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Release year: 1993 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Capcom
Final Fight 2 (SNES)
Final Fight 2 (AKA ファイナルファイト2 fainaru faito tsū in Japan) is a 2D action beat ’em up video game developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It was released in 1993-1994, after the 1992 original game’s alternate version.
When Nintendo decided to port the arcade hit Final Fight to their 16-bit gaming console, the Super Nintendo, they left more than a few key factors that made the game a favorite. Blame it on technological shortcomings but it was not enough to answer the gamers’ rally. To make up for the blunder, the Japanese company released Final Fight 2 in hopes of pacifying the cries of the wanting fans. But is it enough?
The Mad Gear is again up to its old tricks and has reformed to kidnap Guys’ fiancée and father. It’s up to Haggar and a bunch of new characters that are quirky, ominous, and a kind of drab. Cody is supposed to be on vacation with Jessica and Guy is on training. Talk about lame excuses. There are new thugs, too. Unfortunately, the huge bosses are pretty predictable like their minions and you can breeze through Final Fight 2 without breaking a sweat.
Controls are the same as the first iteration’s but the developers decided to give players some customizing capabilities. To avoid confusion, though, basic buttons for punching and jumping remained on their default assignments. A little improvement on the control response is very much welcome.
There’s some improvement in the graphics department on Final Fight 2 given the bigger characters and more impressive backgrounds but nothing that really taps the SNES’ full potential. The large main antagonists look stupid just like their cohorts. On the good side, backgrounds are well-drawn and bright.
Haggards sounds like a hurt dog barking when he’s hit and it’s the same with Carlos. Death moans are repetitive and can get boring after some time, save for the bosses whose sounds are as individual as their funny looks.
During the first minutes of playing, Final Fight 2 for SNES looks like it can redeem the first release which was obviously butchered and botched. It’s worth a first play through, but for a repeat play, it’s not.
Final Fight 2 has been ported to Super Nintendo Entertainment System (this version), and Virtual Console.