Game:Capcom Fighting JamPublisher:CapcomDeveloper:CapcomGenre:Beat ’em UpTested for:PS2, XboxAvailable for:PS2, XboxUSK:Released in:2 / 2005
Capcom will mit Fighting Jam usher in a new 2D era: You choose two fighters from the five brawl games Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter 3, Darkstalkers as Red Earth and compete in ‘1 on 1’ duels – there are no hero changes during a fight. The Brawling Virtuosi feature slightly modified combat systems from the original brawls. There are a total of 23 athletes to choose from (you beat the bosses Shin Akuma and Pyron free).
Although the hero control works well, as is typical for Capcom, it is Fighting Jam a bitter step backwards: the amateurish balancing of the protagonists is particularly annoying. Because Shin Akuma, Ryu and Bison knock the other daredevils away in their sleep. In addition, ugly artworks and lifeless backgrounds are disappointing, which don’t harmonize with the protagonists – Capcom would have had to redraw all sprites for this. Finally, there are no bonus modes or other extras. With the specified alternatives or Guilty Gear # Reload 2D beating fans are better served.
Unbalanced 2D brawler with lousy music, a desolate squad, and zero bonuses.