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Waku Waku 7 - Switch Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews
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Game Information

Publisher: HAMSTER Corporation

Genre: Fighting

Struggle for "WAKU WAKU ball"! "WAKU WAKU 7" is a fighting game released by SUNSOFT in 1996. Players will control characters who have one of 7 WAKU WAKU balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls. Let's gather power in exciting gauge, and attack all over with the personality-rich technique of each character! The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.
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A beautiful fighting game that falls short in number of characters and game modes. Gamepad configuration and tabletop controls need improvement.

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Waku Waku 7 is just the tonic for those of you who are disenchanted with the abundance of thematically-similar fighting games on the Neo Geo. While the roster of combatants is admittedly small, this cast is arguably more vibrant and entertaining than any that Street Fighter or King of Fighters can muster, and the gloriously kinetic feel of the action makes it stand apart from other examples of the genre. Even if you're not particularly sold on one-on-one brawlers, Waku Waku 7 is well worth investigating.

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What Waku Waku 7 brings is a colourful and fun 2D fighting experience. while its unique cast of characters will feel short, their marvelous animations and anime-inspired environments are certainly an added value. Some technical flaws should be corrected but the overall Waku Waku 7 experience is enjoyable and will fit well with 2D fighting games fans who enjoy some exotic ambiances in their games.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Waku Waku 7 doesn't really stand out from the crowd in my mind, but the only other game with anywhere near as strange a character roster is probably Darkstalkers, so fighting game or SNK aficionados will probably get a kick of this oddball. For everyone else, though, there are better fighting games out there.

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