STORY: If there can be a collective of Super Friends, why not a cabal of super villains? The forces of evil from the various anime series created by Tatsunoko Studios have merged their powers, so the heroes of those same universes must join forces to save us all. This saving takes the form of a lot of unarmed combat - you can probably figure out what to do from here. You must do battle with the great villains of those various shows - or even other heroes, in Vs. mode. Series whose characters are included are Gatchaman (better known as Battle Of The Planets in the U.S.), Tekkaman, Casshan, and Polymer The Ha-Ri-Ken Fighter. A new character in the classic Tatsunoko Studios mold, Volter The Lightning, is introduced here for the first time.
Ken the Eagle VS Hurricane Polymar!
ABOUT: Tatsunoko Fight is a traditional 2D fighting game featuring playable characters from four of Tatsunoko's most well known franchises: Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Neo-Human Casshern, Tekkaman: The Space Knight, and Hurricane Polymar, as well an original series created exclusively for the game, Denkou Senka Volter (Lightning Warrior Volter). Each series is represented by three members, consisting of a "Hero," "Supporter," and "Arch Rival" character from their respective franchises.
Unless you're a Tatsunoko fan, this game may appear to be on the generic side of things.
Page Updated: December 22nd, 2013 Developer(s): Takara Publisher(s): Takara Platform(s): Playstation (Japan only) Release Date(s): October 5th, 2000 () Characters: Tekkaman, Eagle Ken, Swan Jun, Hurricane Polymar, Casshern, Berg Katse, Luna Kotsuki, Buraiking Boss, Andro Umeda, Teru Nanba, Dobrai, Astral Chameleon, Volter, Neon, Karochi Taiki, Rosraisen
Related Games: Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes, Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars
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I haven't played Tatsunoko Fight myself, but I have seen it played in person (at EVO 2005). To me, it's really not that impressive of a fighting game when compared to what was out at the time and is a bit generic overall. Both the animation and gameplay are sub-par at their absolute best.
However, Tatsunoko Fight is very much a fan service to those who have followed Tatsunoko's franchises over the years, and I'm sure anyone who calls themselves a Tatsunoko fan would enjoy this game for nostalgia value alone. ~TFG Webmaster