Science Kombat www.bit.ly/scikombat
Brazilian science-and-culture magazine Superinteressante covers its subject matter in a light, accessible fashion. It’s an ethos that carries over well from the styleguide to this charmingly bonkers fighting game that pits scientific legends against one another in a fight to the flashing-neon KO screen. Alan Turing summons a flying robot; Steven Hawking has a teleport; and on this evidence Pythagoras had mastered the Kamehameha long before DragonBallZ arrived on the scene. It’s not exactly an educational tool, unless you want to send your offspring to school believing Isaac Newton’s pioneering role in physics also involved shooting rainbow lasers out of a cane. Those who find the sciences a turnoff might prefer Superinteressante’s previous game in this mould, the logically titled Philosofighters.