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Join us for Mash Tactics tonight as we take our weekly trip into the past, showcasing the best and worst titles of days gone by. This evening's selection is not only one of the most gruesome (and silly) fighting games ever created, but is also one of my all-time favorites, Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side, for the Sega CD.
After playing a ton of the new Killer Instinct game recently, my brain has been going through a nostalgia trip remembering the insane amount of fighting games from the '90s. One that always sticks out however, is Eternal Champions: CD. I remember spending hours alongside buddies trying to find the near hundreds of ways to brutally decimate your opponent at the end of a match, and having notebooks full of combos, and set-ups that we'd all contribute to. Now, while the game hasn't exactly aged gracefully, it's still super fun, and as nasty as ever. I'm very much looking forward to jumping in again after not playing it for nearly a decade.
QotD: What were some of your favorite fighting games from back in the day?
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