Game review: Lastfight is a treat for action lovers
Lastfight, based on a French comic book, called Lastman, requires players to make pulp of their opponents
Lastfight is an indie brawler inspired by the classic Power Stone which came out on Sega Dreamcast in 1999. In fact, the entire brawling seems to have been copy pasted, including some of the level designs. The game was created by a three-member team from France called Piranaking.
The story follows more of a nice arcade ladder system where you play either as Richar Aldana or his buddy Duke Diamonds. The game is based on a French comic book called Lastman. No, you don’t need to read the comic series to get the game, but the characters are better explained there.
In the game, Aldana’s girlfriend is captured by a mysterious villain and you have to go save her by fighting opponents, who increase in strength, while trying to stop an experimental drug called Antitrans. The story mode can only be played by one person which is really a missed opportunity here.
The gameplay is fairly simple: Beat the crap out of the other guy. At your disposal you have sofa, chairs and other stuff to throw at them and some power-ups that appear around the tiny map could give you a significant advantage.
You can also turn into an Antitrans by collecting three power-up symbols of the creature. With the creature power-up you can easily finish the fight.
Multiplayer mode lets you play one-on-one or two-on-two sessions. While the one-on-one works well, the two-on-two is chaos, but the kind that will have you arguing and having fun with your friends. Try and get extra controllers as the keyboard gets cramped very quickly and the game is better suited to a controller. There is no online multiplayer.
The game is fun and overall it is well worth the asking price. However, single player may get boring after the initial nostalgia value runs out. We also wish the game would explore the characters more, not everyone will want to read the comic series.
Price: PC: Rs 479