Clay Fighter (SNES)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

Gimmicky, but fun! Da Pur Insanitee (33) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
Clay Fighter's a great game for beginners, anyone with a sense of humour and all of you stressed-out street fighters who could stand gettin' the clay kicked out of you now and then.
Game Players
The title's self explanatory, really. Play dough fighters take on formidable combat. Its quirky characters and settings work in its favors - and another player can jump in at any time with the "join-in" button.
Total! (Germany)
Insgesamt kommt dieses Game sicherlich nicht an das große Vorbild Street Fighter II heran, doch hinterläßt es trotzdem einen sehr guten Eindruck, nicht zuletzt durch die fantastischen Knetfiguren.
Power Unlimited
Een van de grappigste alternatieve fighters ooit heet Clayfighters. In plaats van de gebruikelijke vechtersbazen speel je hier als kleipoppetjes: lachen geblazen dus. Jammer dat het vechtsysteem wel het een en ander te wensen overlaat.
All Game Guide
It's good for a few laughs, but Clay Fighter is not a game that will keep you coming back for months or even weeks. The game's only selling point is its unique theme, but you'll grow tired of that rather quickly and find yourself disappointed by the game's poor showing in virtually every aspect.
Mega Fun
Tja, Interplay war bei Clay Fighter das Blendwerk anscheinend wesentlich wichtiger als das eigentliche Spiel; je länger Ihr spielt, desto mehr tritt die Technik aber in den Hintergrund und übrig bleibt ein Beat'em Up, das nicht unbedingt aus der Masse herausragt. Knetfiguren, detaillierte Animationen, digitalisierte Titelmusik, alles schön und gut, aber wenn sich die unspektakulären Special Moves fast alle mit der gleichen Tastenkombination erreichen lassen, bei der Hintergrundgrafik teilweise geschlampt wurde und keine sonderlich neuen Ideen mit ins Spieldesign eingeflossen sind, kann ich gerne darauf verzichten. Von den Dingen, die letztendlich einen Prügelhit ausmachen, Atmosphäre und Spielbarkeit, ist Interplay meiner Meinung nach jedenfalls noch weit entfernt.
The Video Game Critic
I will give Clayfighter credit for being imaginative. The well-rendered but unlikeable clay characters include an Elvis impersonator, a scarecrow, a blob, a fat opera woman, and an evil snowman. These are not exactly your usual suspects when it comes to fighting games. They perform some humorous animations and sound bites, including Elvis saying "thank you very much" after winning a bout. When executing their bizarre attacks the fighters will sometimes transform into oversized weapons like hammers and buzz saws. While amusing at first, you can expect a lot of cheap hits and minimal technique. Although the characters are nicely rendered, they lack smooth animation, making it hard to tell what's going on in the heat of battle. You can adjust the game speed, difficulty, and controller configurations. Clayfighter is amusing for the short term, but in the long term it's more irritating than anything else.