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99Vidas, a fun-looking beat 'em up, is now available

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If you’ve been feeling like fighting hordes of goons alone or with friends, the new beat ‘em up 99Vidas [Official Site] might be right up your alley. It released late last month with day-1 Linux support.

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99Vidas is a side-scroller that claims to be inspired by all those other older beat ‘em ups like Streets of Rage and Final Fight. It's a game eager to throw waves of enemies at you as you progress through the stages and packs plenty of action. It certainly looks sharp and fluid with its pixelated style and takes inspiration from our contemporary world for a setting. It features various move types and combos as well as more modern amenities such as upgradable abilities. The game can be played alone or with friends, both locally or online. Though currently only featuring six normal stages and two bonus stages, the developers intend to add more as time goes on as well.

I’ve spent a fair bit of my early life feeding arcade cabinets with tokens and trying to make it to the end of the game before running out of money. At other times I’d spend long lazy afternoons with friends, playing on their consoles, working together to get to the end of some seemingly-endless stages full of enemies and danger. That’s why I’m glad that many of genres that were staples of the late 80s and 90s, which had fallen in popularity in recent years, are now making a comeback and are making their way onto Linux.

Key Features
  • 11 Playable Characters
  • 6 Epic Boss fights
  • Versus Mode
  • Upgradeable combos (up to 3 levels each)
  • Story mode with 6 stages and 2 bonus stages
  • Enemies can block, evade and coordinate attacks

You can grab 99Vidas on Steam. Article taken from
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RafiLinux 7 January 2017 at 2:48 am UTC
It's on my wish list. These are the type of games I love. Right now, I am concentrating my gaming time with my boys on rocking "Mother Russia Bleeds." This one will be next for my LAN parties on Sundays.
Kohrias 7 January 2017 at 11:22 am UTC
Looks nice, I'll check it out.
shigutso 7 January 2017 at 6:07 pm UTC
Just to add, this is a game made by Brazilian devs and "Vidas" means "Lives", so 99Lives

Played the demo a couple months ago, definitely going to pick this up
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