My Played Video Games Review: Tuff E Nuff for the Super Nintendo

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Tuff E Nuff, which was released in Japan under the name Dead Dance, is a fighting video game that was created and launched by Japanese video game developer Jaleco for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1993.

Here's one of those video games made by jealous developers hoping to cash in on the massively crazy popularity of Street Fighter II during the early 1990s. Will it be good enough?

The game was known as "Dead Dance" in Japan. (Image source)

The Story

In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by war, one warlord known as Jade, the Fighting King, emerged victorious and ruled with an iron fist. His mysterious headquarters at the top of the Tower was guarded by six formidable enemies. Many warriors attempted to overthrow him, but none returned.

Four powerful champions from distant lands arrived to challenge Jade, but only one warrior could enter the Tower at a time. The champions decided to hold a series of matches among themselves to determine the strongest contender. The winner would earn the right to challenge Jade and end his reign of terror.

Box, manual and cartridge of the game. (Image source)

The Graphics and Sound

The game's visuals are pretty good, featuring smooth and flowing animations that look fantastic. The graphics are among the finest available on the Super Nintendo, with detailed backgrounds accompanying lightly designed levels. Overall, the graphics and levels are tidy and appealing, although the levels could benefit from some additional eye-candy.

The game's audio consists of typical fighting game sounds, such as the noise of punches and kicks. While the sounds and music are generally good, the game could benefit from additional audio details to improve the overall experience. The sound design is lacking in some ways, but it is generally satisfactory. The music is decent, although not on par with that of games like Street Fighter. Despite this, it still mostly serves its purpose.

Gameplay video sample of Tuff E Nuff on the Super Famicom. Watch in 360p for near TV resolution of that time.

The Gameplay

In this game, you play as one of four characters that has a resemblance to those in the Street Fighter series. The character design is somewhat boring, and it would have been nice if the game designers had come up with something more innovative. However, the characters are still enjoyable to play with, even if they seem like clones of the others.

There are four selectable characters, and you fight against non-selectable opponents in a temple setting. As you progress through the levels, you climb up the stairs of the temple and face increasingly challenging opponents, leading to a final boss at the top level.

The opponents you face are different kind of martial artists, providing a decent level of challenge. Despite the lack of originality in character design, the game is still entertaining and worth playing due to the challenging opponents and engaging gameplay.

As with most fighting games, the gameplay in this game can become repetitive after a short while. While it has three modes (Vs. Computer, Story, 2 Player), this limited number of modes and characters may not keep players entertained for very long. However, if you're looking for a relatively new and enjoyable game, this game may fill that need.

Additionally, the game is very difficult, and even on easy mode, beating the first opponent in Story mode may prove challenging. But if you are someone who enjoys a good challenge, then this game may be a good choice for you, and it should take a considerable amount of time to complete.

My Verdict

Tuff E Nuff was a decent effort to replicate the success of Street Fighter. It's one of the better imitations of Street Fighter II and it's a shame that there wasn't a follow-up to it. If you're a fan of fighting games, I recommend playing it because it's likely to meet your expectations and provide you with a satisfying experience.

Play it on the legendary Super Nintendo/Super Famicom or play it on a fine emulator.

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