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Fur Fighters By John "Award" Del Percio, May 01, 2001
Developer :Bizarre Creations
Publisher :Acclaim
Release Date :January 2001
Demo Available : Yes - Download
Table of Contents

· Introduction
· Closer Look
· Facts
· Final

Plush Perfection

With puns like these, I won't be surprised if I get called to be a writer for Fur Fighters II <g>. It just has that type of humor. Anyway, getting back to the point, as the first modern 3D platform game to come over to the PC, I think Fur Fighters did a pretty good job at it. It had it's flaws, but all-in-all it was an extremely fun game to play through, it's a pretty long game (which is rare for platform games), and with the Fluff Match, it's even the cat's meow for hardcore gamers (see, there I go again...). I think Fur Fighters really presents a nice window of opportunity for other games of a similar vein to jump in and start moving to PC, though I'm not sure how many of them could really top it, it was a rather memorable game in a class of its own.


Personal Note

Graphics - Sound - Gameplay - Depth - Multiplayer  Reviewed by John Del Percio
97 %

The graphics were incredible. Every bit as sharp as Quake III and Sacrifice (in fact, possibly better than Sacrifice for indoor environments.) The only thing that really got me annoyed was the dissappearing polygons and corrupting textures, but that is likely a problem bound to GeForces. Then again, GeForce users get the best graphics out of it (T&L), so it's still worth it!

92 %

The music was exceptional. The sound effects were fitting for the genre of game it is. The "voices" make me want to tear out my own fluff.

97 %

The gameplay was great. With all the elements of a great First Person Shooter, the environment of MDK2, the puzzles and overall cool locations of Mario64, Fur Fighters is bound to become both a milestone and a classic in 3D platform games.

91 %

For what it is, you can't really have "depth". It's not strategic, entailed, or in any other way "deep". It's just meant to be fun. For what it's worth, though, it has quite a "deep", or more appropriately said, immersive environment. I found myself continually playing through it to find out the next neat contraption or puzzle.

91 %

I doubt anyone will make a clan out of it, but as a nice little extra, thrown in for free with the single player game, Fluff Match is a blast!

Being a person with a long history of console gaming (though my most modern console was the Super Nintendo, at which time I switched exclusively to PC gaming), I have always enjoyed this sort of platform game. Even its 2D counterparts (yeah, remember 2D side scrolling games?) I definitely hope this opens the way for more games of its sort. I do think it should be noted that I was unable to extract screen shots from the game due to some unknown technical reason. This being the case, all the screens you see here are from the Dreamcast version (courtesy of Acclaim). The PC version will look even better, especially if you have a GPU that can support hardware T&L etc. This was actually one of the more fun reviews I've done in some time. There was no serious balance and strategic evaluation to worry about, I could just play with little scrutiny and reckless abandon!

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