ALGUNOS (INTEC / FILL IN CAFE)

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (JAPANESE VERSION)

This game can be considered as an embryo to Asuka 120% Burning fest. On its second PC-ENGINE game, Fill-in-Cafe decided to create a fighting game, similar to Street Fighter II and Fatal Fury. Algunos is a less-known game, even among radical PC-ENGINE fans, who usually think this is an RPG or a platform game.

 

And why Algunos is some sort of pre-Asuka game? Since both games had been created by the same softhouse, Algunos have some strong resemblances with Asuka. The soundtrack, for example, is pretty similar to Asukaīs, though a little less appealing. The graphics on both games are great... stylish and well drawn but, once again, Asuka is a step ahead Algunos. Still then, Algunos is visually attactive, with some nice palette and scrolling effects.

 

But the major flaw in Algunos, which is certainly the greatest merit of Asuka, is the gameplay. The controlling in Algunos is excellent, with prompt actions, even using only two buttons. The problem is that the game itself is too damn easy: as an example, Iīve been able to finish Algunos at the very first time Iīve played it, even using the very same kick all the time. In Asuka, each fight is a heck of a challenge, which shows us that Fill-in-Cafe evolved a lot during the time-gap of two years between both games.

  

Even though itīs not among the top PCE fighting games, Algunos is an interesting title. Recommended for those who enjoy a beatīnīup with a cool soundtrack.

 

Marcelo Reis

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

84%

Playability

79%

Musics and Sound Effects

87%

Interest

63%

OVERALL

78%

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