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You know that feeling you get every once in a while, when you suddenly have this undeniable urge to punch a bear in the face? Tim does, and when his family is kidnapped by a secret conspiracy of ursine overlords, he's got the perfect excuse to indulge. The pixelated, flannel-wearing hero of Fist of Awesome is out to punch everything that moves and kick everything that doesn't.

Fist of Awesome started out as a Kickstarter project to fund an old-school, Streets of Rage-style beat-em-up, and is now somewhat belatedly available on Android. The story is the sort of drug-fueled, self aware mess that you might expect to see on an underfunded web comic. Bears have risen up and taken over the world, and it's up to you and your oversized, sentient fist to go back in time and make it right again.

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Controls are incredibly simple, as are the pixelated graphics and chiptune music. The real draw for Fist of Awesome is the sheer, unrelenting strangeness of it all: you'll beat up bears in front of the Bear Grillz, slap around some bison in the Middle Ages, smack some velociraptors like overgrown chickens, and give the hairy bear pope what's coming to him. The game is a reasonable four bucks on the Play Store, which is surely worth it for a bit of time-travelling lumberjack insanity.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • jm9843

    More like "Game of Awesome." I loved the early demo that debuted on OUYA and bought the full game when it released last night. It's lived up to my expectations so far - so if you're looking for some way to spend your KitKat promotional credit....This.

    • ewlung

      How is the control?

      Virtual joystick? I hate that kind of control ...

      • jm9843

        The controls are great, but I bought it on OUYA.

  • Pete Kiczula

    Battletoads was a GREAT game!

  • adi_c

    Lol this game is more pixelated than the nintendo's old games. Classic!