hyper jam review xbox one 4

Hyper Jam is a neon-soaked 80’s inspired arena brawler that features both local and online multiplayer – and it’s available today on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam!

Pitting up to four players against each other in a small arena to battle for supremacy, Hype Jam sees weapon pickups dotted around the map that players can use to give them the advantage. At the end of each round, scores are awarded based on performance but there is also a perk draft, to keep everything as even as possible.

If you find yourself in last place at the end of a round, you have first pick of the perks for the next round. These perks remain for the rest of the game and can even be stacked if you pick two of the same. They can range from health or movement boosts, to additional damage and knockback resistance.

Along with these perks, the basic rules can be changed to make sure no two games are the same. You can choose to have a longer game, remove some perks completely or even make all weapon pickups a katana. There will be no guns at this knife fight let me tell you.

But even if you sail away to the target score with relative ease, you will need to survive one more round as a marked man to ensure victory. How will you now cope, knowing that everyone has you in their sights?

Aside from the up-to date graphics, Hyper Jam looks like it could have been ripped straight from the ’80s: character art and costumes, neon lights on most surfaces, a Miami rooftop and even a decade appropriate soundtrack complements everything.

Hyper Jam is ready to be downloaded right now on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam, with the Xbox Store pricing is up at £12.49. Our review is also live so for anyone still looking for a bit more information, make sure that is read!

Let us know in the comments below if you fancy a match!

Game Description:

Hyper Jam is a neon-soaked arena brawler with a dynamic perk drafting system that makes each match different from the last. The hard-hitting fusion of lethal weapons, stackable perks, furious combat, and a killer synthwave soundtrack makes Hyper Jam a multiplayer experience that’ll keep you coming back for more. – Furious Combat – Hyper Jam features fast-paced multiplayer arena gameplay for 2-4 players. Annihilate your opponents round after round using katanas, rocket launchers, sledgehammers, and more. – Perk Drafting – After every round, players choose new perks that stay with them for the rest of the game, stacking and combining with their existing ones to create more powerful effects. A wide pool of distinctive perks ensures no two games are ever the same. – Local and Online Multiplayer – Grab some controllers and take on your friends at home, or test your skills against the rest of the world in public or private online matches. Cross-platform matchmaking means there are even more challengers for you to face! – ’80s Aesthetic – Play as a strong selection of ’80s-inspired characters on a variety of beautiful and dangerous arenas, ranging from a sundrenched Miami hotel rooftop to a gritty Neo-Tokyo subway. – Killer Synthwave Soundtrack – An addictive soundtrack featuring Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, Meteor and more will keep hearts racing as you blow each other to bits. – AI Bots – Hone your skills against AI bots before taking the fight online. Customise bot difficulty, game rules and more to create your own challenge.

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