Radical Heroes is a great looking 2.5D side-scrolling beat-em-up, reminiscent of classics like Double Dragon and River City Ransom.
It looks fantastic thanks to the 2D retro Sprites in a 3Dish (slightly-less-retro-but-still-pretty-damn-retro) world. It also features Oculus Rift support, but be warned, the mixture of 2D, 2.5D and 3D may make your eyes implode.
The fighting is fairly basic but great fun, with extreme close-up finishers, weapons and objects scattered around the levels, boss fights, the ability to enter shops to buy items and upgades, even the ability to hire back-up from a Robocop lookalike. There are also a huge amount of unlockable characters, mostly with tongue-in-cheek references to classic movies and games, with Ultra Lad (Mega Man), Street Commando (Rambo) and Robo Kid (Terminator) all making an appearance.
Radical Heroes is shaping up to be a great slice of retro nostalgic fun, it’s big dumb fun, exactly what a side-scrolling beat-em up should be!
UPDATE: This Alpha Is No Longer Available