If you grew up playing arcade games, then there’s good chance that you might have played a fighting game or two. Thanks to our mobile devices, quite a number of these games have since found their way to smartphones and tablets, so if you are looking for something similar, then read on to find out what some of the best fighting games are for both Android and iOS devices.
Street Fighter IV Champion Edition
Capcom’s Street Fighter is probably one of the most iconic fighting games out there today. The franchise is still going on pretty strong and there are tournaments held every now and then, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that the franchise has found its way onto mobile with Street Fighter IV Champion Edition.
Are boxing games your kind of jam? Maybe you prefer a fighting game that’s more grounded in reality. If you do, then Boxing Star might be right up your alley. While the game might look pretty easy right off the bat, don’t be lulled into thinking that it is because the more you progress, the trickier it gets. You’ll have to get your timing right and know when you duck, counterpunch, and so on.
The King of Fighters ALLSTAR
For hardcore arcade lovers, there is almost no chance that you did not play King of Fighters when you were out. With King of Fighters ALLSTAR, it actually features every single King of Fighters character that was ever released across the different versions of the game, so if you grew up playing the franchise, then you definitely won’t want to miss out on this.
EA Sports UFC
There is a good chance that if you’re into fighting games, you might also be into fighting sports, and one of the biggest organizations around at the moment is the UFC. The company has worked with EA to release titles on computers in the past, but if you want to take the fighting on the road, then the mobile version could also be worth taking a look at.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Developed by the same folks behind the Mortal Kombat series, Injustice is an interesting game that pits DC characters against each other. The original story featured a version of Superman who went crazy and evil after the Joker killed Lois Lane, and players are tasked at taking him down. The game features DC characters fighting each other, but offers up more brutality with inspiration drawn from Mortal Kombat.
Real Boxing 2
In case some of these fighting games seem a bit ‘unrealistic” for your tastes and you would like something based a bit more in the real world, then Real Boxing 2 could be the game for you. Based on boxing, gamers can customize their own characters, get gear, choose from power ups, play mini games, and fight bosses.
World Robot Boxing 2
If you fancy the idea of robots battling it out against each other like Real Steel, then World Robot Boxing 2 could be right up your alley. Similar to a lot of fighting games, each robot character will come with its own unique set of skills and mechanics and design, so pick the one that’s best suited for your style and go to town!
If you grew up playing consoles like Nintendo’s SNES, there’s a good chance that you might be familiar with titles like Punch Out or Boxing Legends of the Ring. If you love these retro-style games with Pixel art, then Prizefighters is a more modern take on the good old days. The gameplay is simple and straightforward that’s accompanied by 8-bit style music that will be a nice throwback for some of you out there.
Skullgirls: Fighting RPG
While the developer behind the title is currently embroiled in a bit of drama, it should not take away from the fact that this is an interesting take on the fighting genre. Given its genre, obviously there will be head-to-head battles, but at the same time, it combines from RPG elements that gives it a rather unique taste that some may or may not appreciate.
Back in the good old days of the arcade, there were many side-scrolling brawlers that were incredibly fun to play. If you don’t really like having to memorize controller combinations to pull off skills and just want a fun beat ‘em up, then Beat Street is the game for you. The game combines retro-style graphics and music for a simple yet deceptively fun game