A retro fighting game created by Halfbrick Studios

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One of those titles that is capable of being addictive even in the prologue where the tutorial takes place (which is not exactly short). Despite its simplicity in playability, it has an interesting story and a very successful comic point. But not only that, there are several game modes and a lot of customization behind all that. Let’s see everything that this Halfbrick title entails.

Dan The Man - Fighting and Punching
Dan The Man - Fighting and Punching

Dan The Man is not a game, it is a series

It is not an ordinary game, nor is it made with an idea carried out from scratch. Both the aesthetics and the context of the title is based on a web series that has nothing to do with the great animated series that marked our time. However, out of ignorance or ignorance, this work has had a surprising popularity, causing a studio as veteran and prestigious as Halfbrick Studios to have set their sights and wanted to develop a mobile game.

dan the man main menu

What has this series transformed into in its transition to a mobile video game? Well in one action platformer adventure It has a retro style that, personally, has fully convinced me, reminding us a lot of what this type of games brought us at the end of the 8-bit cycle and the entire 16-bit era.

We have to confess that we have always enjoyed a lot with this type of proposal, with an aesthetic that is reminiscent of the drawings we saw as a child. We are very interested in platform games from 2D development under horizontal scrolling in which it is necessary to carefully calculate each of the jumps that we execute, precisely this mechanic being the main pillar on which this Halfbrick production rests.

An action-packed title with graphics from the 90’s

This aspect of the title is very successful, as are the rest of its playable sections. And it is that numerous fights Against the adversaries who rampage for the funds and who are sometimes capable of ambushing us, they are also fun. And three-quarters of the same happens with the exploration of the funds, which present numerous secret areas full of coins and other rewards waiting for us to find them.

The game has a story mode that allows you to learn the ins and outs of the game, but it also has one survival and daily events that will take you to special levels in which you will have all kinds of challenges. In addition, we know that Halfbrick usually releases updates full of more content, we are facing a game with which we will have years of non-stop vice.

dan the man fighting

The development of the dozen levels that await us, set in several different worlds or zones, are longer than they usually are in other similar games. The combination of the elements that I have just mentioned manages to give the adventure a very remarkable diversity, being able to also use different weapons to get rid of rivals (such as ninja stars, firearms, knives, etc.), being especially useful against final bosses who stalk us from time to time.

Regarding the handling, the character control It is perfect and very precise, something fundamental in this type of video game, although you have to get used to its tactile disposition … unless we play with a controller, which is the most recommended. To move from one level to another we can make use of the mini map shift that has been captured for the occasion, which by the way allows us to visualize the original episodes of the television series, an idea that seems very successful.

We have been pleasantly surprised by details like this one that I have just explained to you, which show the good work and the effort that the studio has put into creating a title that is as round as possible. Moreover, it is also possible create our own character thanks to a simple editor, something that many users always appreciate.

dan the man game modes

Of course, let’s remember that, at the beginning of the story, we can choose between two fighters, Dan, Josie or Barry (it can be changed at any time) And to round off this work, in addition to the main game mode, another called Battle, which becomes a kind of quite interesting survival mode that, in addition, prolongs the not too long useful life of the title, this being precisely its only important defect.

Like other Halfbrick games, here you go a lot of content to unlock. As soon as you get the personalized character, you will be able to acquire accessories and clothes to configure it as you want. This custom character (worth the redundancy) will need you to get more money to upgrade his skills and weapons, but you can dress him as a ninja, as a riot cop or with all those customizations that give Dan the Man a very special point.

Are there ads and multiplayer in this Dan The Man?

However, this drawback does not seem too important considering that it is a game free to play that, in addition, fortunately and beyond showing certain ads for other titles in the middle of the game and similar small intrusions, it has little impact on the development of the adventure. And above it is necessary to mention that the title allows us to overcome sporadic challenges, as well as get hold of the odd expansion.

dan the man story

In short, Halfbrick Studios has brought us another huge video game that amuses by the mere fact of jumping and kicking enemies. If we add to this all those customizations, the use of weapons or those special powers with which we can even unleash the dragon’s kick, it becomes one of the best arcades for Android right now. A truly fun and recommended adventure that also has very funny graphics, highlighting the animations of all the characters and the great colors that the sets give us. Yes indeed, we don’t have multiplayer, although it was to be expected being the type of game that it is.

You have it for free from the Google Play Store with the obvious micropayments and that € 1.99 premium offer to get 5,000 gold coins, the ninja suit and remove the advertising. That said, advertising is one of its small handicaps, but nothing that will cloud all the fun you will get in return.