Released in 1991 by SNK, BURNING FIGHT is a side-scrolling
hand-to-hand-combat action game. In pursuit of Casterora, leader of a
huge syndicate that has escaped from New York to Osaka, the protagonists
are three detectives—Duke, Ryu, and Billy. Each character fights using a
combination of punches, kicks, and jumps, and his own particular special
move, activated by simultaneously pressing the jump and attack buttons.
These lethal techniques have enormous destructive force, but they also
consume a great deal of energy. For this reason, players must use their
special moves with skillful timing. Luckily for the detectives, new
weapons and additional health can be found by breaking things like phone
booths and street signs along the way. A boss, who must be defeated in
order to continue the mission, awaits at the end of each stage. You can
also take on the gang with a friend, but beware that the attacks by one
player can damage the other—so keep an eye on where your partner is in
the heat of the battle. End Casterora’s reign of terror once and for all!