Another fighting game!? How does the classic Neo Geo series stand up with the Street Fighter and Tekken retail games? Read on for a review!
The joys of fighting games! It seems like we’ve all enjoyed games that collect characters from various series and puts them at fists. Well a good arcade awhile ago supplied Neo Geo characters and duked them against each other in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum. How well does it adapt though?
The gameplay sticks well to what fighting games are. A dual fighting game where you can swap between characters through the fight. The controls stick well and true to the arcade. The character roster boasts a good amount of characters and should keep you interested for awhile. The game features the standard mode where you go through characters progressively until you get to a boss, and a classic VS. mode.
The audio is pretty reminiscent of the characters. Which, let’s be honest, if you aren’t a very big Neo Geo fan, you may not recognize many of them as they are not very memorable, but for what it does it’s actually fit in pretty well.
The graphics are upped from the arcade. It still has the very 2D feel to it. You’ll be very satisfied if you were looking for a port and wanted the same looks to it.
As fighting games go, this game gives you enough bang for your buck. If you’re the type to keep returning, you’ll find this one just the same. There’s a pretty robust cast, so variety isn’t a problem. I find that without the disc factor, this is a very, “kill a couple minutes” game.
All in all, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum does what it can to fit in with the bigger boys in the fighting category on the systems. Because of that, I give Neo Geo a B rating. While it’s not as huge as other games, it’s simple, and fun with no gimmick being relied on.
A - Top notch and stellar. This game accomplished everything that it set out to do and then some.
B - Great! A game worthy of a B means it is a requirement for any gamer to get. Only slight set backs seem to hit a game like this.
C - Games that get a C rating are good. They may not be great. They may not be fantastic. They are fun, interesting, and worthy of a play-through.
D - Average. Sometimes games play it too safe, sometimes they don't step out of their bubble, and sometimes they have too many problems. But they are playable and you may still find fun. Those games deserve a D.
F - Don't play this. The game failed in what it was trying to do. It's not fun and it's not compelling. The game may or may not be playable, regardless, if it has an F, it's probably safe to say you shouldn't play it.