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: Mixed (232 reviews)
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
20 of 22 people (91%) 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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11 of 12 people (92%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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
2.1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
It's light, simplistic parody of a beat-em-up that's worth playing the 2 hours it lasts. Don't expect much challenge though.
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