VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! Is a titillating tongue-in-cheek Punch Out! inspired retro boxing game where a skilled brawler attempts to become a world champion boxer.
A prequel to the upcoming VanillaBeast: Ace in the Hole, Retro Knock-Out! is an irreverent homage to the classic Punch-Out! games, filled with gags, parody boxers and boobs. The game follows the titular VanillaBeast as he attempts to become a world class boxer after a trainer watches him knock someone out in a bar fight. He clearly has a talent for punching people, but it’ll take a lot of work to become a champion.
The VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! Beta demo features 3 of the 30+ fighters planned for the full game – parody versions of Jake Paul and Randy Savage, as well as a secret fighter you’ll have to beat the other 2 to unlock. It may be a lighthearted game, but it’s no pushover. To beat your rivals you’ll really need to go the distance with them over multiple rounds, over which they’ll use different attack patterns that you’ll have to deal with. Thankfully the damage from your punches increases as the rounds progress and your trainer gives you useful tips between rounds.
The pixel art animation in VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! Is fantastic and there are lots of great little gags that make for a very entertaining experience (such as an excellent parody version of “You’re The Best Around” from the Karate Kid. It is a brutally tough game for newcomers, but with a little practice you should be able to Punch Out™ your rivals!
To Claim Your VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! Beta Key just join the official Discord group and type “!betakey” in the #beta-key channel.