Title Asuka 120% Special
Developer/Publisher Fill In Cafe
Type 2D Fighting
English Version Not Available
Reviews #1

Review #1 by Toranaga Akira

With the upcoming release in about a month of the sequel to one of the best and most fun fighting games ever, Asuka 120%, I thought it would be good to go over the plusses and minuses of the first game.

Asuka 120% has all you could ever want in a fighting game. It has super attacks that can be used multiple times before the energy runs out, dodging, double jumps, juggling, you can hit people on the ground, a secret character, and hits of equal strength colliding with each other cancel for no damage. With a strong punch or special attack, you stop a fireball with your bare fist or even cancel an opponent's super. Talk about pissing the other player off!! The controls are quite easy to learn, I especially like the more "efficient" dragon punch motion, allowing new players to quickly get into the game. Yet you will have to master all the above techniques to beat the story mode on the hardest difficulty without losing a match and then defeat the secret character. Mastering this game does take some practice, but doing it is a blast!!

Now for some of the minuses contained in this wonderful game. The biggest problem that I have with it is the autoblocking with no option to turn it off. Oh well, you can't have it all. On a lesser note, as it doesn't really effect the gameplay, the graphics are pretty mediocre, as is the sound (though I love the song with vocals when you beat the game on the higher difficulties, and the voices in the background that start saying stuff while you're totally trashing an opponent are too cool). The backgrounds leave much to be desired also, and the loading time, while bearable, can get annoying at times. One won't pay much attention to these minor pittances though as one is swept up in the sheer ecstasy that is Asuka 120%. This game deserves it's sequel as much as any and I'm sure it will be glorious.

Hopefully the minuses won't make it in to the new game and all of the wonderful plusses will. And hopefully the minuses won't multiply or I'll be one very unhappy customer. I recommend you buy the first game or make sure the sequel follows it's parent's code of gaming happiness. If it does, then YOU'LL be happy I guarantee.