Rival Schools is an excellent game for both neophytes and experienced fighters alike. The twisted characters, bizarre special moves, great visuals and flawless control make it a worthy successor to Capcom’s Street Fighter legacy. Furthermore, the fact that hidden players can be unlocked and many odd secrets are contained within (school nurse Kyoto giving the player a massage, for instance), give it substantial replay value. It has fast-paced fighting, an easy learning curve and all of the great gameplay that fans have come to expect from Capcom’s fighting game developers. Both hard-core fans and novices to the genre should give it a try.