(Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Karnov's Revenge (Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Game Profile

Return to the Great Grapple martial arts tournament in this fast-paced sequel to the well-loved Fighter's History.

This time, thirteen combatants have emerged to test their skills against the best of the best in a series of dramatic showdowns; among them, bosses Clown and Karnov from the original game return as playable characters. Use a wide range of secret attacks and a weak spot system that assigns a vulnerable area to each fighter, and if you fight well enough the bull from the bonus stage of the Data East classic Karate Champ will also make a special appearance!

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Karnov should stick to side-scrollers

To say that there were a wealth of Street Fighter 2 clones during its reign of popularity in arcades would be an understatement, but none were quite as blatant as Data East's Karnov's Revenge. In fact, the game was so similar in many respects that it drew...

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User Comments (10)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

Not the worst fighter ever but there's still many better ones. The backgrounds look quite nice though - they are very well detailed. Shame that the gameplay isn't up to much.

WanderFan91

#2

WanderFan91 said:

I looked up that apparently it blatantly mimics Street Fighter II.
EDIT: You fight an ox in this game? :O

vio

#3

vio said:

Another fighter for the Neo Geo? What a shocker!<sarcasm> Graphics and character designs look pretty nice though, and at least this one hasn't been released on the Wii as part of a compilation/collection.

Betagam7

#5

Betagam7 said:

I'd rather see Karnov's arcade game appear on the VCA than have his NES game show up in PAL territories given the likelyhood that it, like this, would arrive in 50hz there.

WanderFan91

#6

WanderFan91 said:

@vio - well, yeah, you have a point. World Heroes plays like Street Fighter II, and I really enjoy that game. :) I like it better than Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury: King of Fighters. I just remembered the Video Game Critic's review and how he stated in the beginning of the review, "Now this is a hard game to grade! Karnov's Revenge (aka Fighter's History Dynamite) may be the most blatant Street Fighter 2 (SF2) rip-off ever produced."

BrickRockwell

#10

BrickRockwell said:

Watch the video above at 1:42 HAHA Zazie kicks Ray in the dong, and classic SFX hilarity ensues. Unfortunately, not enough to make me want to get it

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