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Fight for Life (Jaguar)

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Fight for Life is a 3D fighting game that takes place in hell. The player controls one of eight deceased fighters competing to earn a chance to escape and return to the world of the living. After they defeat an opponent they not only move on to the next round, but also learn two of the opponent's moves.

This is the only 3D fighting game released for the Jaguar. It features brightly-colored texture mapped fighters and arenas. Gameplay is very similar to Virtua Fighter, in that the moves more-or-less look like real martial arts.


Fight for Life Jaguar Kara vs. Muhali
Fight for Life Jaguar Title Screen
Fight for Life Jaguar Ring Out
Fight for Life Jaguar Main Menu

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Fight for Life Concept Art Sketches featuring Senior The Devil and Pog, one of the playable characters.
Fight for Life Other Back
Fight for Life Concept Art Sketch of Pog's ending sequence.
Fight for Life Concept Art Sketch of Pog's ending sequence with him looking at the moon.

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User Reviews

Great 3d fighting game for the Jaguar. The only one 'an all! Jacob Quinn (7) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Feb 07, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 26, 2003 7 out of 10 70
myatari Nov, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
neXGam 1996 3.8 out of 10 38
Video Games May, 1996 32 out of 100 32
Game Players May, 1995 30 out of 100 30
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
The Video Game Critic Nov 01, 2006 F 0


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Game began production in May of '94 and was completed in December of '95. However, the game was delayed until it was shipped in April '96.


Fight for Life was the last title released by Atari for the Jaguar platform.


Despite its obvious limitations, the game was constantly being pushed as genre-defining by Atari executives. One such meeting had Fight For Life pitted head-to-head on a widescreen TV with Tekken (which was what Atari said Fight For Life was superior to). Executives wholeheartedly agreed that it was a legitimate competitor to Tekken, much to the disbelief of Atari programmers, who knew better.

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quizzley7 (21715) added Fight for Life (Jaguar) on Jun 30, 2002