Beat the game with a random and now he and I just beat the game whenever we are both on and feel like playing through. That’s the great thing with a game like this. You can just hop on, play it, and blast through it.
Axel gets a hard time.
Blaze has better moves and is faster.
Cherry is fastest.
Floyd has more range and better crowd control.
Axel has his face on the poster, that's about it. F+Special opens you up to pain, Grand Upper opens you up to pain.
Watching people play Mania makes me want to jump back in, but all that's waiting is the reminder that I'm not them and I'm not willing to put the effort in to be them.
Does anyone have any advice about playing as Axel? Him and Cherry are the only two characters I feel I don't have a grip on yet. With Cherry it's only natural, after all she is a brand new character, but it hurts with Axel, as I was always pretty handy with him. He's seems as slow as Floyd, only without the power, and his jump is beaten by almost everyone. All the time while I'm playing and watching his fat body slowly walking across the screen all I can think of is:
As an example of what I mean by modernization of the formula, there is a game that is described as being a combination of Streets of Rage and Ikaruga, it's called The Red Star. It was released for PS2 at the end of its lifetime around 2006 or something. It flew under everyone's radar but in my opinion it's a masterpiece and anyone reading this post owes it to themselves to grab epsx2 and emulate it (in widescreen no less). Basically:
- 2 characters and 1 unlockable that play very differently
- ability to use both guns and melee attacks, the game switches between guns and melee encounters seamlessly, sometimes having both
- the melee sections are standard beat em up, a standard combo attack, a lock-on modifier that changes your moves, a shield, and a chragable super
- the gun portions is basically very well done bullet hell, which starts off easy but then ramps up to something quite difficult
- characters can buy upgrades between stages, such as gun upgrades (improved damage, cooldown, etc), new guns, and improve melee damage, a few others
- the game is actually long (5-6 hours) with lots of replayability (you get ranked at each stage, the different characters are well worth new run throughs, especially on higher difficulty)
Yeah, 15 years later this game still blows my mind how amazing and underrated it is. Here is a review, and I hope some of you will check it out:
Im playing through Level Select on Hard (yeah, I don’t think I’ll get far)
Started playing this on PC via games pass. Cherry is such an awesome character. At first glance I did not like the art style but it grew on me quickly and I love this game so much. If you have games pass you owe yourself a bit of fun just trying it out.
Any ETA on the update with the Axel buffs? Seems like there has been only radio silence as of late.
A turkey has been added to Stage 9 in front of a fat guy, near a mop.
Y Tower locker room now spawns turkey
Barney's taser grab has been given some startup and has been slowed down.
Big Ben's armor on his flamethrower has been removed.
There is fat guy in the background behind the mop.I just beat this stage on Hardest (Stage 9 is the Y Tower) and I wonder if these are referring to the same change. There's only one mop in the stage AFAICT and it's not by a fat guy.
This changes look great, shame I already got the platinum trophy (and it is my only platinum, this is how much I liked this game)
I which they'd add few more characters and maybe a new stage
Anyone think this game is unnecessarily hard? It kills the fun.
Def not as satisfying as playing SoR2.
This is intriguing!Every complain i read here will be fixed with the new patch!
Don't worry guys!