In this game, you select a 3-character team instead of a single character. You then fight against another team, one character at a time, in an order selectable by the player. The winning character regenerates a bit of health and then continues against the next character in the other team, until there is one character left standing. The two other characters on a team are shown in the background, with different graphics depending on whether they have been beaten or not.
This game does not have the multiple planes of Fatal Fury, but allows the characters to dodge any attack using A+B. You can also do a knockdown attack with C+D.
Holding A+B+C charges the POW meter, as does taking damage. Every character has a special move that requires a full POW meter.
The music has breakdowns where you hear very realistic voices of onlookers cheering the fighters, for instance in the Italy stage.
I'm getting destroyed in easy mode on the AES.
Completed the game with Team Italy on (1/8) difficulty.
The final boss fight was annoyingly unfair. This game is great, the rest of the fights were a lot of fun, the backgrounds are amazing, but the boss fight kind of ruins the enjoyment.