Asuka 120% Maxima: Burning Fest (1995)

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Another all-female beat’em up for the PC-Engine. This one is quite unique in that most of the characters are typical teens who come from diverse sports clubs (basketball, handball, tennis, ballet and so on). Another unique element is the art directions: most of the characters look rather tall and lean, which at times makes them look thin compared to character sprites in similar games.

The gameplay itself isn’t much different from other games, standard and special attacks for everyone (but due to the diverse sports backgrounds there are some rather unusual attacks). The game is well balanced, each character is strong against some characters and weak to the fighting style of others, but no one can easily win against all of the others. Overall a fun game.