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Fans of 2D-platformers often wonder what if in such games, shift the emphasis on the fighting between the players? And it is desirable not to turn the project into a boring fighting game. A well-known team of indie developers got a project called ROUNDS. And their brainchild quickly became a real hit. But first things first.
Fighting to the Last Man Standing
ROUNDS is a nuclear mix of such genres as roguelike, 2D platformer, arcade and shooter. The emphasis in the project is on the competition between the players. Moreover, users are available as a battle on the network, and the battles for one computer on the same screen. In the second case, the main thing is to divide the keyboard into several sectors for each participant in the battle. After all, you can fight as a 1x1, and four in Deathmatch mode.
Landfall, a Swedish company, is responsible for the development and distribution of the game. This studio has given the world such hits as Clustertruck, TABS and Stick Fight. Charismatic round avatars battles partly resemble the last of them. Although many of the Swedish team's new brainchild reminded the legendary Worms franchise from the British guys from Team17.
Only one must remain!
The game starts with creating your own character. Users have dozens of ways to customize their own character. The transformation of the avatar begins with choosing a unique nickname, shape and color. And ends pumping abilities, which largely will depend on the outcome of duels. After all, it is important not only to choose weapons from a wide arsenal, but also to think carefully about the abilities that will strengthen the hero.
After creating your character and endowing him with abilities you need to choose the arena for the next battle. There are a few dozen maps in the game. They differ from each other by the presence of different obstacles, blocks and other objects. Some of the objects can move. For example, blocks attached to ropes swing from side to side. And they can be used to gain an advantage in battle.
In one battle, 2 to 4 users. The battle takes place in Deathmatch mode. The session lasts until one character remains alive. He becomes the winner and receives additional enhancements and achieves.
Advantages and disadvantages
The game quickly gained the love of users. Its undeniable advantages are:
- Hurricane action
- More than 11 000 000 variants of character development
- More than 70 maps
- More than 65 ways to customize your hero
- The ability to play online or on one PC
The best players with the most wins in the overall standings make it into the overall rankings. It is regularly updated and available on several platforms.
Of the disadvantages of ROUNDS sometimes remember the primitive graphics. However, in such projects the visuals are not the most important thing.
ROUNDS is a perfect match for a friendly group of gamers and for those who missed the network battles. Moreover, this is not just a hurricane shooter, but a game where the victory often depends on the right tactics and leveling up.