If you are fan of classic arcade hits and enjoyed playing Final Fight, you will be happy to know that the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade have brought back this classic game. Final Fight: Double Impact is an excellent console port for the both the Playstation and Xbox video game consoles. The console version of Final Fight: Double Impact brings back a nostalgic feeling of the golden arcade days with your friends. The port of Final Fight: Double Impact also does a great job keeping the arcade-style of the game while offering new and enhanced elements to provide a true modern-day gaming experience.
The gameplay of Final Fight: Double Impact is true to experience as you would expect. There are 3 difficulty settings you can choose from depending on whether you prefer to take it easy and enjoy a casual game or you are up for an extreme fighting challenge. From a video perspective, there are different video modes you can choose from that include a “crisp” and “smooth” mode to offer more of a high definition look to the game.
One unique video feature of Final Fight: Double Impact is the ability to have video show up as an arcade-style display. This means that you can have the curved CRT-like display on your high definition screen if you want to have a true arcade experience.
Some of the modern features of the game include an online multiplayer where you can challenge your friends, leaderboards to show off who the best Final Fight: Double Impact players are, and of course, achievements.
In Final Fight: Double Impact, there are achievements you can obtain by accomplishing different tasks throughout the game. While most games we play today have this feature, in Final Fight: Double Impact, the more achievements or goals you unlock, the more extra stuff you get. For example, you can unlock bonus art that the designers of the game used to create the final product and fan art from avid fans of the videogame.
The addition of achievements and goals provides a greater replay value for Final Fight: Double Impact. Gamers are more inclined to replay a videogame if there are objectives they have not yet accomplished. With Final Fight: Double Impact being a fighter game, most gamers, unless a hardcore Final Fight fan, will run through the game and move on to next title. The extras, achievements, and goals will make gamers want to replay Final Fight: Double Impact until they have completely beaten the game.
Overall, Final Fight: Double Impact is a great buy for gamers who lived at the arcade and want a great port they can enjoy with their online friends, while still preserving the arcade feeling. Final Fight: Double Impact is currently available on the PlayStation Network for around $8.99 and on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points.