Gametek’s furry fighters punch and kick their way onto the Sega CD. After playing the cartridge version, the question most gamers will ask themselves is whether or not this this tournament is worth entering. The answer? Yes, it is.
With its expanded plot and specific extras, Challenge from the Dark Side is more of an director’s cut than a full-blown sequel. Designer Michael Latham has pushed the Sega CD to its limits, upping the playable character count from nine to twenty-four (!), and by making the game bloodier than its cartridge cousin – almost to the point of overkill (no pun intended).
Sega of America’s foray into the fighting arena was supposed to take on Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Whether it succeeds or not is subject to much debate, but one thing everyone can agree on is that it’s caused as much controversy as any of its competition. Read on and see if it’s worth all the hype.
Genesis owners’ patience was rewarded with the Special Champion Edition, basically a port of the SNES’ Street Fighter II Turbo with some Genesis-exclusive features. While it wasn’t the killing Genesis players envisioned, it still did an excellent job bringing street fighting action to the ol’ black box.
Tournament Fighters has EVERYTHING the SNES version is missing except for the gameplay, and that’s a big ”except.” I loved that Konami always made each version of a game completely different, like with TMNT: TF, Sparkster and Contra. Still, this game is definitely worth buying if only for the music!