Galaxy Fight

This excellent fighting game was too little too late. Though graphically pleasing with interesting character designs, it had nothing to visually differentiate itself from other fighters already out at the time. The game play had some unique twists, though.

There were several things that made the gameplay unique. First, the view of the playfield would scale in and out, allowing the players to be as far apart from each other as they wished. The backgrounds also had no beginnings or ends to them. Players could conceivably continue to walk left or right as far as they wanted. The background would just continue scrolling endlessly. The player characters could run by double-tapping the joystick in a single direction.

All these factors combined to create a unique type of fighting game. Players could run long distances (since the backgrounds had no “edges” to stop the player from going too far left or right) and run-jump-attack each other, with very cool results (like sending an opponent flying across a distance equivalent to three screens worth).

Convert Timer/Score Display: At the start of a new game, press and hold the Start button before the round begins to change the score and time displays on the screen. Do the same to change back.

Ending Speech Select (two-player mode only): To choose the ending speech in a VS match, hold either A, B, or C buttons at the after winning the second round. A is for small, humble speech, B for regular, and C for forceful and cheer. If no button is pressed, B will play automatically.

The prototype of the game, and possibly the released version as well, had at least two secret characters that could be selected by pressing a specific combination of buttons during the game start and/or character selection screen. One character was a white punching bag that could hop around and bend over to attack, but do not much else. Most hilarious was the other secret character unofficially called “Old Ryu”. This was a very old man wearing a martial arts outift. It was a spoof of Ryu from Street Fighter II – The World Warrior

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