Most fighting games originated in the arcades.
Are there any fighting games that got a certain popularity where the first game was first released on a home console?
The only one I can remember is “Eternal Champion”. And maybe “Weapon Lord”.
Of course, there are many totally obsure games. For example, on the Super Nintendo, there are:
- “Doomsday Warrior”,
- a “Street Fighter II” ripoff with a Frieza-like boss that you fight on the moon,
- an all-girl fighting game
But nobody knows these games, so I would suggest to name only games that are not totally obscure.
Likewise, the games shouldn’t be famous for how shitty they are, like “Shaq-Fu” or “Rise of the Robots”.
So, I’m looking for fighting games that
- originated on a console,
- have at least moderate popularity and
- aren’t shit.
(If the game was ported to the arcade later, it still counts. But if the arcade version is the original and the console version is the port, then it doesn’t count.)