Conclusion: The core idea - MMA-style fights with traditional fighting game mechanics - isn't bad, it just isn't executed very well here. The game isn't particularly fun to play due to slow, clunky controls, poor pacing, impossible counters, and strange rules (no against the cage mechanic, no real submissions, no KO's, etc.) that pretty much take all of the MMA out of this supposed MMA game. As an MMA game, it is poor. As a traditional fighting game, it is poor.
Summary: Parents need to know that Supremacy MMA is a graphic, violent fighting game with strong language, suggestive themes, drug references, and plenty of blood -- making it not for kids. The mixed martial arts battles are brutal and competitors take damage from hands, feet, knees, and takedowns. Some moves result in broken bones. One fighting venue shows topless females. Players watch as a character is injected with what appears to be cocaine.
Excerpt: Take simply moving around the cage - an easy thing to do in every game featuring MMA, dating all the way to ‘96’s FirePro Wrestling S and the first UFC game in 2000. Here, in order to do that, you have to press a shoulder button and move the left stick to awkwardly move around the cage. And it’s not just awkward because you have to press two buttons - it looks really weird visually, like they only animated part of the actual movement.
Excerpt: Supremacy MMA review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com With EA Sports MMA and THQ’s UFC Undisputed series going for a simulation-based approach, the door was wide open for an alternative - an NFL Blitz-esque game that was rooted in reality to a degree, but could also feature really fast-paced action too. Kung Fu Factory sought out to fill that void with an ultra-violent approach to the sport free of licensing restrictions.
Excerpt: We’re lovers, not fighters. We don’t know what it’s really like to smash our heel into someone’s cheek. We imagine it’d feel like it does in Supremacy MMA: our unparalleled strength would bring blood and broken bones. (Hey, we can dream.) Authenticity has no place in this arcade brawler, yet Supremacy nails our most realistic assumption about getting into a fistfight: it isn’t any fun.
Pros: + Vicious, violent, and bloody brawling.
Cons: ? Anyone else having horrible flashbacks to the Fight Club game (original Xbox)?
Excerpt: MMA is exploding in terms of exposure and popularity. Exceeding boxing, several MMA games have been released looking to capitalize on its popularity. THQ’s UFC-licenced offerings are generally well received and even industry giant EA had waded into the fray with an MMA offering of their own. Enter 505 Games. With no license and a budget that’s likely well under what a company like EA can throw at a game, what do they have to offer with Supremacy MMA?
Excerpt: Supremacy MMA might not be the only mixed-martial arts game available, but it offers a unique experience that neither EA or UFC can provide. This is not a simulation style MMA like those games, so expect a more arcade style approach and oh yeah, this is about a hundred times more brutal. When your opponent taps, you can choose to not release the hold, shattering their limbs and making a serious mess.
Conclusion: Besides the usual “quick play”, Supremacy MMA
features other interesting components. The game
comes with Supremacy Stories, a story mode that
revolves around each character leading to their
involvement in the unsanctioned fighting scene;
a tournament mode that provides either an
eight-man elimination match or a Mortal Kombat
style ladder; and a Femmes Fatales mode that
highlights the first professional female MMA
fighters in a video game.