by Sterling Silver Software
Tengen trashes the rulebook and heaves out clean fighting with its powerhouse translation of the arcade hit Pit Fighter. The hand-to-hand fights are raw, and absolutely nothing is off limits.
And we mean absolutely nothing. When kicks, body slams, and punches aren't enough, you start slinging anything you can get your hands on: knives, crates, bar stools, barrels, even a motorcycle. And if the onlookers don't think there's enough action going on, they're likely to beat on you themselves. Kinda adds a whole new dimension to the term spectator sport.
There are three pit fighters you can choose from, depending on what style of brawl you want. Buzz used to be a pro wrestler, and he's your man if you're after sheer power. He gets in there with a wicked body slam, a formidable pile driver, and a head butt that sends 'em flying. Ty's your choice for agility. He's a kick boxing champ, and unleashes nasty spin and flying kicks as well as a rugged roundhouse. Last but far from least is Kato, with a 3rd degree black belt. He's tops for speed, and his special mayhem includes a devastating combo punch, jaw-crack-ing flip kick, and a potent backhand.
Your opponents are no wimps, either, and there are 10 rounds of them. They have the same disrespect for fighting fair as you do. The Executioner and Southside Jim are two of the "easier" ones, but their fists are lethal weapons. Angel is anything but angelic — she's heavily into low-down, dirty fighting!
It gets tougher. There's Heavy Metal and C.C. Rider, who's big, powerful, and likely to make you glad this is a video game and not a real fight. But Chainman Eddie is even nastier and rougher: watch out for his charge or you're a dead man.
Our game partners have come up with some great titles this year, and Pit Fighter is -no contest - one of the all-time best. Tengen digitized live action (ouch) for the graphics, so expect jaw-shattering realism. The combat is intense, vicious and outrageously nasty. This cart is incredibly close to the original arcade version, and an all-out blast to play.
The only way to get to Angel is to just Keep punching. Keep on top of Heavy Metal ana don't give him any room. Grab power pills: they make you briefly invulnerable.
Pit Fighter is a fighting arcade game released in 1990 for many platforms, including the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, DOS and Amiga among many others. The graphic elements were created by using a blue screen, like in the movies, which was quite new at that time. The moves of the characters in the game were actually performed by real actors hired to do them in front of a video camera. The moves were afterwards introduced in the game using the above-mentioned technology. Buzz, Ty and Kato are the three playable characters, while the game also features eight unplayable characters.
2006-04-29 Pit Fighter is a 3rd-person fight game.