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Final Fight, one of the all-time champions of the side scrolling combat genre, makes an unlikely appearance on the NES as Mighty Final Fight. One a handful of games released in 1993 for the then irrelevant 8-bit console, the game is a close port of the original and even includes the oft-deleted third fighter, Guy. The major difference: each of the characters has been shrunk down several size factors and rendered in a superdeformed style.
The story is the same: Jessica, the beautiful daughter of Metro City's mayor, has been kidnapped, and it's up to you to do something about it. You can select one of three fighters, each with his unique strengths and weaknesses.
Cody is the tough-guy street fighter. He's not too big, but he fights dirty and is vicious with a knife. Haggar is the city's mayor, but he's not a behind-the-desk type of guy. A former wrestler, he's absolutely massive and uses his brawn to his advantage. Lastly, there's Guy, descendant to a ninja. He conducts his business swiftly and silently.
The kidnapper's cronies have infiltrated and taken over the entire city, so you've got five stages to jab and kick your way through. From the rough streets of downtown Metro City to the sinister sewers underground, there's a lot of butt to be kicked before reaching your goal.
In the tradition of River City Ransom, an experience points system rewards you for the number of bad guys you take down. Leveling up will earn you new moves, more strength and a longer health bar. These bonuses come in handy when you're up against the mini-bosses.
Mighty Final Fight lacks a save feature, so the game must be completed in one sitting. ~ Christian Huey, All Game Guide