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.
Release Date: Jul 3, 2014

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I have seen bad reviews of this game. But I think those people just don't get it. Fist of Awesome has a special brand of stupid, sometimes sarcastic, humor that I really love. This is one of my all-time favorite games. It only takes a few hours to complete, but there are many characters you can play in arena mode, adding to the replay value. However, I am quite easily entertained. So take this review with a grain of salt.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I picked this game up in the humble bundle. Did not expect to loose two hours playing it and enjoying every minute. While I image that combat can get stale for some, the humor is great. A good game to play after work when you want to relex and not think too much.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Picked this game up as part of a humble bundle, had never heard of it before that.
Good: The humor is the best feature. There's plenty of pop culture references, without being meme-spouting. The arena mode is a nice addition/change of pace.
Bad: I beat the story mode by just spamming the main attack and an occasional jump+main attack, even all the bosses. None of the enemies drop anything, nor are you allowed to bash open any inanimate objects. Would be nice if they dropped coin that could be used to buy something or temp. weapons as many ohter beat em ups do.
Ugly: the level designs, I get that its the retro/pixel style art, but most of the bgs are cheese.

4/10.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
The gameplay is boring and extremely repetitive.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Incredibly short (under 2 hours) so only get it dirt cheap. Even if it wasn't short, still get it cheap because it basically shares the same game engine as space inavders for atari. Everything about it is hilariously bad. For one thing, the sound effects are laughably awful. The music is good though and the controls work fine (I used a 360 controler). The game has charm though so if you can get it for a dollar then it's worth it for a playthrough.

Kicking bears in the nuts then comboing them ftw.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
It's hard to get more monotonous than this, but at least the game has something resembling a sense of humor.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
This is a pixel beat 'em up.
Bit copied from the era of the 90 games.
Personally very big fan of.

Story is that you travel through time dimension.
And you come in the most crazy places nearby.
In short, funny story for something different.

Game controls are easy to learn and pick up again.
Pretty simple with a 4 action buttons and some funny moves.

Sound effects are sometimes very poorly done.
Background music sound pretty good overall a cool 8 bit beat

Unfortunately only story mode and arena mode.
No offline and online co-op mode, find this very unfortunate.

It costs only 3.99 but find it not worth it.
Buy it for 0.99 or less which I think is worth it,.
It is fun entertainment for awhile.

I can appreciate game for what really it is.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
GAME OF THE DECADE !! BETTER LOOKING THEN SKYRIM!! MY PC AND MY MIND WAS BLOWN AWAY !!

Ok now to the serious review :P Ok i like Fist of Awesome !! Its nothing flashy or big here but its a decent and funny old school brawler ! The controls are fine but better with a controller ;) The gfx are nice old old old old school pixel art :P I say give this one a go and go and kick a bear in the nards !!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Writing, art, music & story: Awesome

Gameplay: garbage.

I'll give the devs A for effort, but in the end, gameplay for a sidescrolling beat-em-up is just horrible if you grew up on stuff in their heyday from the NES/SNES/Sega/Arcade era. If you grew up playing Double Dragon, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Final Fight, TMNT arcade, etc, the controls are just really so clunky and un-satisfying. Same with killing normal mobs it just doesn't feel as visceral killing destroying them compared to games from over 25 years ago.

This may sound like an oxymoron givel that it's pixel art, but this game is a good example of developers that put graphics over gameplay, and it's a real shame given the game world's novelty potential.

Verdict: even though I got the game as part of a bundle, I couldn't even slog through 10 minutes of it. Sorry devs, but you guys didn't do your homework. You've really got to raise the bar given the history of the medium. I've played free flash games that are more fun than this. Do better QA & Testing next time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A tounge in cheek Double Dragon style game that does not take itself to seriously. It seems bears have taken over the timestream and changed the world, much like the apes did in planet of the apes. It's open season on your family and you in this zany adventure.

Pros:
- Funny characters
- Decent game mechanics
Cons:
- Another pixel game (♥♥♥♥ I am tired of these, cant anybody find a style anymore)
- No replay value

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Gaming community, I have a dream. I want to make a beat 'em up video game, but with one singular enemy type, and also the singular enemy type is a bear and there are a lot of bear puns. Every line of dialog in this game will be a bear-related pun, there will be two main characters who are both completely devoid of interesting, fun or memorable personality and the gameplay will be the most painfully repetitive thing ever created. There will be one boss in every level, and that will be the same boss but with a different skin every time!!! All I need, gamers, is help... from you.

This project was successfully funded on July 1st, 2014.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
To start with, I reinstalled the game just to post this... and WILL be inmediatly deleted again once I do.

This game came with a bundle... Great games came with that 7-pack, some quite decent and entertaining... but this is the worst game that could be picked to be part of that bundle. So bad I see it on my gamelist and I feel tricked, robbed, filthy...

It's the "adventure" (an idiotic one) of a lumberjack caught in another dimension full of antropomorphic animals with bears as their leaders and humans as pets... yikes. Controls are uninterestingly plane, graphics are pixelated as some kind of lame and unsuccessful attempt of oldschool (pixel art for this is quite horrendous), little and stiff animation, and it moves ssssssssooooooooo sssssssloooooooowwwwwww to be even entertaining for a while.

Some people even say that this game has sarcastic and stupid humor. I don't remember to have laugh a single time.

I can asure you I'll not play it more than the 15 minutes I dedicated to it. Just not worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Good games meet expectations. Great games meet expectations with flair. Amazing games exceed expectations and meet game desires you didn't even realize you had. Like punching a bunch of stripper bears with nipple tassles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This game is so good... I just can't get enough of it... I played it for sooooo long
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
As a very short indie beat em up brawler for $4, this game is absolutely worth it!

The game is very funny with some hilarious dialogue and fighting mechanics. Plus the idea of bears taking over the world and punching them always cracks me up. Now the repetitive boring fighting really hurt this game as well as the very very very short game length but I really dont think it should deter you from this game at all.

Plus the soundtrack is one of the BEST things you will ever listen to. Your ears will thank you later =) If your looking for a silly indie game worth indulging for a few hours, this is your game!

If you would like to see my extended short video review of the game, then you can find it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrxLPlB-6Co
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
VGRS REVIEW:

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night everyone! :) I hope you all are having a good time, and let's start reviewing this game. In general, i recommend this game, because its simply awesome! :D It's not my genre, I don't usually play games like this but this one has earned my respect. And why? Let's find out below!

Presentation: 5/5

I gave five out of five to the game's presentation because the overall quality of the game is excellent. The menus are well laid out and easy to navigate, You can play with different characters, It's pixel graphics is nice, and the most important factor why i gave it five out of five is the atmosphere of the game. I found it very nice, and you can imagine yourself in the middle of a bear apocalypse, which is pretty funny :)

Visuals: 4/5

This game is OK to look at, I can't really score this one, because this game aims for a specific style. It isn't bad or good, It's okay.

Gameplay: 3,5/5

I couldn't really decide between 3 and 4, so i give it a 3,5. This game can be good to play sometimes, and can be boring sometimes. In this game, you have to box with bears, which is a nice entertainment factor, instead of those silly bandits in most of these fighting games. At the beginning it's really fun to play. But when you get into the later stages of the game, you find yourself repetitively pressing the same buttons against the same enemies. In this game, there are 2 kinds of enemies, a slim bear/fox mixture, and a real big bear. Every level consists of 3-4 waves of enemies, and then a big boss (the real big bear). Every single level is the same, but the enemies wear different clothes and the background changes. The game tries to hide it (and it does the hiding very well) , but it feels repetitive. I completed this game just by smashing the S button all the way :) But there are some interesting things in the gameplay, for example the skill system. You can level up in this game after every stage, and, i couldn't really get it how it works, you just go and level up. Without experience gaining to track your progress, This makes leveling pretty unpredictable. Sometimes you gain 2 levels, sometimes 1. Pretty random thing. But, when you level up you can choose which skill you want to improve. Every level up you gain 1 point which you can spend on increasing your Health, Power, Speed, and the Special Skill. I liked this part of the game.

Humor: 5/5

OHHH MY GOD! This game is so funny! I actually completed this game because of the high amount of sense of humor this game has. The creators must be comedians, or i don't know, but i was falling out of the chair all the time because of those jokes. For example the strip bar in the game, which is called "Bare Bears", and un-bear-able, and these silly jokes. I laughed my *ss off literally. This game is only good because of its humor, in my opinion. As i've said earlier, this is not my genre, but who wouldn't want to laugh?

Audio: 4/5

Audio isn't that bad either. The sound effects are good, there are some funny ones like the one at the jumping kicks (WOHOOOOOO or something like that), and the normal punch and kick sound effects. The Backgrounds musics are well done, i haven't got any problems with them. They always fitted the scene.

Plot: 4/5

The plot is pretty dumb, but easy to understand and good! :) [SPOILER ALERT] The game starts with the protagonist's (Tim Burr) celebration, and then some noise comes and the screen flashes, and everything turns bad, his house is on fire, the forest is burning. Then suddenly from the middle of the nowhere, Tim Burr's hand(just one hand) changes into the Fist of Awesome, and it begins to talk to him, surprising Tim. Then they beat up lots of enemies, and so on, and they travel in time with Lorentzian Traversable Wormholes. They go back to Dinosaurs, to Medieval ages and other places. It's pretty interesting. The game even tricks us, when we destroy the time travel machine(near the end), the time travels back to the celebration, where we think that finally the game is over, The leader of the bears (The Fist of Awesome's brother) repairs the time machine and everything goes wrong again. And then we have to struggle 2 more levels to complete the game, at the end killing the Fist of Awesome's brother. And then, finally we get back to the celebration, where we find ourselves that this celebration is a marriage, and everyone congratulates our actions. And then at the very end, we have to choose who to marry, a stinky lumberjack or a girl, sadly, i didn't read the last texts just ran to the lumberjack and he kissed me, well, i was surprised a little bit. [SPOILER END] In summary, i liked it, it was fun.

Value: 3/5

This game isn't really valuable, get it for sale when it's 1 euro or in a humble bundle pack, This is the kind of game which you play once, you complete the short story under 2 hours and just leave in your steam library to rest. But if it's 1 euro or under 1 euro, you should get it, you won't play it for more than 2 hours, but the laughing and everything will totally worth it! :D

OVERALL SCORE: 28,5/35

I liked playing this game especially, I don't think that i'll ever play it again, the minutes i spent playing this game wasn't wasted.

This is my first Game Review, i hope you liked it! :) Feel free to comment, i'll answer anything :)

Bye.
Vegas
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
3.99 for jokes about bears!!!

Buy this? Download this? NOPE!
i waste 190MB :v
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Simple scrolling beat`em`up game. Fight in an urban area, then fight dinosaurs. Renegade all over again. But without those bikers you could jump kick. And without weapons. But with more attacks and stats progression.

Just by looking at the screenshots one can tell if the game style suits them.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Annoying dears.
A**wipe wolfs.
Comic relief bears!?
Received such stimulating feeling
Its such a weird kind of pleasure.
Punch and Kick them in the stomach!!
With your talking left hand that most male use to fap.

Where the f**k did i get this game.

10/10 Will torture annoying a** animals again

GET IT ON SALES!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
KAMGUSTA's mini Review

Double dragon with bears and without the fun.
Deleted after 10 minutes after finding how boring and repeating it was!
My eyes got injured by the massive pixelation... avoid!

Score 4/10
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