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Treachery in Beatdown City Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @boersc and @GeekDadGamer.


Treachery in Beatdown City is a fighting game with a retro pixilated 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 there 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


Release Date: 31/03/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

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

Developer: @aNuChallenger


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


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for violence.

ESRB Rating TEEN for Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Use of Tobacco, Violence.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.

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