“Why was it AWESOME” series explores older games; SNK’s Art of Fighting is up first

By on December 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

It’s never a bad moment to get a little nostalgic when it comes to video games, and video creator Gamewisk agrees. He takes a look at Art of Fighting, a ’90s trilogy of games developed by SNK, initially for the Neo Geo, and then for various other platforms.

The video focuses on the SNES port of the Art of Fighting, which introduced the creator to fighting games. It was one of the first fighting games with Super moves, more balanced fireball zoning, and dashing. Some characters, like Ryo, were a reference to Street Fighter‘s Ryu. Fans are probably familiar with King, who hides her identity as a woman unless defeated in battle. The songs are important, too, and Gamewisk raves about his favorite pieces. You’ll get to hear about Geese Howard, too.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve played Art of Fighting, and give a shout-out to the creator for this new video series. His Twitter is Gamewisk.

Source: Gamewisk

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.