New Star Wars Fan Game Hopes to Be a Better Fighter Than Masters of Teras Kasi

New Star Wars Fan Game Hopes to Be a Better Fighter Than Masters of Teras Kasi

Force Combat asks, "What if Netherrealm made a Star Wars game?"

Long ago, on a console generation far, far away… there was Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi. Developed by LucasArts for the PlayStation, it pitted the familiar faces of the Star Wars universe against one another in arena fights. If you've ever wondered if Han Solo could stand against the lightsaber of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, the answer is it doesn't matter because Masters of Teräs Käsi was bad. Up until now, the best version of Star Wars fighting action was Darth Vader and Yoda in Soulcalibur 6.

Now one intrepid indie developer named Lastjawa is developing their own take on Star Wars fighting. The project is currently called Force Combat, a work-in-progress that seeks to turn your favorite Star Wars characters into proper fighters. As the name suggests, the project is inspired by the recent Mortal Kombat titles. The game has been released into Alpha and can be freely downloaded.

Force Combat pulls characters from every era of the franchise, with images showing potential characters Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Leia Organa Solo, Emperor Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, Darth Maul, General Grievous, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano, Mara Jade, the Seventh Sister, a Sith Stalker, Bastila Shan, and Darth Malgus. A number of iconic locations were also highlighted in a brief video released by the creator, including Dagobah, Mustafar, the Emperor's Throne Room, and Rogue One's Scarif. The Mortal Kombat homage is strong with this one, as there's even a brief glimpse of a mode like Mortal Kombat 11's Towers of Time.

The alpha client is free to download, but the developer also has a Patreon account for donations. Oddly enough, one of the prizes at the highest tier is potentially a full-sized Arcade cabinet, which feels like a developer moving ahead a bit too quickly. Regardless, it'll be interesting to see if Disney, a very litigious company, will step up and serve this project with a cease-and-desist.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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