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Game #4926
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  MindArms    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Beat em-up

Rating: 8.61 (21 votes)

MindArms box cover

MindArms screenshot
I know it must be a cliché for longtime visitors by now, but this game deserves this: MindArms is one of the best 2D freeware fighting games I have ever played. It is not often that you find a freeware Japanese fighter that is not coded with ASCII's "Fighter Maker" program, and it is even rarer to find one that offers smooth animations and quality graphics. MindArms is one of those rare gems.

Probably the best upshot of the designer coding his own engine for this game is that you won't find any "default templates" in any element of MindArms. While games coded in "Fighter Maker" tend to look and play quite similar to one another, the characters' movements, background scenery, and attack effects in MindArms are much more seamlessly integrated. In addition, the computer AI is more challenging than a typical "Fighting Maker" game, and I like how the game displays the exact percentage of health remaining for each fighter.

Although the number of available fighters you can control is small – only four compared to eight or more in other fighting games – this is compensated by the wide variety of moves, combos, and special attacks. The backdrops are also very nice and quite creative: you will find no clichéd Dragon Ball Z -style arenas in this game. Last but not least, the tunes are quite catchy, and the game has a long and involving story mode (if you can read Japanese, of course). If you like fighting games, MindArms is well worth your time. It is a polished, good-looking, and fluid fighter that packs a lot of gameplay in 5MB of space. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Fancy Factory
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2004
Software Copyright: Fancy Factory
Theme: Anime
Multiplayer:  
System Requirements: Windows XP
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If you like this game, try: Super Cosplay War Ultra, Destruction Desire, Card Hunter Sakura 2

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