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About this game
Developer: Nintendo EPD
Content Rating: Everyone10+
These elite fighting superstars share one thing in common: extendable arms! So fight as never before: equip super-powered ARMS to create a slew of unprecedented combinations. Then use simple motion or button controls to dish out highly strategic beatdowns in 1-on-1, or even 2-on-2 battles!
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A world where people fight with ramen noodles, DNA, and snakes shouldn’t be this much fun. It may take a while to get the hang of the controls in Arms, but the wildly inventive characters, catchy theme music, and unique gameplay style offer enough to capture the attention of casual and competitive gamers alike.
Arms is a strong, substantial fighting game that takes a while to really hit its stride. Its barrier to entry is unlike anything else in the genre, but it's one worth tackling in order to get at the game's fascinating take on fighting. It may not have the same skill requirement as other fighting games, but the flexibility and fast thinking it requires secures it as one that works on its own terms and opens the genre up to a wider audience.
Arms is solid all-around, from its controls to its ability to hook you into playing "just one more round." But like many fighters, it suffers from a lack of content that will keep you coming back over a long stretch of time. Like 1-2-Switch before it and the ever-excellent Snipperclips, it's reliably built, accessible and familiar, but after a few weeks of solid play unless you're a hardcore fighting enthusiast you'll likely be looking for something else to show off to your friends who haven't yet gotten a Switch.