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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