Give These New Indie Cute Fighting Games a Go - Get Most of Them on Steam! - March 2022 - Odd Nugget


An Italian plumber who enters a big house to help a cute blonde rich girl could be the short description of Mario games or some $#!#ty porn movie.


Whether your taste in cute fighting games is mainstream or extremely niche, the following picks are probably going to be permanent fixtures in your weekly rotation...

Bacon May Die

Bacon May Die video game Developed by SnoutUp and published by SnoutUp

Developed by SnoutUp and published by SnoutUp

Bacon May Die is a chaotic brawler where a potato-shaped pig hero must face hordes of bacon-hungry enemies!


Delicious mix of melee and ranged combat

Huge arsenal of weapons

100 items to unlock

Simple and responsive controls

Coop for local and remote play

Join the fight!

Bacon May Die

Bacon May Die video game Developed by SnoutUp and published by SnoutUp video screen

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Super Bash Goats

Super Bash Goats video game by SomewhatBasicGames

Made by SomewhatBasicGames

Super Bash Goats

Super Bash Goats is a local multiplayer brawler game, where you and up to three friends play as goats in a mountain landscape. Make a bloody mess by bashing your friends into rocks, to be the last goat standing!

The Game

In some beautiful mountains somewhere, a group of goats live peacefully with one another, sharing the luscious grassy hillsides and all the food and comfort it brings Nah, just kidding. Super Bash Goats is the real goaty deal, and there can only be one king of the mountain that gets to graze the green grass!

In Super Bash Goats, you and up to three friends can play together in a fast-paced local multiplayer brawler with one single special mechanic bashing.

The bash works in a simple way, charge it by holding down the X button, aim with the left-stick and then bash into your friend, hopefully launching them into rocks and effectively slaughtering them. Each player has 5 lives to spare, and the winner is simply the last goat standing. With a beautiful setting, cute goats and bloody chunks and gore, Super Bash Goats mixes everything that a party game should have. Grab your friends, some controllers, a PC and start bashing!


No keyboard support! Gamepads required! (2-4 Player)

The game is PC only but each player needs a controller to be able to play. We have tested the game with Xbox 360One and PS4-controllers ( ds4windows ), but it's possible that the game works with other controllers too.

Move Aim: Left stick

Bash: X (Hold to charge)

Jump: A

Pause Game: Start

The Team

3D Artists:

Ludwig Lindstål Paul O'Brien Anna Asker Laura Lohikoski


Johan Holmer Kim Sjöberg Nora Silow Mario Strand


Samuel Dangoor Ehnberg


Christopher Mauricci

Initially Super Bash Goats was part of a school project and wehave since then been developing the game in our spare time alongside our studies.

Special thanks to Samuel Dangoor Ehnberg and Christopher Mauricci for helping out with the music and sound effects!

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Super Bash Goats

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SMASH LEGENDS video game Developed by 5minlab and published by LINE Games Corporation

Developed by 5minlab and published by LINE Games Corporation

SMASH Must Go On!"

To return the Library World back to normal, or to protect ones honor.

Each LEGENDS joined the battle for their own cause.

Their ultimate brawl competition begins now.

Who will prove themselves to be the true LEGENDS?!

SMASH LEGENDS is a casual brawl-action game that unfolds in the Library World,

an island that floats above a vast sea of clouds.

Join now and play for free in a cross-platform environment against players from Steam, iOS and Android devices.

Key Feature:

SMASH with epic knock outs!

SMASH, SMASH, BOOM! Enemies are more likely to get knocked out when their HP is low.Knock off enemies from arenas set in floating islands to achieve victory.

SMASH across variety of game modes and maps!

Multiple modes are available in SMASH LEGENDS, including 3 vs. 3, 1 vs. 1 and Free-for-all.Smash your enemies in a battlefield filled with fairy tale SF fantasies.

And release your energy in this thrilling world.

Dominion (3 vs. 3): Capture and hold an area with your teammates to achieve victory.

- Team Deathmatch (3 vs. 3): A team competition to the death..- Battle Royale (8 Player FFA): Only 1 final player will survive in this 8 player free-for-all mode..- Crown Guard (3 vs. 3): Defeat the enemy with the Crown while protecting your teams Crown.- Harvest (4 Player FFA): Player who harvests the most fruits by destroying Mandrakes win.- Duel: A 1 vs. 1 duel where only your controls and skills count.( Game modes will continuously be updated.) SMASH with unique characters!There are multiple unique characters, each with a different story.You will be able to grow various Legends by playing with them, and unlock new Legends in the process.And your choices will decide whether or not you will be able to make great plays.Are you ready to wreak havoc in the Library World?Experience the fun in SMASH LEGENDS now."SMASH Must Go On!"- SMASH LEGENDS -


SMASH LEGENDS video game Developed by 5minlab and published by LINE Games Corporation video screen

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Aloof video game Developed by ButtonX and published by ButtonX

Developed by ButtonX and published by ButtonX

Aloof is a puzzle-fighter like Puyo Puyo Tetris, but plays completely different. In the world of Aloof you summon and defend small islands all the while you build combos against your opponent.

1.0 "Invite a Friend" update!

New feature: Invite a Friend

Invite a friend into your game and play Aloof together online!

You and your friend can freely move around between any game mode, like:

Co-op Campaign

Player versus Player

Offline Adventure (versus AI)

Other changes to: Player versus Player

Now has 23 levels!

Levels are divided into easy, medium and hard

Let the computer select a random easy, medium, hard or just any level

Multiplayer modes

co-op campaign (offline or online)

friends versus friends (offline or online)

1v1 online adventure (online against random people)

2v2 online adventure (this is online, but couch vs couch, so you and your friend are on the same couch or play via Remote Play Together versus two other players)

2v2 offline adventure 2 players versus AI (offline or online)

How to playBasic gameplay is shown below. Aloof has more tactics - which we will save for later.Summon an islandStop you opponent from getting an islandAttack with combosHeal after an attackFeaturesIt's dangerous to go aloneFull solo or co-op campaign with puzzle levels, matches versus AI, rescue missions and bosses! (offline)Beat the online adventure by defeating 3 opponents in a row, but lose and start all over (online 1v1 or 2v2).Or practice the online adventure against AI opponents, get familiar with the levels and tune your tactics (offline 1v1 or 2v2).Play against your friends in 1v1 or 2v2 matches (offline).Your plan at your paceMove pieces left, right, down and up! Pieces don't descend by themselves. Take your time to think, and move fast when you can!Not happy with the pieces in your field? Just flush them away by holding the flush button.You can switch between 2 fields. So you don't need to mess up your amazing combo if something else needs to be done first.(and there's no garbage from your opponent)Keeping online alivePlay the game while searching for an online match.Find opponents all over the world. The game is designed for a high ping (600ms)


Aloof video game Developed by ButtonX and published by ButtonX video screen

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Etehfowr Against

Etehfowr Against video game by sashalabs&co

Made by sashalabs&co

Duke it out as the Etehfowr family and their rivalsin this 2v2 "puppet-style" fighter, inspired by MARVEL vs CAPCOM 1 and JOJO'S BIZZARE ADVENTURE: Heritage for The Future! Use different characters to create team compositions that enable offensive set ups, break your buddy from combos and cause huge upsets!

To beTHEMtakes no brains

But to goAGAINSTthem takesGUTS!

7 playable characters!4 button layout (Attack, Dash Attack , Throw, Super)Wild Local Multiplayer!VS CPUONLINE MULTIPLAYER through PARSEC!Etehfowr Against is a game that is currently in early access. There are still many balance changes and features not yetadded to the game. feel free to hit me up on twitter (pooptiesquat) for feedback.The game is currently windows only(.exe)NOTE: for those playing with a controller, the game only accepts DIGITAL INPUT for now. That means you can only use the directional pad, no analog sticks.NOTE: you can soft reset back to the character select menu by holding down attackdashgrab and pressing start. You can back out into the main menu by pressing the dash button.

Etehfowr Against

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 video game Developed by SEGA and published by SEGA

Developed by SEGA and published by SEGA

Two Legends Reunite for the Ultimate Puzzle Match

Japans beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun!

Competitive and Co-op Play

Engage in up to 4 player online and local play, including competitive Puzzle Leagues and the new online co-op Boss Raid mode.

Characters Old, New, and Blue

Select from a large cast of new and returning characters including Sonic the Hedgehog, Marle, Rafisol, and The Ocean Prince.

Save a World or Two

Navigate a new overworld map in Adventure Mode and follow the all-new story adventure as the characters traverse the merged worlds to rescue their pals from a dark corruption. Increase your characters HP, MP, Attack, Defense, and Recovery to strengthen them for Skill Battle mode.

New RPG-inspired Skill Battles

Test your might in the robust Skill Battle mode where powerful character skills can change the landscape of your match, from recovering HP to changing the color of Puyos to erasing Lines, and more. Choose carefully to create a team with complementary skills, equip strong Item Cards, and watch your HP and MP in battle!

Dont Know How to Play?

Work on your puzzle skills in the full-fledged Lessons mode featuring over 150 interactive lessons.

The Fun Doesnt End

Replay stages for more rewards, experiment with different difficulty levels, test out your favorite playstyle, and unlock new characters, backgrounds, bonus stages and more.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 video game Developed by SEGA and published by SEGA video screen

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Josh Journey: Darkness Totems

Josh Journey: Darkness Totems video game Developed by Provincia Studio and published by Provincia Studio

Developed by Provincia Studio and published by Provincia Studio

UNVEIL THE POWER OF FOUR BRAVE HEROS IN A HAND DRAWN COUCH CO-OP JOURNEY!Josh Journey: Darkness Totems is a hand drawn beatem up game about four brave heroes, that use their skills to defeat the Nightmare Monsters using special combo attacks in a co-op gameplay.The Province World is infested by the nightmare monsters from the Dream World. The Darkness Shadow, the entity that controls the Dark Side of Dreams, are sending his creatures and implanting Darkness Totems to control the four main provinces: Wind, Water, Desert and Industrial. The main objective of our heroes are to fight against these evil forces, destroying the Totems to bring again the peace and harmony to their World.Each hero in Josh Journey has unique skills, to attack face to face, using sword or hammer, or to attack from distance, using magic or gunfire. You can choose between four heroes during a local gameplay with your friends! Swap Heroes quickly during gameplay, providing Massive Combos in battle! All characters with traditional 2D hand-drawn animation! Build Ability Board to make special attacks during the battles. Explore beautiful and big environments with great parallax in different provinces, likeWind, Water, Desert and Industrial. A huge cast of cute and creepy enemies with different behaviors and attacks. Epic battles with Big Bosses. Josh, the Swordsman, uses the wind element. He has great dexterity, favoring quick, decisive strikes and the ability to quickly navigate his environment. He is particularly capable in aerial combat.Melina, the Sorceress, uses the water element. She is a slight twist on the arcanist archetype, having impressive, long-ranged projectiles and diminishing her foes capacities. She adds to that powerful crowd control capacities, and optional support powers.Farquol, the Nomad, uses the earth element. He is a tough hero who is part of a mystical and tribal community. His strikes, however, tend to be slower and harder to hit, packing a larger wallop as a counterpoint.Z.O.Z., the Multitask Robot, uses the fire element. He presents a wide range of skills, such as explosive long-distance projectiles and bombs, that sways between violent means and the smart usage of props and hazards.

Josh Journey: Darkness Totems

Josh Journey: Darkness Totems video game Developed by Provincia Studio and published by Provincia Studio video screen

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Iron Snout

Iron Snout video game by SnoutUp

Made by SnoutUp

A simple endless beat 'em up game without horizontal movement. Use arrow or WASD keys to jump, duck, slam down, punch, kick and catch stuff. Then combine all that for some sweet pig vs wolf action!

P - pause, M - mute, Enter - restart.

Iron Snout

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