Violent Storm (Arcade) review
"Post Apocalyptic Fighting was never so much fun"
Violent Storm came out in '93 exclusively to the Arcades, which completely flew under my radar being that this game really gets my attention on how over the top campy it is. The game uses many mechanics from other beat'em ups like the classic Final Fight and others by Capcom, combining what was standard gameplay plus adding other features to make the experience quite entertaining every time you played it.
The plot is pretty basic really. The heroes must rescue their gal pal from the clutches of an evil overlord who oversees a barred city among the wastelands of a post apocalyptic setting. Its basically a fun version of Mad Max meets Streets of Rage with all the blitz moves and whatnot. We got the main characters, each with their own move sets and techniques although they mostly are equal in power and speed with a few alterations to their skill lists; Wade, the leader of the group, stylish and with flair of uppercutting opponents, Kyle, the speedy member of the group who can perform multiple kicks just by tapping the attack button, and Boris, my favorite, who is the token strongman of the trio.
Community review by CptRetroBlue (December 01, 2020)
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