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As a huge fan of games like Broforce, I'm always on the look out for another good action-platformer with over-the-top craziness and Flippin Kaktus looks pretty sharp.

Developed by German solo outfit MyBunnyGames, it recently appeared on Steam. I'll get right to the point, what caught my interest with Flippin Kaktus is how ridiculous it all looks and sounds. You're some kind of sentient Cactus, with a bone to pick with a drug cartel. Do you really need to know more than that? Take a look:

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Not only is Kaktus a walking plant, it also seems to have a prickly split personality, which may help you during combat. You can switch between a nimble form or activate rage mode to brutally smash through enemies. Other features also sound quite interesting with "advanced enemy AI", friends to call in for help to gain use of their abilities, items to equip or drop on top of enemies and so on.

Inspired by the likes of Breaking Bad, Narcos and Scarface with design work influenced by Mexican history, cowboys, drug wars and 80's action movies it sounds like a bit of everything.

You can follow/wishlist it on Steam and also try the Linux demo from the official site. The demo was a little rough, but with a launch expected either late this year or early next year, they have plenty of time to polish the experience.

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vipor29 29 Jul, 2019
this looks fun,nothing like a angry cactus going after the drug cartel lol
M@GOid 29 Jul, 2019
Gamepad support is broken on the demo. Seriously guys, is 2019. People don't play 2D games on keyboard anymore (except some stubborn weirdos).

With that said, it looks like my kind of game. I hope they can fix gamepad support before the launch, so I can buy it. I learned in the hard way NOT to expect important fixes after the launch of a game.
rustybroomhandle 29 Jul, 2019
Quoting: M@GOidGamepad support is broken on the demo. Seriously guys, is 2019. People don't play 2D games on keyboard anymore (except some stubborn weirdos).

With that said, it looks like my kind of game. I hope they can fix gamepad support before the launch, so I can buy it. I learned in the hard way NOT to expect important fixes after the launch of a game.

I'm a stubborn weirdo. Keys are more responsive than analogue sticks.
on_en_a_gros 29 Jul, 2019
Could totally be my kind of game, especially with the 80's movie inspiration. Too bad there is no couch coop like in broforce, still gonna keep an eye on it.
M@GOid 29 Jul, 2019
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: M@GOidGamepad support is broken on the demo. Seriously guys, is 2019. People don't play 2D games on keyboard anymore (except some stubborn weirdos).

With that said, it looks like my kind of game. I hope they can fix gamepad support before the launch, so I can buy it. I learned in the hard way NOT to expect important fixes after the launch of a game.

I'm a stubborn weirdo. Keys are more responsive than analogue sticks.

You can always use the digital pad on a controller. Heck, I even passed the 3rd stage of NES Battletoads with the left touchpad of the Steam Controller as a D-Pad, it was not even that difficult.


Last edited by M@GOid on 29 July 2019 at 9:00 pm UTC
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