- System: PS4, Nintendo Switch
- Publisher: SNK, NIS America
- Developer: SNK Corporation
- Release Date: Sept 7, 2018
- Rating: T for Teen
- Genre: Fighting
- Players: 1-4
- Official Website: https://nisamerica.com/games/snk-heroines/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy removes the male cast of SNK fighters/titles and legit is all about the ladies—with the exception of Terry who has become a lady—duking it out in a weird dimension. The goal of every match is simple. Take down an opponent’s life bar and then perform a special move called a Dream Finish to win the match. During the round, you’ll rely on your support character to throw items like life ups and stamina boosts to help you get an edge in during the fight. In theory, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy sounds like a fun fighting game with no hiccups but the sad truth is that what SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy does right, it also does very wrong. Let’s go more in depth with what we mean by that as we talking about the actual fighting game mechanics.
Like The King of Fighters—SNK’s most famous fighting game franchise—players choose 2 warriors and go against other opponents who do the same. The problem here though is SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is divides its tag team system into two components, attackers and supporters. Attackers are your controlled femme fatale who do damage and hopefully KO the enemy. Supporters will throw items at you to help you and will build up their own special gauge which is needed to unleash Dream Finish attacks. This is the whole game, folks, whittle an opponent’s life bar to the red zone then unleash a special to win the fight. Each character only has about 4-5 moves and while you can unleash combos, you won’t see air juggles like you see in other fighting games. The biggest failing of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy right away is that it’s so casual that all girls use the same button inputs—circle with a directional input—to perform their moves. You have light and heavy attacks too but even chaining them together feels weak in the combo department.
Now if you do decide to keep going into SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy for a while despite the simplicity, we do have some good news at least. SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is filled with some substance due to the various modes and unlockables. As you play and win fights, you’ll earn money to use for costumes for your girls as well as accessories. There’s also the traditional modes like survival mode to enjoy and an online component—though we couldn’t test how SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy plays online as of writing this review—that should keep people busy for a little while. While the story mode is short, the dialogue between girls and characters will keep you playing to see all the cutscenes you can unlock to either ogle at or just to smile with some goofy narration from the girls stuck in this weird world.
Lastly, visually, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy looks great with a lot of detail in the character models and environments. The soundtrack though leaves a lot to desire if we’re being honest. We hold SNK in high standards with their epic OSTs but SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy lacks a lot of good tunes and often feels very flat. At the end of the day, you’ll enjoy what you see—like Mai for example—but won’t want your TV/monitor at its highest volume. You’d be better off just using other SNK tracks and listening to those as you do battle against the AI or another player.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Solid visuals with a nice amount of detail and variety in characters
- Interesting fighting system that makes for a very casual fighter
- Quick fights can be enjoyable
- Terry as a busty blond?
- Some comedic dialogue between characters in story mode
- Lacks a lot of fighting game complexities
- Story mode is weird and often creepy
- Soundtrack is a bit lackluster
- Won’t appeal to those who love hard core fighting games
- Terry as a busty blond!
Honey's Final Verdict:
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