I am planning on writing an article about the older arcade 3D fighting games (pre 2000) , and just hoping to hear some stories and memories on some of these games. Also it would be a great help if anyone could sort out the chronological order of each year.
-Virtua Fighter - march?
-Tekken - December?
-Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (also any info on PSX toshinden 1 would be good too)
-virtua fighter remix
-Virtua Fighter 2
-Mace: The dark age
-Street Fighter EX (I realise its not a true 3D fighter, but i still plan on mentioning it - so, “no flame”)
-Virtua Fighter Kids
-Dead or alive
-Mortal Kombat 4
-Street Fighter EX Plus
-Virtua Fighter 3
Sonic the Fighters came out 1996. It was arcade only until its gamecube release nearly 9 years later. Probably should be overlooked because of its catch up system. I would kill for a sequel using the same basic gameplay concepts and the removable of the catch up system.
Me and my bro bought Tobal #1 on a whim and were amazed at it’s polish and execution, especially for it’s time. I found out that Tobal 2 was being made, I was elated…Until it was announced that it wouldn’t be brought over here. I was devastated. Years later, I learned about modding systems, found Tobal 2 bought it and played it like hell. To this day, I consider it one of the best 3D fighters ever made and has helped make me into the fighting gamer I am today. It got me into importing and for the 1st time, I was driven to learn a fighting game inside and out, even though I had no one to play against.
I remember when I saw it arcades for the 1st time. I knew it was from the same developers as Tobal, so I knew it was something special. It wasn’t until I bought it on PS1 that I started to explore the game in depth and noticing the blend of roaming 3D fighters like Power Stone and standard 3D fighters like Tekken, VF and Tobal. As much as I enjoyed it, it made me want to get Tobal 2 more.