9 Monkeys of Shaolin
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About this game
Developer: Sobaka Studio
Content Rating: Teen
The true rebirth of iconic beat 'em up genre in vein of old-school video games! As a simple Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng you have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village.
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I was pleasantly surprised by how satisfied I was walking away from my time with this game. The growth in combat complexity was not only satisfying, but the various upgrades and equips allowed multiple strategies and approaches to levels that were surprisingly robust. There’s a beauty to the clean but vibrant backdrops and interstitial drawings. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a rewarding beat-em-up that belongs in every fan’s library.
Beat-em-ups are a dime a dozen, but 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is at the very least different from many of the other offerings on the Switch. From the complexity of the combat system which offers plenty of potential for variety in gameplay, to the inspired visual presentation, it’s easy to recommend to any fan of the beat-em-up genre.
In an era where classic genres are being revitalised, 9 Monkeys of Shaolin sits comfortably among the best of the beat ’em ups alongside others such as Streets of Rage 4 and River City Girls. The rural Chinese setting makes you feel as though you’re taking past in an 80s kung-fu cult classic and its rich culture paints a picture that is wonderful to get immersed in.