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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by Cornervizion » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:45 pm

Just remembered a fighter call "Survival Arts" an Arcade game by SAMMY which uses digitised characters like MK, and had a SWAT team characted called "Mongo" which obviously does not mean anything derogative in the states. Needless to say....it's Crap! And the only reason I have it on MAME is to remind me that there are better games on offer. For scrolling fighters "Gang Wars" Is certainly worth a look. Plays a lot like Double Dragon, but it's a lot faster. And "64th Street: A Detective Story" By Jaleco which obviously inspired the Rushing Beat series, lots of fun with Big Sprites and Destructable Scenery.

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by gman72 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:55 pm

Has anyone mentioned Hot blooded Family on the ps1/Saturn. It was a class little final fight/streets of rage clone with some nice graphics and music, check it out. :D

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by rossi46 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:04 pm

I really liked the beat 'em up on the original Gameboy which had five or so fighters that all pretty-much looked the same. It was quite responsive, but for the life of me, I can't recall the title.
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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by woody.cool » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:09 am

thl wrote:Also the Amiga conversion of Mortal Kombat was quite good despite using only one button.
Both Mortal Kombat games on the Amiga worked with two button pads.

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:37 pm

rossi46 wrote:I really liked the beat 'em up on the original Gameboy which had five or so fighters that all pretty-much looked the same. It was quite responsive, but for the life of me, I can't recall the title.
How about:

Metal Masters
Power Quest
Pitfighter
Fist of the North Star
Fighting Simulator
Killer Instinct

Just had a quick look around online since fighting games for the original Gameboy are - coincidentally - something that have interested me of late :)
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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by retrogarden » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:28 am

Way of the Warrior for the 3DO.

Average MK Clone, but had a few nice features. Mine was that every character had a "stage name". So if the character in the game was called something like - say "Andy Death". His real name was "Andy Jones" or something.

Sub Zero is less menacing when you find out his first name is "Colin" for example.
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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by Skull Commander » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:09 pm

Talking of 3DO there was another digitised effort that I didn't know about until recently called Shadow: War of Succession

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3t9ZpKOquM

It does look awful, but as I'm a pervert for both Fighting games and bad digitised graphics it looks right up my street!

Also I don't beleive anyone has mentioned the nasty Double Dragon 5. It was a attempt to muscle in on Street Fighter II's patch, but used crappy characters from an also forgotton Double Dragon cartoon. Awful.

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by rossi46 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:57 pm

Megamixer wrote: How about:

Metal Masters
Power Quest
Pitfighter
Fist of the North Star
Fighting Simulator
Killer Instinct

Just had a quick look around online since fighting games for the original Gameboy are - coincidentally - something that have interested me of late :)
Nah, none of those
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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by Cornervizion » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:14 am

Just remembered "Raging Fighter" on the Game Boy by Konami, and it was quite good too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqMBqxpg_AU

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by GunstarHero » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:28 pm

What was that really fast fighting game on the PC? Can't remember any details about it but think they showed it on Movies, Games and Videos on ITV

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by SpiffierRabbit » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:02 pm

Street Fighter 2 the animated interactive movie game thingy

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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by Roo » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:41 am

Nobody seems to remember Tekken Advance. Certainly not retro, but it's a good start-of-the-decade 2D scrapper on - yes! - Game Boy Advance.

Bio F.R.E.A.K.S. on N64 was pretty good back in the day, albeit this was probably due to the accomplished visuals more than the gameplay.
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Re: Forgoten Fighting games

Post by Megamixer » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:48 am

Roo wrote:Nobody seems to remember Tekken Advance. Certainly not retro, but it's a good start-of-the-decade 2D scrapper on - yes! - Game Boy Advance.
I know about it. I've also come close to buying it from ebay several times as I'm a pretty big fan of Tekken (the second one is my favourite). The roster looks like it's based on Tekken 3 am I right?

I heard the AI was a bit poor though.
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