When you begin playing a fighting game's arcade mode, chances are you're hoping for a light and breezy play-through against computer controlled fighters. Unfortunately for you, the AI was programmed to have other ideas, especially when money is involved.
It's always the final challenge that takes the crown for being the hardest fight in the game. Sometimes, like in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series, they're a gargantuan monster from space hellbent on eating the planet.
We'd argue the hardest fights are ones against the more human-looking characters.
These fighters fall into two camps. They're either massively overpowered fighters who hit you like a truck, or they have some kind of unique gimmick that makes the fight against them far tougher than it needs to be.
To make this as interesting a list as is possible, we're limiting the number of fighters from SNK based fighters. We know they're hard fights, but when the entire company's money-making strategy is daylight robbery, you need to give room for other fighting games!
It's also highly likely that frustrated players who fought against these ten fighters trashed their controllers or worse still real arcade machines. We're sorry if this brings back some horrific memories.