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Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:53 pm
by Treguard
I was listening to the Retro Asylum Star Wars episode earlier, and they were talking about the load of poop that is Master of Teras-Kasi, the Tekken style beat-em-up where hitting people with a lightsaber is equivalent to punching them. And while it's bad, I still think it's a better use of a license for a fighter than my personal dislike: Justice League Task Force. A game where you can beat Superman, and in fact every character by repeatedly kicking them in the shins so they fall over, letting them stand up, doing it again and then carrying on like that until they die. And has a plot involving your character travelling round to meet other heroes round the world, and being continually surprised they've been replaced by robot duplicates. EVERY TIME. I like to play as Batman, as he's meant to be the Worlds Greatest Detective and have him go 'OMG AQUAMAN IS TEH ROBOT' is strangely amusing. Thought I'd do a poll on it, added a few more options, but all gripes re equally welcome...

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:14 pm
by David
I love wrestlemania and as i recall I liked tmnttf

any ufc game for me. all rotten

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:22 pm
by Megamixer
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects was absolutely woeful and gets my vote. How EA f***** this up so badly I don't know. I did a write up on it here if anybody is interested:
http://www.retrocollect.com/forum/viewt ... 520#p99662

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:35 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
Expected a mention for the Street Fighter: The Movie game before now.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:39 pm
by DPrinny
^Its actually playable and ok

Dragonball Evo on PSP

They made a game of the film and its bloody awful,

Theres probably some based on anime that are even worse that didnt get a UK release

BUT WAIT!!!
Fighting Fury PS2 is based on Grappler Baki (characters and names altered because next to nobody knows what it is) and thats really bad

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:41 pm
by Megamixer
DPrinny wrote:BUT WAIT!!!
Fighting Fury PS2 is based on Grappler Baki (characters and names altered because next to nobody knows what it is) and thats really bad
For some reason, I've owned this on PAL and NTSC-J before. I had the Japanese version after the PAL version and I was like "NOOOOOOOO..." when I realised what it really was :lol: . Dreadful game.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:57 pm
by c0nfu53d
Elgin_McQueen wrote:Expected a mention for the Street Fighter: The Movie game before now.
I like this on both Arcade and Sega Saturn. Fun to play although it feels odd at first.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:31 pm
by Treguard
DPrinny wrote:^Its actually playable and ok

Dragonball Evo on PSP

They made a game of the film and its bloody awful,

Theres probably some based on anime that are even worse that didnt get a UK release

BUT WAIT!!!
Fighting Fury PS2 is based on Grappler Baki (characters and names altered because next to nobody knows what it is) and thats really bad
I would have added a Dragonball game, but what I know about Dragonball Z wouldn't fill the back of a postage stamp. I do know it doesn't have mid 90's mullet hair Superman in it though, so thats a plus.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:55 pm
by paranoid marvin
The reason the Star Wars game is so panned isn't because it's particulary bad, it's because it shits all over the licence.

Anyway, the worst licensed fighting game is Highlander on the 8-bits; nothing else comes close.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:00 pm
by DPrinny
^Most Star wars license do that anyway

ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS!!!

Dragonball evo = The film that was like thy overheard somebody talking about two completely different series then only heard little bits of DB "He has spiky hair, is good at fighting"
Ive heard of people changing things to fit in with the film but with Evo they didnt even try

http://channelhopping.onthebox.com/2015 ... on-ball-z/

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:18 pm
by RodimusPrime
What about Shaq Fu.

As for turtles tournament fighters, the genesis version is horrible but the Snes version is a completely different game and is really really good.

I also had a lot of fun with Wrestlemania the arcade game as well.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:35 pm
by JamesC
Although Justice League Task Force is undoubtedly a bit crap and very slow, I kind of like it.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:59 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
Master of Teras-Kasi

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:42 pm
by Mayhem
Elgin_McQueen wrote:Expected a mention for the Street Fighter: The Movie game before now.
Well, it wasn't technically licensed, was it? Capcom's IP, made into a film, Capcom made the associated game.

Re: Worst licensed fighting game

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:26 pm
by ShadowMan
Megamixer wrote:Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects was absolutely woeful and gets my vote. How EA f***** this up so badly I don't know. I did a write up on it here if anybody is interested:
http://www.retrocollect.com/forum/viewt ... 520#p99662
Another vote for that game. Woeful game that had terrible gameplay and equally terrible new characters. It was a gut punch that I went from Marvel Vs Capcom 2 to this :(