Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: June 27th, 2019
●Review Code was provided by the Publisher for this Review
Goonya Fighter is a fighting game where up to 4 players battle in a variety of modes. You can play this Online, Locally, or even in Story Mode, which albeit isn’t really much of a Story Mode but is still good for what it is.
Let me just start off by saying Goonya Fighter is extremely fun. During my first 10 minutes of playing the game, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. What was originally a play session that was supposed to be 1 hour turned into 3 hours.
The physics and not overly complicated gameplay makes this game really fun to play and easy to learn quickly. The more you rank up the more character unlocks you get, you may even get into the Online World Rankings.
Like I said earlier, Gameplay in Goonya Fighter is pretty straightforward. You Punch with (A), Kick with (B), Jump with (X), and Guard with (Y). You can punch and kick bombs, make others fall through floors, water, and quicksand, and so much more.
Most might think the Gameplay being so straightforward might make it boring but that doesn’t happen in Goonya Fighter in the slightest. My only gripe with the Gameplay is when you move too much your character falls over. It kind of ruins the engagement at times when you fall over and have to wait a few seconds to get up multiple times in a match.
There are 3 modes in Goonya Fighter:
●Battle – Traditional Fighting with whoever takes away all of their opponent’s health first wins.
●Coin Battle – Whoever collects the most coins at the end of the time limit wins.
●Race – Players race through checkpoints and whoever gets to the end first wins.
The Modes that are available are good for what they are, but I do wish there were more. There seems like a bunch of opportunities for other modes that could and maybe will be added later down the line.
I must also mention the Soundtrack of Goonya Fighter. For as little music as there is in this game, it really stands out to me. The Music is really hyper from the Main Menu to Battle Music to the Win/Loss Music and it all just works. Whoever chose the Music for Goonya Fighter should be patted on the back for choosing such good stuff for the little they could.
My biggest problem with Goonya Fighter isn’t anything in the actual game, it’s the price of the game. Goonya Fighter has a price of $24.99, while the game is fun, I don’t feel there is enough content to warrant that price. Maybe if there were more modes and a much longer story mode, then it might be worth $24.99, but in its current state, I don’t agree with it. I personally feel that Goonya Fighter should have a price of anywhere between $5-$15.
Goonya Fighter does have certain problems such as certain gameplay elements, lack of modes, and the price. Also, It’s hard to say whether or not you should spend your money Goonya Fighter, I would recommend it depending on your own financial situation. All that aside, Goonya Fighter is still really fun and my enjoyment of the game besides a few things still hasn’t changed. It’s a game that can be simply described as being fun.
Rating – 7.5/10