Wednesday 2 August 2023

Prize Fighter (Mega CD / Sega CD review)

Developer: Digital Pictures
Publisher: Sega
Released: 1993

Prize Fighter is a Full Motion Video (FMV) game that's exclusive to Sega's CD add-on.

+ Makes each fight feel like a spectacle thanks to the awesome ring entrances and introductions from Michael Buffer.

+ Your progress is saved as you defeat opponents, and the obtainable Power Points let you upgrade your fighter's abilities.

- Controls are incredibly convoluted and never feel intuitive, even with the Trainer option turned on to guide your punches.

- Opportunity for landing each punch is insanely small and the game would have arguably worked better with button prompts.

- Initial fighter gives you no room to learn the ropes, which is disheartening and leaves you begging for a real training mode.

- Has little in the way of replay value, as there's only four opponents and no other modes to immerse players.

- While the FMV looks great during the introductory sequences, the actual boxing takes place inside a postage stamp.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Find a Review