Xbox Store Today: Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, 88 Heroes, more

The weekend is almost here, and here’s what Microsoft added to the Xbox Games Store earlier today…

SNK is well-represented in the most recent Xbox Games Store update. Two of the publisher’s early fighting games, Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, have been remade for the Xbox One as part of the ACA NeoGeo series. I remember dropping quite a few quarters on both these games in the early 90s, and now’s my chance to see if they still hold up.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is 88 Heroes, a side-scrolling platformer from Rising Star Games. Players will take control of 88 different superheroes and do battle with Dr. H8 over 88 levels of “platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, and danger-dodging.”

Finally today, Teyon will bring Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest to the Xbox One. Worlds of Magic is a 4X turn-based strategy game where players will “find cities, raise armies, cast spells, and create powerful magical artifacts in [their] bid to become the Supreme Sorcerer Lord.”

You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break.

Xbox One Games

Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury is a fighting game released by SNK in 1991. Players take part in brutal street fights in a variety of locations, with the goal of toppling the infamous crime lord Geese Howard. The game includes very unique features when compared to other fighting games available at the time, including a special Line Battle system that allows players to traverse between the foreground and background and 2-player co-op functionality.

Art of Fighting
Art of Fighting is a fighting game released by SNK in 1992. Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia fight against numerous enemies to to free Yuri Sakazaki who was kidnapped by a mysterious person. This game is known as an ambitious title via the introduction of spirit gauge and representation on characters of the damage received by the enemy.

88 Heroes
It’s 8:08 am on the 8th of August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation! His demands are simple: pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes, or Dr. H8’s 88 thermo-nuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth! Prepare to infiltrate Dr. H8’s lair with the help of the strangest, dumbest, and most pointless superheroes ever! With 88 levels between you and Dr. H8, only 88 seconds to complete each level and the 88-minute Doomsday clock already ticking, lead 88 unique characters – each with their own special abilities – on a platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, danger-dodging mission to save Earth from complete destruction!

Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest
Explore and conquer an almost limitless number of uniquely generated universes using military and magical power to overcome your foes. Find cities, raise armies, cast spells, and create powerful magical artifacts in your bid to become the Supreme Sorcerer Lord in Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest, a 4X turn-based strategy game.

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