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Goons: Legends & Mayhem takes on Mario Strikers!


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Goons Legends & Mayhem is on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Announced back in the early months of 2023, Goons: Legends & Mayhem has got something about it. Mostly a bit of Mario Strikers and a bit of Windjammers! Them’s good things though, yeah?

Available today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC, Goons: Legends & Mayhem from RageCure Games and Firestoke is an ice hockey game with a difference. Yep, it does away with the sim aspects of NHL and instead injects some Mario and Windjammers fun. Cartoony chaos is what comes out the other end. 

It lands with support for anything between 1-6 players, as Goons: Legends & Mayhem works a hockey action experience, with 1 vs 1 up to 3 vs 3 matches in place. This play out across a variety of PvE and PvP modes, including a full story campaign.

Hit the ice and you’ll get the opportunity to choose from one of eight characters divided into three distinct classes – the attack focused sharpshooter, the defense oriented enforcer and the wingman, a wildcard that can either focus on supporting their team.

Take to the ice

Each character has their own special ability too. These include explosive mines, freezing opponents in a cube of ice and teleportation, adding an element of cartoony brawling to this hockey title where teamwork is the key to success.

The story campaign will see players taken on a varied journey across ice rinks nestled in forests, to floating ice rinks on the deck of a pirate ship as they try to stop the Grand Mascoteer’s mission to ruin hockey for everyone. On this epic adventure will be goaltender bosses, the chance to recruit unhinged heroes offering new ways to play, and opportunities to go gathering a variety of collectibles and cosmetic goodies.

There’s more though. Alongside the fun hockey gameplay, class-based characters and chaotic brawling abilities, even more depth is added by six environments for you to play with, each of which has its own special mechanics, environmental hazards and a goaltender to defeat. 

“Goons: Legends & Mayhem has been a challenging project for our small team, and I’m very proud of what we were able to accomplish over the last three years,” said Francis Tremblay, Game Director. “Fun has always been the primary focus for the game, so I wish you plenty of enjoyment and I’m looking forward to seeing you on the rink.”

Key features

  • 1-6 PLAYER ACTION – Team up with another player in 2v2 hockey encounters against a single goaltender, or in a classic 3v3 mode to unleash full chaos. Communication is key, and your skills will make the difference between victory and defeat!
  • 3 UNIQUE CLASSES, A BUNCH OF CHARACTERS – Pick the right character to craft a team strategy that will allow you to shoot and (hopefully) score! Choose characters from the Sharpshooter (attack), Enforcer (defense), or Wingman (support) classes. Each character features their own abilities and unique traits allowing for long-lasting replayability.
  • VERSUS MODE – Pure PVP arcade hockey action with a twist. Matches that will take you back to the couch co-op era, while providing a more modern sports experience, with character classes and a goalkeeper that feels like a constant boss fight. Choose from local co-op, online with friends, or even multiplayer with complete randos!
  • RELENTLESS GOALTENDERS – Other players are not your only worry here, goalies will also do their best to ruin your best plays whenever possible. Be it long-range attacks, vicious mortar attacks, or melee charges, no expense is spared protecting the net.
  • EXCITING REALMS – Goons offers a variety of environments to wreck your friends in, from the chilled coasts of a once-booming fish market, to the mythical realm of wizardry and legends. Each environment has its own special mechanics, environmental hazards, and goaltender to defeat.
  • STORY MODE – Embark on a journey to save the Hockeyverse! Play solo and defeat mascots while trying to save the world from the Great Mascoteer, who’s trying to ruin hockey for everyone. Progress through the stages, unlock new characters, and investigate the turmoil that’s wreaking havoc on this unique hockey universe!
  • UNLOCKABLES, EH? – Delve into a levelling system that allows you to customise your experience through emote stickers and character skins. Play matches, earn currency, visit shops, and treat yourself to a shopping spree! Communicate and score goals, with style!

Buy now!

Goons: Legends & Mayhem releases on Xbox Series X|S via the Xbox Store. It’s priced at £16.99. We’ll let you know if it’s worthy of that asking price as our full review goes live.

It’s also on PlayStation and PC, with plans to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year.

Goons: Legends & Mayhem Description

Goons: Legends & Mayhem is a frantic blend of arcade hockey, beat ’em up, and sports action that will trigger couch co-op nostalgia. Players are thrown into an epic adventure to save Zambonia – a once quaint and prosperous kingdom where hockey is at the centre of everything. Choose from one of eight unique characters divided into three classes – the attack-focused Sharpshooter, the defence-oriented Enforcer, and the Wingman who can focus on either supporting their team or harassing their opponents.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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