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Description

From various time periods of past, present and future, nine fighters killed in an unjust manner find themselves given a second chance for life. An alien being, known only as the Eternal Champion, brings back the fighters into a competition for one reason: to find one among them worthy of being resurrected, giving them a chance to avert their death and tip the balance between good and evil.

The fighters range from different eras of Earth's History: Larcen, the cat burglar. Jetta, the circus acrobat. Blade, the futuristic bounty hunter. Midknight, the vampiric bio-chemist. Rax, the cyborg. Shadow, the corporate assassin. Slash, the neanderthal. Trident, a Atlantean warrior. And Xavier, a warlock and alchemist.

The game is a 2D one on one fighting title. Each character supports a large number of special moves and individual fighting styles. At the end of a match players have the option to unleash an "Overkill" on a defeated opponent, brutally killing the loser in a graphic manner, or the option to use the background itself for a stage kill.

Screenshots

Eternal Champions Genesis Fight begins
Eternal Champions Genesis Devastated sega logo
Eternal Champions Genesis Xavier casts a spell in front of the Chicago Theater
Eternal Champions Genesis Main menu

Promo Images

Eternal Champions Screenshot
Eternal Champions Screenshot
Eternal Champions Magazine Advertisement p. 11
Eternal Champions Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "エターナルチャンピオンズ" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Whoa! This game is hard! Genesis DudeOfMonson (118)

Critic Reviews

Game Players Genesis Nov, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Sega Magazine (UK) Genesis Jan, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Sega Force Genesis Sep 14, 1994 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jul, 1994 10 out of 12 83
GamesCollection Genesis Jan 13, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Megablast Genesis Mar, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 04, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1994 25 out of 40 62
IGN Genesis Jan 03, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Wii Dec 17, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Thought On This Game's Future. 1 Guy Chapman (2001)
Jul 06, 2007

Trivia

Cover

The cover art was painted by Julie Bell and is entitled Invincible Team.

Gamebooks

In 1995, Puffin Books published two combat-based gamebook adaptations of this video game, The Cyber Warriors and Citadel of Chaos, both written by Jamie Thompson.

Sticker Album

In 1993, Italian firm Panini (most famous for its football collectible stickers) published a SEGA official Eternal Champions sticker album.

As of 2008, onecan find online articles from France and Spain that sell it in blank for around 20€, and complete (or almost) for 40-60€.

Information also contributed by irelandgamer94 and Pseudo_Intellectual.
Contributed to by re_fold (310), Sciere (533287) and Foxhack (24980)