Fighting games are great, and despite not really much of a plot, they are cracking good fun. Scores of colourful characters in the form of Gods, superheroes, ultra martial arts masters etc beat the heck out each other via combos and special moves. These have composed the body of most gamers experience with consoles, in particular those of the Megadrive/SNES generation, and they in turn have produced countless iconic characters. When one thinks of the fighting games genre, a lot of character names come to mind. Names like Scorpion, Ken, Ryu, and Sub-Zero, King just to name a few.
But then there are the other characters. Those characters that sit side by side with the legendary-tier characters of your Street Fighters, Tekkens etc. They are lame, annoying or poorly designed. While the worst of the terrible beat ‘em characters are often unplayable due to their design flaws.
I could compose a list of all the awful fighters from the history of video game, but instead I want to make this a list of characters such bad design, or so annoying, that nobody would ever chose to play as them….And to my knowledge, either online or through local, anyone that I have played against has willingly chosen.
So, without further ado, here are 5 terrible fighting game characters that nobody should ever choose…
Dishonorable Mention: Everything – Ballz 3D
Ballz 3D is a terrible, terrible, terrible game! The name alone should make you run away! This game looks bad, plays bad and makes no sense. Ballz 3D really doesn’t feel like a fighting game, it feels like a “mash the buttons and see what happens” game; I really don’t know what to say about it. I played this when I was a child and it was repulsive.
The game is built on a crude premise of a game called “Ballz” but with bizarre layouts, random sound effects and characters that have no real defining figures. I have to ask: what the heck was going on here? There was/is nothing appealing about this game. I cannot point out terrible fighters to avoid because they were all bad.
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This article was first posted on July 23, 2013