Multiplayer beat-em ups will always have a place in my downloadable library. Foul Play is looking to bring a bit more class to the genre and to XBLA with its old-fashioned brawling style. Foul Play stars Baron Dashforth as he reenacts his true life story of daemon hunting for a in-game theater audience. It “is a side-scrolling brawler that rewards performance over pummelling, and as the lead actor in the greatest show on earth it’s your job to keep the audience on the edge of their seats!” Button mashers may have their work cut out for them.
Mediatonic is best known for Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess and one of my original favorite iOS games Must.Eat.Birds, but both games were a bit easy to miss as their depth isn’t immediately apparent. I have a feeling Foul Play may get looked over in the transition to new consoles next year, but it’s premise already has me more than interested as brawlers can only get better with a crowd.