Every time a new fighting game crops up, you can be sure that it has some sick moves and fighting style made up from the minds of overworked designers and programmers. Sometimes these moves are so awesome in its simplicity or complexity, you see it in different fighting game iterations.
SNK is known for one-upping Capcom’s Street Fighter back in the day, and sometimes they succeed by introducing a move so fanciful it sears into the mind of retro gamers and even fighting game aficionados for years to come.
Do you love to thrown people down from the sky to the ground? Do you relish in picking up fools and tossing them down and let gravity sort out their bones and skulls?
If you answered “no” to both questions, what’s wrong with you?
Fine, there are safer ways to dispose of the competition: fireballs, guns, the occasional bowling ball. But there’s a lot more reward in blazing through the opposition, scooping them up, and then tossing them down in style and with full force like the ragdolls they are.
In our very first Last King Decree feature -where we royally state cool awesome things which are totally facts – we present thee with THE definitive top 20 grapples and throw moves in video game history.
In our 6th episode, we return to our love of fighting games and ramble about The King of Fighters XIV for the PlayStation 4. The game brings new mechanics, a large roster and more distinctly a departure from the 2D sprite-based animations. We stack it up against the apparent competition, so will this reign as the fighting game of this generation. Plus we review the recently released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. And for posterity, we have to mention Batman, with Return of the Caped Crusaders.