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Sengoku 2 (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Sengoku 2 may not convince you that 2D brawlers are anything more than a guilty pleasure, but that shouldn't keep you away from experiencing this truly twisted time traveling beat-em-up. I was riveted to my screen wanting to know what happens next. The graphics are crisp and I wanted to go through it more than once; what more do you want out of a 2D brawler? Rating: 78%
Sengoku 2 (Virtual Console)
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What Is It? When it comes to old school 2D brawlers, nine times out of ten you'll get a boring Double Dragon clone full of street thugs and food in garbage cans. Sengoku 2 is not your typical old school 2D brawler. Right from the get-go you'll be bombarded by giant dragons and walking fish heads. And if that isn't enough for you, the game takes a wild turn by introducing a time traveling gimmick. Needless to say, this is one brawler you shouldn't immediately write-off.

Sengoku 2 (Virtual Console)

This is the sequel to Sengoku, the 1991 brawler that has yet to make it to the North American Virtual Console. You play a generic samurai action hero as he fights traditional Japanese bad guys through time and space. You'll start out in Feudal times, but before long the game will have you fighting on top of airplanes in World War II and through the streets of modern day cities. Along the way they'll transform between three characters (a dog, ninja and Tengu), beat up enormous bosses and experience the wonders of time travel.

Does It Still Hold Up? The time hopping narrative may feel new and fresh, but the gameplay is largely generic brawler. You have a couple of attack buttons and can transform into other characters, but the action is rote and there isn't a lot of variety. It's also short, which shouldn't surprise anybody familiar with the genre. On the other hand, the action is so crazy that you'll want to go through it a few times just to make sure you weren't imagining anything.

Sengoku 2 (Virtual Console)

Is It Worth The Money? Sengoku 2 may not convince you that 2D brawlers are anything more than a guilty pleasure, but that shouldn't keep you away from experiencing this truly twisted time traveling beat-em-up. I was riveted to my screen wanting to know what happens next. The graphics are crisp and I wanted to go through it more than once; what more do you want out of a 2D brawler?
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