Submitted by NinjaCows 873d ago | opinion piece

7 Fighting Games that Should Be Brought Back

With a new Killer Instinct on its way to the Xbox One there might be some hope for these games to make it to the next gen consoles. Here's 7 games that most definitely need to be revived. (Industry, Next-Gen, Retro)

Godmars290  +   874d ago
More than a bit criminal that Boshido Blade only appeared on the PS1 in its true form. That kind of game style should have only been developed further.

Also: BRING BACK 2D GAMING! Sprites!
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Yi-Long  +   874d ago
Agreed about the sprite-based 2D gaming!
.... there are far too few of those being made. Would LOVE a new sprite-based Street Fighter Alpha game (SFA4).

Nice list btw. Personally, I would like to add a new Ranma 1/2 game (that show is awesome), as well as a pretty unknown game for the SNES, Taekwondo.
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GooseGrifter  +   874d ago
Wow, Ranma 1/2 and Taekwondo? You've literally scrapped the bottom of the obscure bucket. I've never personally played Street Fighter Alpha (Unless you count the GBA one, which my copy was bootleg version from Mexico), but I did admire the art style. Something about the SNK vs Capcom art style that was just too....eh.
abzdine  +   873d ago
after what i've seen KI on X1 has nothing to do with what KI used to be.
it feels more like "Street Fighter Instinct 4" with those graphics and gameplay.

I like this list, Rival Schools was amazing and so was Power Stone!! That was the true Capcom right there!
I'm disappointed Tobal and Ehrgeiz aren't in that list.. SquareEnix at its best as well
wishingW3L  +   873d ago
CvS2 had bad art but the first CvS had epic art!

And yeah, that new Killer Instinct looks ultra crap.
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Cursinguser  +   873d ago
I'd love a new Ranma fighting game. It'll never happen, but it'd be great. The PS1 3D fighting game was pretty bad, but at least it had the transformations :)
HugoDrax  +   873d ago
Tobal 3 please! I still have my Tobal 2 Japanese import for my modded day one PS1 console. Unlike consoles this generation, it still works as if it's a new product. I remember beating Tobal 2 with the character CHACO hahaha! She wakes up on a space ship, the alarm/siren is going off, she gets up, Boobs swinging and all, grabs suit and runs out the door hahaha! I was stunned, and ever since then always purchased Japanese import PS games. Although, I just setup a Japanese PSN account to play import demos/games now a days. So convenient.


Another Japanese PS1 fighting game I still have in my collection is Shin Sangokumusou, aka Dynasty Warriors. Unlike the sequels, the first game in the series was a fighting game. They could always go back to that genre with this franchise, but I doubt it as it hasn't happened in over a decade.


Furthermore, my favorite Japanese PLAYSTATION 1 fighter in my collection is titled (Asuka 120% BURNING Fest Excellent). Not sure if any of you have played it as well, but it was a great Japanese fighter for the time. I'm curious to see if it's on the jap PSN store? YouTube footage below

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wishingW3L  +   873d ago
bring back 2D sprites? They are here in the form of KOF13 and Blazblue. Skullgirls and Arcana Heart 3 are sprite based too.
Cuzzo63  +   874d ago
Primal Rage. Weapon Master. Bloody Roar. Eternal Champions. Clay Fighter. If any knows about those. Tell me im wrong......
No_Limit  +   873d ago
Add in Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus, Ultra Vortex, Fight For Life, Shaq FU, Kasumi Ninja, 3D Ballz, Rise of Robots.

Wait, I thought we are talking about the 7 fighting games that we shouldn't bring back? Wrong thread, my bad.
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HugoDrax  +   873d ago
I remember searching everywhere for Ultra Vortek for my Atari jaguar. Could never find it, but it wasn't an error on my behalf. It was that there weren't many retailers that sold Jaguar titles in my area. That explains why I only have Alien vs Predator, Raiden and Dragon the Bruce Lee Story still in my possession hahaha!
ANIALATOR136  +   873d ago
Bloody Roar would be mint
MrChow666  +   873d ago
primal rage with next gen graphics\mechanics could be awesome
MrSwankSinatra  +   873d ago
all i want is arcade perfect version of super street fighter II turbo for the PSN. not that hd remix bullcrap
tarbis  +   873d ago
Battle Arena Toshinden
Fighting Vipers
Fatal Fury
Art of Fighting
World Heroes
Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer
The Last Blade
Street Fighter EX
Red Earth
Capcom Fighting Jam
Capcom vs SNK
SNK vs Capcom
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Waku Waku 7

These are some fighting games that can still be revived. I want to list some doujinshi fighting games but the chances are very very slim.
Sitdown  +   873d ago
I keep saying Battle Arena Toshinden, forgot about Fighting Vipers....... how about Time Killers.
No_Limit  +   873d ago
Don't forget Rival School and Sega's Fighter Megamix. Man, those were the days when Arcade fighters once ruled the earth! Sadly, just like platformers, they are getting less and less popular among today's gaming crowd. With the success of Injustice and with the upcoming revival of Killer Instinct, hopefully the genre will return to its former glory soon.
GooseGrifter  +   873d ago
Oh god, did you really just say Time Killers!?
Foxgod  +   873d ago
Samurai Showdown is still being made every now and then for arcades, the latest ones where 3D·
Tainted Gene  +   873d ago
Samurai Showdown 1-6 http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...
humbleopinion  +   873d ago
Akuma2K  +   873d ago
Would love to see....

Bushido Blade 3
StreetFighter 5 (we'll most likely see this game 2015-2016)
Foxgod  +   873d ago
With Gouken being brought to SF4, i hope they will go into the true origin of Shotokan, and make the final boss of SF5 be the trainer of Gouken and Gouki.

Would be cool if a totally insane kung fu shotokan would pose a thread to the street fighter universe.
Akuma2K  +   873d ago
I've been wanting to see Master Goutetsu (gouken and gouki's sensai) as a final boss for those two for quite some time with his dojo as the background stage, also the fighting style isn't shotokan it's Ansatsuken (Assassin's / Murderous Fist/ Satsui No Hadou).
plsburydoughboy  +   873d ago
As much as I'm a fan of many of the games named here, and much more, I've been thinking that rather than revive another old franchise, fighting games need a complete break and a fresh start. Gamers have changed and so many of them can't deal with the steep learning curve these older games have. What the genre needs is a true beginner's fighting game, one that will extend its appeal to even beyond the average gamer. Smash Bros. is the closest we have to something like that now, but Smash diverges too much from conventional 2 player competition for my taste.

I want to be hopeful for Divekick but as accessible as it looks, other aspects of it make it seem very niche. Generally I think a proper 'beginner's' fighting game should help people learn the technical details, such as executing fireballs and linking and all that. Contrary to UltraDavid, I think casuals need to get acculturated into the basics of fighting games better before they get into competitive play. Otherwise, all casual fighting games will be Divekick.
Geovanny  +   873d ago
I miss Bloody Roar alot! I got 1 and 2 on my PS3 though so at least i got those to play.
Link2DaFutcha  +   873d ago
Bring back ClayFighter!
Ashunderfire86  +   873d ago
Bring back one of the most underrated games from the original Xbox. Iron Phoenix!!! Made by Sammy Studios, right before they changed their name to now High Moon Studios. Iron Phoenix was a open level 3D fighter with 16 players! It was a damn shame that not much people played it. Now with better technology from Xbox One and PS4 a Sequel to Iron Phoenix, or a reboot will turn this game into a must buy.

Checkout this trailer:

Checkout this gameplay footage:

Man! High Moon right now can make this into such an awesome game with current and next gen. I personal thought this was the best fighter I ever played on any system period!
Hicken  +   873d ago
Rival Schools... though I don't know how much I trust Capcom to not half half the roster as DLC.
Perjoss  +   873d ago
Last Blade 1 & 2 on the Neo Geo were very good.

I'd also like to see Killer Instant remade or a sequel, no not this crap new one where you have to buy each character separate, no thank you.
MorbidPorpoise  +   873d ago
Clayfighter, Fighters Destiny, Dark Rift, Power Stone and Bloody Roar.
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WeAreLegion  +   873d ago
Bored with fighting games lately. They haven't evolved quite like the other genres. Power Stone was a step in the right direction though. I want 3!
josephayal  +   873d ago
cannot wait for SF5
Fireseed  +   873d ago
Power Stone with updated visuals would be fucking bad ass!

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