Team Fortress Arcade

Team Fortress Arcade

A 2D retro homage to Valve's Team Fortress

Team Fortress Arcade is a 2D shooter de-make of Valve's excellent online multiplayer game, Team Fortress 2. View full description

PROS

  • Fun homage to the Team Fortress world
  • Fun gameplay
  • Four players on one PC!

CONS

  • Controls not configurable
  • Boss Battles can seem unfair

Very good
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Team Fortress Arcade is a 2D shooter de-make of Valve's excellent online multiplayer game, Team Fortress 2.

A de-make not a re-make

Programmer Eric Ruth has an excellent reputation when it comes to de-makes. With Team Fortress Arcade he has made a side-scrolling beat em up in the style of Streets of Rage or Renegade from the 80s.

Featuring nine player classes, Scout, Spy, Sniper, Medic, Engineer, Heavy, Demo, Pyro and Soldier, up to four players can play together on one PC. This means squeezing round one keyboard, but it's fun. Online multiplayer is slated for a future update.

Gameplay

Team Fortress Arcade's controls are simple, with four direction buttons plus a jump and attack. Each of the nine stages features a phase of atacking robots, ending with a boss battle. These are often pretty tough, but the game comes with infinite continues, so you will eventually make it through. The gameplay is simple, even if each class has a different feel to it. The challenge isn't enourmous, but it's lots of fun and will appeal to any fans of Team Fortress.

Conclusions

For retro fans, Team Fortress Arcade is a treat. Easy to get into, and lots of fun to play. It's not really deep, but has the pick up and play factor that old arcade games had, meaning anyone can play.

Team Fortress Arcade

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— User reviews — about Team Fortress Arcade

  • johnskyle

    by johnskyle

    "Recommended if you love TF2 or 80's side-scrollers. "

    Very much like a game from the 80's, this classic-esque TF2 game is different from the actual TF2 yet still much fun. . More.

    reviewed on September 4, 2015