Super Crush KO
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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.
Not quite a knockout.
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.
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 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.
Review in Polish | Read full review
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.
Super Crush KO may look like a Saturday morning cartoon but it's one challenging and enjoyable 2D action brawler.
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.
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.