Retro game to play today: Mighty Final Fight

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As someone who born on mid eighties, I was growing up playing games from NES, SNES, Sega Genesis (Mega Drive), all the way until PS2 before life reality kicked into my adult life. I have very fond memories on playing games made from all the mentioned consoles where I – as a kid – was spending countless hours sitting in front of the TV trying to beat those games. Now after pretty much everything settled on my adult life, I began looking back to those fond memories of me playing the now-they-are-called retro games.

Now if you are also like to play retro games – like me – regardless on who you are – younger, older or at about the same age as me, I have good recommendation for you on which retro game to play. This time Mighty Final Fight. For your information, this is my first post on retro gaming space. Let’s not waste another paragraph and straight into the case.

Mighty Final Fight: Game Summary

Before delve into why you should play the game before you die, here’s the game summary.

Genre:Side scrolling Beat ’em up
Good for:Age 4+ and any beat ’em up lovers
Available on:NES / Famicom
When it was first released:June 1993 (JP), July 1993 (US), Aug 1993 (PAL regions)
Game Developer(S) / Publisher(s):Capcom
Game score:8.1 / 10 (According to GameSpot)

Reason why you should play “Mighty Final Fight” before you die

If you like modern game such as Street of Rage 4 or Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and would like to know how such games can be (and was) executed in 8-bit era, then Mighty Final Fight is the game to try. Developed and released by Capcom following the success of Final Fight series on the Arcade and SNES, Capcom eventually decided to make the game for the NES / Famicom. While gameplay and plot wise, they are pretty much the same, but the NES version has its unique points which you can’t find on the Arcade nor SNES version, they are: 1) the character is in SD form (Super Deformed, aka small with bigger head, just like how Gundam in SD Gundam series) and 2) the game has experience points and levelling system – something that’s rare in old-school beat ’em up genre. With NES console limited hardware and the controller that has only 2-buttons, I am amazed with how Capcom could execute the game back in 1993.

The game has 7 stages in-total, where 2 of them are the bonus rounds. You can choose between 3 characters: Cody, Guy or Haggar, each has their own unique ability. One of the game weakness point is that though there are 3 characters to choose from, but you can’t play the game 2 players. The game, unfortunately is only single player.

Nevertheless, the game is a tough one to beat – even me as an adult.

Let’s have a look at the Mighty Final Fight gameplay – a video by Nenriki Gaming Channel:


The video contains spoiler of the full game for all the 3 characters.

How to play “Mighty Final Fight” today

The best way to enjoy the classic NES games is by playing on the original hardware with the original cartridge!

1) Original NES / Famicom cartridge

Here’s the link where you can get the game cartridge.

Get Mighty Final Fight (NES) on Amazon
Get Mighty Final Fight (Famicom) on Amazon
Get Mighty Final Fight (NES) on AliExpress

2) Original NES / Famicom console

Here’s the link where you can get the NES / Famicom game console.

Get NES Console on AliExpress
Get RetroN 2 Console for NES & SNES by Hyperkin on Amazon
Get Famicom Console on AliExpress

3) NES Emulators (with download links)

If hardware isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy these childhood memorable games via emulators. There are various NES emulators existed throughout many platforms and consoles, but here they are the best one.

AndroidJohn NESS (stand-alone emulator)
RetroArch (multiple console emulators, using Mesen Core)
iOSProvenance (have to do sideloading to install it, check here for full step by step).
Mac / Linux RetroArch (Linux/Mac, using Mesen Core)
Windows Mesen (Win)
RetroArch (Win, using Mesen Core)

4) Bluetooth Controller for NES Emulators

Either you are emulating NES on computer or smartphone, the games will be much better if played using a physical controller (rather than using touch-screen). Here’s my recommendation, controller I personally used to play games (including NES games).

iPega 9083: For playing PC and Android games. I like it because the fact that it can be used both on PC and Android without much hassle (driver auto- detected and installed), plus when I’m playing any Android game, I can put my Android in between – just like a Nintendo Switch.

Get iPega 9083 on Amazon
Get iPega 9083 on AliExpress

SteelSeries Nimbus+: For playing iOS games. I like it because it’s MFi certified – Made for iOS, any controller-compatible games will for sure run with this controller.

Get SteelSeries Nimbus+ on Amazon
Get Nimbus iPhone clipper / holder on AliExpress

See the controllers in action.

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