The Big Ole' List of Saturn 2-D Fighters


#1

Okay, so I’m dusting off the old Saturn and going through all of the 2-D fighters that I own for the system. I think I’m six or seven games short of owning 'em all, so I’m hoping someone can help me out here. Here’s a list of what I know is out there, if anyone knows of any game I’ve omitted, please let add it to the list!

X-Men: Children of the Atom
Marvel Super Heroes
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (i)
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (i)
Galaxy Fight
King of Fighters '95 (i)
King of Fighters '96 (i)
King of Fighters '97 (i)
Fatal Fury 3 (i)
Fatal Fury Real Bout (i)
Fatal Fury Real Bout Special (i)
World Heroes Perfect (i)
Pocket/Gem Fighters (i)
Dark Legend
Dark Legend 2 (i)
Nightwarriors
Vampire Savior (i)
Samurai Shodown III (i)
Samurai Shodown IV (i)
Street Fighter Alpha/Zero
Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 2
Street Fighter Zero 3 (i)
Street Fighter Collection

(i) = import only (as far as I know)

I know several of the NeoGeo fighters were also repackaged as collections, but I’m not including the collections, just the individual titles. I’m also not including SF: The Movie or DBZ: Legends, I have them both but they don’t exactly fit the bill!


#2

I’m pretty sure there were a few MK titles on the Saturn. I remember having UMK3 at one time. There was another DBZ fighter too, Shin Butoden, which was a much more playable version of Ultimate Battle 22, with all the secret characters already unlocked.


#3

If you count Beat Em’ Ups as fighting games as well, don’t forget Dungeons & Dragons Collection.


#4

Good list, I have a few not mentioned:

Fighters History Dynamite (i)
Sonic Council (i)
Battle Monsters
Rabbit Fighter (i)
Waku Waku 7 (i)
Groove on Fight (i)
Golden Axe: The Duel
Ragnagard/Shin oh Ken (i)
MK2
MK Trilogy

There’s a few more, I just can’t think of them at the moment.:confused:


#5

Ultimate Motal Kombat 3 was on Saturn, although I never heard of Trilogy getting a release.


#6

how is waku waku 7 and groove on fight? i’ve never seen the games in action, just screenshots. they looked interesting though… any insight?


#7

MK Trilogy for the Saturn is Rare and came out about a year after the PS version did. There’s one selling on eBay right now, which has about 4 dys ?? hrs left from the time of this post (give or take).

As for Waku 7 and Groove? Waku Waku 7 is just that, Wacky. Its almost like SF2, tho I never got into it, it’s a pretty solid fighter (from what I did see when I played it). Some people say it’s suppose to be Galaxy Fight’s sequal, but I don’t see it. The GF characters are an espy bunch, while WW7’s???

Groove on Fight (Power Instinct 4), is a solid fighter as well. The characters are balanced (for the most part) with the exception of the Final boss Bristol D and it’s a tag team style fighter. You can do some interesting tag combos, and you can even use a K.O.ed person as a projectile (WTF), but interesting non the less. I never really got to into it, but then again, I like almost any fighter that plays and controls well (not to mention has unique play mechanics). The character designs and combo system do stand out, and the control is as responsive as any of the Great fighters. I don’t think there’s a complete or working emulated version for it yet? It play somewhat like SF2, but goes its own way (in a good way).


#8

thanks. i might pick them up if i find them for cheap (relatively).


#9

I didn’t see cyberbots… so don’t forget that.


#10

Wow, this thread has been an eye opener for me. I’m think I’m officially giving up on trying to collect them all! BTW, some of these titles can be found pretty damned cheap on eBay these days. As I mentioned in another thread, I just picked up Gem Fighters for $8.49, shipping included.

Also, I forgot that Primal Rage was released for Saturn (how could I?), and just to make things thorough, I suppose SF: The Movie should be listed as well.

So far we have:

X-Men: Children of the Atom
Marvel Super Heroes
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (i)
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (i)
Galaxy Fight
King of Fighters '95 (i)
King of Fighters '96 (i)
King of Fighters '97 (i)
Fatal Fury 3 (i)
Fatal Fury Real Bout (i)
Fatal Fury Real Bout Special (i)
World Heroes Perfect (i)
Pocket/Gem Fighters (i)
Dark Legend
Dark Legend 2 (i)
Nightwarriors
Vampire Savior (i)
Samurai Shodown III (i)
Samurai Shodown IV (i)
Street Fighter Alpha/Zero
Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 2
Street Fighter Zero 3 (i)
Street Fighter Collection
Street Fighter The Movie
Fighter’s History Dynamite (i)
Sonic Council (i)
Battle Monsters
Rabbit Fighter (i)
Waku Waku 7 (i)
Groove on Fight (i)
Golden Axe: The Duel
Ragnagard/Shin oh Ken (i)
Mortal Kombat 2
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Cyberbots (i)
Primal Rage


#11

As much as I loved PR! I forgot about it as well, not to mention I had it and Cyberbots for the Saturn!


#12

Cyberbots FTW!!! That is one seriously underrated fighter IMO…just not particularly deep.


#13

(physical form)

Here’s a few more:

Asuka 120% Burning Fest Limited
Advanced Variable G.E.O
D-Xhird
Ninku
Fuunsaiki
Astra Superstars


#14

anybody down with guardian heroes?


#15

Here’s all of the Japanese Saturn fighting game releases that I’m aware of:

Advanced Variable Geo (in normal or limited packages)
Astra Super Stars
Asuka 120% Limited
Battle Monsters
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS ~Various Emotion~
CAPCOM Generation 5 ~Kakutouka-tachi~ (SFII, SFII’, & SFII’ Turbo)
Criticom: The Critical Combat
Cyberbots (in normal or limited edition packages)
D-XHIRD
Dead or Alive (in normal or limited packages)
Dragon Ball Z Shin Butouden
Fighter’s History Dynamite (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Fighters Megamix
Fighting Illusion K-1 Grand Prix Shou
Fighting Vipers
Final Fight Revenge (in normal or RAM cart packages)
FIST
Galaxy Fight
Garou Densetsu 3
Goiken Muyou -Anarchy in the NIPPON-
Golden Axe The Duel
GROOVE ON FIGHT (in normal or RAM cart packages)
KOF '95
KOF '96 (in normal or RAM cart packages)
KOF '97 (in normal or RAM cart packages)
KOF Double Pack ('95 & '96 + RAM cart)
KOF Best Collection ('95, '96, & ‘97 + RAM cart)
Last Bronx
Marvel Super Heroes
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Mortal Kombat II
NINKU
Pocket Fighter
Primal Rage
Rabbit
Real Bout Garou Densetsu
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Real Bout Garou Densetsu Best Collection (RBGD & RBGDSp)
Rise of the Robots 2
Samurai Spirits Amakusa Kourin (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Samurai Spirits Zankurou Musouken (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Samurai Spirits Best Collection (SSAK & SSZM)
SAVAKI
~Seikfuku Densetsu~ Pretty Fighter X
Shin’ouken
Sokkou Seitokai ~Sonic Council~
Suiko Enbu
Suiko Enbu ~Fuu’un Saiki~
Street Fighter: Real Battle on Film
Street Fighter II MOVIE
Street Fighter Collection (SSFII, SSFIIX, SFZ2’)
Street Fighter ZERO
Street Fighter ZERO 2’
Street Fighter ZERO 3 (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Toshinden S
Toshinden URA
Touryuu Densetsu Erandooru
Ultraman: Hikari no kyojin densetsu
Vampire Hunter
Vampire Savior (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter Kids
Virtua Fighter Remix
Waku Waku 7 (in normal or RAM cart packages)
World Heroes Perfect
X-MEN: Children of the Atom
X-MEN vs Street Fighter (in normal or RAM cart packages)
Zero Divide: The Final Conflict

Waku Waku 7 and Galaxy Fight were both made by Sunsoft. Each game also features the hidden character, Bonus-kun. Other than these 2 elements, they really have little else in common.

Technically, GROOVE ON FIGHT was Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 / Power Instinct 3 (the Japanese logo for GOF often included a Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 logo in its design). Although it was the fourth game in the series (1st= Gouketsuji Ichizoku, 2nd= Gouketsuji Ichizoku 2, 3rd= Gouketsuji Gaiden Saikyou Densetsu), GGSD was basically an upgrade to GI2 and so Atlus referred to GOF as GI3.

–Chris