Body Blows is a MS-DOS versus fighting game. It was released in 1993 by Team17. The game has a lot of similarities to Street Fighter II, for example, both had two characters with projectile, rising uppercut and spinning kick special moves and played identically (as with Ryu and Ken). Play Body Blows online!
Body Blows game description
Around the time of the Amiga version of Street Fighter 2, Amiga specialists Team 17 came up with a similar one on one beat ’em up, designed around the machine’s strengths and weaknesses.
In one-player mode you have four characters to choose from – brothers Dan and Nik play identically, Lo-Ray is a Buddhist Monk, and Junior a failed boxer.
The opponents include a Ninja warrior, a businessman whose post-fight catchphrase is ‘I’m sorry about that’, and a thin Spanish girl. The backdrops feature lots of color and animation, varying from wrestling rings to building sites and beaches.
The control is designed around one-button controllers, with special moves generated by pushing in a certain direction and pressing fire, and one ‘super special’ move by holding fire for a few seconds. The real skill is in combining these moves effectively.
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