Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors
 

 

STORY:  A number of legends exist throughout the planets of our galaxy that say the Divine Being appears once every millennium. The time is upon us now, and many have converged on the Denius system to greet the Divine Being. Without this god of legend, all is dark and empty. His name is Felden Crais and he knows only one way of doing things. He is neither benevolent nor malevolent, but his power is omnipotent. No one mortal being is more powerful than he.
  

Galaxy Fight character selection screen.

 
ABOUT
Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors is a 2D fighting game developed and published by Sunsoft in 1995. Galaxy Fight is Sunsoft's second fighting game, following the 1994 Super Famicom spin-off of their Hebereke series, Sugoi Hebereke. About one year later in 1996, Sunsoft developed and produced another 2D fighting game also for the NeoGeo system called Waku Waku 7. Two years later in 1998, Sunsoft joined a small company called SANTACLAUS to produce the Sega ST-V powered arcade game, Astra Superstars.
  

Gunter versus Kazuma.



In Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors, players choose one of 8 characters and travel through the solar system to defeat opponents from different planets. After defeating all enemies, the player gains the opportunity to battle Felden and settle the score with him. Galaxy Fight shares some similarities with Waku Waku 7 another 2D fighting game by Sunsoft that uses the same engine and shares some similarities. Players in Galaxy Fight will encounter a comical mid-boss named, Bonus-Kun, whom also appears in Waku Waku 7
 
Galaxy Fight
is a traditional 2D fighting game that uses a 4-button layout. Three buttons are used for striking attacks which vary in strength and are visually different for each character (ranging from punches and kicks to tail-whips and bites). The fourth button is used specifically for Taunting, which curiously doesn't effect gameplay very much. In addition to normal attacks, characters have special command attacks which are performed by hitting multiple buttons at once. Unlike many other 2D fighters of the time period, Galaxy Fight lacks a super meter and character super attacks. There are no other type of gauges besides character health.

 

Galaxy Fight has cool visuals and characters.

 
Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors features some cool character designs, charming 2D character sprites, and interesting visual elements. One of the more innovative gameplay elements is that there are no walls on stages. Instead of being able to apply pressure on a cornered opponent, the screen can scroll indefinitely. To state the obvious, this is a very uncommon trait in 2D fighting games (Shuma-Gorath's stage in Marvel Super Heroes being a rare exception). Galaxy Fight's infinite stages can also be compared to those found in the TEKKEN series and other 3D fighting games of the era.
 

Foreground elements are a cool yet distracting effect.

 

Page Updated: March 7th, 2023
Developer(s): Sunsoft
Publisher(s): Sunsoft,  SNK   (Neo Geo AES)
Designer(s): Yuichi Ueda       Director
Artwork By: Atsuki Matsui, Daisuke Fukuda, Eiji Koyama
Platform(s): Arcade, NeoGeo, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, Nintendo Switch
Release Date(s): Jan. 24th, 1995              Arcade
Feb. 25th, 1995             NeoGeo
Apr. 21st, 1995              NeoGeo CD
Nov. 22nd, 1995            Sega Saturn
1995                                    Sega Saturn
July 3rd, 1996                 Sega Saturn
May 3rd, 1996                PlayStation
Apr. 30th, 1996              PlayStation
Mar. 23rd, 2010             Wii VC
May 18th, 2017           Nintendo Switch
2017
                                   PS4 / XB1 - in Arcade Archives
Characters Rolf, Roomi, Gunter, Alvan, Kazuma, Golden Done, Juri, Musafar, Yacopu, Rouwe, Felden, Bonus-kun

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First Impression: Galaxy Fight is an interesting little 2D fighting game that completely slipped through my radar, even as a hardcore fighting game fan in the 90s. After taking a look at the game's release dates... I realized Galaxy Fight never came out on PlayStation 1 in North America (though it did in Europe).

As an American PS1 owner and arcade-goer in 1996, I was most definitely busy with other fighting games in at the time. The fact that Galaxy Fight was pretty much an obscure "Saturn exclusive" at the time also contributed to me not knowing of the game's existence in the 90s. Also worth mentioning is that I never ever saw an arcade version of the game. Thankfully, Galaxy Fight is now available on a variety of modern platforms.
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