Review: Final Fight: Double Impact (Xbox Live Arcade)
8 August 2010
Summary: Final Fight: Double Impact is a combination of two Capcom arcade titles: the original Final Fight and Magic Sword . The two titles are a great time waster for you and a buddy, and they complement each other well. $10 for both isn’t too shabby of an asking price either. Just keep in mind that these are just prettied up versions of the arcade originals and not brand new games. Hopefully, Capcom will decide to make a sequel to Final Fight if this bundle does well.
Summary: Admittedly Magic Sword is a more of a distraction rather than a must play game although the whole package has been put together superbly well and offers a hell of a lot of enjoyment as single player games but even more so as multiplayer offerings.
Excerpt: Final Fight: Double Impact's release on XBLA and PSN this week is well timed. As hype for Super Street Fighter IV reaches fever pitch, interest in the classic two-player co-op side-scrolling beat-em-up has never been higher. Super's packed with Final Fight fan service. It's got two characters from Final Fight: Cody and Guy (whose target combo is an exact replica of his main combo from Final Fight), and a Metro City stage.
Conclusion: If you liked Final Fight back in the glory days of the arcades, are a fan of the Street Fighter universe and its characters, love beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage 2 or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, need a new medieval hack 'n slash to play, are a fan of Capcom's work or love nostalgic retro games then download this one as soon as possible!
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Excerpt: Final Fight Double Impact brings us two of Capcom’s greatest arcade classics in one affordable package. Final Fight has changed little since arcade inception in 1989, you control one of three heroes over a multi-level fighting fest to save Metro City’s mayor Haggar’s daughter from a group of criminals calling themselves Mad Gear.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Like many others of my generation, I have a special fondness for Final Fight. For me, this was the game that got me hooked on to arcade machines. This game has probably guzzled more loose change than all the parking meters in Dubai combined. Of course, this was a time before Street Figher 2; circa 1989, an age when the likes of Double Dragon ruled arcade machines and consoles were too expensive for most to purchase.
Summary: Final Fight: Double Impact packages two great games into one worthwhile download. Both Final Fight and Magic Sword hold up well, especially when they are displayed in between authentic cabinet art and visual effects. Throw in online gameplay and you have a pair of must-own titles for the Xbox 360! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.