Posts Tagged ‘Fighting’

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #86, and today’s game is “Streets of Fury”.

This game has one of the most charming ridiculous premises of any game I’ve ever played. Gangs have taken over Paris, and not only have they overwhelmed the police but even the French army is unable to handle them. So what does the civic government do? They fight fire with fire by importing hardened L.A. gang members to take out the Parisian gangs.

A lot of people compare this game to the first three Mortal Kombats, and there is some resemblance there (especially to the juggling combos of MK3). However, this game owes a lot more to two other games, both older than any Mortal Kombat: Irem’s 1988 classic arcade and TurboGrafx-16 game “Vigilante”, and Atari’s 1990 steroid-infused cheese-fest “Pit Fighter”. This game has the urban feel of (more…)