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Not that long ago there was this great fighting game, Pit Fighter. Before the Glory of Street Fighter 2, Pit Fighter was king of the hill. Then they decided to bring it to the home market. This proved to be a big mistake. No one could translate it right, and although the graphics were intact the gameplay didn't even come close to that of the arcade's. Now, on the company that put out the arcade game's machine, the Lynx, the game comes out in its best form. While it is true that the graphics are not as good as some of the other home systems, the game play is excellent. The button combos necessary to play are the only draw-back. Pit Fighter is definitely an excellent game, but my worry is that Atari waited to long to release it, since the mention of Pit Fighter is almost nothing now that Street Fighter is king of the hill.
Es mag ja Menschen geben, die mit Pit Fighter tatsächlich etwas anfangen können, aber ich gehöre sicher nicht zu dieser Gruppe. Zwar mag der Titel mit einer Reihe von Moves aufwarten, jedoch kann man diese kaum einsetzen, denn durch die hirnlose Art der CPU anzugreifen erübrigt sich nahezu jede Taktik und es reicht einfaches Buttonsmashing aus um die Kämpfe für sich zu entscheiden. So wirkt der Titel eintönig und dröge auf Dauer. Einziger Lichtblick ist hier der Zweispielermodus über Comlynx Kabel, in dem man dann ansatzweise die Moveliste ausnutzen kann. Ansonsten bleibt ein Spiel, das man vielleicht einmal ausprobiert, aber doch nach kurzer Zeit nur in die Ecke stellt.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
This remains the one of two portable versions (the other being on the Game Boy). It's not worth it for fans, or for curiosity. The title's chances were excellent, but the developer's intentions of making a perfect port are lost on the gameplay.
The Video Game Critic
The game is fairly easy, but getting stuck against the side of the screen exposes you to a barrage of cheap hits. Once you win a match, the screen flashes an odd congratulatory message like "Awesomely done" or "Totally studly". The prize money that accumulates around your feet looks more like a green puddle. Pit Fighter is no prize, but all things considered, this is a respectable version of a mediocre fighter.
But the game isn't that much fun. Even multiplayer, the game just isn't fun at all. The one player mode just has you going through each stage fighting similar enemies in similar environments. It's just a damn bore. The graphic presentation on the Lynx is good, but doesn't make up that the game NEVER looked good. This game isn't recommended at all.
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
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|Overall MobyScore (6 votes)