Buriki One is a forgotten gem that may nonetheless solely be skilled on the Hyper Neo Geo 64
The management structure for many preventing video games hasn’t actually modified at everywhere in the previous 3 many years, however as soon as in a blue moon, builders will try to experiment with one thing new and totally different.
Buriki One was one such title as the ultimate sport launched for SNK’s ill-fated Hyper Neo Geo 64 arcade system, and GuileWinQuote just lately tracked down the unique boards for the 1999 preventing sport — plus he even crafted his personal controller to get the total Buriki expertise.
In contrast to nearly each different sport within the style, Buriki One used 2 buttons to manage whether or not your character moved left or proper whereas the lever was really used to enter assaults.
It sounds fairly counter intuitive at first, however SNK actually appears to have tried their hardest to innovate the house in such a method to offer a unique but nonetheless fluid expertise.
As a substitute of a Tremendous meter, Buriki additionally used what was basically a stability meter, which modified your characters assaults and even the power of these assaults relying on their heart of gravity.
This implementation is definitely a very intelligent solution to try to push preventing video games in a unique course, which might additionally serve a bunch of potential features, however after all that plus just about all the pieces else from the sport simply kinda fell to the historical past books.
With a definite lack of projectiles and inter-dimensional beings, Buriki’s give attention to close-quarters grapples and strikes works nicely with the lever assault system too, contemplating some particular assaults require a participant to enter a number of instructions to tug off.
These techniques additionally make the uncommon specimen appear nearly extra like a precursor to fashionable MMA video games than conventional fighters.
Sadly, Buriki One was by no means formally ported to every other consoles prior to now 23 years and Hyper Neo Geo 64 emulation nonetheless isn’t nice.
So GuileWinQuote needed to monitor down the official arcade and sport boards to actually have a first rate method of taking part in Buriki, and that’s with out making his personal controllers too.
He doesn’t appear to say how a lot all of that value him to place collectively, however it most likely simply ran the man no less than $500–600 USD if not rather more to tug off.
And we’re grateful that he did undergo all that hassle so we will see and be taught extra about this fascinating piece of preventing sport historical past.
We extremely suggest trying out GuileWinQuote’s full video on Buriki One under the place he breaks down all the pieces about how the sport works and what makes it one-of-a-kind.