PRICE = $15-20
PLAYERS = 1 to 2
REQUIRES = for multi-player = Link cable, 2 copies of the game, 2 systems.
‘It’s History in the making when 2 premiere arcade game giants settle the score. The greatest fighters of all time will be crowned when 18 of SNK’s and Capcom’s most popular characters collide.
It’s the best of both worlds: fighters. techniques, and formats. ‘
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S EXPLANATION/BOX ART? (9/10)
The artwork on the cover of this game is worthy to purchase on anything game related. I believe i had this image as a background on my computer at one time. But, the cover shows you what you should already know about a Capcom vs SNK game. You have a pile of fighters to use.
Now if you’ve never played a fighting game before or you wouldn’t recognize the characters. The art work would catch your attention pretty fast. Unless you just found the cartridge in which you would have no idea what the game was and you’d probably over look this fighter.
The explanation of this title does a great job if you know what you are going to be playing. If you had never played a fighter before the explanation leaves a lot to the imagination other than you will have 18 fighters to chose from.
HOW IS THE GAME PLAY? (10/10)
The game plays great for a dumbed down to handheld standards. It’s fighting style for all the characters moves are the same as they are on console. And, you can tell who every character is in their cute chibi (small) form.
It runs smooth, the moves work flawlessly, and the timing on hits is to perfection.
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S GENRE? (10/10)
All of the Capcom Vs Snk games are huge in the tournament world if you are playing them in the arcade or on your home console. The Neo Geo Pocket on the other hand probably wouldn’t hold so many tournaments (even though you could) but the game lives up to a fighter’s excellence.
It has all the characters that are in most of the games on console. I wish there were more Darkstalkers characters in the game, but street fighter is a lot more popular, so i understand.
THE ‘GAME OVER’ ALL? (97%)
I really enjoy 2D fighters so this is a game i can go back to over and over again. Mainly because all fighters have awesome replay value. You can beat the game in about 20 minutes with one fighter, but you still have 17 more to play through the game with. Each one has his or her different fighting style and it’s fun to learn all the different moves.
I liked seeing all the tiny versions of the characters i already like, but if you’ve never played any of the games they are from this wouldn’t really please you as much as it did me.
arbitrary credit for gore and nudity = 1
(MAI’S Giant Boobs still shake in the Chibi version)
-Felix “the Brett” Prescott