Remember that time you ate glue in seventh grade, and wondered what it would be like if Mortal Kombat featured the characters from your science textbook instead of ninjas? I do! And now I can relive that fantasy without poisoning myself. Browser game Science Kombat stars eight scientific geniuses: Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Pythagoras, Marie Curie, and Alan Turing. Each great mind has their own special moves with which to brutalize the rest. Einstein bolts through space and time, for example, while Alan Turing calls in artificially intelligent allies.
Created by a team of developers within Superinteressante Magazine, Science Kombat fits into a catalog of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter parodies. A personal favorite is Faith Fighter, created by Molleindustria. That game pits God, Jesus, Ganesha, Budai, Buddha, and Muhammad against one another in a battle of supremacy.
Superinterrestante's games aren't quite so controversial. The company previously created Filosofighters, in which Descartes and Plato can trade blows with Nietzsche and Marx. Science Kombat is a more balanced fighting game than its predecessor, so I recommend that you stick with the latest and greatest.
Give the game some time to load on your browser. If it takes too long, here's a collection of Science Kombat GIFs. And you know what, here are some more fresh GIFs. GIFs for everybody! Learning is fun! Step away from the glue!