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Last Bronx Reviews (SEGA Saturn)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Mar 31, 2004)
The detailed, 3D graphics don't get much better than this on the Saturn, although the urban backgrounds aren't particularly interesting. The control is dead-on, and the anime introduction is far more fun to watch that the 3D rendered stuff in other games. With six modes and options to spare, Last Bronx is senseless violence at its best.
Hobby Consolas (Oct, 1997)
Aún así, los atractivos personajes y sus potentes armas, la simulación de lucha súper real y la siempre sobresaliente realización técnica de los productos de Sega hace que estemos ante un juego muy recomendable que supone la alternativa más interesante a la saga Virtua Fighter.
Mega Fun (Oct, 1997)
Last Bronx spielt sich erwartungsgemäß hervorragend und bietet durch die ellenlange Liste an Combos und Special Moves genügend spielerische Tiefe. Das herausstechendste Merkmal ist dabei der Einsatz von Schlagwerkzeugen, die zum Teil äußerst kunstvoll geschwungen werden (in Kurosawas obercoolen Kampfstil habe ich mich sofort verliebt). Bis in den Himmel wachsen die Last Bronx-Blüten allerdings nicht. Generell bemängele ich das mit neun Charakteren eher bescheidene Kämpferfeld und die Tatsache, daß dieses Virtua Fighter-Pendant nichts Neues bietet. Äußerst ungewöhnlich ist außerdem der fast schon zu leichte Schwierigkeitsgrad, zumal fast alle CPU-Widersacher mit dem „In die Knie gehen und Zuschlag“-Trick besiegbar sind. Doch das alles sollte Saturnuser mit Klopper-Neigungen nicht abhalten - Last Bronx ist vor allem zu zweit ein packender Beat ‘em Up-Spaß.
Good, deep game to play. Above-average fighter with interesting characters. Fun factor is definitely there. Recommended for VF2 lovers, and recommended even more for the few lucky people who have Last Bronx in the arcade (for intense practice at home).
Essentially Fighters Megamix with weapons and an occassional cage, Last Bronx distinguishes itself from other Sega fighters by getting down and dirty - and throwing in characters with more attitude than a hedgehog! With eight characters total, each is pitted against each other thanks to their gang affiliation and crime organizations. This game is quick and more notably, brutal. Is it fun? Yes. Will your local senator approve of it? Probably not.
80 (Dec 07, 2011)
Abordant un gameplay orienté arme blanche, Last Bronx apporte une certaine fraîcheur que beaucoup de joueurs devraient apprécier. Même si il est loin d'être parfait et légèrement en deçà de la concurrence, le soft n'en reste pas moins divertissant et possède sa propre personnalité. Malgré la présence de quelques petits bugs graphiques, Last Bronx représentait aussi une claque technique pour l'époque. Personnages et décors en 3D, détaillés, animations fluides, jeu tournant à 60 fps. Peu de titres peuvent en dire autant... Même après 14 longues années d'évolution.
Thunderbolt Games (Feb 05, 2010)
In the end, Last Bronx is a definite must-own title for all Saturn-owning, fighting game connoisseurs. The excellent motion-captured animation, strong visuals, and refined combat system all work together to create a classic brawling experience that should appeal to both newbies and veterans alike. Little touches like a strong soundtrack, nifty animated endings and stellar backgrounds – all of which are made more realistic due to the inclusion of dozens of real life Japanese corporate sponsors – are just the icing on the proverbial cake. If given the choice, though, snatch up the Japanese version for the bonus game modes, fold-out poster, RAM cartridge stickers and a miniature gashapon of Greyvon holding his spectral Demon Scythe.
High Voltage Online (Oct 01, 2006)
The number of moves is less than it has been in the other Sega fighters, plus the number of characters leaves something to be desired. Too bad there aren’t any hidden characters or anything of the like in this game, it would have brought more replay value to the table than what is presented here right now. Its not that Last Bronx is a bad game, it just has some glaring flaws in it that could have been fixed easily, like the AI or the character balance. Other than those 2 major gripes, Last Bronx is an exceptional fighting game, especially with 2 players, the one player game is lacking somewhat, but still offers a pleasant experience. Worth picking up if you can find it at bargain bin prices.
Edge (Sep, 1997)
Hardcore arcade goers will be aware that the Last Bronx coin-op has held a relatively low profile in the west since its release in 1996, proving less successful than it deserved to be. Although its graphics failed to break any ground, it nevertheless impressed fighting game fans with the speed and realism of the fighters' movements. Thankfully for Saturn owners, while losing only slightly in visual terms, the console version of the game retains the gameplay and the aforementioned strengths of the coin-op, running in hi-res mode at a super-fluid 60 frames per second.
79 (Aug, 2003)
Overall Last Bronx is a perfect port of its arcade predecessor with some extras. As with most arcade games, they are only meant to grab your attention for short spans at a time. But as with those same games, when they are well done, they can easily grab your attention again and again.
Video Games (Nov, 1997)
Streng genommen lebt ein gutes Beat‘em-Up hauptsächlich von seiner guten Steuerung und der Schlagvielfalt. In beiden Punkten erreicht Last Bronx gute bis sehr gute Noten, die allerdings mit etwas spektakuläreren Präsentations-Ideen weitaus besser ausfallen würden. Wie dem auch sei, das ganze wirkt sich natürlich auf die Spielspaßbewertung aus. Auch in puncto grafische Aufmachung hat AM3 tadellose Arbeit geleistet. Ein Probespielchen ist Last Bronx allemal wert, der eine oder andere findet sicher auch Gefallen an dem neuen Saturn-Spiel.
Le jeu est loin d'être facile, même dans le mode de difficulté Easy, et il faudra pas mal d'acharnement pour le retourner dans tous les sens. On peut regretter l'absence d'un mode Survival, mais de toute façon c'est à deux qu'on s'amuse le plus dans un jeu de combat, et là, pas de problème. Cependant sa technicité le réserve à un public averti : Last Bronx est un jeu exigeant, vous aurez été prévenus !
60 (Nov 09, 1998)
Sega owners have been deprived from good games for some time, but now they come running at you like girls in a night club - that might be something just happening to me? - and games like Resident Evil, Duke Nukem and now Last Bronx will make any Saturn owner smile from ear to ear.
Defunct Games (Sep 02, 2006)
I kind of feel bad for saying that Last Bronx isn't a good game. They tried so hard to make 'the best Saturn 3D fighter', but unfortunately it failed. But let's start with the positive. Last Bronx is probably the fastest 3D fighter you can get on your Saturn. The animations are very fluid and the jumps are so fast they look a bit unnatural, especially when you are accustomed to the Virtua Fighter series. It looks great when the characters hit each other with their weapons: it shows some kind of collision spark without any sign of slowdown. Last Bronx even surpasses Fighters Megamix in the degree of speed.
GameSpot (Dec 04, 1997)
Last Bronx was a Sega Model 2 fighting game that enjoyed a decent amount of success in Japanese arcades but barely drummed up any business stateside. Only eight characters are available in the game, plus Red Eye, the game's boss. Six of the game's characters look like typical street thugs, but the other two look like they just got finished taping an episode of 90210. The big difference between Last Bronx and the Virtua Fighter series is the inclusion of weapons.