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If you have already played and finished the best on the market, Mayhem Brawler is a second choice to seriously consider for the fan of the genre.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The comic book aspect and way that the whole thing is framed is spectacular, sadly the gameplay and longevity, less so.
Even with the little pathing issues, and text overlaps Mayhem Brawler is an absolute joy to play, wither in single player or in 3 player co-op. The eclectic cast of characters, the grungy yet colorful setting and the bass thumping, bad guy busting soundtrack really help to encapsulate that 90’s vibe the developers were going for, they have managed to not only make a solid side scrolling arcade game but they also delivered a fun and unique story at the same time.
Visually-pleasing, but shallow and overly derivative. Far from a bad game, but there's nothing here to separate it from the pack.
Mayhem Brawler is way, way better than it has any right to be. It looks good, plays nicely and only really suffers by comparison to its bigger brothers such as Fight'N Rage and Double Dragon Neon. The animation is lacking compared to these titles, but it's still perfectly acceptable, and the slightly generic environments are too busy to really pay much attention to. With a world this interesting, we'd love to see another game take place in Mayhem Brawler's universe.
Mayhem Brawler is the typical "Me vs. the Neighborhood" game, and as such, it's made in an almost perfect way and meets market standards. The artistic section is very well treated and performs very high if we compare it with other games of the genre. It's not going to be a replacement for the magnificent Streets of Rage 4, but it can be one more option if you like the latter.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Mayhem Brawler is a top-notch beat-em-up that delivers far more variety and fun than most entries in the genre.
Mayhem Brawler not only salutes the 90s, but also takes you back to your childhood.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
The '90s are back, sort of, in a comic book/urban fantasy mash-up that provides some co-op fun but can't quite live up to the rest of its genre.
Mayhem Brawler is a solid beat-‘em-up game that manages to do something few games in the genre do: make the narrative interesting. This is handled through a bevy of excellent comic book style panels and the ability to choose your own path to different endings. I do wish the combat was just a bit smoother, since that is what the core gameplay is all about, but the oodles of variety and fun supernatural theme make Mayhem Brawler fun despite its flaws.