Like Street Fighter? Try it with kitty cats

CATS fight all the goddam time, so it’s only natural they should have their own fighting game.

Wellington rapper Tommy Ill – real name Tom Young – is here to fill that niche with Cat Puncher.

The button-mashing fighting game, released on iOS and Android, pays homage to 1991’s Street Fighter II and even includes the infamous opening cut scene, albeit with cats.

While the game is a parody of Street Fighter II, a classic beat ’em up remembered fondly by arcade dwelling teens of the 90s, Young believes there are no copyright issues as Cat Puncher is “an original piece of work”.

Another Street Fighter mainstay, the bonus round in which you beat up a car, has been converted for kitties too.

“I decided that instead of a car it should be something that a cat would be likely to beat up, so I ended up going with a bonus round where you beat up a couch,” says Young.

There are no hadoukens or shoryukens at the cat’s disposal yet, but Young says he’d like to add new cats, moves and stages in future.

Who: Tom Young aka Tommy Ill

Where: Available on iOS and Android for $1.49 and $2.00 respectively

Francis Cook



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