24 Feb, 2023
Punch Kick DuckPunch Kick Duck is a fun little arcade action fighting game where we use quick reflexes and precise tabs to deal with the many enemies rushing toward us from both sides of the 2D side-viewed levels.
The objective is to deal with all the enemies across 10 increasingly difficult 60-second floors. Equipped with three attacks – a punch, a kick, and a duck kick – we must use the correct attack for each of the three enemy attack types. Punch beats kick, kick beats duck, and duck beats punch. So yes, it’s essentially an action-packed version of rock, paper, scissors.
While this might sound easy, it’s not. If we trigger our attack too soon, we won’t hit anything, and if we delay for just a split-second too long, we end up losing one of our two lives and our score multiplier. Oh, and soon enough, these enemies start throwing things at us that we also have to deflect. Thankfully, the difficulty can be changed in the game settings.
When we’re not punching enemies, we can spend the currency we earn through gameplay on unlocking new cosmetic characters to play as.
The super clean art-style looks great, and the game is overall rather polished. The touch controls also work well, and there’s even Bluetooth controller support.
Punch Kick Duck monetizes via occasional forced ads, incentivized ads to revive, and a $1.99 iAP to remove these entirely. It’s a game that can be completed in just a few days, but it’s an easy recommendation for a fun casual action experience.
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