“Get outta my coffee shop!” Retro brawler Coffee Crisis now available
An alien race known as the Smurglians have invaded Earth, and they’re intent on loitering in our coffee shops, using the free WiFi, asking to use the bathroom, and refusing to leave when asked to do so!
Well, two coffee shop baristas from Pittsburgh aren’t waiting for authorities to deal with this Smurglian menace – they’re taking control of the situation themselves and they’re gonna kick some Smurglian ass!
Okay, so that’s not exactly the story of Coffee Crisis by Mega Cat Studios, but it’s actually pretty close.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, Coffee Crisis is a retro-inspired, side-scrolling brawler in the vein of Streets of Rage, so much so that it was even designed to run on a SEGA Genesis console.
Players control one of two Black Forge Coffeehouse baristas, Nick and Ashley, each with their own unique special moves and play style. As you progress through environments based on actual landmarks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, players will discover several mini-games to boost their chances of success. Nick and Ashley also have several environmental objects to use against their Smurglian enemies, including coffee-themed powerups and weapons. The soundtrack accompanying your alien beatdown features metal tunes by local Pittsburgh band, Greywalker.
Coffee Crisis is the first major game release by indie developer Mega Cat Studios, and you can get it now for $5.99 on PC, Mac, and Linux (via Steam) and even in cartridge form on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive for $39.99. An Xbox One version of Coffee Crisis is also in the works.
Source: Niche Gamer