and colored tavern...

Unique Physics

Almost everything in the bar is interactable, you can pick up plates and chairs, tip tables over, even drag the passed out bodies of your enemies!

Destructible Environment

Everything from the barstools to the plates on tables is completely destructible, allowing for maximum chaos and epic slo-mo shots! Be wary however, you must use these as ammunition and you better not run out while a hoard of angry drunks is chasing you!

Unique Health Regeneration

When you are damaged, the only way to get that health back is by drinking more, just as you drink you also slowly get more and more drunk! This makes picking up objects and seeing enemies more and more difficult, leading to more hectic fun!

Magical Potions

If you are lucky, youll come across magical potions that can tip the scale in your favor during the bar fight. Shrink yourself, stop time, and set fires, these potions will dramatically change the gameplay and allow for more creative combat!

The Bar Fight

The Bar Fight video game Developed by TheCreativeCafé and published by TheCreativeCafé video screen

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Asterix Obelix: Slap them All!


Asterix  Obelix: Slap them All! video game Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio and published by Microids

Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio and published by Microids

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...

One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders.

Everything is falling apart! Our two heroes will travel all around the world to fight the Roman Empire in a 2D horizontal scrolling Beat Them Up game, completely hand-drawn and made in the purest tradition of the genre.

Enemies and wild boars will have to be cautious! Asterix and Obelix are back And it's going to be another great fight!

Play as Asterix and Obelix in cooperation (local multiplayer mode) with family or friends!

Slap thousands of Romans away with a wide range of moves and unique combos to each character!

The Adventure mode chapters are based on existing Asterix Obelix albums. The game also features an exclusive chapter that was created specifically for the game.

Alongside the main adventure, discover mini-games to complete the feast of our Gaulish friends!

Enjoy hand-drawn designs faithful to the original comic books series and animations created especially for the game.

Asterix Obelix: Slap them All!

Asterix  Obelix: Slap them All! video game Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio and published by Microids video screen

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Jitsu Squad


Jitsu Squad video game by TanukiCreativeStudio

Made by TanukiCreativeStudio

Wishlist on Steam:Squad is a 4 player co-op beat 'em up that's all about fast-paced cartoony action wacky chaotic battles! It has the freedom accessibility of games like Streets of Rage and Final Fight but with the speed intensity of games such as Guilty Gear, Marvel vs Capcom II Super Smash Bros.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Epic Super Specials!

100 chain-combos!

Powerful in-game character transformations!

Awesome crossover assist characters!

Run or Dash! No walking allowed in this game!

A wide variety of unique enemies and stages!

Up to 4-player co-op fun!

Unique secondary weapons for each playable character!

Upgrade system to level up your character!

COMBAT FEATURES:

Infinite juggles

ParryingCounters

Fighting game input commands

Unique Super Specials

FURY MODE!

CONTROLLER SUPPORT:

Playstation 4 5 Controller

Xbox (or X-Input) Controller

Keyboard

Jitsu Squad

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Anti Frank's Wrath


Anti Frank's Wrath video game Developed by Duncan

Developed by Duncan

Anti Frank is unleashing his wrath on the universe! Play by yourself or with a few friends locally to take down hoards of zombies and stop Anti Frank! Play as one of four unique characters and buy new upgrades and weapons as you rid the universe of zombies.

Anti Frank's Wrath is a top-down arcade shoot-em up based in the futuristic 1980's. It supports 4 player local co-op (or steam remote play).

Anti Frank's Wrath

Anti Frank's Wrath video game Developed by Duncan video screen

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Sir Whoopass - Action RPG


Sir Whoopass - Action RPG video game Developed by Atomic Elbow and published by Atomic Elbow

Developed by Atomic Elbow and published by Atomic Elbow

Some are destined to be great heroes, others swing and miss. Meet Sir Whoopass, a try-hard hero with a heart of gold. Due to a series of hilarious and astoundingly poor life choices he manages to bring chaos and disarray to an utopian world. He must find The Villain-Beating Artifact on his quest to vanquish The Immortal, a mysterious recluse who for some reason is bringing down all manner of monsters and evil creatures on the world.

Key features:

Laugh until milk comes out your nose at a hilarious take on the ARPG genre, with witty dialogue, fun characters and a really twisted plot

Squeal with delight as you explore a "lagom" open world, full of foul monsters to slay, and a smorgasbord of loot to be found

Feel the thrill and wind in your hair as you drive the Caliban Cruiser, a talking evil car that uses meat as fuel (a car-nivor)

Sir Whoopass - Action RPG

Sir Whoopass - Action RPG video game Developed by Atomic Elbow and published by Atomic Elbow video screen

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Masters of the Universe


Masters of the Universe video game by TheRoboz

Made by TheRoboz

The battle for Eternia is in your hands!

Side with He-Man and his allies or Skeletor and his minions in this new take on the classic Barbarian sword fighting game.

Battle 8 levels against increasingly difficult foes or play against a friend.

You have the power!

This Pico-8 cart is bursting with the Power of Grayskull, featuring:

16 Characters

16 combat moves

4 stages

8 difficulty levels

3 game modes

A kickass soundtrack

How to play:

Arcade mode is a battle against enemies of increasing difficulty to regain control of Eternia

P1 vs CPU is a 1 round fight with customizable difficulties, characters and stage

P1 vs P2 allows you to fight a friend with your favorite characters

While selecting your character in vs modes, use up and down to select stage and difficulty.

Controls:

Player1: Pad 1 arrow keys ZN ([O] Button - Attack) XM ([X] Button - Defense)

Player2: Pad 2 E S D F WLeft Shift ([O] Button - Attack) QA ([X] Button - Defense)

Move list:

UP -Jump, RIGHT - move forward, DOWN crouch, LEFT - move backward,

ATTACK - Body Chop, RIGHTATTACK - Neck Chop, UP ATTACK - Overhead Chop, LEFT ATTACK - Sword spin, DOWN ATTACK - Leg Chop,

DEFENSE - Protect Body, UP DEFENSE - Protect Head, RIGHT DEFENSE - Headbutt, DOWN DEFENSE Leg chop,

ATTACK DEFENSE - Flying Neck Chop

Credits

Original artworks and idea: John Henderson

Music:

yourykiki (Damien Hostin - check out his great pico-8 games:Brutal Pico Race andPico Cyberbank)

Matt Kimball

Geoff Sejai-Smith

Programming and gfx: Andrea Baldiraghi

Masters of the Universe and all related characters TM by Mattel Inc.

Barbarian TM by Palace Software Ltd. 1987

Thanks to:

John Henderson - for granting me permission to develop this version of his original idea

FL- for his barbarian archive and source codes: Souchu - for finding and sharing it

JadeLombax - for his triangle drawing functions

Zep - for pico-8all pico-8 users for their support and contributions on this game

and onMortal Cards

Development Stats:

Started on may 29 with the first teaser

35 of the time on picodraw for backgrounds

July 9 complete graphics foundation and picodraw

Aug 18 game code completed

Aug 23 - Added Music and released online

About three months, working around three hours per day 5 days a week when possible.

Masters of the Universe

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