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(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)

Ok, I know it’s been a crazy week already on the App Store. But one game that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves is I Am The Hero (by Crazyant). The game just released on November 16th and I’m already in love with it.

I Am The Hero is story driven, button mashing, “beat em’ up”. Originally, I was a little worried with seeing all the buttons on the screen in the original screenshots. Sometimes more isn’t better when it comes to button mashing on a small screen. I decided to take the chance though.

Basically, you’re an unnamed “hero” that travels through time changing the history for evil-doers. You end up playing the Hero as he is trying to take down an evil corporation for some reason I haven’t figured out yet. Normally, these kinds of games don’t have much of a story, so it was nice seeing that some effort was put into the storyline.

If you’re not a story person, don’t worry, this game has you covered. I Am The Hero has you feeling like a complete bad-ass while playing. You can unlock all kinds of different moves that can all be done by seemless button combos and/or swipes. Things get a little cramped with the 4 buttons on the right side, but I haven’t had any issues with it just yet. The fighting almost feels like a mild version of Street Fighter. You actually have to have some skill over just pressing buttons.

I’m still playing I Am The Hero, but I’ve played enough to say that it gets a “buy” from me. The pixel art is absolutely stunning, the story is fairly well told, and there are quite a few moves and characters to unlock. There’s also a couple different challenge modes to help practice your combos and unlock other characters. Plus, you can replay the game with different characters, so there’s actually some replayability. I’ve gotta say, if you’re a fan of fighting games, I Am The Hero is a no-brainer.

I Am The Hero
Price: $1.99