Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl is set to crash into life with an 8-bit adventure for the ages on 7 May.
Due to arrive on Nintendo Switch and PC next week, this Jay and Silent Bob spin-off is a retro 8-bit companion to the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Chronic Blunt Punch. While fans wait on the crowdfunded comic adventure from the most notorious of mall rats, this side-scrolling adventure takes fans of the pair back to a time when video game consoles were foreign objects.
Taking on the role of Jay and Silent Bob, Mall Brawl lets players loose in the temple of corporate consumerism, as the two lifelong companions attempt to avoid the forces of chief rent-a-cop and his off duty lackeys. As players scroll their way across the plaza, they can pummel enemies with hard-hitting combos, dash attacks, and the odd elbow. Of course, the local food court provides plenty of weapons to grab, alongside whatever else isn’t nailed down to store shelves. This addition to the Jay and Silent Bob legacy m doesn’t just feature 8-bit retro stylings and some chiptune music. It recreates the old school co-op experience with 2 player action that directly takes inspiration from games like River City Ransom, which itself is still spaning side-scrolling sequels.
With locations and rogues from the Jay and Silent Bob adventures of old, this is sure to be a nostalgic trip for fans. Mall Brawl was conceived as a companion and prequel to Interabang Entertainment’s Jay and Silent Bob Chronic Blunt Punch which is currently in development. Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl was conceived as a free digital bonus game for backers of the Jay and Silent Bob Chronic Blunt Punch crowdfunding campaign and available for fans who want to pre-order the deluxe edition of Chronic Blunt Punch. If you fancy just grabbing the game on its own, however, you can do so. On 7 May head back to the mall and back to the early days of gaming by grabbing Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl on Nintendo Switch and on PC via Steam.