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Fighter's History - Arcade

Publisher:Data East  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Data East  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1993              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Fighting              MAME:fghthist
Controls:View              Commands:View
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:
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In game image of Fighter's History on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Fighter's History on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Printed Circuit Board for Fighter's History.
Select Screen for Fighter's History.
Select Screen
Artwork for Fighter's History.
Game Over Screen for Fighter's History.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Fighter's History.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Fighter's History.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Fighter's History.
Arcade Control Panel for Fighter's History.
Control Panel
Advert for Fighter's History on the Arcade.

Fighter's History is the first attempt of Data East to enter in competition with Capcom and its omnipresent Street Fighter II. Because the many similarities shared by the game with the Capcom masterpiece (like the character select screen, the vs and winner/loser screens, the controls and the design and moves of some characters), Fighter's History was at least simply stamped by most of the players like another SFII clone, and in this way remained ignored and obscured to the mass audience.

Although time after, the many beat'em up fans learnt to appreciate this maybe too underestimated fighting game, especially for its combo system, quite simple to execute even for those players not so able with timing and button pressing, and for its fast gameplay: at this purpose most of the contribution was made by the updated version released in 1994, Fighter's History Dynamite (known as Karnov's Revenge in USA and Europe) that made the gameplay more polished. Despite this at least Fighter's History never reached that great success that maybe Data East still tried to achieve.

Players choose one of 9 international fighters and battle to be the best in the world. Every character has his ending sequence and his own stage. There are also two not-selectable bosses to challenge for reach the end, and the last one of them is real surprising!

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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