(Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Burning Fight (Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Game Profile

Released in 1991 by SNK, Burning Fight is a side-scrolling hand-to-hand-combat action game. In pursuit of Casterora, leader of a huge syndicate that has escaped from New York to Osaka, the protagonists are three detectives: Duke, Ryu and Billy. Each character fights using a combination of punches, kicks and jumps, plus his own particular special move, activated by simultaneously pressing the jump and attack buttons. These lethal techniques have enormous destructive force, but they also consume a great deal of energy. For this reason, players must use their special moves with skillful timing.

Luckily for the detectives, new weapons and additional health can be found by breaking things like phone booths and street signs along the way. A boss, who must be defeated in order to continue the mission, awaits players at the end of each stage. You can also take on the gang with a friend, but beware - attacks by one player can damage the other, so keep an eye on where your partner is in the heat of the battle. End Casterora’s reign of terror once and for all.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

Burning Fight is a side-scrolling hand-to-hand-combat action game.

In the early days of the Neo-Geo SNK tried its hardest to cover all of the potential money-making bases of arcade and home console gaming. Fatal Fury catered to the one-on-one fighting crowd, NAM 1975 was an Operation Wolf clone with a difference, and...

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User Comments (13)

Roo

#1

Roo said:

Nah. Streets of Rage, Final Fight and Golden Axe are what you want to be looking at...

Charco

#2

Charco said:

This looks really poor. Streets of Rage or Final Fight are a much safer bet.

JaredJ

#4

JaredJ said:

I think people won't give this a chance because it is lesser known than the likes of final fight and streets of rage. I think it looks pretty good. Hopefully it comes to the U.S.

alvieao

#5

alvieao said:

I don't know what's worse: this game or Hudson/Westone's Riot Zone? Of all the beat'em ups on NeoGeo, Burning Fight was a dodgy Final Fight clone released in 1991 from SNK. And 1991 was the same year that saw SNK's own Robo Army and SEGA's Streets of Rage...

Rawk_Hawk

#6

Rawk_Hawk said:

@ JJ
I would give it a chance. I love these style of games. But there are so many good brawlers on the VC to choose from.

Also announced for the VC is another side scrolling brawler. Maybe you have heard of it. It's called Burning Final Riot of Rage Street Fight Zone: part 2.

Of course it too lacks co-op play:(

slangman

#7

slangman said:

I doubt i will be playing this game soon. I saw a video on youtube and the music is pritty average and i don't think the gameplay is any better.

puresthatred

#10

puresthatred said:

Burning Fight is actually quite a bit of fun. Final Fight may be a better game but we've all played it to death so something different is welcome. The graphics are pretty ok, the music is actually quite good for 1991 and I think its on stage 4, the shopping mall, that the music reminds me of Ruiner by Nine Inch Nails from 1994. Maybe even an imfluence on Trent Reznor. I have played the game, it doesnt have much longevity, not many scrolling beat em ups did, but it is a bit of fun in the same way Streets Of Rage etc are. If you have points to spare, you could do worse if you're a beat em up fan. Id rate it 3.5 out of 5.

Adamant

#11

Adamant said:

Having played this through the SNK Arcade Classics collection... well, it's not bad. It's not GOOD, and it can be incredibly cheap and unfair at times, being designed as a strict quarter mucher, but on the lower difficulties it's an entertaining little brawler, particularly with two people. While it's not exactly Final Fight material, at least it offers multiplayer.

If you're just a casual fan of the genre, I'd rather look in the direction of Streets of Rage, though.

NeoShinobi

#12

NeoShinobi said:

I also played this game on one of those SNK collections on the PS2. I love a good beat 'em up and this one was... okay. Its no Final Fight, but I'd take this over the SNES port of Final Fight any day.

If your not much for this style of game then this is deffinetly not going to win you over.

teamdoa

#13

teamdoa said:

This is actually a really good game. I prefer it to Final Fight, it has great music, good graphics and is pretty addictive for an old money grabbing arcade game.

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