Fighters Megamix (Saturn) review
"The Mega Powers"
Crossover fighting games were quite the buzz during the mid-to-late 1990s. SNK had The King of Fighters, which united their fighting IPs into a three-team battle format. Capcom created the Versus series, pitting several street fighters against a legion of Marvel super heroes. Sega's AM2 development team, well known for their arcade games utilizing groundbreaking 3D visuals for its time, also got in on the act. What they eventually crafted is Fighters Megamix, a 3D fighting mesh that combines the cast of Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers. However, unlike the other two crossover properties, this title unfortunately became an obscure game; this is mainly due to its exclusivity to the Sega Saturn, which was also released during the system's twilight years.
That's not to say this is some hidden gem that will complete your life once played, but it's still an entertaining experience if you're even a tidbit into 3D fighters, specifically Sega titles. For combat, Fighters Megamix's core reuses AM2's own three-button system where one blocks, one punches, and one kicks. Of course, there's more depth when you perform each character's unique move set, each requiring a combination of button presses and motions. In Virtua Fighter 2's case, the system is used in a more technical, tactical way with an assortment of martial arts-inspired moves; you get punished hard for failing a maneuver. Fighting Vipers is more "arcadey" with its methods, having the cast rely on button-mashing combos and extravagant moves on a whim when winning fights.
Community review by dementedhut (November 20, 2022)
Tell me in what other fighting game can you see a racing car fight a polar bear?
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