14. Eternal Champions
First Release: Eternal Champions (1993, Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis)
Last Release: Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side (1995, Sega CD)
Fighting games are like, what…THE GREATEST THING EVER NOW? Yep, and it's time a few classics get reborn before the genre takes another long hiatus. Eternal Champions needs to be brought back and it needs to be brought back now!
Most people remember the cover of the game, which happened to have a super swoll version of Geordi La Forge (Star Trek reference, yeah!). The game's cast of female assassins, beastmen and gladiators was so offbeat, it made them more awesome. The fighting was nothing special but with today's fighting game mechanics, we see this series getting a major overhaul in the fisticuffs department.
And those “Overkills?” Make 'em as gruesome as the fatalities in the last Mortal Kombat. Imagine that drive-by in an HD sheen. Nice…