Pocket Fighter

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As it stands, the longevity has been severely impaired. Regardless of the usual flawless presentation, varied modes of battle and option to create your own fighting method by means of gaining ‘cards’ for a Pocket Monsters-style showdown, you won’t be playing it half as long as Street Fighter Alpha 2. It’s funny though, the damn thing is so addictive to play. Why? Because you can’t help becoming hopelessly attached to their cartoony antics and the backgrounds are chocka with familiar faces messing around – most noticeably M Bison and the human laggy-band, Dhalsim. Technically, Capcom hasn’t broken into a sweat putting Pocket Fighter together, but the lack of originality is superseded by yet another satisfying 2-D showpiece, marred by the lack of moves.
PlayStationOfficial U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
As you'd expect, the fighting engine is solid, if not unoriginal, and yields strategic depth for those who would rather play it straight. there are a total of 12 characters and each has an individual story and motivations for wanting to beat everyone else. If the cutesy characters and graphics turn you off, you should stay away from this title. For everyone else, grab a controller and have a good time.
SEGA SaturnSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Pour résumer Pocket Fighter en quelques lignes, on dira qu'il s'agit d'un jeu de combat fun, accessible et décomplexé. Les développeurs se sont faits plaisir sans pour autant perdre de vue l'élément essentiel de tout bon jeu de combat : le gameplay. Avec ses nouveautés bien senties (en particulier le système de gemmes et les coups spéciaux qui prennent des niveaux) et ses personnages et décors hilarants, les parties s'enchainent à plusieurs sans que l'on voit le temps passer. Le principal regret se fera au niveau du roster, un peu réduit.
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
If you are fed up of seeing blood and guts splattered all over the screen then take a welcome break with the sweet and cutesy Pocket Fighters. Harmless, gentle, inoffensive violence.
PlayStationDigital Press - Classic Video Games
This is hardly a game for purists, and considering that's the audience for 2-D fighters these days, this is one that went largely overlooked. There are numerous references to other fighters from the Capcom universe (and the soundtrack is perfect for the fights, remixed from other specific titles), and that's a great way to pull someone in with an open mind. You don't need to spend hours with a strategy or move guide, but that doesn't prevent this from becoming pure, simple bliss.
PlayStationPower Unlimited
Pocket Fighter is even leuk. Het is weer eens wat anders dan het high-tech sadisme van Mortal Kombat 4 en Bio Freaks. De special moves zijn hilarisch en het bij elkaar scharrelen van kristallen heeft ook wel een bepaalde charme. Maar na een paar potjes smacht je toch wel weer naar een echt vechtspel.
PlayStationMega Fun
Street Fighter Forever! Wenn einem nichts mehr einfallt, dann wird einfach das Alter der Heroen radikal verändert (ich freue mich schon auf die Greis-Version). Die Kids-Idee ist zwar nicht neu, erfüllt aber dennoch seinen Zweck, denn Ken & Co einmal mit pummeliger Statur und Pausbacken zu erleben, ist schon für einen Lacher gut. Beim Gameplay werden einige Puristen aufgrund des eingeschränkten Schlagrepertoires zwar die Stirn runzeln, ich persönlich empfinde die simplere Tastenbelegung allerdings als überhaupt nicht störend, da es den Spielverlauf angenehm vereinfacht. Außerdem präsentiert sich das neuartige Super-Move-System vor allem im Zusammenspiel mit der Special-Taste umso raffinierter und sorgt wie bei Darkstalkers für eine ganze Reihe von abgedrehten Attacken. Ach ja, die Spielbarkeit ist mal wieder tadellos. Das muß man bei einem Capcom-Klopper aber wohl nicht erwähnen..
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine
Thus, the only real pleasure Pocket Fighter offers is the laughs from the goofy interpretation on the Street Fighter series. Basically, Pocket Fighter is Capcom's parody of its own fighting series.
Capcom made the fighting genre what it is today, but this game is yet another blemish on Capcom's rapidly declining record. If you really feel the need to see Chun-Li dressed up as a cheerleader, then this game is right up your alley. But then, perhaps a psychiatric evaluation would be time better spent.