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Science Kombat lets you beat up Charles Darwin as Stephen Hawking

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It's not uncommon for scientists to have their disagreements, but usually they do so in the pages of impenetrable periodicals and journals. Science Kombat, a free browser game you can play right now, imagines it otherwise: it's the only opportunity you'll ever get to witness Stephen Hawking bash Charles Darwin on a sandy 16-bit beach. So you'd better take it!

Playable characters include Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Alan Turing and Pitagoras, so there's lots of amusing what-if scenarios to play around with. I only played it for roughly 10 minutes, and while it's unlikely to give any other fighting game a run for its money, it's a fun little distraction. As Hawking, I pretty much spammed my attack button and took Darwin down without so much as a fist to the face, so don't expect Street Fighter levels of complexity.

The game is in Portuguese, but the user interface is pretty straightforward. Thanks to PC & Tech Authority for the heads up.

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.