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One Strike Review

June 16, 2018 / 2:40 PM

By: Jesse Waldack

Thanks to Nintendo Dads Podcast Patron Chris Wareing for writing the following review for One Strike

Title: One Strike
Developer: QubicGames
Publisher: QubicGames
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 6/8/2018
Reviewed by: Chris Wareing

One Strike is an 8-bit style fighting game which is quite simply “One Strike” the only objective of the game is you only need one simple connecting strike to win or lose a fight, there is a roster of 6 fighters all with slightly different weapons and ranges. The controls are simple Attack, Defense, Forward, and Backward dash. There is no deep technique, no comebacks just “One Strike”.

With that being said, One Strike does not claim to be anything else.  It’s a nostalgic 8-bit fighter.  The main game mode is “The Only Life” this mode takes you through a series of battles where your chose warrior must defeat each challenger without dying, “Arcade” is a classic fighting mode, “Team Duel” allows you to have 3 different warriors on your team to finish the game, and finally “Tournament” has 8 characters to start until 1 is crowned a winner.  These modes all pad out the game nicely.

Personally, I found the game more tense than fun but after practicing it got a lot easier, I would not class this as a family game and I am slightly unsure who the games target market is, for the price ($4.99) it’s a solid low-cost fighter which is quite easy to pick up and play.

In closing One Strike is a solid 8-bit nostalgic fighter with the “One Strike” gimmick makes the game truly unique. It’s completely solid and a decent price, but not a game to play with your children, I enjoyed my experience with it and will continue to dip in and out from time to time.


About the author /

Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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