ACA NEOGEO Waku Waku 7
About this game
Content Rating: Everyone10+
"WAKU WAKU 7" is a fighting game released by SUNSOFT in 1996. Players will control characters who have one of 7 WAKU WAKU balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls. Let's gather power in exciting gauge, and attack all over with the personality-rich technique of each character!
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Outside of Super Smash Bros., my experience with the fighting game genre is minimal. Even so, I still got a certain level of enjoyment out of Waku Waku 7. The menu included with this port was especially helpful in my grasping the mechanics of this game. Fighting game veterans may be interested in this more obscure piece of fighting game history, and newcomers may find this a welcome introduction to the genre.
Waku Waku 7 doesn’t really stand out from the crowd in my mind, but the only other game with anywhere near as strange a character roster is probably Darkstalkers, so fighting game or SNK aficionados will probably get a kick of this oddball. For everyone else, though, there are better fighting games out there.
Overall, Waku Waku 7 is an almost perfect port, which more than successfully transmits the spirit of the original arcade hit. While it does lack an extra layer of effort, which would elevate this piece of content amongst some of the best on the eShop today, this is still a captivating and unique experience that is well worth checking out regardless of experience with the genre. Avid fighter fans will find something nostalgic and refreshing about it, even today, and those with no prior experience will still find something unique and memorable at the heart of this retro beat-em-up. This is definitely one of the more exciting offerings from the ACA NeoGeo range.