> Capcom has always been one of my favorite developers.
Ever since I first played Street Fighter II in the arcades,
I was hooked on their games. During the 16-bit era, Capcom
didn't release a lot of Sega Genesis games. Instead,
hits like Forgotten Worlds, Strider,
and Final Fight CD were licensed and reprogrammed by Sega.
Thanks to the power and storage capacity of the Sega/Mega CD,
Fight CD stands as the closest 16-bit conversion of the arcade
> As the story goes, you play the part of Haggar, Guy, or Cody in an effort
to save Jessica (Haggar's daughter) from the evil clutches of the Mad Gear
gang. You'll engage in hand-to-hand combat through long action packed,
enemy laden, weapon toting levels trying to accomplish your goal.
> The first thing you'll be impressed about is the large size of the various
characters in Final Fight CD. After that, the animation
is sure to please. Sega did an excellent job of bringing
home all the arcade levels, all 3 selectable characters (including Guy),
and two player mayhem. The various locales feature multi-scrolling
backgrounds, interactive scenery, and even the flames of the industrial
area. Naturally, you'll face all kinds of enemies from two-hit wimps,
to knife throwing assassins, to huge bosses at the end of each level.
> Final Fight CD has your basic beat 'em up control scheme.
For starters, you have jump, punch, and special attack buttons. Add
in throws, kicks, combos, and weapons to round out the gameplay.
Along the way you'll find food (to restore health) and other special items.
Using the additional power of Sega CD, Sega
included up to four enemies on screen!
> Oh yes... The Final Fight CD soundtrack is one to
remember. It's full of guitar rockin' songs that will melt your ears!
I love it so much that I made a CD to enjoy this game's soundtrack wherever
I go. Final Fight CD's sound effects are great too.
You'll hear slashing swords, punches, body slams, kicks, voices, smashed
scenery, and more. Great job.
> Choose from Arcade and Time Attack modes. Even though the game
has adjustable difficulty, I find it quite challenging indeed. On
the surface, six levels doesn't sound like a lot -- until you see how long
the levels are and how many gangsters you have to fight. Final
Fight CD even has the bonus rounds where, for instance, you have
to destroy a car within a given time limit for extra points. Great
fun, especially with a friend.
> If you want the closest reproduction of the original arcade game, then
you want Final Fight CD. Yes, it's just a beat 'em
up, but it has great graphics, music, and gameplay. Besides, it's
a Capcom original which was reprogrammed by Sega.
Make sure to see our review of Final
Fight Revenge for Sega Saturn which features
all the characters from this game.
|Overall: 9.4 | Graphics:
9.6 | Control: 9.0 | Sound: 9.8 | Fun: 9.0