Sega Saturn SS4
When I first got this game, I can already tell that this conversion
of SS4 is different from the arcade. The character and background
look as beautiful as the arcade version. But the game just doesn't play
the same as the arcade, the game does not seem as smooth. At times,
when playing as or against bigger size character, the game will
slow down. It is very obvious. (Why? Is the 1 meg RAM cart. not
enough?) Man, don't you just hate when there are slowdowns occur
time to time when you fight the boss?(ahem, Zankuro is quite big size).
There are probably some frame cuts from the characters
animation, but I know for sure that they cut some background frames.
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There is a practice mode in the game. Also, good thing is there
is a language mode(you can choose either Japanese, English, Spanish
or Portuguese). One of the nice thing in the game is there are some
cool looking loading screen. And of course the loading are pretty
The bad thing is there is no one button for CD. They have one button
for ABC(rage explosion), one button for BCD(fatal slash/issen), one
button for hop clush, one button for super, but they just don't have
one button for CD, you know, the CD combo is very important in the
game, I rather they don't have one button set for super move. Other
than the slowdowns, the other complain I have is the sound.
I think the sound is too loud and too clear. One of these days,
they should make an option for you to adjust the background sound/
sound effect's volume.
I played SS3 and KOF97 for the Saturn, they are all very nice arcade
conversion. I had such high hope for the Saturn SNK games, but
Saturn SS4 is just not as good as the Saturn SS3. Nevertheless,
it's still a decent port, with very good loading time. I'll give it a
8.0 out of 10.