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I would put this up there with Mario Kart
I have been playing this game so much over the last month, I can now simply call it Baron. It is that addictive...
We have played this with the 13-year-old, 10-year-old, and 6-year-old. While the 6-year-old may not win as often as the 13-year-old, she can definitely hold her own.
I think Baron has far more opportunity to level the playing field in our family, compared with Mario Kart.
My son had a friend over for 24hrs. Guess what game got a workout for hours on the switch ... my son't friend came up to me and said 'that is the most fun game i have ever played!' We did not get a chance to play 4 players, but two 11 years olds had a ball! Well done.
As a surprise eight-player single-screen multiplayer game, Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly is really great If you’re the kind of person who routinely has the chance for eight-player multiplayer sessions (or hosts video game-themed panels at conventions), Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly is a fantastic addition to your Switch library.
In fact I’ve never heard such bad language attached to a session on what is ostensibly a cute and fluffy fighting game. If you have a regular group of friends who can be gathered together, thrown on a couch and want to play games as a few drinks are taken in, then Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly on Xbox One is a great entry into the genre
★★★★★ Great to Play with Friends!
This is a great party game. No story, but it doesn't really need one. Weapons are hilarious and so is music. All around great game. Very fun with two or more people, but is also fun to play alone. NOT for people who are into rpgs and shooters. Great game overall. Hope that they add more updates.
And it is a heap of fun with a few friends, or with family. Indeed, I played with two of my daughters and it was a game where we weren’t arguing with each other afterwards. The cute visuals, funny catchphrases and comical special weapons give the game an entertaining atmosphere. The controls are simple, so that even youngsters in the family can play unaided
Battle mode is a tonne of fun with some mates around Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly is a great little party game for when you’ve got company Battles are fast, frantic, and explosive, offering heaps of quirky weapons with which you can pummel your friends: a personal favourite among my nephews and niece is the stinky fish, which causes pilots to choke and crash from the stench.
When it comes to immersion, the game captured me from start to finish, the adrenaline and hours of fun with your friends is unique, it had really been a long time since I had so much fun with friends (playing something other than Mario Party)
Baron: Fur is Gonna Fly is a clever, comical, completely accessible combat game that’ll appeal to arcade action fans of any age level. Gameplay is tight, the characters are engaging, and the music is simply outstanding.
My Dad and I have recently found your game (Fur is Gonna Fly) and have loved playing it every day.
My dad and I have continued to play your game, and we still love it to bits, it is a masterpiece.
Painting, New Battle Modes, And Finally... Cows!
04 May 2020
Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly gets a rich update, adding 4 completely new Party Game Modes!
The update coincides with a price drop, making the overall package even better value.
From the press release:
Go snout to snout with up to eight friends in the brand new Paint, King, Capture the Cow and Souvenir modes. Baron’s anthropomorphic dog fighting battles now come with a new difficulty level for bots and a number of quality of life fixes, all at a reduced price of 14.99 USD / 14.99 EUR.
Despite the difficulties of testing a couch game during COVID-19 social distancing, we're excited about the new gameplay.
In the imaginatively-titled "Paint" you leave a permanent trail behind your aircraft as you paint the sky with your team's colour. Meanwhile, your opposition is attempting the same thing.
The aim is simple: paint more area than your opponent (think: Splatoon, only with dashing aerial heroes painting the sky).
As you survive longer, your 'brush' gets wider, meaning you paint the sky faster.
This leads to some interesting strategies: if your teammate has a wide brush, it makes sense to sacrifice your own skin to keep them alive. This mode really rewards team players.
Capture The Cow
If you've ever played a game and thought 'it's nice, but there simply weren't enough cows', then this game should satisfy your discerning tastes.
Pilots race to claim a cow randomly appearing on the map. Hold the cow for longer than your opponents to win. Be as possessive as you want, we're not here to judge.
Retaining the cow is not easy. While holding the cow, your aircraft flies slower, you cannot fire special weapons, and if you roll, stall or crash, you'll drop the cow. All while everyone else in the sky is targeting you.
There's nowhere to hide.
Again, there are plenty of strategies to discover. This is particularly true if you play against someone who lacks basic decency or a sense of fair play. While working together to take down the cow-holder, you may find your supposed 'teammate' starts shooting at you (once victory looks assured) to make sure you don't collect the newly-released cow.
In 'Souvenir', aircraft drop coins whenever they meet an untimely demise. It's like a normal battle, except there is no score for shooting down an aircraft. You only score by collecting the coin a fallen foe leaves behind.
This means that you don’t need to be a sharp-shooter to win, as long as you can swoop in quickly at the right time and snatch the loot from under everyone's nose.
It is always very interesting to review statistics after a 'Souvenir' match. Some people take down a high number of opponents yet fail to collect many coins. Others seem to do almost nothing, yet rack up big points.
You certainly see who is doing the heavy lifting, and who is just coming along for the ride, hoping to snatch the reward for others' hard work.
From experience, they are likely to call it 'being strategic'.
In 'King', pilots work together to take down the monarch as they rack up points. The animal who shoots down the sultan becomes the next monarch of the skies
Like Capture the Cow, victory is won by spending the most time as the king, while everyone else is hunting you.
Unlike Cow, however, here the roles are reversed.
Whereas holding the cow makes you weak, being the King makes you the strongest aircraft in the sky. You are the only aircraft with Special Weapons (changing randomly after each use), helping you bully your way to victory.
As skills improve, people have contacted us, asking if the bot pilots can be made more challenging.
In response, we have added a new level of difficulty for the bot pilots. In each game, you can now select bot difficulty to either "Normal" or"Hard". "Normal" is what you are already used to. "Hard" gives an additional challenge, and should keep you on your toes.
The bots are better at aiming, they're better at avoiding special weapons, and they generally make better life decisions.
Bits and Bobs
We recorded new commentary for the new games, and made the round endings a bit nicer (it now shows the name of the winner -- how on earth did we miss that?), and tweaked a few things here and there.
If you purchased the game before 04 May 2020, then you're entitled to a free copy of the Baron Soundtrack. For more details, please go here: baronthegame.com/earlyBuyers
Adding four new game modes is our first major upgrade to Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly. We decided right from the the start that this upgrade must be a patch, and therefore a free upgrade (not a paid DLC).
We love the idea that the next time customers launch Baron, they discover a whole lot of new content to enjoy.
We also hope it will go some way to addressing one of the concerns expressed by some reviewers about longevity. In our office, we're still enjoying sessions of Baron every week, and after two years are still discovering new ways to smash each other. So we're not actually concerned about longevity, but we do see that some of the gameplay depth only becomes apparent after you've been playing for a while.
Finally, we have also received some heart-warming messages from fans of the game, often including great ideas for new Special Weapons they'd like to see, plus other improvements. All of these ideas are very welcome, and we keep a wish-list of features we would like to add in future.
So keep telling us what you think, and keep an eye out for future improvements!
Original Soundtrack Released
01 May 2020
By popular request! Parents have written to us, begging for help. The Snake song has been stuck in their head for days. Google searches for "How to stop kids singing" are trending rapidly. But in case you Just Can't Get…[read more]
Flight School Is Online
18 Mar 2020
Dear Developers,My colleague at work keeps beating me at Baron and I want to get better. Do you have any tips?Thanks,D. F. , Australia. Dear Mr Fletcher,Thank for your note. Do you mind if, to keep your identity safe, we…[read more]
Fur Is Gonna Fly!
In the world of Baron, the Great War rages on. Aircraft are new, exciting machines that defy gravity! Those who fly them -- those brave animals -- are daring, flamboyant, and impossibly glamorous.
Choose your creature, and take to the sky in your trusty biplane to join intense battles against other pilots. Arm your aircraft to the teeth with wonderful wacky weapons that include Giant Anvils, Freeze Rays, or the ever-popular Banana Peel! Flying is easy to learn. (Even non-gamers will be flying in no time.) But under the hood, the aerodynamics have a depth that will take months to master.
Up to 8 players can battle either all-on-all or in teams.
- 4 unique aircraft, with different flight characteristics and abilities.
- 8 heroic characters- each with their own taunts, insignia and victory song.
- 13 Special Weapons will keep you busy discovering new ways to destroy your opponents.
Single-player game modes include Battle (teams or all-on-all), Training, and a woolly Sheep Attack.
So pull on your goggles, strap in, and prepare for takeoff. Fur is gonna fly!