Yes, just about no one here has ever heard of or seen this game which is a real shame. Being that the only console release for it was on Saturn didn’t exactly help out the title too much. I’m sure a lot of you already know this, but in the US being released on the Saturn was already bad enough, but being released as a RAM cart game meant that it would NOT be released in the US ( that and the fact, that the US tends to frown on anything remotely risque). Even with that said, I still love my Saturn. I used to be a devout stick person, but the momement I touched the Saturn pad it was almost like finding a greater truth / enlightenment.
Thankfully, I chanced upon this game many years back with a friend while at an import game store. It was hard for the game not to catch your eye. The box art was kind of alluring (this is Range Murata art damn it). The pics in the back seemed fairly interesting to me too. Interestingly enough, at the time, it seemed to be the best selling or most wanted import Saturn game at that store. (I wonder where those purchasers are now). What really sparked my interest was taking a look through the instruction booklet (which I was fortunate enough to be able to do and was to me actually the strongest selling point). I was very surprised to see how deep the game engine seemed. To make a long story short, it wound up being the funnest fighter I have ever played.
I never actually had a chance to mess around w/ the arcade ver or the MAME ver, though I would really like to (hopefully I can get up on a stronger computer in the near future). I will say this though, playing 4 player mode w/ people who know what they’re doing on the Saturn is freaking awesome! Hopefully one day we’ll see a more accessable console release of a Power Instinct Collection with GOF. In the mean time, just keep intruding people to GOF in whatever way you can.
Btw, I just wanted to thank Soh really quick for posting vids. Good stuff. Keep it coming. I’m also kind of curious exactly where it’s coming from and from what event. General game question: I’ve seen in a vid that Larry has some sort of donkey kick. Is this his down GA (the ducking launcher)? If it is, the Saturn version of this move looks WAY different. Instead, he crouches down and palms the opponent into the air.
Keep Play’n. Peace