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Final Fight Double Impact
7 May 2010
Summary: Final Fight Double Impact brings together the original Final Fight and Magic Sword arcade games - not two Final Fight s as the title implies. Both come with online multiplayer and an in-game arcade motif that comes closer than ever to visually recreating an arcade cabinet on-screen. Now, Capcom’s legendary beat-em-up makes its 360 debut, as does Magic Sword, a lesser-known hack-and-slash game akin to the Ghouls ‘n Goblins series with a bit of platforming thrown in.
Conclusion: Final Fight: Double Impact is a very good port of two classic games by Capcom for next gen consoles. The added online feature lets you play with the world is a welcome addition to the original game. The graphics and music are old school and are preserved through the transitioning of these titles to next generation platforms. The lack of a harder difficulty and the unlimited continues makes the game a bit easier then it would have been if you played it back on the arcade.
Final Fight: Double Impact PS3 review - 360 - Review
21 April 2010
Excerpt: If you frequented arcades at all back in their glory days, chances are you’ve run across either Final Fight or Magic Sword. A street brawler and a side-scrolling fantasy hack’n slash respectively; these games collectively gobbled up more quarters than a New Jersey turnpike at rush hour and provided countless arcade fanatics with hours upon hours of gameplay. Now, Capcom has released both games in one great downloadable package in Final Fight: Double Impact.
Conclusion: For those with fond memories of whittling time and money away in the arcades, Final Fight Double Impact is well worth a look. The rest of the world will still find something to enjoy, as even though these offerings have aged to the point where few teenagers will look twice, there’s still a good deal of charm that exudes as you punch, spin and slash your way to victory – just don’t expect it to last for longer than a few hours.
Summary: In Final Fight: Double Impact, two Capcom arcade classics are repackaged together with a host of extras, options and a heaping dose of nostalgia. There may not be much "new" content here, but there's still plenty to keep retro game fans occupied for hours.
Pros: Two complete Capcom classics at one low price, Tons of options and bonus material, Drop-in online multiplayer
Cons: Can't pause an online game, Both games are rather short, No truly new material
Excerpt: Some classic games are best left in the past, never to be heard from again. The pair of side-scrolling action titles in Capcom’s Final Fight: Double Impact are not that type of game at all; with this downloadable double pack, old-school fans will love to revisit Final Fight and Magic Sword , and newcomers will get a glimpse of early-90s awesomeness without the usual downers associated with arcade cabinets, and with some added features for the online gaming era.
Conclusion: Smack! What is most likely the hardest fist in gaming hits the grinning hooligan right between the eyes. He sits down with a dazed look on his face. Haggar couldn't care less. His daughter Jessica has been kidnapped, and he grabs a hold of the swine and treats him to a suplex that would register as a seven on the Richter scale. Metro City just lost another hoodlum. Final Fight was originally released back in Japanese arcades in 1989.
Pros: Great gameplay, extremely catchy music, wonderful challenge, good settings, clever online component.
Cons: Lowered difficulty, not possible to pause with standard settings.