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The Showdown Effect is a 2.5D side-scrolling, multiplayer, skill based action brawler from Arrowhead Game Studios, the makers of Magicka. The gameplay draws influences from Soldat, Worms, Hunter Hunted and Super Smash Bros. just to name a few. Stylistically, conceptually and thematically, the game draws influences from action movie genre of the 80s and 90s, as well others.
The game features eight playable characters, all stereotypical clichés of the archetypal action hero, each with his/her own unique abilities.
The game also has an integrated feature to live stream matches to a Twitch.TV channel.
All character chosen in the game operate the same in their basic abilities such as a jump, a roll, a sprint and other basic abilities. Where the characters diverge is in their special abilities.
|Personal Shield: Dutch becomes nearly invulnerable for two and half seconds.||Free|
|Rocket Boost: Hailey launches herself vertically into the air or when accompanied with a roll at a 45 degree angle.||Free|
|Frag Grenades: Hank chucks a grenade that deals serious damage.||Free|
|Blood Bath: Mizu enables a lifesteal that's cool down is reduced with every successful hit while active.||Preorder Bonus|
|Poison Flask: Edmund throws a flask onto the ground that creates a mist of deadly poison.||1,500 AC|
|The Hunt: Leona's speed slightly increases and she can now see enemies through walls as smoky clouds.||1,500 AC|
|Doughnuts: Lance consumes doughnuts recovering a quarter of his health instantly and a quarter of his health over time.||1,500 AC|
|Fury Kick: Mr. Shur Foo performs a flying kick dealing moderate damage and stun to his enemy.||1,500 AC|
Features four different free for all and team based game modes, as well as customizable rule sets and game modes.