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Criticom

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
61
2.0
SEGA Saturn
...
2.3
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Description

Criticom is a one-on-one fighting game where 8 diverse fighters from across the galaxy vie for a crystal artifact. The game features a sci-fi backstory that involves mystery and intrigue surrounding the crystal and each of the 8 fighters is given a unique storyline to explain why he or she is so interested in the artifact. Among the colorful characters are a giant lizard man named Gorm, a ninja lady named Yenji, a killing robot named S.I.D., and a mysterious vampire-like creature named Demonica who places little value on clothing.

The fighting action takes place on a round, elevated platform. Each fighter begins the fight with a full power meter and one power meter refill in reserve that is activated when the primary meter is depleted. Thus, there are no rounds. The fight runs until one fighter is knocked out (no more power in their meter), one is knocked out of the arena (or steps/jumps out), or the time runs out.

Screenshots

Criticom SEGA Saturn Yenji inadvertently leaps off the platform, losing the match
Criticom PlayStation Main menu
Criticom PlayStation Each character gets a short intro.
Criticom SEGA Saturn Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Criticom: Critical Combat" -- Non-US title
  • "クリティコム -ザ・クリティカル コンバット-" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Game Players PlayStation Jan, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Ultimate Gamer Magazine PlayStation Jan, 1996 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Game Zero PlayStation Dec, 1995 13.5 out of 25 54
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Jan, 1996 44 out of 100 44
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Mar 31, 2004 F 0

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Trivia

Awards

  • Game Players
    • 1995 (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Intro Sequence of the Year (shared with Panzer Dragoon)

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