Cute, but deadly

Next week, Japanese 3DS owners will be able to step into the super-deformed shoes of Metro City's famous wrestling mayor Mike Haggar thanks to the release of Mighty Final Fight on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Capcom's side-scrolling fighter originally launched on the Famicom and NES back in 1993, and offers the same kind of brawling entertainment seen in the mainline Final Fight series. Based on the events of the first game, it's sadly a single-player affair — just like the SNES port of the original coin-op — but it does at least feature all three characters, which is something its 16-bit relation couldn't do. Capcom has also borrowed elements from River City Ransom, with each fighter gaining experience and learning new moves as the game progresses.

Mighty Final Fight will hit the Japanese eShop next week for 500 yen, while the Wii U Virtual Console is set to receive Bubble Bobble (NES), Wario's Woods (NES), New Adventure Island (PC Engine) and Penguin Adventure (MSX).