First Contact is basically a "pocket-remix" of Real
Bout Fatal Fury 2, featuring most of the same gameplay elements, characters,
and backgrounds of the original game. First Contact also featured exclusive
character Lao (the fighter who was defeated by Xiangfei & Rick in the
animated intro in RBFF2), playable only in the 2-player versus mode.
Love that chibi art style.
is the second fighting
game to be ported specifically for the Neo Geo Pocket, and sports some pretty
quality graphics with "chibi-style" sprites and artwork. The gameplay
actually feels a lot like Real Bout 2, and was a fun and simple handheld
fighter at the time. SNK did
an awesome job of transforming the Real Bout cast into tiny, big-headed
sprites, which still retained nearly all of their moves and even
facial expressions during gameplay are priceless.
First Contact shouldn't be missed by any fan of the
Fatal Fury series. It's not the
deepest or most fun fighter on the Neo Geo Pocket, but for nostalgia value, it's
a must have title for any NGPC owner. ~TFG