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Jitsu Squad Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Jitsu Squad is a beat ’em up heavily inspired by ’90s classics like belt-scroller Final Fight and fighter Marvel vs. Capcom. You control the titular squad as they seek to stop the evil demon Origami from getting his hands on the Kusanagi Stone, a legendary MacGuffin which grants godly powers to anyone who can attain it. After a successful Kickstarter in early 2021 and a Steam release in March this year, Dutch indie team Tanuki Creative Studio’s exhilarating debut has come to Switch with an adequate conversion that could use some touching up. As you boot up the game, it’s immediately apparent where the inspirations for Jitsu Squad lie. The character select screen feels ripped out of Street Fighter Alpha, it has a Saturday morning cartoon-esque art style, and references to a host of Capcom classics. The game anchors itself on nostalgia for the Marvel Vs. Capcom games, with enemies with claws running around shouting “berserker barrage” and super moves having character cut-ins with the name of said move. Even animations like Aros’ shoulder bash are almost one-to-one recreations of Hulk from MVC. Jitsu Squad is heavily aimed at a specific group of people — one that this reviewer happens to be a part of — but that’s not to say it can’t stand on its own merits. The squad is made up of four playable characters: Hero, a ninja raccoon whose move set is speedy and combo-heavy; Baby, a bunny whose moves revolve around ranged attacks; Jazz.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Jitsu Squad Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Jitsu Squad Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

A frog with the power of telekinesis; and finally our favorite, Aros, a hulking Ox who is slow and hits like a truck. Think Final Fight’s Mike Haggar with a sword. Each character feels great to control, with their own unique combos and specials. However, it makes the act of deciding who to pick all the more challenging. Thankfully Jitsu Squad has us covered with the excellent inclusion of Tag Team mode in which you can instantly swap out characters with the press of a button, even letting you continue combos as you swap through them. Assists are also found throughout the world, letting you bring in cameo characters like Yooka-Laylee or Youtuber Maximillian Dood and his dog Benny to perform screen-clearing super moves. On a more negative note, the game is a tad short, coming in at about two hours to play through the eight stages. While the option is there to replay the game with other characters, there isn’t much beyond that; at least until the planned boss rush and survival modes are added via updates in the future. While the references in the style, gameplay and animation are appreciated, the game’s script tends to lean a bit too heavily into reference humor. Many of the interactions are two characters joking, followed by Hero interrupting with something like “stop making references.” Jitsu Squad ASSEMBLE! An immensely powerful artifact called the Kusanagi stone can grant untold power to the person who possesses it.

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Now procured by evil floating head and hands baddie Origami, Master Ramen sends his four disciples to thwart his plans and take it back. The Jitsu Squad is made up of four unusual anthropomorphic characters: bunny kunoichi Baby O’Hara, burly Warthog Aros Helgason, tighty-whitey rockin’ frog monk Jazz, and the raccoon ninja Hero Yamagawa. Together, they will fight across eight colorful planets until the final showdown! Keeping it simple is always a solid plan when creating beat ‘em ups in this day and age. Sometimes games tend to overcomplicate things when they try to reinvent the genre, while other developers choose to go for a more pure 90s experience and try to create an homage to one of the most longstanding genres around. Jitsu Squad finds itself falling somewhere in between those two scenarios. First off: the animation is stunning. Jitsu Squad is a pleasure to look at, from its smooth animation to bright and eye-poppingly colorful visuals. The special effects are spectacular as well, but I have to say that they can be distracting once in a while, making it easy to lose track of your character in the flashy chaos. The soundtrack composed and arranged by Sebastian Romero is also really well done. It contains the usual guitar-heavy high-octane tracks that you would expect from this type of game but is not afraid to mix it up, like the jazzy beats that accompany you throughout the cityscapes of the Neon Boulevard level.Fairy Elements Switch NSP

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Throw in the occasional vocals from Crush 40’s Johnny Gioeli, whom you may recognize from some of the Sonic franchise’s iconic soundtracks and it will have you headbanging while beating on the heads of your enemies. So audio-wise and visually speaking: Jitsu Squad is top-notch and quite modern while managing to hold on to a cartoonish retro vibe. The game is not too long. There are eight planets total, each one serving as a level. They contain fun and unique enemies, with the ninja bad guys from the first planet mixed in to fill out the roster, as those little buggers have the power to teleport between planets since they are the henchman of Origiami. The type of bad guys tie into the theme of the planet, so for example, the city-themed Neon Boulevard contains big-headed Yakuza mobsters, with a smattering of police speeding back and forth across the screen in their squad cars. If you have a keen eye, you may even see a few Fight’N Rage character easter eggs in the background. They won’t be the only game-centric eggs you’ll see either, but I won’t spoil the surprise. I have to confess that I didn’t always recognize the references regarding the Youtubers however. Should you feel like replaying a level, it’s as simple as loading up your game and hitting the planet select screen. The action is good but it could have been better. I guess you could say I was not a fan of how certain mechanics were handled.

Awesome crossover assist characters!

You get a basic attack and can mash the button to string together a combo. Standard beat ‘em up fare: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If you want to hit them with an alternative combo, you need to leave a delay between button presses, attacking once your character flashes. Combat should be fast and frantic but this feels counterintuitive to that, leaving the gameplay feeling sluggish. Plus with all the enemies trying to gank you, the delay often leads to your attack getting interrupted. Once I gave up on using those goofy delayed combos I started to have a good time. Double-tapping the directional pad for a quick dash and mastering the parry system is your best defense and thankfully, the parrying is lightning fast. Quickly dashing, attacking, and parrying hordes of enemies becomes a zen-like experience; at least it did for me. I love when I can get into the zone and focus on nothing but handling each enemy as they come. A little way into the game you get to find secondary weapons unique to each character. These are assigned to the triangle button and can usually be slipped into your regular combos to extend them. They have a limited amount of uses but can be handy in certain situations, depending on their added special effects. A big gripe I have is how your grapple button is the same button used for picking up health items. Trying to pick up a much-needed health item while a mob of baddies is grouped around it is stressful for no reason. My other issue is needing to collect scrolls to unlock new moves.Carnivores Dinosaur Hunt Switch NSP

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Each character has a personal list of special moves to unlock, although they more or less share the same functions, albeit stylized to each one. Some are really powerful skills like the screen-clearing summon and the Fury mode, which temporarily makes you invincible and boosts your attack power. It makes sense to lock those up for later in the game. What I didn’t like was that the brunt of the locked moves are chains, allowing you to string together combos and keep the action going at a fast pace. In my opinion, these should have been available from the start. The game isn’t that long and I was almost at the final level by the time all my skills were unlocked. This also means that you’ll be at a disadvantage if you want to try out one of the other Jitsu Squad members later in the game, as you will need to unlock their skills as well. Given that Jitsu Squad is a fighting game, we need to know what we are fighting for, don’t we? Well, it is a worthy cause, as you’d expect. An evil sorcerer by the name of Origami (yes, I know) has decided that what he really wants is the stone that contains the soul of a powerful demon. And obviously, being a powerful sorcerer, he isn’t going to go and fetch himself. Nope, he is going to resurrect souls of warriors from the past, make them do his bidding, and then send them out to get the stone. Luckily, there is also a good wizard, and he manages to rescue four heroes and send them on a mission to thwart Origami’s ambitions. And this is where you come in, along with up to three friends.

A wide variety of unique enemies and stages!

Now, there is no easy way to say this, but Jitsu Squad looks amazing. The characters, both good and bad, ooze personality from every pore. It’s good too that the graphics have been realised with a fantastic hand-drawn style, one that ensures the characters moves are absolutely top notch. It reminds of one of the high octane Saturday morning cartoons that you see these days on television. It’s all a bit different from my day, when it was all Dungeons and Dragons and He-Man, but this style is much fun. The enemies and bosses are a varied bunch too, and with super transformations to utilise, alongside screen filling super attacks, it is way over the top in the best possible way. The sound that goes along with it is also great, with fully voiced cutscenes and a great chop socky sound effect that is about as brash as the visuals. The heroes that we can choose from are a varied bunch. There is the imaginatively named Hero, a racoon who is pretty much a Samurai; and Baby, a rabbit wielding twin kunai who has a fascinating line in transformations while she attacks. There is also Jazz, a frog who has a lovely line in spinning attacks, and finally Aros, a Viking Warthog (I think?) who is the token slow, but powerful, character. You should be able to find a hero to suit your style, let’s put it that way. Jitsu Squad looks and sounds brilliant, but how does it play? I sometimes think that trying to compare new games to old ones is a bit lazy, but I just can’t help it here.

What this game is is a fusion of Final Fight and one of the fighting games, maybe a Dragon Ball Game, with a dash of Street Fighter II. Let me explain. Basically, Jitsu Squad is a side scrolling beat ‘em up, where you have to go from left to right and defeat the enemies in the way. However, it isn’t serious like Final Fight (a point referenced in the second boss fight, when the mafia leader says he is just sending a ransom note to the Mayor of Metro City), but instead goes for the jugular with over the top attacks and combos, a bit like a Dragon Ball Z fighter, with new moves being unlocked that use similar controller inputs to a more serious fighting game. In between the stages, there is a version of the famous barrel breaking mini-game from Street Fighter II, where you are destroying giant sushi rolls. Somehow, this fusion works, and the result is absolute carnage. The controls are simplicity itself. The stick moves you about, X attacks, Y does a special attack (assuming you have picked up a secondary weapon) and B summons a massive screen filling super duper move that deals heavy damage to anything on the screen. A is the jump button, and RT is the counter button, while RB is used to pick up anything that falls on to the floor. These items can be things like food to heal you, or special summon attacks that bring the pain, and they can also be gold and jewels to pick up. Going to fight the hordes of enemies alone is a lot of fun, but Jitsu Squad also has a party piece – 4 player local co-op.

Jitsu Squad Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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I have to say, playing Jitsu Squad in cooperative mode is a joy. The only thing I will say is that when playing with a partner, it is sometimes hard to see where you are on the screen as the sheer amount of pyrotechnics going off make New Years Eve in London look like a quiet Wednesday in Walsall. It is difficult to play sensibly with other people too, as it is impossible to see when you should block and counter, and so there are a lot more deaths in multiplayer, weirdly. Still, I can imagine that after a few shandies this would be an amazing game to play with a bunch of like-minded friends. Jitsu Squad is a 4 player co-op beat ‘em up with fast-paced cartoony action and wacky chaotic battles! It has the accessibility and classic brawler mechanics of games like Streets of Rage and Final Fight but with the speed and intensity of fighting games games such as Marvel vs. Capcom II, Dragonball FighterZ & Super Smash Bros. This mode makes it possible to switch between playable characters. You can control the entire Jitsu Squad on a single quest or play with a friend and choose two characters each! The combo possibilities are insane and so satisfying! Collect enough soul orbs and put on your ULTIMATE ARMOR! You become invincible and all your attacks and special moves become stronger than ever for a short period of time.Venture Seas

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