Pelikan13 - developer of '90s Super GP - is bringing its side-scrolling fighter The TakeOver to the Switch.
Currently available on Steam Early Access, The TakeOver is inspired by genre classics like Final Fight and Streets of Rage, but boasts an "extended combo system, fast gameplay and modern visuals." It also features full 3D backgrounds and high definition, pre-rendered sprites.
We don't know about you, but this one really hits the spot as far as nostalgia goes. If you fancy trying it out now, you can check it out on Steam. Needless to say, we'll keep you updated on when the Switch version is likely to arrive.
Sold if there's couch co-op.
This one is being made by the same guy who is wokring on "90's Super GP" (aka "90's Arcade Racer"). I enjoyed the PC demo build back in 2015, looking forward to see how the final game stacks up.
Looks really really good. Needs coop
Brilliant news but knowing it's being developed by the same guy behind 90's Super GP doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Someone mentioned on here before that Nicalis are the ones to blame for the delay to that game, not sure how true that is but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. If either of his games do come to Switch, they'll be a day one purchase.
It's ok, but even the most recent updates on the PC build--on steam early access for well over a year--show it still has a ways to go to claim the mantle of heir apparent to SOR.
Day one...whenever that day may be! (Nice touch how the van in the background responds to impact.)
Been wanting a new 2d beat em up for ages, but something doesnt look/feel right about this game...
Graphically ugly, unfortunately.
Another day, another 2D sidescrolling indie game.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE another day,another moa.. Oh forget it.
If it's anything like streets of rage I'm in
Why is this and 90s arcade racer not out now! Sonic mania has me wanting more sega goodness and these two games would relly do the job.
There's no way I'm touching this after the way Pelikan handled '90s Arcade Racer.
@JTMnM that was my first thought as well? Co-op makes it a instant buy
@timson72 But you didn't.
Nah not for me thanks.
The sooner these two games come out the better
It actually looks nice to me. Seems a lot like streets of rage (2 or even 3) more so than final fight. Graphically it ain't bad. The 3D backgrounds seem good and charaters appear to be decent. Let's just hope this doesn' t end like '90s Arcade Racer. If it's any good I will get it... but never at day one.
It looks nice but, where's the couch coop? And I find the graphics a bit lacking, specially the movement doesn't seem to be fluid enough. Is that made on purpose to put it closer to old 2D beat em ups? I don't know what to think about this game yet
I don't know if I'm a fan of the genre. But I'm sure that I am a crazy fan of Streets of Rage.
I personally like the look of this. All depends on the price to be honest. Also if it gets continued support after release. Either way one to put in reserve until a sale if needed.
This guy proposed Daytona and Streets of Rage sequels to Sega and didn't get the job so he's releasing them all on his own isn't he?
I hope to see this game do well for the sake of future indie developed beat-em-ups
Instant buy, I love it
This looks really off having choppy animations with nice looking graphics. They should have just done pixel art
Well we have been waiting 3 years for the arcade racer so are we saying its a 3 year wait for this?
Oh hells yes! CAPCOM take note!
I do agree though. Could use a few more frames of animation. Looks a bit choppy. But I'm in for sure.
I have no idea about all the dramas around that developper, all I know is that the trailer looked cool. I love the cut frame of animation with 3D Model (a la Guilty Gear Xrd), and I love the Streets of Rage vibe. I'll be buying this if it comes out on Switch for sure!
I love this type of game, but I think this sort of thing is best kept proper 2D. Also, although it may sound a strange thing to say about a genre which is about continuous fighting, I think it looks excessively violent.
ohhh looks nice, I will keep an eye out for this one.
If it plays well and has a decent campaign and price, I would certainly consider plunking down for it
Ugly as hell needlessly shiny character models and literally hundreds of missing frames of animation.
Streets of rage 2 and 3 were both visually superior, which is ridiculous.
Very excited about this game till I saw it running
I'm usually pretty cynic when it comes to modern western indies attempts to mimic japanese 90's games, but i'm under the impression that this developer has studied the gameplay of Streets of Rage 1-3 and some other games from that time really well.
I also like the style of the graphics, there is something about them that makes them feel very authentic, and at the same time they take advantage of modern technology.
It doesn't look obsolete (like all those games that stick to 8 or 16 bit graphics where i don't know why i should not just play the originals instead), but it does not have a generic modern look either.
It actually looks like what many 90's developers were going for but couldn't do.
Does it look extremely cheesy and kind of ugly? Sure. But honestly, imitating the cheesiest, dumbest and ugliest american action movies is what many arcade games back then were all about.
Maybe i'm wrong about this and the gameplay will fall flat on it's face, but right now i see a chance that this game will acheive for western indie beat'em ups what Hucast acheived for western indie shmups with Ghost Blade.
This is looking like something that I would buy. Delightfully cheesy and it definitely has that whole 90's vibe going.
Between this and 90's Racer, Pelikan13 is really showing promise, especially considering he's a one man team. Nicalis may be helping out (or slowing him down, if reports are to be believed), but most of the work is done by him, and he's not a full-time developer, so that might also account for some of the delays.
But this is really looking like another gem, and if you think this looks ugly or choppy, then you just don't get 90's brawlers. This guy knows exactly what he's doing, much like with his arcade racer, that also has that whole 90's vibe down to a tee.
Day 1!!! You missed another boat Sega!! All we wanted was streets of rage 4!!
90s super GP will be another Day 1 for me!
Definitely has some issues that need ironing out but I love these kind of games and they're too rare these days. I'll be paying attention to this one, hope the final product turns out well
SIGN ME UP PLEASE ., MY NINTENDO SWITCH IS READY AND WAITING.
I would've vastly preferred more cartoony, Final Fight or Streets of Rage style character graphics to these Killer Instinct ones. But that's not enough to turn me off to the game if it's good enough. I'll be keeping an eye out. Actually, I suppose a I can just go do the Steam Easy Access thing and not wait.
I wish Capcom and Sega would take note and make some new games of this kind, they would be perfect for the Switch multi player modes
This genre is in need of a serious good comeback. Streets of Rage 2 and 3 are still the best beat em ups that currently exist. You would think that by now, someone could have taken what those games are and make them even better. The takeover looks like it is trying to do that, but something about the execution just doesn't look right. I want this game to be good so bad, but I have very little faith. I will wait for a review
It's looks like an awesome beat em up but the trailer failed to showcase any sign of co-op. Hopefully it has one otherwise I'll just stick to the Brazilian beat em up instead.
Dont get too xcited, its really not that great.
If the price is right I'll be getting this.
Avoid this like the plague. Takeover is really bad game, a shadow of Streets of Rage only. The dev gave keys of this to the backers of his crashed and burned Kickstarter racing project.
This guy is the one behind the failed 90's Arcade Racer Kickstarter.
You have been warned.
Great, I literally just got this on steam since I couldn't wait to play it.. Hope they get it to switch soon though there is settings in the steam EA version for a second joystick so hopefully there will be 2 player Co op hell 3 characters maybe there will be 3 player Co op.
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