|Some of the rowdy bunch that captured my heart...|
Anyways, after a chance Twitter conversation with fellow brawling connoisseurs; Messrs Dave Bird and Anton Sombetzki, we decided to each jot down our top 10 favourite fighting games and then compare the lists...vs style! Given that we each enjoy differing gaming palettes, the variations in selections should hopefully make for some interesting reading.
This is the first time I've embarked on compiling this list so, here goes...or as Anton put it: "three dudes, ten games, one week!"
By the by, this not my take on the "definitive" or "greatest" fighting games. It just those which I hold dearest, and the systems on which I fell in love with them...so please don't be offended if a certain game hasn't made it.
1. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (SNES/Super Famicom)
|Funny what some new colours and a speed increase can do, eh...|
2. The King of Fighters 98 (PSX)
|Dragon vs Wolf, in stunning SNK-ovision!|
3. Tekken 2 (PSX)
|Brush head biker, batters armoured thief...in a forest, why not!|
4. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Saturn)
|The Capcom geekometer is off the charts here...|
5. Capcom vs SNK 2: Millionaire's Fighting (Dreamcast)
|After years of clamouring, the fans got their way...and it was good!|
6. The Last Blade 2 (Neo Geo CD)
|SNK's prettiest ever game?|
7. Street Fighter III Third Strike (Dreamcast)
|The purists choice...and with good reason|
8. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (PS2)
|Finally, Garou plays as good as it looks...|
9. Fighters Megamix (Saturn)
|This was the ultimate SEGA get together!|
10. Killer Instinct (SNES)
|Insane combos at their best!|
So there we are then, my ten favourite fighting games. I hope you enjoyed reading the list as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Please feel free to vote, comment, share and subscribe...oh and check out my comrade's lists too!