Fighting games have come a long way since the arcades of the late 80s and early 90s, with a lot of the popular titles coming to the home consoles of the time. With almost everything ported over, the Sega Megadrive fighting games were a mixed bag, but there were some gems. So, here are five of the best to fondly remember beating your siblings at.
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Obviously this was going to be in here. Street Fighter as a series is the grandfather of the fighting game genre, and Street Fighter II is a game that has yet to be surpassed in the eyes of many. In fact, people are still playing this game now, and there are still tournaments run in this game today, so that is the kind of calibre of title we’re talking about here.
The gameplay is still tremendously solid, with that old glitch that caused combos still feeling great to exploit even now. All of the World Warriors are distinct both visually and in terms of gameplay, and the playable addition of the Grand Masters (otherwise known as the Four Kings of Shadaloo) was a great call. Furthermore, the soundtrack is flat out iconic.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Everyone remembers Mortal Kombat and all the controversy is courted in the 90s (and still does now to be fair), but surely we can all agree that out of the retro titles, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is the best title right? Taking all of the great advancements to the series made with the third entry and then polishing it all to a great shine really shows.
All of the gore and violence that you’ve come to love with Fatalities is still here, along with the ridiculous like the Babalities (the wonderful act of turning your opponent into a baby),