Who remembers the Neo Geo Pocket or Pocket Color? I do, never owned one though. I simply was not into portable gaming at the time. I know most reading this are at least familiar with Capcom’s and SNK’s fighting game franchises. Like SNK vs Capcom and Capcom vs SNK, Pocket Fighter EX mashes up the two companies best fighting game characters into one game. There is a certain charm to seeing the pixelated characters going at it with familiar backgrounds though.
Inspired by but not affiliated with
Pocket Fighter EX is not affiliated with SNK or Capcom in any way. This is planned to be a free fan created work for other fans of the genre. Graphically, the developers are going for a Neo Geo Pocket Color style. This choice certainly sounds weird at first but works quite well once you give it a chance.
One last caveat. Pocket Fighter EX is not programmed for the Neo Geo Pocket Color, just inspired by the art style. I just wanted to point that out before someone gets mad because this won’t work on their NGPC or emulator.
As I write this, Pocket Fighter EX v0.3.3 was released. Well, three hours ago but same day so it counts. What fans can expect in this latest update is remakes of Gairyu Island stage and some undisclosed graphical enhancements.
What fans can expect
Our friends over at Indie Retro News stated that there are Street Fighter II and King of Fighters characters included. I plan on checking out the demo later this week and giving my thoughts on our YouTube channel.
So far, everything I know about Pocket Fighter EX just makes me want to check it out sooner. Being an adult sucks sometimes.