Macaw wrote:- Godzilla
Hahahahah, now this was a great surprise.
There are 2 different modes, VS Battle mode and 1P Story Mode.
As expected, the vs battle mode is just shitty 1vs1 fighting resembling the pce/sfc Godzilla games. The button layout isn't like a standard fighting game, and has a button for jumping, along with a punch and kick button. Each character has a few special moves and a number of normal attacks, as well as a super attack you can use once the super gauge is full.
Now the other mode of the game, the 1P Story mode, is awesome. Each stage is based on one of the Godzilla movies, and you progress through them in chronological order. Each stage has you as Godzilla and you have to battle your way through all sorts of shit like tanks, planes and buildings before you have a confrontation with a monster. The sense of scale is far better than I was expecting from the pre-boss scenes, with there literally being dozens of tiny little tanks, trucks, helicopters and shit that you destroy. Its fuckn satisfying. Fighting the bosses is the same shitty VS fighting system from the other mode, but when put in the context of a standard action game and not a VS fighting game its really not that bad (not having multiple rounds here also helps) The boss battles are essentially trying to figure out a pattern or method of defeating each one, and it can actually be quite fun.
I'm no Godzilla expert, only having seen a couple of the flicks fully, but noticed each stage has lots of little details specific to the movie the stage is based on, such as the Godzilla Tower in Godzilla vs Gigan and fighting the Super-X 2 in Godzilla vs Biollante, which is cool, and makes each stage quite unique to each other.
While the boss battles mesh really well with the stages, the most fun in the game is indeed just the stage sections where you get to destroy tanks and buildings and shit. "being a big monster destroying a city" is a much loved sub genre of mine, and Godzilla is great along with the 2 arcade Rampage games.
I just got ahold of this PCB recently but didn't think too much of the 1P mode either.
I wouldn't put this in belt action, maybe more in the WarZard or Oni camp.
The first stage boss is incredibly difficult for people new to the game. It's no wonder it performed poorly.