Category Archives: Arcade
3 Count Bout Review

3 Count Bout arcade NEO GEO box art

Brutal 2D arcade wrestling at its finest.

Story

This is hardcore no-rules wrestling where wrestlers don’t hesitate to fight dirty. In order to stay alive in this ring, you must use your wits, skills and whatever tools you can get your hands on.…

After Burner Climax Review

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Super fast paced arcade shooter with insane graphics and non-stop heart pounding action.

Story

The enemy country “Z” has exploited its arsenal of nuclear weapons and announced its threat on world power. Beginning with attacks on a weaker neighboring country, “Z” plans an aggressive nuclear attack on larger forces in approximately 48 hours.…

Cabal Review

Cabal Arcade Game Flyer

An arcade co-op shooter where you take on an entire army of terrorists.

Story

A brave commando soldier volunteers for a very dangerous mission. The mission objectives are clear and simple; eliminate an army of terrorists, by any means necessary.
Armed with only an assault rifle and some hand grenades, the commando heads towards the terrorist headquarters and opens fire at anything that moves…

The Game

Cabal in the arcades came in two variants – one controlled with a standard joystick and the other controlled with a track-ball.…

Dead or Alive 2 Review

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Arcade fighting game with ninjas, wrestlers, hot chicks and ultra-fast action.

Story

Despite the death of the original sponsor of the legendary fighting tournament Dead or Alive World Combat Championship, a second tournament is starting up. Excited fighters from all over the world gather and engage in the fighting tournament, but it is soon reviled that the new sponsor is a corrupt one.…

Elevator Action Review

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Shooting enemies and riding elevators – good for a few laughs!

Story

Agent 17 – codename Otto – is a secret agent. His is on a mission to steal a bunch of secret documents, hidden away in enemy territory. Not everything goes by the plan though.…

Garou: Mark of the Wolves Review

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Excellent 2D arcade fighting in the classic Fatal Fury universe.

Story

Ten years have passed since the death of the crime lord Geese Howard. Southtown has since become a more peaceful place. But the peace is about to be broken as a man called Kain is striving to become the new top crime lord of Southtown.…

Gauntlet Review

Gauntlet arcade game flyer

Memorable fantasy arcade dungeon crawling with solid four player co-op.

Story

The heroes Thyra the Valkyrie, Thor the Warrior, Questor the Elf and Merlin the Wizard enter a huge unknown dungeon in a quest for conquest. The dangerous labyrinthine halls are filled with all sorts of monsters, traps, sorcery and wondrous treasures.…

Golden Axe Review

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Fantasy beat ’em up with swords and sorcery – fight evil and rescue the king!

Story

The evil oppressor Death Adder has kidnapped the king and the princess, and stolen the legendary weapon called Golden Axe. Only the strongest warriors of the realm can hope to defeat Death Adder and save the Yuria kingdom!…

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Review

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes dreamcast box art

Over-the-top 2D arcade fighting featuring Capcom’s fighters and Marvel’s super-heroes in a mad crossover universe.

Story

The legendary evil only known as ”Armour of Erosion” has been awoken. Its ominous shadow is spreading fast, and if it is not soon returned to limbo the world is doomed to be consumed by it.…

Mortal Kombat II Review

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Ninjas, demons, kung fu fighters, shaolin monks and assassins in the most brutal fighting tournament around.

Story

After his failure in the first Mortal Kombat tournament, Shang Tsung has plotted a new plan on how to bring the Earthrealm warriors to the Outworld to face impending doom.…

SoulCalibur Review

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Truly epic 3D fighting with brilliant graphics, awesome music and tons of replay value.

Story

The legendary evil sword known as Soul Edge has many myths and rumors around it. The owner of the cursed sword was the dreaded pirate Cervantes whose reign of terror ended after his defeat at the hands of Sophitia, the sacred warrior and Taki the demon huntress.…

Splatterhouse Review

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Brutal horror Beat ’em Up game with blood, gore and guts.

Story

Jennifer and his boyfriend Rick are two students at the parapsychology university. For a project in school about the legendary parapsychologist Dr. West they decide to investigate his old abandoned mansion, called the Splatterhouse.…

Tekken 6 Review

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All out brutal violence in one of the finest 3D fighting games around.

Story

Jin Kazama has taken charge of the Mishima Zaibatsu corporation and now holds tyrannical ambitions. Using his resources within the organization to become a global superpower, he severs the Mishima Zaibatsu’s national ties and openly declares war against all nations.…

The House of the Dead 2 Review

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Frantic and nightmarish light gun zombie shooter – cheap thrills for your coin.

Story

Fourteen months ago, a violent zombie outbreak was successfully stopped by the AMS (The Secret International Agency). Now, upon researching the phenomenon, strange zombie-related events are being reported from Venice, and an esteemed AMS agent has gone missing there.…

The King of Fighters ’98: The Slugfest Review

The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest arcade box art

Intense action and deep strategy in a solid 2D arcade fighting experience!

Story

As the corruption of Orochi was defeated in The King Of Fighters Tournament ’97, everyone thought that the tournament was going to end once and for all. But as Rugal returns to arrange another tournament, suspicions start to arise among the fighters who have seen Rugal’s deeds in the past.…

The King of Fighters XII Review

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Flashy 2D HD arcade fighting with superior graphics and some crippled features.

Story

A new King of Fighters tournament is being arranged and 22 brave souls have gathered to prove their worth against the most powerful fighters in the world.

The Game

The King of Fighters XII is 2009’s mainline episode of the long running King of Fighters franchise.…

Virtua Fighter Review

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Intense 3D fighting in a true arcade experience.

Introduction

Virtua Fighter is the original arcade fighting game that pretty much started the 3D fighting hype – as one of the first 3D fighting games released in the arcades, it sure has broken some new ground.…