You gotta be GREAT if you're a beat em up using a 1-plane system... otherwise it's like peanut butter and squid -- the two just don't mix
Does Battle Zeque Den make the grade? Can it overcome the limitations of having one plane for a beat 'em up?
There are three female fighters, each with their own special moves
Enemies are status quo. The regular joe (see left), some fat guy, a fat pig (like from THE MONKEY KING) etc.
Very ho-hum cast, all in all
I love the Jason Vorhees clone though
Her special move (X) releases some hungry dino friends
Level 2 sees a nice effect when it starts to drizzle
And then pours
Y+B grants a different special move
It's not all bad, but it's missing that "oomph"
It's a shame too that things slow down to a crawl when certain special moves are executed
On the upside, it's pretty tough, so you won't be flying through it in one night. On the downside, it's one player only and the 1-plane restricts a feeling of freedom that, in my opinion, makes these games so fun to play
At best it's just BARELY slightly above average for the genre. At worst it's a very forgettable don't even bother with it unless you must play every beat em up known to mankind type of game. Nice to see an all-female cast for a change, and the sprites are huge, but the enemies lack variety and when all is said and done -- it's just very, very average
I can't get enough of the early-mid '90s fighting games. The pre-Super Special moves era where fighters only had 3 to 5 special moves each -- there's just something beautiful about that, and I thought BATTLE MASTER would fit right in...
Sadly, it was one of the most disappointing games I had played in some time. I came in with high expectations, but as the seconds passed, the mental score I had of this game dipped and dipped and dipped, faster than a snowball rolling downhill
Unresponsive controls, choppy animation and frames are lacking. A sorry excuse for a fighting game sadly. So much potential. Even GAMEFAN, the most generous of critics, slammed this game... 'nuff said