Swipe your way to victory from May in 'blast-from-the-past' iOS and Android brawler Combo Crew

Finger fighting

Swipe your way to victory from May in 'blast-from-the-past' iOS and Android brawler Combo Crew
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Squids and Squids Wild West developer The Game Bakers has announced that it will release its next smartphone title, beat-'em-up Combo Crew, in May.

For those of you who haven't seen our previous coverage of Combo Crew, it's a Streets of Rage-inspired "blast-from-the-past" fighting game designed with bite-sized playing sessions in mind.

You can take on Combo Crew's many enemies on your lonesome or asynchronously with other gamers (regardless of whether they're playing on an iOS- or Android-powered smartphone or tablet).

Your online pals can even revive you should you fall victim to a vicious roundhouse kick.

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According to The Game Bakers (and many mobile gamers), virtual on-screen D-pads "suck", which is probably why there aren't any in Combo Crew.

Instead, you use a variety of gestures to control your brawlers.

Swiping your device's screen with one finger, for example, results in a punch or a kick. Simple taps, on the other hand, result in counter-attacks, while two-finger swipes result in special combo moves.

You'll be able to get your hands on Combo Crew in May. Like the rest of us.

Anthony Usher
Anthony Usher
Anthony is a Liverpool, UK-based writer who fell in love with gaming while playing Super Mario World on his SNES back in the early '90s. When he isn't busy grooming his beard, you can find him replaying Resident Evil or Final Fantasy VII for the umpteenth time. Aside from gaming, Anthony likes hiking, MMA, and pretending he’s a Viking.