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.
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.
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.