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Some of the best gaming experiences come when you are given your fists, maybe a baseball bat or two, and a whole lot of baddies to use them against. That’s why the recently released Streets of Rage 4 was so popular, showing that the side-scrolling beat-em-up still has life on modern consoles.
Last Beat Enhanced, releasing today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and coming to PlayStation and Switch soon, is looking to get a piece of that pie, pitting you against the Mad Stroke gangs across eight unique levels. Regardless of which character you pick, you can guarantee to be making use of melee and throwable weapons to dish out justice on these dingy streets, blasting along them on a motorbike too, when it comes to the bonus levels. Last Beat Enhanced is classic Streets of Rage-esque stuff, playing out in a pixel art style, more reminiscent of the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World beat-em-up.
To keep you coming back for more, developers 7 Raven Studios have locked additional characters and secret images away, only made available to you once you garner enough coins out there in the world. To gain the true ending, you must complete the game with multiple characters. However, with the ability to take to the streets in two-player co-op, this won’t be as much of an endeavour as first thought.
Characters will also have the opportunity to be upgraded, with boosts such as double damage, a faster refill on the special ability, and additional health to get you through those more challenging levels.
So, what are you waiting for? Last Beat Enhanced is the latest title vying to be top of the beat-em-up charts, and can now be purchased on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One. Check out the Xbox Store to pick up a copy for £8.39. In the coming days it will release for Switch and PlayStation drops, if you are that way inclined.
Vanquish the Mad Stroke gangs across 8 levels! Punch and kick your way to defeat enemies, use melee and throwing weapons to defeat the most powerful bosses, collect bonuses and enjoy special shots. Race your motorbike at full speed in the bonus stages, earn money to unlock additional characters and secret images from a rich gallery! Don’t be discouraged if you are defeated, you can purchase upgrades to throw yourself into the fray with a little advantage. Complete the game with all the characters to know the endings and have fun with a friend to discover the combined ones! For the bravest, increase the difficulty level and if that’s still not enough, wipe out all the enemies in a row in the fearsome Ring mode and prove you’re the best of them all.