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Best handheld fighting games?

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Posted : 2 years ago at Aug 6 3:04 -
I've been compiling a list of SNK's Pocket Fighting Series, and I believe I have just about everything listed. Now, would anyone happen to know of handheld fighters on this level?

The following are handheld systems I own whose catalogs I haven't nearly exhausted:

- Game Boy/Game Boy Color (I'll soon have the SNK fighters on it, as listed in the link in the first paragraph)
- Game Boy Advance
- Nintendo DS (I'm really quite interested in the two Shonen Jump fighting games, as I'm led to believe after all these years this isn't a region-locked system)
- Nintendo 3DS (I have Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion, which is good, but no super deformed SNK battler)
- Game Gear (I own Mortal Kombat II, but I'm not big on this one in particular)

That is, I have every fighter on the Neo Geo Pocket Color (even the Japan-only Rockman Battle & Fighters and Big Bang Pro Wrestling!) save for the first Samurai Shodown! and King of Fighters R-1, and I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that my Game.com ownership isn't going to do me much good in any possible future.

If you guys want to suggest iPhone and PSP games as well, go ahead! They may come in handy sometime.
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Posted : 2 years ago at Aug 6 9:39 -
I'm playing through some GBA fighters right now for the "Flawless Victory" list I started making. Here's a few notables:

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival is a good fighter that's a little (but not a lot) more than just a simple clone of the 3DO game.

King of Fighters EX: NeoBlood is solid, too. If you want more difficulty than Street Fighter, this is a good game to go for. This game doesn't play quite as smoothly as Street Fighter does, though.

King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood is my favorite fighter I've played on the Game Boy Advance so far. It's more polished than NeoBlood is, but unfortunately (at least in my view it's unfortunate) it's also a bit easier.

Tekken Advance isn't bad, but it's not good either...But it's worth playing if only for the novelty of seeing that Namco managed to make a 3D Tekken game on a 16-bit handheld. Unfortunately, packing that all in a GBA cartridge didn't leave them much room for content, which leaves this game without much replay value.
Rank : 1966
Posted : 2 years ago at Aug 7 14:33 -
C'mon people, Super Street Fighter 4 for 3DS definetly is one of the best handheld fighting games. The only other game that I think that surpass it, is Jump Ultimate Starts... beacuse Jump.
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Rank : 210
Posted : 2 years ago at Aug 10 20:39 -
I'm playing through some GBA fighters right now for the "Flawless Victory" list I started making. Here's a few notables:

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival is a good fighter that's a little (but not a lot) more than just a simple clone of the 3DO game.

King of Fighters EX: NeoBlood is solid, too. If you want more difficulty than Street Fighter, this is a good game to go for. This game doesn't play quite as smoothly as Street Fighter does, though.

King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood is my favorite fighter I've played on the Game Boy Advance so far. It's more polished than NeoBlood is, but unfortunately (at least in my view it's unfortunate) it's also a bit easier.

Tekken Advance isn't bad, but it's not good either...But it's worth playing if only for the novelty of seeing that Namco managed to make a 3D Tekken game on a 16-bit handheld. Unfortunately, packing that all in a GBA cartridge didn't leave them much room for content, which leaves this game without much replay value.

Of those four I'm most interested in the two King of Fighters EX games. I'll look into the other two; I'm into that Turbo Revival adds extra content and Tekken Advance is 3D despite the GBA hardware.
C'mon people, Super Street Fighter 4 for 3DS definetly is one of the best handheld fighting games. The only other game that I think that surpass it, is Jump Ultimate Starts... beacuse Jump.

The Jump games are absolutely on my list. I'm not too sure if I'd jump right on Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition; I'd like to play the earlier games via anthology first.

On an unrelated note, I kind of wish current fighting game enthusiasts didn't have the whole "The 3DS makes fighting games feasible" mentality. The way SNK's Pocket Fighters embraced their hardware limitations and created unique and high quality games is under-appreciated. I'd personally rather my handheld fighters have a different style than my console ones; that's why particular credit goes to Sakurai for his intentions for distinctive versions of the next Super Smash Bros.
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Posted : 2 years ago at Aug 23 18:06 -
Handheld is bad for fighting games
at last for me (i move my hand so mach in fighting so it hard to see the screen

i can't count the ports that kind of cheat so there nothing rely

i wander if there handheld fighting game that not a port

but i love the King of fighters Orachey saga for the PSP it gave the game more life with all these tasks and challenges