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Battle Fantasia: 2D Fighter With Modern Beauty

After nearly passing out from the 2D glory of the Princess Crown follow-up, Odin Sphere, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the new 2.5D fighter from Arc System Works known as Battle Fantasia. 2.5D fighters (2D gameplay while using 3D models) are nothing new, but Arc’s new creation is the first (that […]

Learn Professional Techniques For Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo

After watching this series of well-produced tutorial clips from David Sirlin (Game designer and producer at Digital Eclipse), I realized I didn’t know nearly as much about Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo as I thought I did. I have never considered myself an expert at the game even though I have be playing it since […]

Meta-Review: Rakugaki Showtime – Playstation

I’ve talked about a couple of arena battle games like Power Stone and Poy Poy recently, but I thought I would also mention one little-known Playstation game (that was only availible in Japan) by everyone’s favorite old-school developer, Treasure. As opposed to the 3D graphics in Power Stone and Poy Poy, Rakugaki Showtime takes a […]

Rumor Alert: DC vs Street Fighter and More!

According to a recent post on, Capcom may be developing a new Versus fighter featuring superheroes from the DC Comics universe. (thanks ForeverGeek) They write: “In non-related E3 news, we heard some buzz from Capcom a deal with DC that was close to completion (as of April 2006). In the original agreement, the first […]

Street Fighter IV Rumors All Over Again

Update 10/16/2007: Street Fighter 4 Has Officially Been Announced! You can read more about all the details as they progress right here. Update 10/23/2007: We now know a bit more about Street Fighter 4 based on a video interview with Capcom  More Capcom Developement Updates: More 2D Fighter Plans Original Post: Seems like every year […]

Review: Virtua Fighter 3TB – Sega Dreamcast

The third installment of Sega’s premiere 3D fighting series seems to suffer from a was could be labeled as middle-child syndrome. While it is a decent game, it had a number of circumstances going against it. The first Virtua Fighter was, of course, a ground-breaking game as Sega brought in its cutting-edge 3D modeling and […]

Meta-Review: TMNT Tournament Fighters – SNES/Genesis

If you grew up in the late 80’s/early 90’s like me, your life probably was saturated with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those Heroes-In-A-Halfshell appeared just about everywhere including a number of video games. In the early 1990’s, two of my favorite arcade games were Street Fighter 2 and Konami’s TMNT arcade side-scrolling brawler. When […]

Meta-Review: Street Fighter Anthology – PS2

The Street Fighter Alpha Anthology has hit the streets and is ready to give 2D fighter fans a retro fix on their PS2s. While SNK has been quickly putting out a number of its old titles via emulated compilations, Capcom took the time to create fully arcade-authentic ports for the PS2 resulting in a very […]

Dreamcast 2D Fighting Game Library

The Sega Saturn was a phenomenal platform for 2D fighters, but many gamers would not have expected that the Dreamcast would follow in the Saturn’s footsteps so well. The Dreamcast was strongly supported by both Capcom and SNK. It received many of the best fighting games before the PS2, XBox, and Gamecube. There are also […]

XBox 2D Fighters Library

Even though it is touted as the most powerful 3D console of its generation, Microsoft’s XBox eventually rolled out a number of excellent 2D titles as well. Personally, I’m looking into getting an XBox to mod and use as a media center so that I can bring my desktop PC out of my living room. […]

Meta Review: Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max For PSP

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max for the PSP has made it over here to the US and from what I’ve seen in this video clip, it looks impressive. This PSP version also includes Yun, Maki, and Eagle, characters that were added for the GameBoy Advance version of the game — plus Ingrid, who was introduced […]

Review: X-Men vs. Street Fighter – Saturn

X-Men vs. Street Fighter was Capcom’s first crossover fighting game and it caused quite a stir during the time of its release. As a child of the 80’s, I was raised playing Street Fighter 2 in the arcades during my early teen years and later moved onto the Street Fighter Alpha series and X-Men: Children […]

Meta-Review: Namco X Capcom – PS2

Namco x Capcom is a game that has quite a hardcore buzz around it. We still haven’t heard any news on it coming out of Japan, but I know for a fact that it would sell well if it did. I believe Namco is making a huge mistake if they do not export it. This […]

Essential Imports: The Best Import Dreamcast Games

As we all know, Sega gave up fairly early on its last two consoles. In the case of both the Dreamcast and the Saturn, many of the great games came at the end of their life and many didn’t make it to the US. Here’s a rundown on ones that we missed out here in […]

The History of The King of Fighters

I’ve always been a big fan of gaming history. I also love 2D fighters. So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this nice article about the History of The King of Fighters series. While the article is about 2 years old, it does round up the series up until KOF 2002. I also appreciate […]

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