|Developer(s)||Iron Galaxy Studios|
|Publisher(s)||Iron Galaxy Studios|
|Release Date||Aug 20, 2013|
|Genre||PC > Action, Indie|
Fighting games have been a staple in the video game industry for decades. From the classic Street Fighter to the more recent Mortal Kombat, gamers have always been drawn to the thrill of one-on-one combat. And just when you thought the genre had reached its limits, along came Divekick – a game that turned the fighting game world upside down.
Divekick, developed by One True Game Studios, was released in 2013 and quickly gained a cult following. The game’s simple yet addictive gameplay and unique concept made it stand out from all the other fighting games in the market.
At first glance, Divekick may seem like a regular fighting game with its two-dimensional sprites and health bars. However, the game’s key mechanic is what sets it apart from the rest. Unlike in traditional fighting games, in Divekick, characters can only perform two moves – dive and kick.
The dive move is used to jump towards your opponent, while the kick move is used to attack. But here’s the catch – if your kick connects with your opponent, it’s an instant KO. That’s right; one hit, and you’re done.
Divekick features a diverse roster of characters, each with their unique abilities and playstyles. From the joke character Uncle Sensei to the ruthless S-Kill, there’s someone for everyone in this game. The characters are also balanced, which means that there’s no overpowered character that dominates the game.
One of the most interesting features of Divekick is the ability to customize the characters’ kick factors – the angle at which they dive and kick. This feature adds a new layer of depth and strategy to the game and makes it more challenging.
Divekick offers several game modes to keep players engaged. The story mode features an arcade-like experience where players must defeat all the characters to reach the end boss. The online mode allows players to compete with others from around the world, while the local mode lets you play with friends on the same screen.
But the most unique mode is the character select screen, where players must pick a random character and jump into a quick match against another random character – making for some unpredictable and hilarious matchups.
Divekick may have started as a parody of traditional fighting games, but it has now become a well-respected title in the genre. Its success even prompted a professional tournament circuit, the Divekick League, where top players from around the world compete for cash prizes.
The game’s popularity also inspired a spin-off, Divekick Addition Edition Plus, which expanded the roster to include guest characters from other indie games such as Shovel Knight and Dr. McNinja. It also introduced a new button, allowing players to perform a special move, adding even more variety to the gameplay.
Divekick may seem like an odd concept for a fighting game, but it works surprisingly well. Its simple yet challenging gameplay, diverse roster, and humorous tone make it a must-play for any fighting game fan. So the next time you’re in the mood for some intense one-on-one combat, take a dive, and give Divekick a try – it’s a game that truly makes you feel like a champion.
- OS: Vista or later
- Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core Processor
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 10 / DirectX 11 compliant video card
- DirectX: Version 10
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 2 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX 10 compliant
- Additional Notes: OS needs to be updated to have the DirectX 11 Runtime libraries
How to Download
- Click on the "Download" button given above.
- The download process should automatically begin. If prompted, choose a location to save the download file.
- Once the download is complete, navigate to the location where the file was saved.
- Double click on the downloaded file to start the installation process.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
- Once the installation is complete, the Divekick game should be ready to play.