Midnight Fight Express, created by Jacob Dzwinel, recently arrived on various devices, bringing an addictive and smooth indie arcade brawler and bringing players a deep combat system leveraging your ability to pull off the slickest fighting moves and take advantage of the surrounding environment. Repetition will be critical to improvement. Every run will see you defeating enemies faster and using the environment with greater expertise, becoming a combat master in no time. Learn more about the Jacob Dzwinel title with our review of Midnight Fight Express.
Story: A tale of justice and revenge spanning a criminal underworld
Kicking off its story at the end of the night’s rampage in a police station where you find yourself being interrogated. A former member of the criminal underworld known only by the moniker Babyface in the midst of relaying the previous night’s events. A night of unbridled violence began with a very talkative drone arriving on your doorstep, relaying a message of a criminal underworld takeover unless you work with them to stop it. So let a night of mayhem commence.
Unfortunately, through all the violence and combat, you’ll find a story that feels more like an afterthought. While they all have a past, the characters aren’t developed enough to feel connected. However, completing levels will allow you to fast forward through dialogue when running through the level again, which helps you breeze through a bit of a lackluster story.
Gameplay: deep combat system to unleash mayhem and violence on foes
Starting with only some basic skills, you’ll begin your quest by laying down vigilante justice. With light and heavy punches to deal out damage to foes and the ability to block, dodge and parry to keep yourself alive will be your most reliable tools throughout the game. Of course, these essential skillsets will only be the beginning of the arsenal of skillsets you’ll be able to wield to crush your foes. Growing your character will make you a more devasting and skillful fighter, improving your ability to use weapons, skills, and the environment turning you into an
The skills in Midnight Fight Express are broken up into several skill trees with six sections that offer a lot of depth and allow maximum flexibility to let players choose what their best approach will be toward their foes. Progressing through each of the levels with earn you points to add to your skills trees opening more ways to lay down devastating damage to your foes.
Besides the myriad of skills, there will also be various weapons to pick up and use between bladed, blunted, and firing weapons. Each weapon will have its durability or ammo reserve that limits its use through play. Making sure to use your weapons and skill properly before breaking will decide how quickly you pass through each area. Through the 41 levels and 100 different weapons, players will have various approaches and assaults upon their enemies as they fight their way through the city. Levels will include challenges that, with their completion, will unlock various pieces of clothing and fun cheats like big head mode and changing up play some. Players will find a deep and highly replayable game with Midnight Fight Express offering plenty of rewards for running through levels again, improving time and skill with each replay.
Graphics/Audio: A beautifully dark city with a killer soundtrack
Running on the Unity engine, Midnight Fight Express utilizes a top-down camera. Players will be treated to a beautifully dystopian city overrun with a criminal underground to create mayhem. The Jacob Dzwinel title is a dark and dreary world of action and mayhem, full of characters and locations in which we encountered no bugs or issues throughout our review of Midnight fight Express.
Midnight Fight Express also features a killer soundtrack full of music that perfectly intertwines with the game’s action to couple with a beautifully designed world. As a result, players will be treated to a fantastic soundtrack full of bass-pounding electronic music to accompany them on their quest for violence and vigilante justice.
Conclusion: An indie brawler worth checking out
While the narrative in Midnight Fight Express tends to be a bit of a miss being a bit too shallow, the combat offers so much depth, variety, and entertainment that the lack of anything else doesn’t affect the game in any way. By the time you reach the end of the credits, you’ll probably have earned yourself an outfit or two just by how easy the game makes repetition. If you’re looking for a fantastic indie brawler with a killer soundtrack, then definitely check out Jacob Dzwinel’s Midnight Fight Express and take on the fight against the criminal underworld.
After reading our review of the Jacob Dzwinel title Midnight Fight Express, you can find the game available on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch for $19.99. Additionally, you can follow Jacob Dzwinel on Twitter to keep updated on any updates to Midnight Fight Express or keep an eye out for any future projects from the developer.