|PopaSmear kicks heiny at this game! You've got to love the graphics, where everything looks kind of like a crayon drawing on a ripped-out piece of paper--sort of a childlike cell-shading, if you will. Very neat and really establishes a unique feel for this game in which you leap around a small square or circular playfield, picking up various objects to throw at your opponents as hard as possible. Factor in a large number of unique characters, from birdmen to schoolyard punks to dogs to cute girls who transform into immensely fat women rattle the ground when they move, plus a wide variety of spiffy throwable objects such as nukes, grenades, boulders, super smiley balls, and other players, plus special moves and super moves for each character, mix these all into a vast melee of four or more fighters at once, and you've got some fun.|
At some sort of basic level you're playing dodgeball, as the super smiley balls will be your handiest throwing weapon. Get a good few throws in with a ball and it powers up and starts glowing, indicating that you can pick it up and execute a super move with it, dealing out an incredible amount of damage along with a pretty nifty lightshow. But beware: as with everything else in the arena, your own supers can work against you if countered correctly by the opposition.
In the main single-player mode you go through a succession of more and more difficult opposing groups, or you can skip that, hook up your multitap, throw in some AIs and go for some insane multiplayer mayhem, crayon-style. Wild and goofy and quite a bit of fun.