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Final Fight

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Game Boy Advance
Amstrad CPC
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The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler and newly elected mayor Mike Haggar tries to do something about it, much to the displeasure of the Mad Gear Gang who kidnap his daughter Jessica. Only three people are brave enough to venture into the crime-infested streets and try to bring Jessica back.

Final Fight is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game. Taking on the role of either Cody, Guy, or the mayor Mike Haggar himself, you must advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation. You will have to cope with a variety of thugs, ranging from firebomb-throwing maniacs to behemoth wrestlers. To defeat these thugs, you have an arsenal of punches, kicks, throws, and jump kicks at your disposal.

SNES port offers only two playable characters: Cody and Haggar. It is also single player only. Later, Final Fight Guy was released in which Cody was replaced with Guy.


Final Fight ZX Spectrum Hagger's story
Final Fight SNES Choose your fighter. As you can see, Guy is missing
Final Fight Game Boy Advance Destroy the other people's car and earn many points!
Final Fight SEGA CD Haggar Mad!

Alternate Titles

  • "Street Fighter '89" -- Working Title
  • "Final Fight One" -- GBA title
  • "Final Fight CD" -- SEGA CD title
  • "ファイナルファイト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Only for the die-hard fans who have no other options. SNES DarkBubble (370)
Better than Final Fight on the SNES. Worse than Streets of Rage 2. SEGA CD Majestic Lizard (655)
If only this was the final fight... SNES MasterMegid (900)
not as good as they say SEGA CD Schutzstaffel88 (14)
Solid Port Of A 1980's Brawler SEGA CD ETJB (394)
Smashing heads has never been so much fun! SNES Baxter Arnett (15)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Mar, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Hobby Consolas SEGA CD Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine SEGA CD Jan, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Game Boy Advance May 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Game Boy Advance Sep 25, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Jul 17, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide SNES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 4 out of 12 33


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Capcom firstly designed Final Fight to be the sequel to Street Fighter named Street Fighter '89, but they changed their minds and decided to give the game a new name and start a new series.

Version differences

  • All home computer versions of Final Fight include a shot of the Mayor's daughter tied up in her underwear during the opening sequence, which was only seen in Japanese arcades (it was censored in Europe and America).
  • The female gang members (Poison/Roxy, etc.) haven't had much luck appearing in the home ports of the game. All the Nintendo versions replaced them completely with male enemies (this includes the recent GBA remake, at least the US version) and while they appear in some rare ports they can only be found with edited clothing. Only the rare Japanese SEGA CD version shows them in their original form.
  • In the Super Nintendo port, the names of some bosses were changed (Damnd became Thrasher and Sodom became Katana). The censorship also cut the whiskey from the list of power ups and took away all female enemies of the game, leaving only men.
  • In the arcade version after destroying the car (bonus area), a character comes along and cries "Oh My God!". On the Super Nintendo this was changed to "Oh My Car!"

Wrestling connection

The enemy Andore was based on a wrestler called Andre the Giant. The story of Mike Haggar also has a parallel with the story of former wrestler Jesse Ventura, who left the ring to become governor in Minnesota. Information also contributed by Depth Lord, Perfil Falso and Zovni.
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