Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Games Played 04/16/2009

The Urbz: Sims in the City - X-Box
Pac-Man Championship Edition - X-Box 360
Uno - X-Box 360
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade - PSP


Groove On Fight (1997)
Developer: Atlus
Platform: SegaSaturn
Purchase Date: 08/27/2002

Her organ playing is so bad, it could kill you.

Groove On Fight is a 2-on-2 fighting game that originates from Atlus' own Power Instinct fighting game series. You can switch between the two characters on the fly and there are eleven playable fighters to choose from. It is fun and extremely offbeat, featuring a strange ensemble of characters who seem to each come from different parts of the universe. If you just take a look at the game's cover art - yes, that is just too revealing of an outfit - it should give you an idea of how odd things can get in the game. My favorite characters are two old sisters - played as a single character - who are tied to each other's back and they use each other's bodies (as well as their flying dentures) to beat up their opponents. The game can be used with the optional 1MB cartridge but it could have benefited from the 4MB cartridge if it was released just a little bit later in 1997 when X-Men vs. Street Fighter brought about that innovation. As a result, the game has an unfortunately long loading time in between battles that becomes a bit of a frustration. Still, this is one of the best fighting games that's not made by either Capcom or SNK and that to me is always a major accomplishment.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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