Ready to take a trip back to 1992? You just might after playing this game.
Koihime Enbu is a 2D Street Fighter-ish button masher. The game currently has 13 playable female characters and features a best 2 out of 3 fighting system that has been around for decades.
The game features two modes to play around with: Scenario and Arcade mode. In my testing of this game, I didn’t see any major differences from one mode to the next. For the most part, they’re pretty identical. You play best 2 out of 3 in both modes. Scenario mode comes with a story that a 2-year-old could write. There is no need for a story mode for this game. It’s boring and simply not worth the time.
If you get tired of playing against the AI, you do have options to go into Verses Mode and play a friend or go online and play the world. The only issue with this is that this is not a well-known game and, most likely, none of your friends will have this game. The same can be said for online mode. You generally have to wait for about 10 minutes so the server can search far and wide for an online opponent. I personally have not been able to connect online yet.
It’s pretty easy to play this game and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. All the characters have roughly the same maneuver buttons. The basic buttons themselves are mostly repetitive, so there is no learning curve going from one character to the next. Pulling of a combination in this game is quite rewarding. With that being said, it would have been a good move to add a tutorial for this game. As of right now, you mash buttons and hope it does something wonderful. If it does, you have to retrace your movements to see how the hell you pulled it off. In its defense, it does have a training mode. In this mode, you can test out your moves without resistance from the opponent.
The game also comes with replay mode. In replay mode you can revisit your previous fights. This allows players to scout themselves and maybe shed some light on why a particular match may have gone horribly wrong. Replay is an awesome feature and deserves a Bravo!
The game is fundamentally sound and extremely simple to play. It has few button combinations you have to remember which lets you focus more on beating your opponent rather than having to remember what buttons to push. Essentially, this game belongs in an arcade sporting a red joy stick and A and B buttons. My advice to the developers would be to add a tutorial, make the characters more unique, and scrap or create a more engaging story.
If you want something new and exciting, this isn’t going to fill that void. In fact, one would believe that this game should have been released well before some of you were born. But if you’re looking to jump in the DeLorean and go back in time to your early childhood, this is a good game to check out.
If you want to check this game out it is now available on Steam
OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10
- Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or faster processor
- Memory: 3 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 4 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectSound
- Additional Notes: Xbox 360 compatible controller recommended