Just a couple of years ago, I thought that couch co-op games were dying. Halo 5 didn’t even have couch co-op, and that series is basically the epitome of just that. In the last year or so, however, I’ve seen so many games proudly displaying the fact that they’ve got local co-op. Not only that, but tons of games built around just that, like Gang Beasts, which is fantastic and you should play it if you haven’t.
We’re not here to talk about that, though, we’re here to talk about Fling To The Finish, which was one of my favorite games I played this year at PAX East. It’s right up there with Phogs, and that’s because both games are about stretchy, goofy fun with a buddy. This game, much like the prior, can be played with two people on one controller, where each person gets four buttons and a stick. Two cute, gelatinous animal blobs are attached via a very stretchy rope, and must fling each other to the end of the level before their opponents. You can stick your animal blob to any surface, have your friend roll away from you to build tension, then fling them in the opposite direction. This can be used to scaled walls, jump over huge gaps, or just be used to throw yourself forward as fast as humanly possible.
Each level provides a bunch of different obstacles and puzzles based around the fact that you’re essentially a bola. It’s super fun and leads to so many screams, laughs, and tears of joy, and I cannot WAIT for this game to come out so I can play with friends. Couch co-op fiends should be super excited for this one, it’s coming in late 2019 to Switch and PC!
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