Actually yes, there is.
Right now, long time readers might be having a subtle, creeping sense of déjà vu.
Haven’t you read that headline somewhere before? And those first four words?
Way back in January 2017, I posted an article which has since found its way into ATVG’s Top Ten Most Clicked-On Posts of 2017, and also 2018.
Players still seem to love 2D fighters, and since the start of 2017 they’ve been finding their way to the virtual shores of ATVG via a question typed into a search engine. Up until now, Gameloft’s Gods of Rome has been the only half-decent offering on Apple TV, and while it’s okay, it’s certainly a very lite take on the fighting genre.
With the arrival of Apple Arcade to Apple TV however, a ship has docked at ATVG’s harbour, carrying dozens and dozens of very welcome new inhabitants, with at least one representative for nearly every gaming genre imaginable.
And one of them really knows how to handle themselves.
Welcome to Punch Planet.
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Mooff Games have done a great job over the years of building a recognisable brand across its games, with a bankable list of ingredients being baked into each, regardless of the genre. Saturday-morning-cartoon aesthetic? Check. Geek-culture references? Check. Or more specifically – Star Wars references? Check. Recognisable classic gaming genre? Check. Benevolent free-to-play model? Check. And always, without fail, the element of joy seems to be a top priority. Silly, childish joy. From having played many of the studio’s titles – Blackmoor, Super Boys, Maximus, Toon Shooters 2 – it’s easy to get the impression that making games at Mooff Games is just as much fun as it is work.
Mooff’s latest offering – Smash Club: Streets of Shmeenis – is no exception to the above formula. Although when I write formula, it’s easy to read that as meaning predictable. But Mooff’s titles also always come with surprises – little twists on old ideas that’ll keep you guessing, interested, and smiling.
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Update: Since posting this story way back when, Apple Arcade has obviously arrived, bringing with it the excellent Punch Planet. Punch Planet is an infinitely better 2D fighter than Gods of Rome, so the below article really seems redundant nowadays, but an Internet search will still no doubt have lead you here. This newer article will scratch your itch. But hey, if you’re still keen, read on!
Original Story: Actually yes, there is, although I would say it’s very much a Tekken or Street Fighter Lite, but it’s still a good deal of fun. Gameloft ported its 2D fighter Gods of Rome from iOS to Apple TV earlier this month, and have thankfully put some real effort into updating the UI (user-interface) in order to make it a nice fit for the big screen.
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