Earlier this month, Brazilian illustrator and game designer Diego Sanches showed sample GIFs of arcade game-style scientists pulling off super sweet science-inspired special moves. The GIFs were teasing characters that were going to be featured in his then-upcoming “newsgame” for Superinteressante magazine. But now, people of reason—and retribution—must wait no longer… for Science Kombat is here!
The game features (please read the following list in the intense tone of the 1992 video game theme song narrator): Charles Darwin… Albert Einstein… Nikola Tesla… Isaac Newton… Stephen Hawking… Pythagoras… Alan Turning… and Marie Curie.
And they are all going to test their might. And their hypotheses.
The game, which can be found here (give it a minute to load), is a classic arcade-style fighter, which uses the D-pad and W and E keys for controls. It’s pretty easy to pick up, and the best part is that all of the scientists’ special moves are based on their respective scientific breakthroughs. Charles Darwin turns into an ape, Einstein leaps through space and time, Stephen Hawking makes black holes appear, Nikola Tesla shoots a huge blast of alternating current, and Alan Turing being the mechano-boss that Alan Turning is, calls in a fleet of flying robots for assistance.
If you dig what you see here, you’ll probably enjoy some of the other Superinteressante newsgames, like Filosofighters, which is basically the exact same thing, except with legendary philosophers like Karl Marx and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Because man is born free, but everywhere he will be IN PAIN!
What do you think about Science Kombat? Is it a flawless victory for science-fighting games, or a fatality on arrival? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
HT: The Verge