|Final Fight is a 2D beat-em-up, released by Capcom for the Super Nintendo in 1991.|
Lately, I've been getting really miffed at the description "lovingly crafted." That phrase seems like the go-to compliment in 2018 reviews, but isn't everything lovingly crafted? Does that description really mean anything? When I play Final Fight for the SNES, I am reminded that not everything is lovingly crafted. Some things are crafted under an overwhelmingly pervasive "meh."
Final Fight for SNES is a 2D, two-button beat-em-up game. Choose between bulky, slow Haggar, whose daughter has been kidnapped, and the more ability-balanced Cody, the boyfriend of the kidnapped girl. Punch with "Y" and jump with "B." Push them at the same time to perform a supermove that drains your life meter. Jump, then press "Y," and you can do a flying kick. Use the directional-pad to traverse a 2D corridor, and pummel all the bad guys. That's it.
|What could possibly go wrong?|
|Hey, lady, you dropped your necklace. Oh, wait, Nintendo edited all of the ladies out of this game.|
|Hey, Capcom, give me your lunch money!|
You know what is a "lovingly crafted" 16-bit beat-em-up from 1991? Streets of Rage. Go play that instead.
Lasting Value: 5.0/10.0