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Slap City is a Platform Fighter created by Ludosity.

The game is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover for many of Ludosity's games, featuring several of their characters, both playable and as NPCs.

Playable Characters

After first being launched on March 2018 in Early Access, Slap City finally reached version 1.0 in September 2020. In September 2022, a Nintendo Switch version was released, alongside version 1.1.

Slap City contains examples of:

  • And Show It to You: Ittle's attack on a grabbed opponent consists in ripping their heart out and eating it.
  • Anti-Mutiny: Happens to Asha in his story mode. Turns out, General Tor himself actually authorized Asha's troops to mutiny and even perform Alpha Strikes against him due to how utterly hated the Assassin is among his peers.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Stages like Summit or Mecha Santa's Fortress use rock music.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Space Planet Earth stage takes place in space, but none of the characters are affected by it.
  • Brutal Bonus Level: The Omega Oblivion of Obliteration, the secret level in each character's story modes. It requires absolute mastery of the game's platforming potential, pushing what the mechanics are capable of to the limit.
  • The Cameo: Apathetic Frog has a chance to be one of the planets that Goddess of Explosions uses in her Up Special.
  • Car Fu: In some stages, cars or freight cars appear. They can damage combatants. And they are completely indestructible.
  • Chrome Champion:
    • In arcade mode, one of matches send you an opponent with golden color. They are slow, but very heavy.
    • Story mode introduces chrome-colored invincible mooks in later stages.
  • Crossover: This game uses many characters, locations, and things from Ludosity and Daniel Remar's past games.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The Big Bad of story mode is a Mad Scientist who wants to stun the whole planet to rob banks. In Asha's story mode, he simply sells his tech to General Tor instead. That said, General Tor still asks Major Kiwi to deal with Asha anyway, setting up the Final Boss.
  • Death from Above: In D.C.M.F.P.R. Facility stage, a wave of Alpha Strikes hits the stage periodically.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Clutching is this. By holding left bumper, your character can "clutch" some of their moves, giving them different properties. For example, most moves give momentum in the opposite direction, allowing you to reverse your momentum mid-air instantly. Lots of the higher level play and techniques your characters can do are limited to clutching, and knowing when to use it opens up a lot of depth for even the simplest of characters.
  • Double Jump: Every character can do this, but Masked Ruby can triple jump.
  • Easter Egg: Like in many other of Daniel Remar's games, reallyjoel's dad is a selectable AI difficulty. It also has an equivalent, Devil Insane mode for Classic mode and Smack the Crystals. To do this, you have to select the highest difficulty level, then repeatedly press the right button, aka the one that would increase the difficulty.
    • Every character has a set of secret moves, with a scroll in their story mode showing how to do them. For the sake of balance, all of them either don't do damage or are nigh-impossible to use in a real match.
  • Fixed-Floor Fighting: Temple of Null stage is this. This stage only has one medium-sized platform.
  • Free-Floor Fighting: Most stages have multiple platforms.
  • Floating Continent: The Saturnian Palace is a beautiful castle orbiting Saturn.
  • Guide Dang It!: One of the optional puzzles in Asha's story mode was difficult enough that it was changed in a patch due to people being dumbfounded by it. It required using one of Asha's secret moves that lets them throw Jums or Bemp which, despite not interacting with opponents at all, does still have a hitbox and can activate switches used in story mode.
  • Hated by All: Asha is hated by just about every other member of the Komato Imperial Army. Their hatred for him runs so great that General Tor has no choice but to permit a mutiny.
  • Helicopter Blender: The Public Transit stage has a helicopter, and touching its rotors will hurt you.
  • Lethal Lava Land: Fire Zone stage, somewhat self explanatory.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter:
    • Business Casual Man. He can earn money from attacking opponents with some of his attacks, and money can be used to buff his strong attacks.
    • Asha. Unlike other characters, he has only one special move, Teleport. And doing it consumes a teleport charge. He can recharge teleport charges faster by hitting enemies, or receiving attacks from them.
  • Meteor Move: Many characters have moves that launch the target downward.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Turnip Corp stage has several laser emitters in the entrance. It will be activated periodically.
  • Overly-Long Gag: Keep charging Ultra Fishbunjin 3000's down-special and he'll sit there for upwards to a minute as it keeps going, and going, and going, the effects getting more intense to the point that it looks like a small galaxy forming around his fist. If he maxes it out, it's basically a guaranteed K.O. against everyone on the stage regardless of where they are.
    • Goddess of Explosions can do a similar thing by pressing the Taunt Button while grabbing someone or holding taunt when performing a fully-charged side strong. It takes about as long as the above, but it will likely be an instant kill.
  • Pinball Projectile: Projectiles like Fishbunjin's dumbbell or The Goddess of Explosions's fireball ricochet off of walls or floors.
  • Pinball Zone: Bumpertown stage. Bumpers are capable to knock over fighters and deal some damage.
  • Retraux:
    • In arcade mode, you will fight against clone hordes in a version of the Fluffy Fields stage with N64-esque graphics.
    • Hurtland stage uses 8-bit visuals like the game it originally appeared in.
    • The Princess Remedy characters and Cruiser Tetron have alternate colors based on their original 8-bit sprites.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Friday the 13th: In arcade mode's game over screen, the game will state "You and your score are dead".
    • Mario Kart 8: One of the online lobby messages is "I'm using tilt controls!".
  • Sidelined Protagonist Crossover: Unlike most other Platform Fighters with their All-Star focus, only two of the current 11 characters are the main protagonist of their games, Ittle Dew and Princess Remedy.
    • Iji is represented by the antagonistic rival Asha.
    • Hyper Princess Pitch is represented by the protagonist's mother, the Goddess of Explosions.
    • Card City Nights is represented by reoccurring joke character Business Casual Man.
    • Hero is represented by the Big Bad Cruiser Tetron.
    • Healthy Weapon is represented by Orka, one of the many fighters available.
  • Signpost Tutorial: The first level of story mode has signs explaining how to double-jump, etc.
  • SNK Boss: The final boss of Arcade mode becomes this in insane difficulty. They become really fast, damage and knockback from their attacks are doubled, and they also gain an orbiting fireball that can easily kill a player.
  • Story And Gameplay Integration: What appears to be a pair of oddly vibrating statues in the City arena are actually two mighty warriors who've gotten each other stuck in an infinite hitstun loop.
  • Sword Lines: Attacks with bladed weapons usually draw sword lines. Attacks from Asha make very noticeable lines, because he uses long red-colored Laser Blade.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: The Main menu theme is sung by a Vocaloid.
  • Traintop Battle: Public transit stage. Fighters fight on top of a bus and other cars.
  • Unwinnable Joke Game:
    • The reallyjoel's dad difficulty returns and grants any computer player set to it has insane speed and knockback, turning every hit into either an instant KO or infinite combo.
    • Arcade mode has Devil Insane difficulty, and this will have all of enemies you will fight against on reallyjoel's dad difficulty. Unwinnable, indeed.
  • Victory Pose: Characters have their own victory/defeat pose, and they do it in the result screen. Most defeat poses are rather pitiable.
  • Victory Quote: The winner will say it in the results screen.
  • Villain Protagonist: Business Casual Man and Asha in their respective story modes. BCM utterly destroys Slap City in his quest for short-term profits, to the point where even Major Kiwi tries to stop him, and Asha is this by default considering he's an assassin for The Empire (and a very hated assassin at that).
  • Womb Level: Healing Mode stage. This stage has some bones, teeth, and weird organic things, and a hostile demonic hand:
    Stage description: Don't ask.