Ever wanted to punch a bear IN THE MOUTH? FIST OF AWESOME asks the eternal question "what would happen if bears took over the world?" and answers it with the epic tale of a lumberjack travelling through time punching bears in the face to save humanity.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (95 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 3, 2014

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July 13

Update Released - Go Faster Stripes

Hi everybody!

Thanks to everyone that's bought FIST OF AWESOME so far! You're all wonderful, lovely people.

I've pushed a new update which increases the minimum speed of Tim by 12(ish)%. This is in response to feedback that he feels a bit slow when starting out so you can get into the action all the faster! It also fixes a small text bug in one of the later levels.

In the next fortnight or so, thanks to some lovely community members, I'll be pushing out a version with full Russian translation. If it gets received well I'll release more language updates over the following weeks and months.

Lots of love,

Nicoll x

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About This Game

Ever wanted to punch a bear IN THE MOUTH?

FIST OF AWESOME asks the eternal question "what would happen if bears took over the world?" and answers it with the epic tale of a lumberjack travelling through time punching bears in the face to save humanity.

If you like bear puns then you're in for a treat. If you also like games like Streets of Rage, Double Dragon and Final Fight then sit down, pour a scotch, and get ready for the greatest time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up of all time.

Key Features:
  • A lumberjack who travels through time punching bears in the face to save humanity
  • Develop Award Nominated soundtrack by Brendan Ratliff aka Echolevel
  • Okay-ish pixel graphics
  • An impawsible number of bear-themed puns
  • USB & Bluetooth controller support
  • Like Streets of Rage, but with more bears

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista or later
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compliant video card
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6+
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compliant video card
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
255 of 284 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Bare Bears, man. Those tassels. 10/10


Fist of Awesome is a fun game but got kinda boring fast for me. It just didn't have much going for it besides the punching bears bit. The game isn't that long, a single playthrough can be done in one sitting. This isn't surprising as the game was originally a mobile (and Ouya) game. It's a very simplified version of a game like Streets of Rage with regenerating health and no pick-up items. You level up as you play and unlock stat points to powerup your Health, Power, Speed and Special. The Arena mode looks to be a survival mode where you get to play as any character in the game that you've faced off against and other special characters. It doesn't add much enjoyment to the game sadly. Overall the game is horribly repetitive and offers little to no "replayability."

You also fight velociraptors and deer alongside bears. I like the final choice, didn't see it coming.

I'd recommend this game as a casual beat-em-up to play when you want a quick game. Although at full price it's not worth it really, but if you can get it at a discount it's a decent buy.

For the regular price of $7.99 or even the current sale price of $6.79 it isn't that good of a deal.
You can find the game cheaper on mobile platforms: $3.99 on iTunes and the Play Store and $1.99 on the android Amazon Store
Posted: July 4
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I shouldve known what I was getting into with the quirky name, but thought I would give it a chance for just 4$. The game hides behind a vale of so unique retro design and SO HILARIOUS AND FRESH jokes about bears trying to conceal gameplay that is downright terrible. Comparing this to Streets of Rage is an injustice. Unless you find EXTREMLY repetitive gameplay fun dont get this game.
Posted: August 2
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
While not being a juggernaut graphically, Fist of Awesome provides a thought provoking experience that asks the question: What if humans were on the other side of the food chain? The action is swift, yet raw, and the gameplay is just about as simple as it could ever get. Everything works well here and is more memorable than you would expect given the graphical presentation. The story may or may not stick with you, but it will certainly stick with me. I thought I saw futuristic human fish walking on two legs yowhza!
Posted: September 4
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31 of 47 people (66%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
+ Retro graphics aren't the best graphics out there, but get the job done (a little bit more detail would've been great)
+ Silly humor
+ Regenerating health system works very well

- Upgrades didn't seem to have any effect, or not enough to be really noticeable
- Getting stuck between 2 attacking enemies can get you killed because the game doesn't let you react quickly enough
- Not enough variety in enemy design and attacks, feels like a chore halfway through the game when enemies have bigger healthbars
- Way too short
- Bossfights can't be called bossfights, they're just larger enemies with more health

[Rating: 59/100]
Posted: August 3
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
I received a coupon for 50% and decided to give it a try. At first glance the game is pretty well built ( By this I mean it runs with absolutely no problems and have not experienced any lag issues at all ). I also was entertained by the game play for about 5-10 minutes and then grew bored of the combat system. The game seems kind of empty to me as there are very few enemy variations ( even different color pallettes could help with this ). The shortness of the game is not an issue to me because a beat-em-up shouldnt take longer than 1:30 to complete from start to finish. All in all I really wouldn't recommend buying this game even for $4 unless some improvements were made to the game.

Possible things to improve (Each of these things should be done if possible)
- More than one playable character for story mode (Unlocks after completing easy mode first)
-Change the health regeneration system so theres actual health pick-ups (This helps to make the game feel less empty)
-Breakable items that may or may not contain weapons and health pick-ups
-Enemy Variation
-Movesets of playable characters

The moveset of Tim Burr is pretty basic which caused me to become bored of the gameplay pretty quickly. If I had more than a few ways to deal with single and multiple enemies I wouldnt mind the amount of repetition you get in this game.

Lastly, comparing this game to streets of rage is truthfully an injustice...
Posted: August 3
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