Well this is one thing I did not anticipate to be writing in 1,000,000 years: World-renowned hip hop artist Soulja Boy will probably be added to Lucky Kat Studio’s Beat Street [Free] as a playable character. Yes, that is actually taking place. As the story goes, late final yr Mr. Boy reached out to Lucky Kat through Twitter DM to inform the studio how a lot he loved enjoying their recreation, and requested if it could be doable to be featured as a playable character. Of course, once you’re speaking a couple of movie star like Soulja Boy you’d need to be loopy to say no! It additionally would not harm that Soulja Boy suits in very properly with the “avenue” aesthetic of the sport. I imply heck, one of many bosses in Beat Street is only a parody of 50 Cent, having one other rapper enter the fray is simply par for the course. Here’s Souja Boy mixing it up with some baddies in the sport.
Man, I hope sometime I turn into cool sufficient I may be added into video video games simply by asking. (Well, there was that one time.) Soulja Boy will probably be arriving in Beat Street subsequent week on March seventh and he’ll be provided as a $2.99 IAP. As for the Beat Street recreation itself, in case you have been unaware I am barely obsessive about it. I included it in my private Best Games of 2017 checklist and play it daily with out fail. Lucky Kat has captured the essence of what made these beat ’em ups so enjoyable again in the ’80s and ’90s, specifically satisfying fight mechanics and first rate enemy habits, however they’ve stretched it into an expertise that may final months and even years.
Most video games in this style are fairly shallow and may be overwhelmed in lower than an hour, which was advantageous once you have been pumping in quarters however not so advantageous once you have been enjoying a house conversion with infinite continues. It simply eliminated any of the problem. Beat Street rectifies this by having dozens of ranges as an alternative of only a handful, every with a number of issue ranges, as effectively as an infinite Tower Mode. This means there’s at all times one thing to do and in all modes you’ve got the choice of enjoying cooperatively with somebody on-line which is extremely enjoyable.
Beyond that, although, Lucky Kat has constructed in a reasonably superior drip feed of character unlocks and upgrades which means you are at all times working in the direction of one thing, even if you happen to’re simply grinding earlier ranges for the enjoyable of it. Even although the characters do not play drastically completely different from each other, the improve loop is without doubt one of the main causes Beat Street has turn into a every day play for me. Plus it is simply enjoyable in the identical manner the traditional brawlers have been so enjoyable; I am unable to overstate simply how a lot Lucky Kat nailed all of the necessary mechanics right here.
Anyway, I may blather on additional, however the actuality is Beat Street is free to obtain and check out your self so if you have not achieved that beforehand and you are a fan of beat ’em ups then positively give it a shot. Also maintain an eye fixed out for the one and solely Soulja Boy to reach as DLC subsequent week in one of many extra shocking crossovers I’ve seen in some time.