Nintendo’s version of Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, Arms, has struggled to stay relevant since its release back in June. Arms is by no means a bad game, and Nintendo’s been enthusiastically supporting it with post-release updates. But a month in, there isn’t much to grab onto with Arms.
I am very sure that the Arms AI is cheating, and I am not the only person who thinks so.
Nintendo’s shiny new Switch fighter had its first major outing this weekend at 2GGC’s Arms Saga, where 50 entrants showed up to throw hands (or controllers, depending on your preferred playstyle).
Nintendo’s slinky boxing game Arms has come down with a cheese plague. A popular, cheesy playstyle of Arms’ (probably) most popular fighter is pissing off a lot of players in the game’s Ranked mode.
Arms has been a surprise hit on the Switch, but the competitive-minded players who have latched onto it are having difficulty establishing a standard format for high-level Arms matches.
We’re putting on our game faces and blasting through some ranked Arms matches right now live on Twitch!
Here at Kotaku, we have strong opinions about video games. Currently, Arms’ DNA-themed fighter threatens to tear this snack website apart.
After a difficult string of placement matches for the current Overwatch competitive season, the unthinkable happened. I dropped to a lower tier. I had spent multiple seasons comfortably sitting in the Platinum tier, and suddenly I was Gold. I have become obsessed with undoing this demotion.
Arms may look like a Mario Party mini-game, but it doesn’t play like one. Charming and involved, Arms toes the line between a party game and an entry-level fighter with moderate depth. While Arms succeeds as an easy-to-pick-up brawler, its ambitions as a hardcore game for serious players are less certain.
People love the characters from ARMS. For the most part. One Flubber-wannabe in particular hasn’t gotten much love: Helix. A lovingly crafted clay tribute to the DNA molecule might help change that (but probably not).
On the surface, Arms looks like a cute game about the dangers of slinky arms, but it quickly gets challenging. Out today, Nintendo’s new fighting game has players throwing punches with spring-loaded limbs. Programming good impulses takes time and guidance. And although only ten fighters feature in Arms, with so many …
Arms’ first DLC character is Max Brass, the boss in the game’s single-player campaign. Downloading him will be free. The game is also adding a “Spectator Mode.”
After winning yesterday’s E3 Arms Invitational, the people’s champ Zerk had the chance to play the game’s producer, Kosuke Yabuki, in an exhibition. Mr. Yabuki showed no mercy.
Whether Nintendo fans are buzzing about the fabulousness of Twintelle, or the creepiness of Helix, it’s clear that Arms’ characters are already inspiring fierce fandoms. But when I asked Arms art director Masaaki Ishikawa, about the team’s favorite fighter over email, I got the lowdown on Min Min, and how the…
The Nintendo Switch’s upcoming fighting game Arms offers much more than battle slinkies. Its wild maps might be its best asset.
Did you know there’s a secret way to change outfit colors in the upcoming Switch fighting game Arms? Because there totally is.
Over the weekend a bunch of people had their first chance to play Arms, Nintendo’s upcoming rubber-band boxing game. If you played one of the hour-long “testpunch” betas, I have one question for you: motion controls, or nah?