Final Fight Retro Review (XBOX 360)
Game Name: Final Fight
Platforms: Arcade, Capcom Power System Changer, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Mega-CD, ZX Spectrum, Super NES, X68000, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS
Release Date: December 1989 (Arcade)
Price: 19.99$ on average
I was digging in my vault of games and I saw that I had a Capcom Collection for the XBOX 360 which includes, Bionic Commando ReArmed 2, 1942: Joint Strike and Final Fight: Double Impact, just to name a few. I remember playing Final Fight a very long time ago. I have not played this game in about 20 years. So I wanted to give it a try.
The gameplay, as it was common at the time, is very simplistic. Jessica which is the new Mayor and also daughter of Haggar, is kidnapped and you will do anything in order to get her back.
You play one of 3 characters Cody, Guy and Hagger. Hagger is the big muscle guy.
The 3 Characters Available
Since this is a Capcom game, the setup is very similar to Streets of Rage where you have a choice of 3 or 4 characters. In particular this is very similar to Streets of Rage 2 where you have a similar set of characters.
Streets of Rage 2 Characters
You have to play through 6 areas. In the six areas, you will need to get through various thugs and there will be a boss fight at the end of each level.
Map of Levels
There are quite a few enemies that you will be fighting. Here are just a few.
Bill Bull - Kind of looks like a more defined version of Bald Bull in Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Bred - One of the First enemies that you fight
Abigail - Boss on the second stage I believe
Damnd - First Level Boss
Edi E - Boss in Final Fight
Horace Belger - He is the last Boss of the Game
The actual gameplay is not that hard to get into. It is a traditional button masher. All you need is to use a few buttons and you are good to go. On the XBOX 360, the X and A will trigger the special move for the character that you are playing with: you can punch, and you can jump kick. That is about it.
The game itself is not that easy. The version that I have has unlimited continues, which was a good thing, because I died multiple times. Below is a sample of the gameplay that you can expect when playing. I apologize for the lagging in the video.
Final Fight Sample Gameplay
If you are a fan of Streets of Rage, you will be a fan of this as it is very similar in gameplay. For whatever reason, I like Streets of Rage much more than this game. Not sure why as the characters and the enemies are very similar. The graphics are better and look less pixelated. As for the storyline, to be honest, I really did not care of the story as all that I wanted to do is get to the end and beat the bosses.
I have to admit that the music for this game is very good. There were a few times where I stopped playing and listened to the music cause it was that good and catchy.
If you happen to see this game it is worth the pickup. I am sure that you will have fun playing it although if you have played Streets of Rage you may find it repetitive. However it is quite challenging and is not very easy to play.
Rating: 7.5 fights out of 10
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