Total Nerd The 12 Most WTF Fighting Games of All Time  

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After Street Fighter made it big, the gaming industry decided to pump out fighting game after fighting game that appealed to either complete weirdos or, more often, nobody. These fighting games are weird, awful, strange and just plain absurd. Why were they made? I have no idea, but since they were, let's take a walk down the crazy side of the weirdest/worst fighting games of all time.

What are the worst fighting games? There are some pretty bad video games on this list, and deservedly so. You wonder what the gamemakers were thinking when they made these games, but hey nobody is perfect, right?
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Bikini Karate Babes


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And in yet another way for perverts to manipulate hot chicks in the only way they'll ever be able to in real life, we get Bikini Karate Babes.

Because there's nothing more Karate than bikinis.

This game was basically a Dead or Alive game, only with the Mortal Kombat, real-human capture going for it.

There is no way around saying that this is just a Skin-e-max rip off of Mortal Kombat.


Shiny bikinis = battle gear for the new millenium


It features a full roster of, what I can only imagine are budding young actresses eager for their big break. (It wasn't this.)

Ugh. These look like the signs on that street in Tokyo that was awkward to walk down with my parents.


All the characters are digitized, like in Mortal Kombat, and the score is basically an elevator music version of the MK soundtrack.

There are some interesting differences though.

While they do have grapples and special moves, instead of it being a smooth graphic, the game designers chose to put in a jarring FMV cut scene of the girls performing the move.


"C'mon Nancy, you're too drunk for this, let's go home"


Also, while there are not fatalities in this, each of the girls have a fun touchdown dance that you could probably see at the cheesiest strip club in your town.

"Trust me, sweetheart, you're gonna be a star!"


All this being said, I think the game would have probably been better if it was designed with one-handed controls, as this is, sadly, what most people want to do with games like this.

(Please note that there was a sequel made too. Bikini Karate Babes 2: Warriors of Elysia. It is important that you know this, because if you talk about a game like Bikini Karate Babes, someone will inevitably ask the question "oh my God, that sounds great, is there a sequel?")
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Ballz


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You might remember the catchphrase of Ballz: "To be the champion, you gotta have Ballz!".

Ok, you probably don't remember it. And you probably don't need ballz to be a champion. That's kind of sexist, come to think about it...

Ballz was a 2D fighting game that really tried to add that extra dimension. Graphically similar to Vectorman , Ballz used a bunch of spheres to simulate 3D. Just not well. At all.

The characters were interesting. You had a clown, a monkey, a bodybuilder etc. Since they were all strictly made up off shiny balls, you really couldn't tell the difference between them all. Just differing numbers of stuck-together balls, fighting to the ball-death.

You pretty much could get the same experience by having a clown make a few balloon animals for you and making them fight. At least then you'd get a surprise pop here and there and be able to feel some excitement.

Who thought of this? A really, really lazy designer, that's who. "So, uh, what do you guys want to do with all these character models? Like, what kind of game can we make out of these?" "F*ck it, let's just use these things and make them fight or something, people won't care." "What should we call it?" "I've got just the name... .

And yes, this is how video games are made.
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Yes, there was a fighting game based on the television show Xena Warrior Princess. Because at that point in pop culture entertainment, why the hell not?

The plot was the basic tournament to the death to get something powerful, thing.

Few things in the world inspired as much ridicule as owning this game did.


The most notable difference between this, and other fighters at the time was that it allowed up to 4 players fight at once instead of the normal 1 on 1.

Amorphous Muscle Mass 1 vs. Amorphous Muscle Mass 2: FIGHT!


It's just stupid that there was even anytime spent on this concept to begin with.
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Rise of the Robots


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Back when the graphics from "Lawnmower Man" were the most amazing thing that we had ever seen, "Rise" was released boasting the same type of graphics.

To be fair, it looked great at the time. The only problem was that its controls felt like you were driving a go cart in the Indy 500.

The basic premise was that an evil nano virus had made all the robots evil, except for one, and he has to save humanity by fighting other robots. Which doesn't make sense. Is one robot really stronger than every human ever, combined ?

It's not that weird, Spider-Man-y, naked-Blue-Man-Group-Member guy's fault that he wasn't turned evil. Also, if just this one guy can take on all those robots, why is he the strongest robot?

Either way, this game makes no sense except for the fact that it's a fighting game. A really slow, wannabe-revolutionary fighting game.

BONUS LAMENESS: The main boss's name: The Supervisor.

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