The comic might be cool, but let's face it, it's pretty fragging' hard to do a good digitized fighter on the Genesis. You start the game and see the Title and Options Screen and you get a little excited. The graphics aren't too shabby at first You go to the Character Selection Screen and see the nicely animated, rendered characters here and still have hope. The game starts, the characters do their wacky pre-battle actions and the pain begins. Pain not in the form of fighting but in the form of playing this game-even for a little while. Two-player isn't real bad but the On-player Mode is sluggish and graphically unimpressive.
When I first sampled this game six month ago, I secretly crossed my fingers and thought, "I hope they don't bring this game out." Well, the fates weren't smiling upon me, they were laughing at me. Now I love Lobo--the old bum-but this game deserves to be fragged. You can only play Lobo in a one-player game, and you can only select one of six in the Vs. Mode. The characters are tiny and hard to see. The number of moves available are few, but it's nice that each character gets a healing power. Forget about playing this on a three-button controller--it's six or nothing. Well, even with six buttons, it's not that fun.
Keep your distance from this bottom-of-the-barrel fighting game. Its graphics are horrid, its music and sound effects are repetitive and its fighters are difficult to control. Especially avoid this game if you lack a six-button controller, or you'll be hammering on the Start button to switch between punches and kicks. The game's only good points are its unique collection of combatants (you can fight as Santa Claus) and its simple combo system. I was expecting much more from a fighting game that stars one of the most violent comic book heroes ever (where's the MK-style gore?). To say I was disappointed is a big-league understatement.
Lobo is such a cool comic book hero I feel it is just a shame he appeared on a half-developed fighting game like this. The title has only a handful of fighters and suffers from some crippling design problems also. The biggest of these flaws is the fact that you can only play as Lobo in One-player Mode. Sure it fits the Story Mode, but talk about no replay value. The characters do have a few good moves, but players will not be able to enjoy them due to the horrid control and pixelated graphics. This title is what nightmares are made of. One of the only games out there not even worth a rental.
PC compatible, P-200
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features: Single game mode
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