This brawler from British developer Argonaut is designed to deliver fast graphics, attractive combat arenas, and a selection of distinct characters. FX Fighter offers both single-player and two-player modes. Forty combat moves are available for each of the characters, which are controlled with either the keyboard or a gamepad. A number of original music compositions round out this early PC entry to the 3D fighting genre.
FX Fighter represents a fully three-dimensional fighter. Just as Battle Arena Toshinden has done on the consoles, FX Fighter illustrates just how visually impressive a full 3-D environment can be. Even so, as with all ground-breaking technology, certain wrinkles need to be ironed out before FX Fighter can live up to its claim as the "ultimate PC fighting game."
This is an extremely atmospheric and versatile title, allowing variation in environment, challenge, number of players, and graphic detail. The characters are diverse, both in appearance and ability, and the worlds where the battles take place are dark and surrealistic. While the characters are advertised to have forty different attacks, you rarely utilize (or need to utilize) more than about ten. In fact, if you get too ambitious, you risk sending your character spinning out of the ring and into the Great Beyond.
In order to develop the 3-D graphics and keep game speed at a respectable level, the designers kept the number of polygons as small as possible. The result is that the characters have a slightly wobbly, disjointed, almost drunken appearance. This actually helps the atmosphere, though, and makes sudden attack moves all the more exciting.
FX Fighter's final drawback is in the lack of challenge of the one-player mode. Only eight opponents are available, and, with minimal practice, you'll find a move that enables you to finish all of them with relative ease. Variable difficulty levels help, but you really need a friend to beat up on to extend the play value.
In general, FX Fighter's amazing graphics and personality see to it that this title is far and away the most inventive and interesting fighting game available for the PC in 1995. With a bit of fine-tuning in response time and graphics, the result should be a game for the ages: FX Fighter 2.
FX Fighter is a 3D fighting game similar to Virtua Fighter by SEGA. You choose one of the eight comic book style characters to become the greatest fighter in the universe. Each character has its own special / hidden moves as well as a planet of their own housing the gruesome challenges with 3rd-person flying camera perspectives...
FX Fighter is an exciting 3d fighting game, similar to Virtua Fighter. The story is this - aliens from around the universe have gathered to battle for the title of best fighter in the universe. The game's excellent graphics and smooth animations are enjoyable features. One thing I disliked about this game was the lack of character personality. The characters in the game are all quite original (i.e. a preying mantis, a molten lava creature, etc.), but they lack individuality. Another thing I didn't care for was how dark the game environment is - and this cannot be altered. However, the graphics can be sharpened or dulled depending on what type of computer you have, which is a helpful option.
Beat 'em up! Not much to say about this game. You travel to different planets, battling many different opponents in 1 on 1 combat.
Each character has some unique special tricks, and there are eight different characters to choose from. You'll have to battle a nasty guy at the end of the single-player game. Options for two-player game.
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