Download 3 and play it on the Nebula emulator (where it seems to work). If you play on a neo geo cd then throw it in the trash and use an emulator instead. The neo CD was never "authentic". It's long loading times and remastered sound tracks made it nothing like playing in the arcades or on the AES. The games were cheaper but you were lucky if they loaded while you were still alive. I am still waiting to start a game of Fatal Fury which started loading on my neo CD back in 1997.
It turns out that they meant for it to play like that. You have one attack from the right and one from the left button. I initially thought this might be useful for dealing with crowds (once I got used to them). They aren't good for that or anything else. If you are hitting an enemy on the right and you try to hit one behind you, you will just get hit to the ground.
The game is ridiculously hard. If I was using real money, I would never get past level one. The graphics are terrible. The first scene is a slight upgrade from the look of the 1st game but after that, it is like they knew that nobody would ever seem them, so all of the levels look even worse than DD1. The cows on level 2 in the background, look like I drew them while wearing boxing gloves.
You get 1 life and no health upgrades. There are no burgers lying on the ground to repair that knife wound like in final fight. It is like someone told the designers that people spent too long playing DD1 and this was their answer. You could finish DD1 with a single credit by using the elbow attack. In DD2, they made it useless, along with all of your other attacks. Anyone that ever played DD2 in the arcades would have never played it twice. it is virtually no fun at all :(
The first DD was a classic. This one doesn't even qualify as a game...
Soccer brawl is a simple and fun arcade soccer game. It is designed to be picked up in 30 seconds for a quick 5 minute game. The added violence gives it a more universal appeal (and is what is missing from the real game imo :)
This was the game that I used to bring out on my Neo Geo when I was a kid, when my friends asked "do you have any football games".
It's a great game and exactly what you would expect from an SNK soccer game. It has huge sprites (for a soccer game) and they just couldn't resist making it a beat em up too!
If you love Final Fight (as all real men did!), you will love this too. Modern games look more realistic and have more depth but their complicated controls takes away your ability to just have a quick game when you feel like it. I prefer the old ones. It is not just me either. My friends 6-year old was here playing Captain Commando yesterday and he loved it just as much as I did when I was a kid. He screamed like he was on fire when his parents tried to make him stop playing when it was time to go home. This game will make you feel all nostalgic, just like you wanted!
When I was 15, I worked for over 2 weeks in a furniture shop to be able to buy this game on the Neo Geo. It was rare even then. I was really looking forward to checking it out again but unfortunately it is one of the many that doesn't seem to work with the Mame emulator from this site :(