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Final Fight

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Sharp X68000
ZX Spectrum
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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 Arcade Night walking
Final Fight SNES Revenge! Revenge! A Death Wish like story unfolds
Final Fight Arcade Wong Who
Final Fight Commodore 64 That's one mean killing machine

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 (418)
Smashing heads has never been so much fun! SNES Baxter Arnett (15)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Oct 11, 2002 A 100
Shin Force SEGA CD May 29, 2000 9.4 out of 10 94
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Oct, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Player One SNES Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 SNES Feb, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Nov 01, 2004 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Aug, 1991 7.25 out of 10 72
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Jul, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 22 out of 100 22


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Version differences

In contrast to the SNES version of Final Fight, the U.S. version of Final Fight CD had less differences to the original Japanese version: the girl punks were given slightly longer clothes, blood was taken out, Jessica wears her red dress in the intro (she was stripped to her underwear in the arcade and Japanese versions), DamnD's name was changed to Thrasher, Sodom's name was changed to Katana, the "SEXY" graffiti from the restroom stalls in one level was removed, and the references to beer and whisky were removed.

Information also contributed by Alexander Michel
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