Fighting Games on the NESJuly 22, 2018
This video is going to take a look at a few fighting games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Not to be confused with beat ’em up style games, such as Double Dragon or Golden Axe. These are 1 on 1 fighting games, similar to titles such as your Street Fighters’, Mortal Kombats’ or Killer Instinct’. The games showcased in this video are simple in design and ambition, but filled a part of the gaming market with fun games of competition and helped to usher in a new genre of video games.
The three games specifically covered in this video are Urban Champion, Karate Champ and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters.
Urban Champion is a simple game, almost like playing Rock Paper Scissors with the slow lumbering moves and the simple repertoire of attacks your character can perform.
Karate Champ is a slightly more advanced experience than Urban Champion. You character can perform a wide assortment of moves, dependent upon which way you are holding the D pad and which button you press. The action is still slow, though.
TMNT Tournament Fighters is the most comparable of the bunch to other fighting games.
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