Ducking, jumping, and blocking, with the occasional parry are the only tools of survival in these parts and by these parts we mean the best 2D fighting games out there.
Sure, the game is out, but you're still playing right?
Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2: Kakutou no Shou review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow import review of Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2: Kakutou no Shou for Super Famicom developed by TOSE and published by Namco. Fingers turning into guns, 2D fighting that DIDN'T originate in an arcade, dogs and cats, living together... you get the point. Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2: Kakutou no Shou is a stark departure from its more cinematic, rock-paper-scissors-esque predecessor, as this new version plays to much more familiar concepts of fighting, as popularized by Capcom's and SNK's contemporary titles. And despite these rather derivative beginnings, the game itself takes a step ahead of the competition through the use of some concepts - like destructible terrain and desperation attacks - a little bit ahead of its time. This video review features video gameplay footage of Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2: Kakutou no Shou for Super Famicom and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts & mugs! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood for Game Boy Advance developed by Marvelous and published by Atlus. The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood marks the second King of Fighters attempt on the GBA, and a strange candidate for porting to the ill-fated Nokia N-Gage but the less said about that, the better. As is typical for KoF titles of this particular era, there's something something Orochi Blood and Iori's acting a fool and then some strange kid comes out of nowhere to pummel everyone, because SNK Boss. Meanwhile, Baron von Munchausen tries to revive Leopold Goenitz, and only your punching and kicking and various huge-iron-ball techniques can stop him. This video review features video gameplay footage of The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood for Game Boy Advance, and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
We all loved the 2D fighter, and here they jump out of the wrestlers of the SPF including T-rex and Muscle Sam, all ready to face off in a tournament to capture the old-style belt champion.
World Heroes review. Classic Game Room reviews WORLD HEROES for Neo Geo Station on PS3 from Alpha and SNK Playmore. World Heroes is a super cheesy awesome fighting game that was originally released for the Neo Geo MVS in 1992. SNK Playmore brings the classic 2D fighter back with this Neo-Geo Station release for Playstation 3 available as a download from the Playstation Network. CGR World Heroes video review on PS3 shows World Heroes SNK NeoGeo Station game play in HD.
Classic Game Room reviews BLAZBLUE CALAMITY TRIGGER Portable for Sony PSP from publisher, Aksys. BlazBlue is a 2008 arcade game from Arc System Works which found its way onto the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 PS3 in 2009. The game is well received by fans of fighting games and comes to the portable Sony PSP in 2010 with BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Portable! The PSP is the current handheld to get for fighting games with a fine selection of titles. Games like BlazBlue explode off the screen with a vibrant, superb widescreen presentation and blazing high contrast visuals. The characters in BlazBlue are the stars and bring creativity and freshness to what could be "just another fighter". For the most part Blaz Blue is similar to the popular Capcom and SNK 2D fighters like Street Fighter and King of Fighters but with some unique special moves, character animations and bizarre visuals. BlazBlue PSP packs an arcade mode, ad-hoc multiplayer, a legion mode (survival mode) and storyline. The story makes no sense to me but who plays fighting games for a story? That's why you play Donkey Kong. This CGR review of BlazBlue Calamity Trigger on PSP has gameplay from Blaz Blue Calamity Trigger on PSP showing Blaze Blue game play from the PSP-30001.
Classic Game Room HD reviews COSMIC CARNAGE for Sega 32x. This CGR review of Cosmic Carnage has gameplay from the 32X fighting game by Sega called Cosmic Carnage showing game play in action. This is a cheesy, sci-fi, 2D fighter on the Sega Genesis add-on, the 32X, which allows players to choose one of several weirdo aliens and fight to the death! Cosmic Carnage has special moves and you can find a Cosmic Carnage move list online. It works best with a 6-button Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive controller. Clunky gameplay and sub-par fighting make Cosmic Carnage a bit of a dud if you're into serious fighting games, but those into cheesy, bad games will love it. It's called COSMIC CARNAGE!! You're fighting for survival and must win or else you'll drift through space forever!
Fist of the North Star review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Fist of the North Star for Game Boy. "You're already dead." Now that I've fulfilled my contractual obligation... yeah, this is a wannabe 2D fighter, from a time when that was really getting to be a thing. Unfortuantely, the Game Boy isn't quite suited to such a display, so there's a heck of a lot of headroom in this game. Though it aspires to greatness, with a fairly large roster and even experience gain between battles... yeah, it's already dead. This video review features video gameplay footage of Fist of the North Star for Game Boy and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
James "Buster" Douglas Boxing review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of James "Buster" Douglas Boxing from Taito and SEGA for the SEGA Genesis. Unlike Punch-Out!! from Nintendo, James "Buster" Douglas Boxing is a 2D fighter. At times, it's also a 2D mess. You basically hammer the buttons until your punches start to land. I guess there might be timing to it, but if there is, we didn't notice any. This game was thrown together as a marketing ploy. That's the truth of it. And as a result, it's not exactly the best fighter on the SEGA Genesis. But if you're a fan of the great "Buster" Douglas, this is going to blow your mind. This video review features video gameplay footage of James "Buster" Douglas Boxing for the SEGA Genesis and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
The King of Fighters XI Review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of The King of Fighters XI, a 2D Fighter developed and published in 2007 by SNK Playmore for the PlayStation 2. Not many series get all the way up to an 11th installment. Never mind all of the Arts of Fightings, Fatal Furies, and other side-series that get wrapped up in this King of Fighters tournament. With a roster of 33 (plus seven unlockables) and the kind of inscrutable battle mechanics that result from over a decade of improvements, tweaks, additions, and refinements, it's one of the better PS2 fighters... despite the graphics. This CGRundertow video game review features video gameplay footage of The King of Fighters XI for the PS2 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 for the Sony PlayStation from Infogrames. Released in North America nearly eight years after its original Japanese release, this old school 2d fighter based on the hit anime series might be disappointing, even for DBZ fans. Even with a multitude of characters to choose from, clunky controls and rugged combat mechanics easily put this game in the shadow of the Budokai series that was introduced to the PS2 one year earlier. This video game review features Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.