OctaFight is an arcade get together recreation for 2-8 gamers domestically. With over-pixelated artwork and upbeat music, who wouldn’t need to toss bombs to blow their associates off the map? Whereas the battles themselves may be personalized the way you see match, the remainder of the sport is kind of restricted.
There’s just one mode in OctaFight: versus. When clicking on that, you should enter what number of gamers there are so the Pleasure-Con can join. You’ll be able to’t play alone, and there’s no on-line multiplayer, so that you’ll want to ask your mates over for a number of hours. You then customise the battle guidelines.
The foundations you’ll be able to select from are what number of factors you need to intention for till somebody is asserted the winner: 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10. You too can select what map you need to play on and the mode, equivalent to basic, night time (which simply darkens the map), zero gravity, and some different choices.
Lastly, you determine the kind of bombs you need, from big to bouncy or regular, amongst different kinds. These bombs are your solely weapon apart from having the ability to bounce and protect. Yep, that’s all these pixel guys can do. You then struggle. As soon as somebody wins three rounds or nonetheless many you selected, you’ll be able to both rematch with the identical guidelines or return and change up the principles.
The battles themselves have been monotonous. Because you solely have one weapon and it exhibits you the hitbox with how far the detonation will go, it’s straightforward to dodge and keep out of your opponents’ manner.
Every battle will earn you cash. You’ll be able to go to the store and spend these cash to unlock extra modes, maps, and bombs. For instance, the one bombs you need to use at first are basic and bouncy. After spending 25 cash, you’ll be able to unlock the enormous bombs. Whenever you need to unlock the following sort of bomb, the value went as much as 50 cash and so forth. The battles will earn you about 12 cash, so that you’ll must play fairly a number of rounds if you wish to unlock all the things.
And that’s about it. That’s all you are able to do in OctaFight. It was a strong recreation with clean controls, a enjoyable pixelated artwork fashion, and energetic preventing music. By way of gameplay, although, it fell a bit flat for me. After all, I might solely check out the sport with my sister and didn’t get an opportunity to get an even bigger group collectively. (We will thank COVID for that!) I feel this recreation can be significantly better in a bigger group, making the display screen extra chaotic and enjoyable.
One promoting level of this recreation was that you may customise the battles with your personal guidelines, however I felt the principles have been restricted, and that’s all you are able to do within the recreation anyway. I want there have been extra choices to select from with a bit extra selection within the battle kinds. Or, on the very least, let every participant select their very own bomb sort as an alternative of getting one form for everybody.
Total, OctaFight wasn’t a foul recreation. I can see myself going again to this recreation after I can get along with my associates once more. Within the meantime, although, I don’t assume I’ll revisit this one.