CO-OP Corner: Final Fight (Arcade)
Final Fight is another classic side scrolling beat’em up from the arcades. While I did play the SNES version, I never got a chance to try the arcade version. When I saw that this was part of the Capcom Beat’em Up Collection on Steam, I figured this would be a good chance to see what was different from the console version. So I grabbed my brother and we gave this a run through. Overall, we had a fun time.
The game takes place in the fictional Metro City whose crime rate is through the roof. The new mayor, Mike Hagger, vows to clean up the city. One of the gangs doesn’t like this idea and kidnaps his daughter to keep him in line. This was a bad idea. This makes Mike, a former wrestler, decides to go after the gang. He gets some help from his daughter’s boyfriend Cody and his friend Guy.
Each of the characters has a slightly different playstyle. I stuck with Guy since he was more like a ninja. The combat is pretty standard for a beat’em up with each character having the same basic moves and each having one powerful move that takes away some of your health. There are weapons that can be picked up and these are pretty effective when you can get one. Like most arcade games, the game gets harder as you go through the games six stages. But there were only a few times where we thought the game was acting cheap.
The game took us around forty minutes to beat. And as I mentioned before, we had fun with this one. The gameplay was good and the game still looks and sounds decent. There were some noticeable differences between the arcade and console versions of this game, but nothing earth shattering or noteworthy. I would say if you have some time to kill this is a fun game to play either by yourself or with a friend.