Street Fighter: The Movie
Its a game about a movie that's about a game, right? In general, games based on movies are less than inspired. Sadly, Street Fighter: The Movie digs that grave one foot deeper.
You get more than ten seconds of load time between bouts, combos that aren't the same, fighters that are glitchy (like when they take a hit and end up somewhere else on screen), a lag between commands and action...and the moves of Street Fighter...er... sort of.
With SF Movie, Acclaim attempted to make a Street Fighter game out of Mortal Kombat-style digitized graphics. It doesn't work here. The washed-out sprites don't even look like the movie's actors.
The voice-overs are awful, but in general the sound quality is good. Clear grunts and groans punctuate the action throughout the game.
Acclaim's only chance of getting the books in the black on this one is to beat word of mouth and sell enough units before gamers know just how feeble this product is. Smart fighters will turn and run away and live to play an actual Street Fighter product another day.
- You'll find cross-ups aplenty. Use them often.
- Use the slowdowns during gameplay to your advantage - come out of them with a special or super move.
- Don't be fooled! When you see this error message, press Start anyway.