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Eternal Champions (Genesis)

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Description

From various time periods of past, present and future, nine fighters killed in an unjust manner find themselves given a second chance for life. An alien being, known only as the Eternal Champion, brings back the fighters into a competition for one reason: to find one among them worthy of being resurrected, giving them a chance to avert their death and tip the balance between good and evil.

The fighters range from different eras of Earth's History: Larcen, the cat burglar. Jetta, the circus acrobat. Blade, the futuristic bounty hunter. Midknight, the vampiric bio-chemist. Rax, the cyborg. Shadow, the corporate assassin. Slash, the neanderthal. Trident, a Atlantean warrior. And Xavier, a warlock and alchemist.

The game is a 2D one on one fighting title. Each character supports a large number of special moves and individual fighting styles. At the end of a match players have the option to unleash an "Overkill" on a defeated opponent, brutally killing the loser in a graphic manner, or the option to use the background itself for a stage kill.

Screenshots

Eternal Champions Genesis Trident's home scenery: water
Eternal Champions Genesis Shadow's home scenery. The Japanese word "kurai" (dark) is currently on the background
Eternal Champions Genesis Mysterious scenery
Eternal Champions Genesis Time out

Alternate Titles

  • "エターナルチャンピオンズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Whoa! This game is hard! DudeOfMonson (106) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Game Players Nov, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Mean Machines Feb, 1994 97 out of 100 97
Sega Force Sep 14, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Netjak Nov 26, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GamesCollection Jan 13, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Feb 06, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1994 6.25 out of 10 62
IGN Jan 03, 2008 6 out of 10 60
High Score Aug, 1994 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 02, 2009 C+ 58

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Thought On This Game's Future. 1 Guy Chapman (1744)
Jul 06, 2007

Trivia

Cover

The cover art was painted by Julie Bell and is entitled Invincible Team.

Gamebooks

In 1995, Puffin Books published two combat-based gamebook adaptations of this video game, The Cyber Warriors and Citadel of Chaos, both written by Jamie Thompson.

Sticker Album

In 1993, Italian firm Panini (most famous for its football collectible stickers) published a SEGA official Eternal Champions sticker album.

As of 2008, onecan find online articles from France and Spain that sell it in blank for around 20€, and complete (or almost) for 40-60€.

Information also contributed by irelandgamer94 and Pseudo_Intellectual.
re_fold (282) added Eternal Champions (Genesis) on Jul 19, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (257063) and Foxhack (12467)