Review by Greatest One

"Power Stone is a breath of fresh air in the fighting genre"

Fighting games are some of the most popular games ever. Games like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and Soul Calibur top the list of excellent fighting games. But, all the games are too similar. Over the years, the only differences have been the 3D graphics and the side step move. Power Stone attempts to be different from traditional fighting games, but still be entertaining.
In Power Stone, the surroundings are completely interactive. You can use just about anything that is lying around. You can hurl a box across the room to hurt your opponent, or you can pick up a gun and shoot him with it. You can also climb poles and hide behind objects to evade your opponent's attacks. Unlike other fighting games, you don't have to rely on the same moves to be successful. There are many different ways to win, and the 3D environments allow that.
Also, you can do super moves on your opponents. This is done by collecting power stones. There are 3 in each level, and the player who grabs all three gets to unleash super moves. Of course, you can knock the stones out from your opponents by attacking them, but you have to keep them away from them. Overall, Power Stone is an exciting and innovative fighter that may be as good as the best.

Graphics: 8.
Compared to other Dreamcast fighters, the graphics aren't as good. Nevertheless, they are still beautiful.

Sound: 8.
The music and sound effects are cool. Gunshots sound great.

Gameplay: 9.
You will have fun, even if you don't know any of the moves. The interactive environments allow that. Once you get the hang of it, the controls are fairly easy.

Replay Value: 8.
The innovative gameplay keeps it fresh. Playing against a friend is a ton of fun.

Overall: 8.
Power Stone is a great fighting game that dares to be different.


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 03/14/00, Updated 03/14/00


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