All Time Favorite by llhht on July 11, 2009
My dad and I still play this game from time to time. One of the all time best brawlers. Decent selection of weapons, moderate selection of completely useful moves....a good way to spend the afternoon.
I'll give a little lowdown of the characters and moves...
For any character, move left or right twice and punch to do a "power attack".
Pressing the special button (A) does a crowd clearing attack, also useful if you're getting combo-ed.
Add a direction to the (A) and you get a high damaging one directional special attack.
Both uses of the special attack (A) take a small portion of your life bar.
Max- My personal favorite character, all I can say is grapple, grapple, grapple. Very slow punching speed.
"Power Attack"- Slide across the ground, mainly useful to get in close. Not high on damage.
Special Attack- Tornado in place with his arms.
Directed Special- Shoulder tackle that ends with a roll.
Axle- He'd be my second favorite. Pretty good punch speed, deadly power attack, moderate grappling, mediocre special attacks.
"Power Attack"- By far the best power attack in the game, starts fast, LOTS of damage....it should have replaced his directed special. Looks like a dragon punch without him going airborne.
Special Attack- A quick spin with a burning fist.
Directed Special- A long series of punches. It sounds and looks cool in motion, but is terrible in application. The only foes you would use this on (it kills most regular ones in the first two or three hits) are bosses, and they either get pushed back from the standstill axle or interrupt with their own punches. Only use if the boss is cornered and doesn't have a quick attack.
Blaze- Middle of the road all around.
"Power Attack"- A jumping somersault that ends with a blue flaming kick.
Special Attack- A kicking backflip.
Directed Special- Blaze sets up and throws a short range fireball. High damage if you can catch someone close.
Skate- Very fast character, press left or right twice to have him skate across the screen instead of walk.
"Power Attack" - Skate cannonballs across the screen. Can be done anytime during his skating.
Special Attack- Skate Spins on his head, hitting everyone around him with his skates.
Directed Special- Some sort of jumping drill twist. Moderate damage for the most part, but occasionally you'll get a very high amount of hits and damage from it.