Indie Games Spotlight for September 4th, 2011

By mancide, 7 years ago
Our second Indie Games Summer Uprising title brings you a 2D fighter with some old-school throw back graphics in Battle High: San Bruno.

At San Bruno High School, a vicious gang known as "The Rivals" reigns supreme, terrorizing and oppressing their peers undetected and unpunished. Choose from 8 students as they battle for justice or greed in this fast-paced 2D fighter.

RELEASE DATE: 2/8/2011
DEVELOPER: Mattrified
GENRE: Fighting

Offline players 1 - 2
Dolby Digital
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Fighting games and I have this love-hate relationship. I love to play them, but they hate me for some reason. This game brings back memories of playing Street Fighter back during the SNES era. The controls are good, the graphics are great in that throw-back-retro style, and the music even has the perfect retro feel to it.

There are a total of eight fighters to chose from, with your typical unique play styles for each character. The demo limits you to four characters; if you need to try-before-you-buy, just keep that in mind.

I had some great fun playing this game, which is saying a lot for the balance and simplicity of the gameplay. Some modern fighters are way too complex for me to grasp these days, but I definitely enjoyed the retro-throwback this title offers. And, if that itch is something you have been yearning to scratch, you can remedy that for as little as 80 MSP.

We will be covering all of the Summer Uprising titles over the next few weeks, but don't let that scare you away from submitting other titles you think are worthy of a Spotlight all to themselves. As always, you can submit any title directly via PM to mancide.
Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.