- Also Known As
- Fighter's History Dynamite
- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 17th Mar 1994
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 27th Dec 2010, 900 points
- 3rd Dec 2010, 900 points
- 8th Jun 2010, 900 points
- 16th Nov 2017, £6.29
- 16th Nov 2017, $7.99
- ACA NEOGEO, Fighter's History
Review Karnov's Revenge (Switch eShop / Neo Geo)
Yes it's another Neo Geo one-on-one fighter...
Hamster has done a good job of providing a variety of genres with its ACA Neo Geo series, but SNK's machine had a lot of one-on-one brawlers and consequently Switch owners are not exactly short of options when browsing the eShop. Here's another one, this time from the Fighter's History series...
Review Karnov's Revenge (Virtual Console / Neo Geo)
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 the ire of Capcom, not to mention a failed lawsuit...
About The Game
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!
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.
I looked up that apparently it blatantly mimics Street Fighter II.
EDIT: You fight an ox in this game?
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.
@StarBoy91 MOST of the fighters on the Neo Geo blatantly mimic SF II dude.
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.
@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."
When will the dang ESRB rate this?
I might actually consider getting this.
lmao @ you fight an ox well Street Fighter had M Bison =P.
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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