The worst fighting games on Virtual Console: Full Access Playthrough

This episode: Chris, Brett and Mike fire up three ancient fighting games stinking up Wii's Virtual Console. They're certainly not the only terrible fighters on the platform, but hoo boy, are they ever shitty.

Above: First up is Fighting Street, the TG-16 port of the very first Street Fighter. It's amazing how far this series has come since then. No really, it is the literal definition of amazing

Above: That's followed by International Karate, an old Commodore 64 fighter that completely baffles all three of us. Simply getting the game to run is a challenge

Above: Finally we have China Warrior, a straightforward brawler in which you unwaiveringly march forward through waves of cult members. It's pretty crap, but damn those sprites are nice!

The conclusion after playing all three? We have it so much better today. That and the Virtual Console is 95% garbage. If you by some chance like watching us berate defenseless old games, check the other FAPs below or hit up our TalkRadar podcast. See you soon!


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  • SexyJosh - February 12, 2011 11:42 p.m.

    I laughed so hard at this. Please make more.
  • CanadianBeaverHunter - January 24, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    That looked painful. Nice reminder of how far fighting games have come, even the average ones.
  • ViolentLee - January 19, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    Why is Ryu wearing chick shoes? Only saving grace for China Warrior was the invincibility code.
  • tifanity - January 19, 2011 3:45 a.m.

    I laughed so hard in the beginning, "OMG BOMB! press start" I love these videos, please do them more and more :D
  • city17fan - January 18, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    International Karate was great on C64. I played it a ton as a kid. Making fun of it because its on Wii VC is stupid.
  • NearNRiver - January 18, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    I second that the International Karate fighters look like Chris.
  • philipshaw - January 17, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    Great bonus FAP
  • Unoriginal - January 17, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    Seriously, keep these up. Don't let them go the way of Trailer Trash Theater and Tokyo Elevator
  • Miresnare - January 17, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    If I remember (and this is going back a long time) to turn around in IK, you performed a diagonal up left / right to the opposite direction you were facing. This made the guy do a jab if you held it, but quickly turned you if you didn't( There might be other turning moves, but I can't remember them.) I assume that this was to free up directions for other moves, e.g. back diagonal down did a lunging punch. Down performed a sweep. I've got some very fond memories of long fights that involved massibe blocking sessions. Every hit ended the round, so there was no button mashing, and a button masher (or joystick waggler) didn't stand a chance against a seasoned player. It was incredibly tense at times. IK+ was also awesome, with three player madness.
  • Xtapolapopotamus - January 17, 2011 6:39 a.m.

    God dammit, you HAD to do this while I was drinking. I nearly spat juice all over my keyboard and monitor from laughing. Loser has to play next game! Love it.
  • gojiguyar - January 17, 2011 5:35 a.m.

    How is the VC 95% garbage? How about you do a FAP of SSFII, Fatal Fury Special, King of Fighter 94+95, Fatal Fury 3, Fighters History, etc
  • austin128 - January 16, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    Haha I love these xD
  • OldSkoolNinja - January 16, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    This was quite funny. Something about bad games never stops being funny and you guys are witty enough to keep it entertaining. Keep up the good work!
  • luckyseven - January 16, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Luvin the FAPs fellas!! You guys should really think about doing a video a special episode or something
  • Darkhawk - January 16, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    This was actually the best FAP by far. I think it's a great idea to provide us video insight into all the terrible games we've read about but were unwilling to drop the $$$$ to try out. Keep it up!
  • Blasto - January 16, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    I love watching you guys FAP, keep 'em cumming.
  • bloodyshadow - January 16, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    I love these. I will never stop loving these. Keep it up. I just wish there was a way to download them.
  • batman5273 - January 16, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    If I had to vote between GR FAP and Trailer Trash Theater, I vote FAP. Reason is that although TTT was super funny and entertaining, you don't learn anything from a trailer gamewise. It was basically the staff doing Mystery Science Theater 3000 over trailers. With the FAP you get the same comedy, buy also gameplay. You also get to hear the staff have fun or become frustrated with a game and it comes off as sincere.
  • batman5273 - January 16, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Very Funny Commentary. I used to play the International Karate game at the local arab store at the end of my street. There were no buttons. It only had two joysticks. the concept was just like a real karate match (think of Karate kid) where you got full point for strikes to the head and chest and half points for strikes to the arms and legs. but how you moved, punched and kicked was determined by the positions of the two joysticks. Examle: if you pulled both joysticks away from each other it was a roundhouse kick. each joystick had 4 positions. so if you do the math, 16 combos and 8 moves = 24
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - January 16, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    I love the idea of playing through old games just for the laughs. I just wish you guys would go on for longer i would gladly watch you FAP for hours

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