February 28, 2020

Shing! Rekindle Your Youth With This Beat 'Em Up!

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Shing! Rekindle Your Youth With This Beat 'Em Up!

By Joel | February 28, 2020
TL;DR: Shing! delivers classic arcade beat 'em up gameplay in a lighthearted, action-packed adventure with a band of wisecracking warriors.

Oh man, this is one game that took me totally by surprise. Shing! hopes to prove that action/adventure games reminiscent of the 16-bit days are alive and well on the modern day PC.

In fact, indie developer Mass Creation, have come up with a look and playstyle reminiscent of Magic Sword, Shinobi, and Double Dragon all rolled up in one awesome little package. You'll command four characters in total, each with their own unique weapons and abilities, switching among them on the fly in order to complete each level.

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Become a kickass ninja and slice up some demons, baby.

During our early playthrough, the storyline was scant but we do know you'll have to defend your homeland against the obligatory power-hungry bad guy hellbent on taking over the world. When will these bad guys ever learn that you can't just waltz in and start taking over stuff? Sheeesh!?

The combat is fierce with wave after wave of enemies and deformed little minions swarming the screen at the same time. The weapons combat is all done with the right analog stick ensuring some impressive multi-hit combos and devastating fatal blows.

The combat is fierce with wave after wave of enemies and deformed little minions swarming the screen at the same time.

In addition to combat, your team will have to maneuver past tricky obstacles, head-scratching puzzles, and menacing environmental traps. The game supports up to four players online and local co-op which drives up the fun factor several notches. Shing! is scheduled for a 2nd quarter 2020 release so there's time plenty of time for Mass Creation to polish up the gameplay even more.

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