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Super Crush K.O is a fun game. The combat feels fluid and satisfying, though level design can sometimes be intentionally squished. While the enemy variety is good, their designs and that of the levels are bland. If you’re up for a short bout of fun 2D combat, this game’s a decent choice.
A delightful 2D character action game, with fluid combat that feels incredible. There are a ton of ideas packed into Super Crush KO's short runtime, and plenty of goals to chase after the credits.
Super Crush KO is a great brawler-shooter. Vertex Pop has managed to create a game that feels fresh right until the very end, and one that offers a lot of replayability. There's some good humour within to deal with the absurd situation Karen finds herself in, and the gameplay just flows very well. Super Crush KO is an early highlight for 2020.
Super Crush KO is an incredibly fun, if short and easy, character action game. It's as ridiculous and over the top as its contemporaries. Combat has a lot of depth, while remaining simple enough for beginners to pick up or veterans to enjoy.
The bright and bubbly romp doesn't last all that long—there are 16 stages and four boss battles —but that also ensures Super Crush KO doesn't outstay its welcome while encouraging some potentially tense high score battles. This is a rad game to start off 2020 with, and I hope the endearing optimism found in Vertex Pop's second Switch game is a harbinger of the year to come.
Even if you haven’t played a Vertex Pop game before (you probably should, because they’re great!), Super Crush KO is the one you should start with. It plays like a dream thanks to responsive controls and smooth as silk gameplay.
Whichever way you play, Vertex Pop has done it again. Not unlike Karen's various food treats that power-up her move set, Super Crush KO offers short-term satisfaction but it's very sweet while it lasts. Despite the compactness of the experience, it looks great and plays even better – so what are you waiting for? Go forth and save your kitty.
While Super Crush KO isn’t perfect, it’s hard to play without a smile on your face. Brawlers aren’t usually my cup of tea, but this title is smooth, exciting, fun and a real joy to play.
Fast-paced, brawler/shooter hybrid Super Crush KO isn't very innovative. Or varied. Or demanding… and then you try to get better the best possible score at each level, and the game suddenly shows its true colours. Getting better and better is where the challenge and replayability is at. Worry not about the fact that things remain the same from beginning to end, as fighting is too damn fun for this to grow stale. Plus, Vertex Pop's indie gem has a beautiful, distinct, ultra-colourful wrapping.
Super Crush KO goes all in when it comes to its frantic and action-packed combat, which coupled with its bright and intense colours make this a visibly intense and fun experience. It never goes very much in-depth, though, and with repetitive bosses and the lack of extra content the game ends up feeling rather limited but it's undeniably a very fun effort for anyone who enjoys fun and explosive action.
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Fans of Vertex Pop's previous efforts will be serviced best with Super Crush KO, and while the execution could have excelled a bit further in regards to level design and pushing players more, that's not to say that the end product falls completely short.
Super Crush KO offers up some fluid action that proves to be addictive. However, the weak boss encounters and bewildering lack of two-player co-op hold the game firmly in the 'good but not great' territory. Fans of Vertex Pop's prior work will still want to check it out, especially those who enjoy climbing leaderboards.
Super Crush KO is a pleasant throw back to the glory days of the beat 'em up. The action is fast and fluid, and the visuals are charming and endearing. It's also a throw back in a bad way, though, as the lack of replay value and barebones story would feel right at home at an arcade.
In short, Super Crush KO is a powerful and addictive brawler that makes you feel like you’re in a music video. There’s plenty going on for it and the clear influences never end. You’ll love the art style that looks like it’s straight out of a Cartoon Network show, the simple but effective pop soundtrack, or maybe even the surprising and delightful queer story. So why not settle in, have a blast and go pursuing your feline friend?
Super Crush KO is based on banal and somewhat saturated concepts. Visually it is quite captivating, so the graphics end up being the main strong point to highlight. In contrast, the dynamics are basic and the plot and challenges do not differ much in terms of originality. It is good content for casual and occasional matches. However, it is not something that progresses in order to become indispensable.
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Reading up on a couple of interviews with the team at Vertex Pop, it sounds like the developers were developing a game where most people could get into it without problems.
Vertex Pop are a small team, so a lot of the issues with Super Crush KO could be attributed to a lack of resources, and ultimately, the game offers plenty of enjoyment for fans of the beat ‘em up genre. That said, Super Crush KO’s issues are prevalent enough to dampen the overall package.
Super Crush KO may deceive you at first with its cute aesthetics, quirky story about an alien cat thief, and a pretty relaxing gameplay. Unfortunately, all these are quickly KO’d out the equation by an incredible repetitiveness and lack of creativity when it comes to almost every aspect of the game.
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Super Crush KO is a delight to play. It’s fast, fluid, and hugely satisfying. But even in it’s short stay, it’s all becomes a bit too familiar. I just wish the game mixed things up more, or added more challenge overall. That said, I can’t wait for more from Vertex Pop, and look forward to the next dive into the world of Super Crush KO. But for now, the only thing left to do is award Super Crush KO a Thumb Culture Silver Award.