Reviewed by David Ruocco
You've seen the claymation video clips, now play the first claymation game.
All the characters in Clayfighter have been moulded out of clay for a fight
game that does not take itself too seriously. It's a lot of fun.
For the first few hours you won't mind getting pummelled by the other
characters because you'll be too busy laughing.
The graphics are really superb, with each of the characters very well animated.
The fighters are Bad Mr Frosty, spindly Taffy, strongman Tiny, The Blob,
pumpkin-headed Ickybod Clay, Helga the fat Valkyrie, the clown Bonker, and
Elvis impersonator Blue Suede Goo.
There are a good variety of moves from jumps, various punches and kicks,
blocks, close attacks, throws and holds.
All the characters also have their own special moves, which are all hilarious.
Blue Suede Goo can attack opponents with his hair, the Blob can turn into a boot,
Bad Mr Frosty can turn into a snowball, and Ickybod Clay can throw a fireball
to rival any Streetfighter character.
Clayfighter is a great game to show off what your Super NES can do. Your friends
will love it.
The only problem is that despite the different difficulty settings the one player
games get a bit boring after a while. Often games just turn into a "press the
buttons as fast as you can" affair.
Street Fighter 2 Turbo is still the best beat-'em-up around but Clayfighter will
ensure plenty of laughs and lots of fun.