DescriptionFight for Life is a 3D fighting game that takes place in hell. The player controls one of eight deceased fighters competing to earn a chance to escape and return to the world of the living. After they defeat an opponent they not only move on to the next round, but also learn two of the opponent's moves.
This is the only 3D fighting game released for the Jaguar. It features brightly-colored texture mapped fighters and arenas. Gameplay is very similar to Virtua Fighter, in that the moves more-or-less look like real martial arts.
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|Great 3d fighting game for the Jaguar. The only one 'an all!||Jacob Quinn (7)|
|The Atari Times||Feb 07, 2002||80 out of 100||80|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 26, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|neXGam||1996||3.8 out of 10||38|
|Video Games||May, 1996||32 out of 100||32|
|All Game Guide||1998||30|
|Game Players||May, 1995||30 out of 100||30|
|The Video Game Critic||Nov 01, 2006||F||0|
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DevelopmentGame began production in May of '94 and was completed in December of '95. However, the game was delayed until it was shipped in April '96.
JaguarFight for Life was the last title released by Atari for the Jaguar platform.
MarketingDespite its obvious limitations, the game was constantly being pushed as genre-defining by Atari executives. One such meeting had Fight For Life pitted head-to-head on a widescreen TV with Tekken (which was what Atari said Fight For Life was superior to). Executives wholeheartedly agreed that it was a legitimate competitor to Tekken, much to the disbelief of Atari programmers, who knew better.
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