ARMS Review

Up to four players can control one of a variety of fighters, with the player able to perform basic fighting actions using extendable arms such as punching, throwing, blocking, and dodging. When the attack meter is fully charged, players are able to unleash a high-damage “rush attack” against their opponents. Players can also charge their attacks to temporarily increase damage. Each character has a different set of abilities and unique gloves for different strategies. Players are able to use the system’s Joy-Con motion-controllers or standard button input to operate each arm individually.

Conventional control methods, such as with the Pro controller, are also able to be used. Players are also able to customize their arm loadouts, with each arm being able to be selected independently. Every arm is different with elemental attributes and varying weights that affect gameplay. Up to four players are able to play in a single match, either in a three- or four-way free-for-all, or in a 2v2 mode in which teammates are tethered together.

Fan Review : 57% Good
Excellent: 14% | Average: 29% | Poor: 0%

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