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Minibash, a 2D fighter that originally sprang forth from the Toribash community as a flash and iPhone game, recently hit version 1.0 for Android thanks to Nabi Studios. The game is a brilliantly simple 2D turn-based fighting game, in which players train, morph, and fight their respective characters - kicking, punching, and decapitating other players to progress through tournaments, or practicing in single-player challenges.

One of the great things about Minibash, besides its over-the-top blood-gushing art style and effortless online play integration, is that players can customize their fighters, selecting hair styles, body colors, and even blood colors, on top of beefing up the characters by adding or removing mass from the fighter's fists, arms, legs, feet, or joints. Fans of Toribash may recognize many of these gameplay dynamics, as Minibash is essentially a scaled-down adaptation, limiting play to two dimensions instead of three.

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While the game still has a couple of bugs to work out, it's brilliant overall and will make quick work of a few minutes of downtime. Plus, it's free in Google's Play Store. If colorful, bloody, physics-based strategic fighting sounds like something you're interested in, just click through the widget below and grab Minibash.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Loving this game, been playing it for the last 2 days. The best part is when the head falls off - you bleed paint all over. Love it.

    Found one problem though - it seems sometimes it freezes the whole Epic Touch, to the point of a battery pull. Another bug caused the game to crash instantly on Justin's Nexus. Both bugs were reported and acknowledged by the developer already, who was very responsive.

    I still can't figure out whether I'm playing with live people or not though - the names seem random and real, but the action is instant and I am in full control, which indicates I'm playing against a computer... hrm...

  • http://androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft

    First, distract target. Then block his blind jab. Counter with cross to torso rectangle. Discombobulate. Dazed, he will attempt crotch rectangle kick. Employ red paint splatter. And right hook. Block feral left. Weaken head joint. Now separate. Heel kick to solar plexus rectangle. Decapitate head entirely. Kneel, take breath. Bathe in paint blood.

    In summary: decapitated head, 6 quarts red paint loss, red player's head in lap, full recovery: not applicable.

    • Jishaxe

      Sherlock Holmes, bahaha

  • Biosfear

    doesn't work on GSM Galaxy Nexus, i get the splash screen, some music and thats it :(

  • Esteban

    Does not work on Transformer either. I get same as Biosfear.

  • John

    Only a splash screen on verizon galaxy nexus too.

  • http://mexedavian.yolasite.com Noah

    I love the game, but whenever I play multiplayer it flashes a strobe of white soon after the game starts, and then it returns to normal after 30-45 seconds. Anyone else experiencing the same problem? Let me know if anyone has a fix.

  • Astria

    crashes on Galaxy S II, CM9 nightly

  • GraveUypo

    looks like they were all programmers no graphics designers. it pains my eyes to look at this game.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I think you're missing the point here. Just like some games still come out with 8-bit graphics, the developers meant to give it the graphics you see. I find it pretty awesome myself, it's a special genre, not your latest action-packed 3D fighter.

  • http://toribash.com Johnbrowning

    For those of you that really enjoy this simple game. You would really enjoy the 3d online version of toribash. Toribash.com supplies you with the download if you can't find it somewhere else. I warn you, the difficulty sky rockets. The customization is also much higher in toribash. Add the fact the you can actively talk to people you have a real and growing market!
    To adress wether you're actually fighting REAL people in minibash, you'reactually fighting their pre-made challenge. If they beat you I'm pretty sure they are rewarded credits (that's how it is for the iphone anyways).

  • Sinistar83

    I think when you play the game and go to Challenge then make your challenge and click Save, it gets uploaded to the servers, then other people play against your challenge/ghost image. So essentially its asynchronous multiplayer. It would be nice if there was live multiplayer or you could play against your friend's challenges.

    Also how do you record video/replays and upload to youtube? Is it possible or need a 3rd party app?

  • nicl

    when i presed my name it sow me username with no point or gredids.help plz!!!!!