with three of your friends, this game has absolutely no flaws. The controls are as smooth as can be and the intensity only rises as you progress. Using one of many weapons, you hack and slash your way through the level using combos, jump attacks and special powers to survive.
Choosing the color of your warrior also chooses the power of your player.
Green = poison.
Blue = ice.
Red = lightning.
Orange = fire.
After choosing your favorite color/power, the fun begins. Setting off with your characters in a cutesy little faraway land, the enemies start pouring in using close quarters, arrowed distance combat and even behemoths who will pick you up and throw you across the level to thwart the crashers from their goal of (you never would've guessed) saving the princesses. Its a competition while also holding strong to its cooperative focus. Without all four acting as a team, coordination is imperative to survive the trap filled 2D world.
The bosses can be treacherous if the team doesn't use their powers as a tight unit and focus fire to cause the most damage in short amounts of time. The game stays in its classic inspired roots as the boss uses techniques that are able to be memorized as they're clued in by a tell-tale sign prior to the execution of each technique. With enough practice the game can be conquered time and time again to receive new playable characters, pets and weapons.
Different weapons can allow damage over speed or vice versa. Weapons can also be stylish for no good reason or extremely powerful if a lot of effort is required to attain it.
Pets can use their cuteness to heal you or their powers to stun/kill enemies and aid you on your quest. The pets shine in single player as the game is extremely difficult without comrades by your side, but if each player has a pet the onslaught can be quickly quieted with their abilities and awesomeness.
New characters can have different abilities but mainly stick to the four powers that are given to the four main knights, but some have skills that are exclusive to that character given the work it takes to acquire their usage.
Killing enemies earns you experience and the inclusion of experience/skills makes the replay value of this game through the roof. Each play through new levels are gained and powers are upgraded allowing the players to conquer the enemies more fluidly and show off their awesome moves in the arena.
The jokes are countless and timeless. Fart jokes reign supreme and subtle humor is ever prevalent. This game shines in quality from its gameplay to its attention to cartoon comedy. There isn't a much better action pummeler arcade game out there...I highly recommend this game for a party or to fulfill your need to spray the blood of your enemy in a hilarious and excellently developed manner.