FINAL FIGHT 2
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ファイナルファイト2
©1993 Capcom
Release: 1993-05-22 (¥9000)
Cartridge SHVC-F2
Beat'm up


American Version
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Released in America as
FINAL FIGHT 2
( SNS-F2-USA )

European Version
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Released in Europe as
FINAL FIGHT 2
( SNSP-F2-XXX )
Final Fight 2 is a side scrolling beat'm up by Capcom and sequel of the arcade game Final Fight. After two infamous ports for the Super Famicom (Final Fight and Final Fight Guy), Capcom released this sequel exclusively for Nintendo's 16-bit system. The game takes place where the first opus left off; Metro City is now crime-free and the Mad Gear gang is no more. Or this is what mayor Mike Haggar seems to think. The criminal gang has already regrouped and Maki, a young girl, calls the mayor to the rescue - her sister and father have been kidnapped and she desperately needs help. Final Fight 2 features the strong Mike Haggar himself and introduces two new fighters to the series - the swordsman Carlos and the cute Maki. The trio starts their journey in Hong Kong and soon travel to European countries such as France and Italy. Final Fight 2 follows the same control scheme that made Capcom's series popular; one button triggers punches and combo attacks whereas another allows the fighter to jump. Press both buttons and he will unleash a special move that can hit several enemies at once. Final Fight 2 consists of six stages and features a two simultaneous player mode.
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See Final Fight (SFC) for more information about Capcom's Final Fight series.

As expected, the original Japanese and American versions (and consequently European versions) show various differences. Two girl gang members (called here Eliza and Mary) were replaced by dudes called Robert and Leon (this change can also be found in the first Final Fight). Also, Won Won, the boss from the Hong Kong stage, lost his large cleaver. Another interesting regional change can be found in the Paris stage. There, our heroes walk by the airport area and a sign clearly points to "Aeroport Challee de Gaulle" which was supposed to be French and to actually say "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle" (one of the largest French international airport near Paris). Because of the obvious confusion, the American version just wrote "Aero port" and this is what the French and European players also got... all of this was just lost in translation it seems.

Final Fight 2 features a series of fun cameos. Chun Li from Street Fighter II can be seen eating noodles in the background of the Hong Kong stage. A sign saying "Ryu" can also be seen in the same stage. In the Paris stage, a standing character strangely looking like Guile can also be seen cheering in the background.

Teaser text from the American version:
It's Mad Gear Madness! They're back stronger than ever and they want revenge. With a new mysterious leader they plan to dominate the entire world. This time they've kidnaped Genryusai and his daughter Rena. Now Haggar must travel around the world to search for Genryusai and Rena. But he's not going alone. Carlos and Rena's sister, Maki, are joining the slam-fest to put the gang away for good. Search for numerous weapons such as knives, nightsticks and 2x4's or find food to recover your strength. Choose from Haggar, Carlos or Maki, each with their own style of fighting. Or have a friend join in for double the power and crush any punk that stands in your way.

Game Staff (Copied from the game's end credits) :

Planner
Hyper Mickey
Hyper Bengie
Mizusima-Ya

Actor Design
Hajime-Chan
Nabe-Chan
Mighty Hama
Ukabin
Patriot
BG Design
Ryutaro's Mama
Jun-Bany
Hidep-Dai
Chu-Pon

Program
Kanekon
Imo
Mono@Miho
Piro Papa
Ans
Yu-Kun
Music
Bun Bun
Mari
Yuki
Setsuo
Yuko
Anie
Sound Effect
Anie

Special Thanks
Fujii
Kagii
Taka-P
C-Chan
Ushi


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Here's the beauty of Final Fight 2 - despite not bringing anything new to the series, sort of "more of the same", it still manages you to stay glued to your controller and beat up endless waves of all kind of gang bangers. The Super Famicom port of Final Fight's biggest flaw was its lack of a two simultaneous player mode, and Capcom addressed that unfortunate issue in this sequel! Graphics also look sharper and have received a nice upgrade. The game has also an interesting 'Street Fighter' feel to it and has you travelling throughout Europe for the cause. I personally feel that the game somehow lacks some momentum and energy, it sorts of loses steam after a while (especially when compared to Final Fight). But don't read me wrong, you have here a really decent Final Fight sequel which is definitively fun to play!




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