Are you ready, fighters, for the last word in fighting? Step right up to the ring, don’t be shy, and get your chance for the ultimate prize - the Body Blows Crown! Ultimate Body Blows pits 22 of the Universe’s baddest, toughest fighters. Loaded with more than 15 moves per warrior, your combat skills will be tested to their limits and beyond! With two levels of turbo speed, one or two player modes, an 8 player hotseat tournament mode, 3 skill levels, and the tag team option, you’ll be waging an uphill battle to become the ultimate champion of Ultimate Body Blows!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2013-02-28 17:40:14 by Godzillasaurus:
In all honesty, this is a pretty bad fighting game: Shallow, with poor balancing, and somewhat iffy hit detection, but still - I kind of like it
It's got some sort of very 90's style, and some of the characters are hilarious or just 90's retro-cool, which may be the same thing to some people. Not me, though; I unironically love the ripped jeans with matching vest, and I will beread more getting this game for the nostalgia, and will play it for the same reason. Its contemporaries, OMF 2097 and Street Fighter II (not the horrible PC version of SFII, obviously!) have aged much better and are still good, but this game will always have a special place in my heart.
I couldn't recommend it to anyone else, but it's not without merit - it has charm, after all.
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Posted on 2013-03-02 07:34:05 by RowdyRob:
Ultimate Body Blows was a respectable (but not great) Amiga and early PC title, but these systems had relatively few decent fighting games available at the time. This game just doesn't hold up to the ravages of time, unlike other GoG classics. The graphics look a bit too primitive, with limited colors and very stiff animations. You can also spam "power moves" to defeat opponents.read more There's not much depth or strategy to this game. The music still holds up pretty well, but that's not enough to justify a purchase of this game. Seriously, I highly recommend you watch some gameplay footage of this game on Youtube before purchasing this.
Unless you have a serious case of nostalgia for this game, you're much better off spending your money on one of the other fighting games available on GoG, such as 'Street Fighter Alpha 2' or 'Guilty Gear X2 Reloaded.' (I gave Guity Gear five stars, by the way.) If you're looking to support 'Team 17' developed games, any of their other games on GoG are better games, particularly 'Worms' and 'Alien Breed,' both of which still hold up well and are great games.
I don't see any reason to consider 'Ultimate Body Blows' other than extreme nostalgia. I'm sorry to say it, but it wasn't that good of a fighting game to begin with in 1994, and the problems are really apparent in 2013.
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Posted on 2013-02-28 06:43:06 by FriendlyBob:
Yes, there are better fighting games available on GoG, but Body Blows is well worth your time. It's a bit on the simple side, but the chunky graphics and awesome soundtrack more than make up for that. In it's days, it was one of the best looking and playing fighting games on the lowly Amiga (until Shadow Fighter came along - did that ever get a PC port? If so, you know what to do GoG!) and certainly brings back some good memories for me :)
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