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Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge -- Capcom

The Darkstalkers return for round after round of pulse pounding head-to-head fighting challenge in their quest of total domination of the night. You can choose from all of the original Darkstalkers as well as any of the new challengers -- Huitzil, Donovan, Hsien-Ko, and Pyron. Night Warriors: DarkStalkers' Revenge is only available on the Sega Saturn, from Capcom.

What's this? A Saturn exclusive and it's the superior of the two versions!?!? Night Warriors, the sequel to Darkstalkers (duh), adds two new characters and fixes some of DS's flaws. For instance shooting off a special move in DS meant the total depletion of your special bar, while in NW you have control over that. The characters are also more balanced. This version is definitely arcade perfect and if it's not you'll be hard pressed to prove it otherwise. A definite must have for fighting fans.

Ok, now I've got my hands on the best fighting game for the Saturn (though X-Men:COTA holds a close second) and probably the best 2-D fighter out right now. Graphics are extremely clean and look identical to the arcade. Sound is great, as is the play control and just about everything else in this title. From the moment I sat down to this game, I was hooked and nearly forgot about its prior incarnation on the PlayStation (ie: Darkstalkers). I never really used to like fighting games all that much, but with the quality having improved so much in this new generation of games, I find myself fast becoming a convert. I canít wait to see what's next.

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Graphics 4.0 5.0
Sound 4.0 4.5
Gameplay/Control 5.0 5.0
Longevity/Playability 3.5 4.5
Overall 4.0 5.0
Total 20.5 24.0