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Return to the glory days of sidescrolling beat-em-ups, courtesy of developers Team2Bit and Adult Swim Games. The sinister Milkman holds the city of Las Cruces in his nasty criminal grip, and it’s up to legendary black belt neurosurgeon Dr. Karate and the rest of the Fist Puncher team to deliver old-school justice to the lawless streets.
Release Date: Jun 21, 2013
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Mac and Linux now supported

May 22nd, 2014

Mac and Linux support for Fist Puncher is now live. Sorry it took so long, but we're happy to announce that we completed the port to Mac and Linux. We also updated the standard release and added two more characters (that makes 20 in all including the RUA add-on character). Enjoy!

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Reviews

“A welcome and extended return to the heyday of brawlers.”
- Gamespot

“A game where you punch a great many things and will have a lot of fun doing so.”
- Hardcore Gamer

“A really fun game that is sure to be a hit among the indie gaming crowd.”
- BioGamer Girl

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About the Game

Return to the glory days of sidescrolling beat-em-ups, courtesy of developers Team2Bit and Adult Swim Games.

The sinister Milkman holds the city of Las Cruces in his nasty criminal grip, and it’s up to legendary black belt neurosurgeon Dr. Karate and the rest of the Fist Puncher team to deliver old-school justice to the lawless streets.

Key Features

  • 19 playable characters, including the all-new Farooq and Omar the Red
  • New super challenging "They Live" mode
  • Assign “RPG-lite” skill points to level up your crew as you play
  • Each fighter has a unique set of moves and perks to unlock
  • 50 levels of mayhem
  • Packed with collectibles, Easter Eggs, and secrets
  • 99 achievement trading cards to find, plus Steam Trading Cards support
  • 2-4 players simultaneous local co-op action

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP (SP2)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox Controller Recommended
    Recommended:
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:10
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox Controller Recommended

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox Controller Recommended
    Recommended:
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox Controller Recommended

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox Controller Recommended
    Recommended:
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox Controller Recommended
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
522 products in account
15 reviews
7.3 hrs on record
It's not nearly as entertaining as it looks. A lot of the content is okay to enjoyable, but the structure of the game is deliberately skewed to make single player unreasonably difficult, and they tied the "RPG-lite" system to individual character/controller-slot combinations (as opposed to character or player profiles), so multiplayer is a tedious leveling affair for all players, all the time. You might cruise along fondly for a few levels, but the seams quickly fall apart as you reach the point where you have to have multiple players actually leveled up to proceed. I'd be willing to play to the end, but none of my friends are tolerant enough to get there, and honestly, I don't blame them.

It's a shame, because the framework is there for a great beat-em-up game, but they didn't feel to finish the product by correcting poor design decisions and fleshing out the feature set.

My recommendation, if you really want a good beat 'em up, play Castle Crashers instead. It's got everything present here and a lot more. If you've already done that and want variety, don't bother here. You're going to be overwhelmed with the knowledge that it's not nearly as good.
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
434 products in account
33 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
A while back, I was super hyped about this game. I mean, come on. It’s a throwback to classic 80s and 90s brawlers with modern concepts like leveling up a la Castle Crashers or Guardian Heroes. And yet, it falls short. How so? Well sure, there are a ton of characters to unlock as you trudge through the streets, beating up all kinds of baddies…but most of them are pretty lame. In fact, most of the starting characters are kinda crappy, too.

Once you get the ex-cop, you really don’t need any other characters. Besides that, the enemies aren’t that fun to beat up and take too long to beat up. Nevermind that it’s pretty easy because all you do is mash the attack button while moving…yes, while moving. You don’t stop to attack like in other brawlers. The bosses are ridiculously overpowered and not fun to fight at all, the music is meh at best, and while there is an interesting amount of level variety, it never really goes anywhere. If you’re looking for another brawler and you’ve tried all the rest, I guess you could get this one since it’s cheap, but it’s really not that impressive.
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
484 products in account
10 reviews
15.0 hrs on record
This game really is a very mixed bag.

There are some awesome ideas and characters there, but the game as a whole feels halfhearted and gets very repetetive very fast.

Let's start with some basic stuff:
The game is supposed to be a throwback to the classical 8&16 bit era of sidescrolling beat'em'ups in the vein of Double Dragon, Final Fight, Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage and River City Ransom.
It has a lot of references to games such as these, and quiet a few parodistic moments.

You have eventually up to 20 playable characters, as mentioned some of them are hilarious. Just to name Dr. Karate and the Beekeper, two of the starting characters. But as funny as they are, there is not much more to them: Gameplay-wise, there is not that much difference after a while: Almost every character learns a projectile and a dash attack, can autoheal and lift enemies. The main difference is their starting statistics, how soon they learn which skill and if it is better to spam the one special attack or the other.

It is similar with the stages: Their are fights in the subway, on a nude beach, on top of a truck, but again, besides scenery, it is all rather similar.
The same with the opponents: You fight thugs, guys in suits, nurses, zombies and many more quirky or absurd opponents, but with a very few exceptions, they behave all the same - except later, when they start to have guns.
And again, so do the bosses: Most do the same.
They are further grotesquely large in comparison to the other characters, and while that is funny at the beginning, if you fight similar bosses for the uptenth time, the joke gets old.

Later bosses can kill you with two hits. So basically, if you do not stick with one of the characters, which were unlocked at the beginning, you need to grind some time before you stand a chance.
That goes for the game in general, it gets very unforgiving pretty soon. You can always grind, but the combination of artificially heightened difficulty and repetetion was more frustrating than encouraging in my opionion.

I know I am repeating myself, but I find no other description for the story: It starts out kind of promising, like a parody of the classic "save damsel in distress"-trope, then it more or less disappears while you have pointless and uninspired conversations with the bosses, just to end in a Twist with a cliffhanger.

To be fair, the game is cheap, so you will get your money's worth.
I can imagine, having up to three friends over, and playing the game with its funny characters for a short while (preferebly while drinking) you can have great fun - as long as you stop before it gets repetitive or frustrating.
Still, it feels largely like a chance, which remained unused. Like they used all their great ideas, than just stretched the game by repeating everything 5 times with increasing difficulty. Here's to hoping for a sequel which will be finished.
6/10.
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
85 products in account
2 reviews
7.5 hrs on record
if you was born in the 1980's and played double dragon or any sidescrolling beat em up from the 80's 90's then this game will kill a few of you life hours and you wont even relise the times gone,


this game takes the ♥♥♥♥ out of other beat em ups ..

4 player online

punch things

keep bee's
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1,495 products in account
3 reviews
16.5 hrs on record
You punch people with your fists. A lot. You can also throw dogs, cars and, if your moods so inclines, people in wheelchairs. And you get a level in a wrestling ring. This games has it all. In all honesty, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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