Them's Fightin' Herds

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a game by Mane6
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
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Them's Fightin' Herds
Them's Fightin' Herds
Them's Fightin' Herds
Them's Fightin' Herds

Indie Fighting Games, the crown jewel of a fed up gamer. Fighting games are one thing, but indie fighting games are a whole ‘nother experience. This is one of those titles you play to cool off while getting the addictive feeling of trying to overcome some competition. Them’s Fightin’ Herds is an indie fighting game that has cute anthropomorphic girls taking place in a competition to win a magical key. The premise is pretty much an over-the-top reason to pit these cute characters in “deadly” battle.

Created by Mane6, Them’s Fightin’ Herds has quite a rich history as a video game. Originally a video game called Fighting is Magic, it was inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The game was being developed by a team of nine developers from the show’s adult fandom. The characters in Fighting in Magic were featured as the six main characters from the show. However, due to some legal issues, Fighting is Magic was never released.

Thanks to an indiegogo campaign and unwavering support from fans and some staff of the show alike, this game eventually saw the light of day under a new intellectual property with characters designed by Lauren Faust, the designer of the characters in the TV show.

Gameplay

In Them’s Fightin’ Herds, there is a four-button fighting system akin to other indie fighting games. Since you’ll be playing as anthropomorphic four-legged characters, their names, attacks and personalities all relate to the animals they are based off of. There is Arizona the Cow, Velvet the Reindeer, Paprika the alpaca, Oleander the unicorn and his demon friend Fred, lastly, there is Pom the sheep.

All the characters have Heavy, medium, light and magic attacks to fight with. There are also some extra maneuvers and gameplay elements typically found in this sort of game such as launchers.

Story

In regards to the story elements found in this game, you’ll play as Arizona the Cow. She is sent on a quest by her parents to retrieve the prophet’s key. Representing the prairie, Arizona is recognized as the Champion of the Prairie. During her journey to retrieve the key, she encounters some enemy predators and other characters in the game. She will have to fight these characters in order to advance in her quest. The story is pretty simple and formulaic, however, it’s not like people usually play these sorts of games for the story.

Reception

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a pretty ambitious project once you think about it. Most fans of the My Little Pony series cannot easily get with the idea of a fighting video based on the TV show. Thankfully, Mane6 managed to deliver with this game, and it definitely shows what a passionate team of developers can achieve with video games today.

Pros

  • Great Mechanics
  • Interesting Characters
  • Beautiful Environments

Cons

  • Small cast of characters
  • Generic story
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If you’re a player that enjoys the experience of playing wacky indie fighting games, then Them’s Fightin’ Herds is the perfect game for your adventures.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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