Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence is a comically brutal side-scrolling beat ‘em up where two buddies set out to clean the streets of a corrupted city.
A sequel to Franko: The Crazy Revenge, the 28 year old Amiga game, Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence sees Franko returning to Poland, where he teams up with his buddy Skinny, to kick some ass. The game is playable in single-player or co-op, and features lots of Streets of Rage/Final Fight style beat ‘em up action.
The current demo build of Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence features one large level that takes about 20 minutes to play through. At the moment the dialogue is pretty clunky, but the animation is excellent and the combat feels great.
You have a remarkably large move-set at your disposal, with you able to use weapons, grab enemies, use special movies and execute finishers. It even has environmental finishers where you can smash enemies through windows, hurl them on top of cars or throw them in refuse bins. It needs a little more polish, but it’s shaping up to be a very brutal and entertaining old school beat ‘em up.