Championed by Norman Mailer and perfected in Volvo station wagon backseats the world over, thumb war is truly the people’s sport. Accessible as it is, though, the “digit duel” has always excluded a few key demographics: those without thumbs, and those who don’t like getting their hands all sweaty.
Enter Thumb Fighter, by the tiny Argentine studio Avix. In the tradition of Fight of the Sumo Hoppers and Get On Top, all the game requires is two players and two fingers (ANY fingers.) It’s as simple and addictive as games get. And there are no—I repeat NO—cherry bombs.
The following is real gameplay footage of me toying with and ultimately destroying FWD editor Charlie Warzel with my virtual flesh saber.