> Ahh memories... This is an original 'Sega Force' review.
As you probably know, Capcom is the king of 2D fighters. Cyberbots
does a good job of retaining the crown. Nice graphics and control
have become the hallmark of Capcom fighters. A cyber-mech twist is
what sets this one apart. With or without a RAM cart, this game does
justice to the genre.
> Getting the Japanese import is the only way to go. It's a good
thing most of the game is already in English, so Cyberbots' importability
rating is perfect. About the only thing in Japanese is the text and
speech during the "story cut-scenes".
> Hand drawn characters look great, as do the backgrounds. Animation
is very good alone, but with a RAM cart it really smokes. The special
effects are cool too, especially the jump jets. I'd say Capcom definitely
has versus fighting down to a science, and Cyberbots surely confirms that.
> Capcom standard issue -- tight control. Easy to learn and execute
a myriad of moves. A standard 5 button layout is offered, but you
can customize that to your preference. The jump jets add a little
bit of strategy to an otherwise mindless fight-fest. In a word, sweet!
> The soundtrack consists of a nice selection of guitar rock, but overall
it's kind of generic. I'd say the sound effects are standard issue
as well, since nothing really stands out as being good or bad. Decent
> Fighting games are the most fun against a human opponent. This
game is no different. There are two modes: Arcade and Versus (with
or without "story cut-scenes"). Choose your character (1 of 9 mech-pilots),
next your manufacturer (1 of 4), then the actual mech your character controls
(3 per manufacturer for a total of 12). Somewhat unique and definitely
> Cyberbots takes Capcom hand drawn graphics, animation and control, then
whips it up into a nice package. It's a perfect arcade to home translation.
Whether you get the standard or Limited Edition, it's a must buy for 2D
fighter fans. Good luck finding this one at a reasonable price.
|Overall: 8.7 | Graphics:
9.2 | Control: 9.6 | Sound: 7.5 | Fun: 8.5