Street Fighter II set a tough standard for fighting K' games. Add Doomsday Warrior to the growing list of middle-of- the-pack SNES beat-em-ups.
Doom Is at Hand
When intergalactic punks trash the neighborhood's cars and pollute the drinking water, it's time to call a Doomsday Warrior! In this head-to-head fighting game, you play one of seven Doom Squad heavyweights. You're out to beat up everyone else in the game to prove your worth and save the Earth. You can duke it out with a friend, or go it alone. After flinging fists against the computer's eight regular opponents, you get to clobber three extra bosses.
ProTip: Stay close to the final boss, Main, and you can toss her like a sack of potatoes for an easy win.Don't keep your distance, or she'll scorch you with magic.
Stop, Look, and Pummel
Doomsday's side-view pix are crisp and colorful, and the cinema sequences have sparkle. Still, this game's graphics won't knock you out. There are only four battleground scenes (compared to Street Fighter's 12). The animation is ordinary, so don't expect slick facial expressions nr silky-smooth strutting.
The sounds are in line with the rest of the game -- average. You'll like some of the music, but some you'll want to ban from the airwaves.
Your fighters aren't very imaginative, but their standard kicks, punches, and screen-rockin' throws do the job. Their special techniques, however, are predictable fare. They include fireballs, dashing punches, and spiraling jump attacks.
Doomsday's biggest handicaps, though, are its combat system and its controls. The special attacks are all triggered by the same few button-press sequences, and combination maneuvers are minimal. To top it off, the L and R button blocking moves are unwieldy in the heat of battle.
To throw a fireball or execute a running attack, hold the joystick back for two seconds, then press it toward the opponent and punch or kick. Also, try holding down Down for two kicks, then press Up plus punch or kick.
In this Comer...The CPU
Despite unlimited continues and adjustable challenge, trading blows with the computer can be aggravating. Your computer opponents always sucker-throw you at close range before you can retaliate. No fair! As a consolation, you can cheat the CPU by using the same assaults over and over again for an easy win. As you beat your way through this game, you earn ability points to bolster your brawler's attack and defense ratings. A password saves the new stats, which is a plus.
At the end of combat, you earn one ability point for every remaining health point You must win all of your matches by wide margins, or you don't stand a chance.
A One-way Ticket to Palookaville
Street Fighter II may be old news, but for head-to-head fighting it's still tops. Doomsday Warrior's just an interesting prelim to the main event.
Download Doomsday Warrior
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed
Renovation has picked up the rights to do this one-on-one fighting game, Doomsday Warrior.
Play as Amon, a determined young warrior out to prove his worth to the heavenly gods. Only by beating them with punches, kicks, and an assortment of super secret attacks can he finally return to his resting place.
Become the true warrior before the doomsday finally comes.
It's Doomsday, folks, and the Doom Squad is out to wreck your day under the guidance of the evil sorceress, Main. Doomsday has seven unique characters and beat-em-up action, plus 15 secret moves. Each time you win a fight; you strengthen and customize your Doomsday Warrior's five skills. If the computer action's too easy, take on a friend. Battle it out to see who will survive Judgement Day.