Today we take a look at the beta version of Mega Cat Studios' upcoming Steam release, a beat 'em up with an awesome metal soundtrack. Please note that this is not the final version of the game and if I mention any complaints, they could be and most likely will be addressed in the full release of Coffee Crisis.I first found out about the Sega Genesis version of the game from a John Riggs YouTube video and was really impressed to see a new release for such an old console. If you no longer have a Genesis, no need to fret as Mega Cat Studios is bringing the game to Steam sometime this month!
Below this, you'll find some of my thoughts about the current state of the Steam release, so hopefully, it will help you decide if this is the sort of game you would be interested in. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy this first look at a '90s reminiscent beat 'em up.
Even though it is not the final version, this beat 'em up still packs a lot of humor and combo goodness. While it may not break new grounds (yes, pun intended) it does not have to in order to be a fun time. The controls seem pretty solid; I never noticed any problems with miscommunication between button presses. One of the first things to really stand out to me in the game is its well-made animations; they flow together quite well in the midst of combative chaos. Some of the sound effects seem like they may be a little off, like the old woman with a walker, in particular, stood out to me but the majority of sounds fit their on-screen counterparts.
I almost missed out on the amazing metal soundtrack because I didn't realize it was turned off by default in the settings. Hopefully, this will be changed in the final release of the game. The music really gets your adrenaline pumping and fits perfectly into a beat 'em up where focus is important.
Lastly I will mention that the cutscenes add to the nostalgic factor immensely. I felt as if I had been warped back in time to the golden age of beat 'em ups that brought us classics such as Streets of Rage and TMNT: Turtles in Time.
If you miss classic beat 'em up games from the '90s or love metal music, this is a fantastic option for you so definitely keep it on your radar. I had a lot of fun reviewing this beta version, thank you again for the review copy and I wish all the success in the world to Mega Cat Studios with the Steam release! You can get your copy on Steam here
If you end up purchasing the game once it releases be sure to leave a steam review for it, this helps out indie games tremendously as word of mouth is a key driving point. Thank you for making it to the end of the article and as always, Happy gaming!