Saturday, April 17, 2010

Video game one hundred and four: Final Fight Double Impact

Video game review number one hundred and four in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is"Final Fight: Double Impact".

Ah Final Fight. I have spent so much money on this game over the years, it's ridiculous. I started contributing my hard earned quarters to Capcom when this one was out in the arcades. The one I played the most was located right next to a Street Fighter 2 machine I liked to play, so when there was a line for that...I'd play this. I beat it in the arcades at least once with every character.

Soon, the game was released for the Super Nintendo, for some reason without Cody. That sucked, but I bought it anyway...and played it start to finish a dozen times. It was one of my favorites to play while talking on the phone with someone at the time.

Another half decade later, this game was released on Xbox Live Arcade for the original Xbox. I bought it yet again....and played the heck out of it some more. Now, here we are in 2010..and the game is back yet again. This's got ACHIEVEMENTS. :-)

Seriously, if you are one of the few people who is willing to purchase this game again just because it now has proper online co-op and achievements, your dream has finally come true. This game delivers. For everyone else who has played it 100 times before, it's the same game, with a few new bells and whistles as far as the scoring system goes. There are "challenges" (get through a level on 3 continues, etc, etc)...but for the most's just plain old Final Fight.

I beat it once, I'm sure I'll go through it with the other two characters sometime soon. It's still a lot of fun. My only gripes are the pause system (it doesn't really have one), and the fact that the default mode has you looking at the coin-op screen (instead of the nice stretched out HD version).

Overall Score: 7/10. It's Final Fight. What else do you need to know?

Achievements? Here's the one I got for beating the game from start to finish. There will be more. :-)

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