Sesame Street Fighter Kicks Your As, Bs & Cs

Sesame Street Fighter is a basic little fighting game for browsers that, instead of asking for combos and special moves, is asking you to type stuff really really fast.


Characters have different knowledge bases (Cookie Monster is animals, Grover is weather, Oscar is Russian cities, etc), and depending on who you select you’ll face a cascade of words that you need to type out correctly in order to do damage.

A bit like Typing of the Dead, then, only with Elmo as M. Bison. You can play it here.

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Neat, but poorly implemented. The fact that enemy attacks always interrupt your words make it so you always take a fistful of damage you can’t really do anything about if any of the long word characters (“blanka” etc) ever get a word off. When interrupted the game also completely ignores all your inputs so you often get the whole “wrong input” animation even when you totally nail a word, just because it started capturing input when you were already a letter or two into the word.

I probably would’ve preferred if it was just typing as fast as possible and some other means of punishing the opponent at the end of the word, based on the word length you wrote.