With people in full-blown nostalgia mode with fighters lately, we are seeing ports coming out more frequently on modern consoles. This week is no exception — as the Data East fighter Karnov’s Revenge — also known by its Japanese title Fighter’s History Dynamite — was released on November 16th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
The fighter — which is a sequel to the Fighter’s History title — never gained much popularity in the West. This could possibly be attributed to the copyright infringement lawsuit levied against Data East by Capcom over alleged similarities to Street Fighter II that made it look too similar. The lawsuit was eventually thrown out, but the damage was done in the eyes of the consumer. Despite this, the game has some interesting mechanics, including a stun meter which hinges on you breaking a medallion on your opponent’s body, requiring you to target that specific zone on the body.