Fight Night

Had a Nostalgia-filled evening with some old friends last night, grabbing a mixed tandoori and throwing it down in some classic fighting games.

Dominion: Intrigue

We actually played a card game first, running through a quick game of Dominion (using cards from the Intrigue set) where I went heavily into gold in an attempt to buy my way to victory. The others were also using Masquerade cards, so I was quite confident in allowing myself to pick up curse cards when they played Torturer, safe in the knowledge that I had a good chance to pass those cares on later. Sure enough, I was able to pass them on to my somewhat bemused wife. I was sure I had won, but I did not. I actually came third in what was a very close – and very fun – game.

Mortal Kombat Trilogy

We then moved on to some fighting games. This was great as I spent the night with the guys I grew up with, playing the games I grew up with. We started with some Mortal Kombat and I utterly dominated. It was not until what we decided would be the last round of MK that I was finally taken down.

Tekken 3

If this made me cocky, it was not to last as we loaded Tekken 3. It was my tirn to get schooled and I think I won two games out of 8 or so. I won a couple with Ling Xiaoyu, a character I have always really enjoyed.

Guilty Gear XX

We then tried some Guilty Gear, a current favourite of mine, and I won with my go-to girl, May. The response in the room to this game was not as I might have hoped and between the visual style, pace and sound effects, we didn’t stick with this one.

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Then we switched to the daddy, the game that we adored as kids and spent countless hours on: Marvel vs. Capcom 2. It’s just a perfect fighting game, but one that I was never the best at. I did well as Sakura and Ryu, but ultimately lost most of my matches.

Last night was a great trip down memory lane, and one that I hope to repeat again and again. We did play a couple of other fighters earlier in the evening before both of my guests arrived. I won resoundingly in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and broke even in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

So, yeah… still on that fighting game kick!