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Treachery in Beatdown City Review
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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @boersc, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Treachery in Beatdown City is a fighting game with a retro pixelated art style. It combines the popular beat'em up mechanics from games like Double Dragon, where you take on enemy characters with fists, kicks and weapons, with role play elements. Unusually, you take turns to attack or defend in fights rather than frantically mash buttons in real time. This means you can combine attacks into combos to defeat a wide range of enemies.

In the game you need to save US President Blake Orama who has been kidnapped. You get to choose from three fighters, each with different strengths. There is Lisa who knows boxing, Brad a fire-loving wrestler and Bruce, a karate expert. You'll be fighting anything from fascist cops to drunks, punks, ninjas, terrorists, and even cyborgs.

The game is both humorous and political, calling out racist behaviour in its cutscenes. The more political content is mixed with jokes about ninjas and turtles, ensuring the game doesn't get too subject-heavy. Currently, only one episode is available, with more expected to be released at a later date in for form of free DLC.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 31/03/2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Action, Fighting, Role-Playing and Turn-Based

Developer: a Nu Challenger (@aNuChallenger)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Treachery in Beatdown City Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@aNuChallenger) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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