Running to the finish line while passing obstacles while pushing other players. That’s about the main mission of one of the casual games that are currently popular, Fall Guys : Ultimate Knockout, or shorter called Fall Guys. In the game, the player takes on the role of a cute “pea”, which is covered in various colors and costumes.
The player will then compete with 59 other people in a 5 round match. In each round, they will be faced with a different arena. Even so, the main mission remains the same, namely running towards the finish line while going through the challenges by jumping, pushing, and so on.
Players who are slow or unable to complete the mission in that round will be eliminated and cannot participate in the next round.
At the end of the 5th round or round, one player who successfully crosses various obstacles and “knocks” another player, will come out as the winner. When competing, players will be presented with a fresh and colorful graphic display, along with cool animation effects.
The course of a match in Fall Guys also seems hilarious and adorable. This is because, at first glance, dozens of peas are seen huddled together, as if in droves they want to reach the same destination.
Moreover, not infrequently the obstacles that players pass can be in the form of a gap or small door, so they must push or get rid of other players to get to the finish line.
Fall Guys itself is a battle royale genre game with a last man standing game system , similar to Fortnite , PUBG Mobile, to Call of Duty Mobile.
However, unlike most battle royale games, this game from Mediatonic has controls, along with the gameplay , which are quite simple. Players are not required to have special abilities ( skills ), because the mission of the Fall Guys game is only to be the winner by reaching the finish line.
Now, with this simple gameplay , coupled with the fresh graphic display earlier, it’s only natural that the game is glimpsed by many players, gamers on the platform.stream Twitch, YouTube , and so forth.
In fact, on the first day of launch, which was 4 August, the game server was immediately attacked by hundreds of thousands of players. So, Fall Guys must improve server performance so that the game can be played smoothly.
Do not stop there, in the first 24 hours after being released, the game was reported to have been played by 1.5 million users, and had caused the server to collapse. Now, based on Gamstat data as of August 16, 2020, the number of Fall Guys players has crossed the 15.6 million mark.
It should be noted, this figure ranges only for the number of players on the PlayStation 4 (PS4), not including PC. It is not yet known how much the total number of game players is on both platforms.
What is clear, on the PC itself, Fall Guys is reported to have sold 2 million copies in just two weeks after launch, as summarized from VentureBeat , Tuesday (25/8/2020).
Fall Guys is available on the PC (via Steam) and PS4 platforms. However, for PS4 users, especially those who subscribe to PlayStation (PS) Plus, the game can be downloaded for free until September 1.