First off, happy 2023! Yes, I know I am a bit late with celebrations, as we are already deep in February, but – guess what? It’s time for a new year of SuperCombo articles, delving into indie and less indie titles, with the usual mix of interviews and reviews. The first article of 2023 is about a welcome, yet unexpected development in the IKEMEN Go community: rollback netcode is finally becoming a reality. If you have ever wondered how this technical marvel is actually coming to pass, don’t miss the interview with the main developer of the IKEMEN Go rollback branch: Fantasma! Fighting game engines are an incredibly niche, yet interesting topic. On one side, you get developers writing their own contraptions in unholy combinations of languages and engines, like Hot Soup Processor, Löve 2D or even something that is not easy to point out. On the other, you have […]
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Battle Craze!! – all good things come in threes
This is not the first time I cover a game made with the Ikemen GO engine. Previously, I have talked quite a lot about TMNTxJL Turbo and—in an article I still need to port to this venue—the incredible The Black Heart. However, for some inexplicable reasons, Ikemen original IPs tend to be rarer and farther between than those made with that coelacanth called 2D Fighter Maker 2002. This despite Ikemen GO having built-in delay netcode (with the core developers painstakingly working on implementing GGPO as we speak) and being much more flexible in terms of what one can and cannot do with it.
Battle Craze!! is a game that uses all the good features Ikemen offers to an astonishing level and—while it doesn’t provide the amount of content TMNTxJL Turbo put on the table—it shows very convincingly what can be done with this engine, and which level of variety can be achieved with it.
TMNT X JL Turbo — the impossible made possible
Welcome back, folks! Time for a new episode of Indie Fighting Game Thursday! Today, we go back to traditional fighting games (after, you know, my deep dive in learning the noble art of CARate and in investigating certain indescribable cursed knock-offs), but with a little twist: we will talk about a fan game that combines character from the DC Comics Justice League and the NES/SNES classic TMNT: Tournament Fighters: the bold, daring and technically impressive “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles X Justice League Turbo”!