Excerpt: We sometimes wonder if it’s fashionable to attack a game that contains immature profanity. It’s certainly correct to think that such unnecessary language isn‘t a requirement, although if it attracts the buyers then who can blame the publishers.
Excerpt: This is not the Final Fight your father remembers or the game you remember as a young whipper snapper. It's not a game that anyone will want to remember. The only real similarity Final Fight: Streetwise has to the classic brawler is the name on the front of the box.
Excerpt: In my opinion, Capcom will forever be remembered for the industry revolution their original arcade game, Street Fighter II , caused in the early 1990’s. In that area, beat ‘em up games reigned supreme. Who doesn’t remember Double Dragon , Streets of Rage , Mortal Kombat, Rival Turf or Final Fight ?
Excerpt: I spent a lot of time in arcades as a youngster and for me, Final Fight was one of my ‘bread and butter’ games. I remember going on some form of caravan holiday with my parents and whilst they went off to lounge on the beach, I would waltz down to the clubhouse arcade with the sole purpose of...
Excerpt: I was around nine-years-old, walking alone on the sidewalk totally lost in thought. Being that it was 1984 and summertime, I was probably daydreaming about going to the arcade and playing Donkey Kong Jr. I
Conclusion: I have no idea why I seem to be loving games more than everyone else right now, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a damn fine beat-em-up, and it's a perfect, mindless, meaty bit of action that the genre sorely needed.
Conclusion: Adding to the insanity of this package is the original arcade game, which is available as an unlockable bonus. Despite a pretty good emulation of the arcade version appearing in Capcom's classic arcade compilation last year, the version in Streetwise isn't that version.
Pros: Featuring Mike Haggar.
Cons: Ugly graphics, Horrible speech, Lame gameplay, Needless cursing makes the whole script sound hokey, Camera is usually pretty bad.
Summary: Final Fight Streetwise is an average game, but one which kept us entertained for the few hours it lasts. What is inexcusable is the poor emulation of the original game as a bonus, and the cameras which are simply horrible.