It’s very rare for me to get excited over a crowdfunded game that doesn’t come with a PC port, but after reading the latest update for Twisted Fusion I almost wish that I had a Wii-U just for playing it. I briefly glanced at the campaign description and it sounded like a fun game, but their take on monster battles and evolution has me wanting to try it out regardless. If I had a console that it supported that is.

Twisted Fusion

Still, the update really treats fans of the genre with an interesting take on it. I’ll freely admit to being heavily into Pokemon back when it first came out. I used to watch the show, play the game on my Game Boy, and even tried out the card game, but it eventually got too repetitive and boring. However, Twisted Fusion looks to turn the idea into something interesting and somewhat unique.

Twisted Fusion

During the course of playing the game you can collect one of 25 types of eggs that you can hatch and evolve through experience and special items. Just like pretty much any monster battle game on the market. There are four types of monster: acid, fire, electric, and spirit. And each type has its strengths and weaknesses. Which can be augmented by special items.

Twisted Fusion

The most unique feature of Twisted Fusion‘s monster system has to be in how you can make them evolve into different monsters along the evolutionary path. When one or more of the monsters you’re breeding earns enough experience to “level up” you can feed it an elemental item (as mentioned in the update) and it turns into another monster based on what you had and what item you used.

You can even fuse two different monsters together to get something quite unexpected. Like a robot and a dragon to get…probably a robot dragon. And while I won’t be able to play Twisted Fusion any time soon I do love this angle even if it’s not the main focus of the game.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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