It was only a matter of time before Fighting games began to parody themselves.
Jump-starting the trend were Genesis hits like Gametek's truly loony Brutal.
Now Brutal is clawing its way onto your Genesis 32X with more feral fighters, more far-flung locations, and more oddball humor.
Wanna see an overweight cat named Psycho Kitty become a lethal, dust-kicking fur ball?
This is your game.
If-solid Fighting moves, battle strategy, and gorgeous animation are important to you too, look no further than Brutal 32X.
An Odd Menagerie
In the 32X version, the ten Fighters of the original Brutal cast welcome two newcomers to the litter.
Chung Poe is a wizened old muskrat who holds his own with the younger critters.
At only two feet tall and 50 pounds, Chung Poe practices the martial art Sabbaal, in which combatants use their opponents' strength against them.
He also has a vaguely obscene taunt.
Psycho Kitty is a hyperkinetic feline who baits his enemies by making nutsoid faces.
Both Chung Poe and Psycho Kitty, like the creatures they join, have more than 200 animations at their disposal.
Don't be fooled, though.
The moves may sound far-out and look even weirder, but Brutal is a classic Fighting title.
You can combat a friend or the CPU in Practice, Battle, or No Frills Head to Head mode.
In Tournament mode, you work your way from white to black belt by taking on each animal combatant and picking up special moves from your mentor, the Dali Llama.
Accompanying the action are a frenzied sound track and some strange animal noises.
Any Fighting fan with a slightly twisted sense of humor would do well to check out Brutal 32X.
- Press Down diagonal in either direction to block.
- Taunt your opponent by pressing Down with Buttons A and B.
- Kung Fu Bunny packs a mean double-kicking distance attack. Press Away with Button С.
- Teleport Chug Poe across the screen with a fireball motion - a conterclockwise semicircle from Away to Toward.
- For many of the fighters you can hold any kick button fora flurry of repeated attacks.
2017-11-06 Brutal game added.