Burning Rival is a 2D versus fighting game in which you take control of one of eight fighters from across the globe and participate in a fighting tournament. The winner may call himself the World’s greatest fighter.
The fighters to choose from are the karate master Arnold, female ninja Asuka, American footballer Bill, kung fu master Mr. Chin, street fighter Craze, kickboxing champion Jackson, luchador Santana and a ghost named Shingen wearing full Japanese armor. Each fighter has their own background scenery and fighting techniques witch include kick, punch and special attacks. The fights are best of three. After all fighters are beaten (including the players chosen character) Shingen has to be beaten a second time to finish the game. You can play solo or against a friend.