Final Fight – An Overview

Recently, I decided to veer away from the myriad of  RPGs and current games I’m engrossed in so that I could expend a little energy on a couple of BEUs.  A couple of them have nostalgic meaning to me, as I mentioned way back with my review of The Peacekeepers.  There’s one that I remembered distinctly, as I used to play it with my mother years ago (for the record, she was damn good).

That game was Final Fight 2.

Based on some fond memories, I decided to dig out the old Final Fight games and play through them a bit.  The being said, anyone who has played these games knows that there isn’t a huge difference between the main entries of the series, though there are touches here and there.  Hence, here is my look at the core series for Final Fight as a whole.

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One Awfully Fluffy Fish -Nintendo Entertainment System – The Little Mermaid – 1991

THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nintendo Entertainment System
Capcom
(c) 1991
Genre: Action Adventure

Disney has had its hand in numerous video game ventures in the past and in more recent days, including the Kingdom Hearts series, the Ducktales games, and plenty of other titles. There are very few Disney movies that have not had some kind of video game treatment, and The Little Mermaid is no different. Plenty of these ventures have been successful and some of them, not so much. Where does Ariel’s adventure fall, and how does it stack up today?

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A Devilishly Good Time – SNES – Demon Crest – 1994

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Demon’s Crest
SNES
Capcom
© 1994
Genre: Horror Platformer

Admittedly, I haven’t had the most exposure to the Super Nintendo.  It’s not that I find it a bad system by any means, but I have a lack of exposure outside of big name titles and two player games I’d enjoy with friends.  When digging around to find out more about Ghouls n’ Ghosts, I found a spin-off series that I realized I had played back on my Game Boy – Gargoyle’s Quest.  In particular, though I had played the original game, I was intrigued to try Demon’s Crest, the entry in the series on the SNES.

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A Hard-Edged Veteran – Mega Man III – Nintendo Entertainment System – 1990

MEGA MAN 3
Nintendo Entertainment System
(c) 1990
Capcom
Genre: Action Platformer

A while ago, I had taken a new approach to the idea of reviewing retro games. I had placed myself in the hands of those I confer with on Facebook. I had to ask one simple question to get a deluge of responses:

“What retro game should I play through next?”

Bearing in mind, I got some answers that I’m not sure I’ll ever get good enough to go through (the original Doom on Nightmare? We’ll see.), but I got some good ones, too. One came from a good friend of mine, and since it’s one of my favorite games on the NES for a while, I decided to take him up on it. So here it is: Mega Man 3.

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Where Does He Hide The Weapons? – Arcade – Black Tiger – 1987

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Black Tiger
Arcade
Capcom
© 1987
Genre: Action Sidescroller

With the announcement that a barcade will be opening right up the street from me in a few months, I thought it was time to start brushing up on some of my favorite arcade games from that sweet spot in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  An arcade that I had played a few times online, but had never seen a cabinet in person until I went on a vacation a year and a half ago has quickly turned into one that ranks in my top five arcade games, easily. Continue reading