Final Fighta game by Capcom
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So, yer lookin' for a fight, eh? Well, step into the alley and prepare for a two-fisted Super NES slam-bang slugfest. Final Fight is home from the arcades.
You've read about the Japanese best-seller, now you can beat-up the bad guys in the American version. Capcom's five level, 16-bit head-banger is almost a carbon copy of the fabled coin-muncher, however, this rendition allows for just one street fighter to play instead of two.
Gang warfare is no laughing matter in Metro City, and the local terrorist group, the Mad Gears, just upped the ante -- they've kidnapped the Mayor's daughter, Jessica. If Maya Haggar doesn't meet their demands in 24 hours, it's curtains for Miss Jess and possibly the entire city. Mind your backs Mad Gears'. When Haggar (a former pro wrestler) gets mad, watch out! Metro's gonna' be rockin' and rollin' with punches tonight!
Play as either Maya Haggar himself, a brawny muscle-bound brute (when he sheds his suit), a as Jessica's boyfriend Cody, a kickboxing pro. They're both lean and mean, but take these boys for a test run first, then decide whether Haggard raw strength a Cody's blinding speed better suits your fighting style.
- Both characters use spectacular spin moves, but it wears out their power. Save it for tight spots and bosses.
- Use enemies as weapons! Pick one up and shoulder-flip him onto the others.
It's hard to keep track, but Final Fight's body count easily reaches triple figures. From "wimpazoids" such as Simons to towering behemoths such as Andore, the creeps run the gamut of vicious fist-flingers, knife-wielders, and death-dealers. The bosses are a real slap in the face, and your chances for survival improve if you enter into a battle well prepared. Chomp down energy-boosting food or seize a sword, pipe, or knife for that extra edge. If it makes you feel any better, you begin with five chances (which can be increased if you earn enough points) and three continues. Good luck!
- Don't munch edibles until you really need them.
- Use your spin attack to block rolling barrels.
- To avoid a trio of flame-throwers, move to the bottom of the screen and smash the first one before he attacks. The other soldiers' firebombs will fall off harmlessly.
- Give Thrasher the boot with your hold-maneuvers. Watch out when he whistles for reinforcements.
- Rapid punch Katana, and when he drops his blade don't pick it up! Instead, apply a flying foot to knock him away.
- Use aerial assaults to weaken EDI-E, and when he pulls out his pistol, move in for a quick body-slam.
- Try a spin to counter Abigail's mad charges.
- Run under a Level Five chandelier for a free barbecue.
- When big boss Belger appears, hit him immediately so he drops Jessica. Then move in and clobber him with the spin move. Do this over and over, each time he tries to get up, and he's road pizza.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A few of the missing arcade qualities, such as the woman warriors, two person game-play, and, yes, even the nasty blood spills are sorely missed in this SNES version of Final Fight, and there is the occasional intrusion of sprite-flicker. A few more levels would have been nice, too, but, hey, we can't have everything. Raws aside, if you're up for a generous dose of amazing animation, rip roarin' music, strappin' sound effects, and just plain adrenalin-pumping fun game-play, seriously consider getting a grip on Final Fight!
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