‘Sesame Street Fighter’ Is the Best Game You’ll Play Today

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chris-littlechild - August 12, 2016

  When you get right down to it, the fighter is one of the simplest genres of video game. You’ve got two guys, a guy and a girl or girl on girl (down boy), beating seven shades of shit out of each other. This isn’t The Da Vinci Code-esque complicated plotting, right here.  

As such, you’ve got to try and pretty it up a little. Over the years, developers have tried all sorts of things to make the experience a little deeper. Apart from the usual utterly batshit story mode the single player arcade mode will always have, series have their own specific kinks. Mortal Kombat has its fatalities and general goretastic, Soul Calibur has its focus on weapon-based combat, Smash Bros has embraced the party side of life, and Dead or Alive has its… huge jiggling boobs.

My point being, there’s a lot of variation on the simple 1-on-1-fighting concept. You can, for instance, get the cast of Sesame Street in on the action, and add a Typing of the Dead-style control system to the thing. Because that’s a Game of the Year idea if ever I’ve seen one. Sesame Street Fighter, I applaud you.

Apparently, this one came about thanks to the artistry of Matt ‘gavacho13’ Crane, a man with a love of splicing pop culture icons with fighting game characters.  Needless to say, Cookie Monster/E.Honda, Ken/Ernie and crew were crying out for a real game of their own, and so this simple yet deeply awesome browser game was born.

It’s educational, it’s violent, what’s not to like? You know you want a piece of this, so get in on the action right here.

Via The Awesomer

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