Toribash is a very wacky physics fighting game, created by Nabi Studios. The game was created from the ground up for theand was released on 9th July 2010. There is a version for the PC, which is a free download and was a ‘Best Game Idea’ finalist at the 2006 Swedish Game Awards. The Toribash WiiWare version cost 1000 points, while the PC version has remained free and has a huge fan base.
If you have played the PC version, you probably won’t see many differences in game play. The objective of the game is to beat your opponent using moves that are all completely physics based. You take turns by moving the joints you select on your fighter and ending your turn. With this game being based around ragdoll physics, the fights are always different and the variety of moves are endless. For instance, if you wanted to perform a jump, you would have to relax all the bones in the body, allow the fighter to fall, than using the fighters hips and legs, push against the floor with some force.
There are a few tutorials on how to operate the game, but it can still be a little awkward at the beginning. When playing normal games, we are used to using a d-pad or joystick to walk. In Toribash, you walk by actually doing it the scientific way, which is to fall forward and place the foot down. This way of playing the game forces it to have a steep learning curve and can take some time to get used to.
There are very few differences between the Wii version and the PC version. The Wii version was actually built from the ground up and looks different. The actually physics in the Wii version seem to be a slightly smoother and has an extra option to boost your fighters movement. You can save your replays and send them to your friends. The game is online and you can communicate through text. The real question is, do you really need to buy this version over the free PC version?
If you want a fun game to play with your friends, buy the Toribash WiiWare version. Other than that, download the PC version. The PC version is near enough the same game.
2.5 out of 5
I graduated from Bradford University in 2006 training in Animation and special effects. I have a massive love for animation and especially in games. I currently train with AnimationMentor, the Animators from Pixar and Disney. I also train as a martial artist, Tang so do, Tai chi and Capoeria, which is probably why most of my interest in films and games are usually action and fighting related. I really enjoy Manga movies (such as Fist of the North Star) and action movies such as Equilibrium, Matrix Trilogy, Blade, Night Watch, Drive, Hitman, Troy and Underworld. I’m also a big fan of psychological films such as Memento and Irreversible too. I have been playing games since I was little, first ever games console was a Super Nintendo with Street Fighter 2. Since then I have been completely loyal to Nintendo and have owned every Nintendo console, including the rare Nintendo watch, to date. My main interests are action games such as Smash Bros, Tekken and Mario Kart, however I do also like games which lean more towards good storylines such as Metal Gear Solid.