Review by Shinji

"The Cute Girls Get Cuter! The Butt Kicking Is More Intense!"

The girls of Asuka 120% are back with a vengance! And this time they got a new contender; Ichiko Furutachi, that girl who keeps popping up and doing interviews had just had it with sitting in the sidelines. So she decides to get these interviews whether everyone else likes it or not.

A whole new arsenal of moves have been added to most of the fighters. Those who had one super move now have two of them.

The gameplay has also been refined. There's not much in the term of "launching" anymore, just comboing. Comboing and more comboing! And when you press taunt while your fighter is 120%, she goes "V-ism" on you. The screen goes dark, shadows follow you, and anything you connect with does a double hit for twice the damage!

The voices have been refined as well. For the worst, but whoever had some English to say can be understood now. And the new win-poses... Seems like someone over there at Family Soft (What happened to ASK Kodansha?) wants to make sure they grab your attention.

Well, the end of the millenium is coming. With the advent of 3D games filling the shelves, all those who are experts in 2D are going out with the loudest bang possible. But I don't think there's a need to. There's still going to be a market out there for 2D fighting games. And hopefully when we next see Asuka and her girlfriends (and girl-rivals), they'll either be in college or have good jobs; and yet still kick butt.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 11/01/99

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