Reviewed by Dyson Turner
Eternal Champions was a great game. It had great graphics,
sound, and the controls were easy. This was also the first
fighting game that I know of to take advantage of the
There are 12 Eternal Champions. They are fighting to be
brought back into time, moments before they died, so they
can change their lives. They all come from different times
in history like, Shadow was in 1993, and Larsen was from the
1930's, the robot fighter was from the future. They all had
unique stories, and died tragically. This story is very
unique for a fighting game.
The graphics were great for the time this game was made.
Every character was large and drawn nicely. The backgrounds
represented the time period each character comes from quite
well, and the scene of their deaths. They are done very
well, and have much detail. I especially like Larsen's board
with the movie theatre in the background. All the
backgrounds are interactive so you can do your fatality.
The music is great as well. Each song depicts the time
period quite nicely. From the futuristic up-tempo beats, all
the way back to the drums of the cave man's stage. The sound
FX was done nicely as well. The sounds off weapons, and
things going on in the background don't distract you much,
from the action too much.
This game is for 1 or 2 players. This is a fighting game so
usual moves apply here. The special moves system is very
unique. You have a bar, and each time you do a move the bar
is getting used up. Because some of the moves are extremely
cheap like Shadow's invisibility. On two player mode you can
op to have this removed but that's cheating. There is also
player practice, you can play against holographic images of
your opponents, to practice your deadly combos on. Or you
can play against floating censors, which you hit for points.
Then there's a tournament mode you can choose 2- 64 players
in this tourney. Elimination or double elimination is the
options. You can also play the story mode, and regular vs.
mode. The fatalities are unique; your deathblow has to make
the opponent fall in a certain area, so something from the
background kills them. Some are hard and cool, the easier
ones aren't as much so. There is also instant replay, and
you can replay the entire match. The game's difficulty is
adjustable, and there is no saves or passwords.
Overall 9 out of 10
This is a great fighting game, and with all the cool and
unique options this will have you replaying it a lot. There
really isn't a "Boring" character, every character in my
opinion is equally good. The replay ability is very high,
which is always true in fighting games, because of all the
character endings, and learning all the fatalities as well.
This game is loads of fun with a friend, and has some
redeemable values by yourself as well. There was also a
prequal to this game as well, called X-Perts. This is a
definite get for fighting game fans.