Adventures of Kidd: Three things to know about the retro brawler

Adventures of Kidd: Three things to know about the retro brawler

A classic, arcade beat 'em up

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Adventures of Kidd is a classic brawler where you play the role of a young man named Kidd who is incredibly skilled at fighting. He takes on enemies of different kinds across numerous locations as he tries to defeat the evils and keep the peace. 

The game essentially operates as a love letter to classic fighting games you'd see at the arcades back in the day like Street Fighter, only you're battling a horde of enemies instead of duelling one on one. Although there's no dialogue, Kidd's personality shows that he's tough and confident. When standing still, he gives a Rock-style eyebrow stare and puts on an angry face when he moves, preparing himself for a fight.

Made by one person, Adventures of Kidd was briefly honoured as a featured game on the App Store, thrusting it into the spotlight for iOS gamers. What are a few other things players should know about the old school, punch 'em in the mouth game? We'll talk about them in this article. 

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Controls Are Simple

Adventures of Kidd

With Adventures of Kidd taking a historic gaming approach, you can expect the controls to be easy to pick up and play. That's exactly what you get here. You have a few buttons on-screen that let you move, jump, punch and kick, as you destroy your foes.

It won't take you long to learn exactly what to do. That's how most arcade games were back in the day, as all you needed to do was fire up the game and get going and you'd figure it out. You'll feel like you're going back in a time a little bit.

You'll get dropped right into the game and it's go time. Even if you find the controls slightly confusing, you'll get comfortable with them in a hurry. And if you've played your share of classic brawlers in the past, then this should be a piece of cake and a slice of pie.

Neat Power-Ups

What's an arcade-style game without some cool power-ups? Well, Adventure of Kidd has a few that you can snatch up in each level. They'll randomly drop as you fight your enemies. All you need to do is run over the power-up item and it'll activate.

One example of a cool (and kind of funny) power-up is where Kidd summons two other clones of himself to fight the baddies. The extra kicking and punching sounds make it pretty humorous. Not to mention that one angry Kidd is tough for the foes to deal with already, but three? Good luck.

Keep an eye out for more boosts to help make getting through levels a bit easier. It just adds to the old-school charms that the game provides. If you want that arcade cabinet experience, then grabbing those power-ups will certainly add to those vibes.

Boss Fights

Adventures of Kidd is actually a very short game, but it still finds time to throw some boss battles your way. There are a couple you'll have to take down in the later levels. It really makes the game more intense and adds a bit of challenge.

I won't spoil anything, but one boss is particularly cool. He's the first you'll likely run into on your journey through the game world. But bosses will have health just like you, having 100 hearts each. This makes the battles even and fun.

Just make sure you have enough hearts going into each one. Also, be aggressive and try not to let up. Drain the lives as quickly as you can. Give them the old one-two and finish them off. Your adventures continue, young Kidd.

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Colin  Mieczkowski
Colin Mieczkowski
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