Bizarre ’90s fighter Waku Waku 7 comes to PS4 and Xbox One today

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Hamster are at it again, and have dropped another classic from their Neo Geo ACA range. Left-field fighting game Waku Waku 7 is available to purchase on PS4 and Xbox One.

Created by Sunsoft for arcades and the Neo Geo platform, Waku Waku 7 received a very low-key launch back in 1996, before being ported to the Sega Saturn one year later. The game is a delightfully drawn and vibrantly-coloured 2D fighter starring a cast of nine weird characters including a tank-mecha, a hot-tempered BMX rider and a fun-loving gal with bunny ears.

The game is known within the hardcore fighting community for its experimental mechanics, such as the ability to attack downed opponents, attacking while downed, and the ability activate a wall-bounce in order to get back to your feet. The game has a host of genuinely cool ideas, that are implemented with varied degrees of success. Waku Waku 7 remains a fun fighter even today, though more for its amusing cast and intriguing gimmicks.

Already available on Nintendo Switch, Waku Waku 7 is available for download on Xbox One and PS4 worldwide. As is sometimes the case, the Hamster website lists the PS4 version as being available in Japan only.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse