When I first started playing 99Vidas, I was happy to see how simple it is to control. The only buttons that you need to use are for punching, kicking, jumping, and performing a special move. This move is extremely powerful and has the potential to clear out all of the onscreen enemies. To charge it, you merely have to keep fighting. Thankfully, you can unleash it when the meter is only halfway full although the resulting damage isn't quite as devastating. Of course, there are some additional special moves and combos that you can perform whenever you're comfortable experimenting with your character's move set more. Enjoying the simple gameplay is a lot easier when you play with others so thankfully, you can have up to four players fight simultaneously via either local or online multiplayer. Heck, you can even compete against friends in a versus mode if you really want to. v1d30chumz 45-150-5-21
By looking at the screenshots, the world of 99Vidas is obviously vibrant and fun-filled. The characters are animated beautifully and the stages are brimming with silly background scenes and their own distinct personalities. One problem with the graphics is that I often lost track of my character. There's no indication of who you're controlling and considering the playable characters look so similar to their enemies, it's easy to get confused. To remedy this, I wish there were overhead arrows pointing at each player. Anyway, another aspect that's well-done is 99Vidas' sense of humour. There were many times when I laughed out loud such as when I fought an 8-bit boss in a 16-bit game and spotted a pervert peeking out from an adult-oriented shop. It's funny stuff and doesn't take itself seriously.
Seeing as the gameplay is as basic as it is, it gets repetitive a lot sooner than you'd hope. Even with the extra moves and upgrades, combat doesn't involve much more that punching, kicking, and unleashing the odd powerful attack whenever your meter is filled enough. I wish there was more complexity in order to extend the gameplay's longevity. Speaking of which, the campaign isn't long at all and could be completed in little over an hour (depending on your skill level). Finally, the boss fights can be exceptionally frustrating. They all have a small window where you can attack successfully and it's not always intuitive. Some of them are but others can be downright irritating. Whenever you attack outside of this window, their retaliation can be devastating which can feel rather unfair.
99Vidas is a brawler set in a contemporary world, that pays tribute to both the classic and the new in the gaming industry. Brought to you in 16-bit pixelated glory, chock-full of references to not only gaming but also 80s and 90s pop culture. 99Vidas takes full advantage of modern era gameplay mechanics, making it the best of both worlds.
"99Vidas" is a brawler set in a contemporary world, but that pays tribute to both the classic and the new in the gaming industry. Brought to you in 16-bit pixelated glory, chock-full of references to not only gaming but also 80's and 90's pop culture. "99Vidas" takes full advantage modern era gameplay mechanics, making it the best of both worlds.
From Final Fight to Double Dragon, or even Battletoads, 99Vidas is inspired by all of the classic hits from days before. Your adventure will take you to various parts of the world, each full of nameless goons for you to fist-fight to your heart's content. 2b1af7f3a8