Looks a bit too much like Street Fighter; but plays nice!
Fatal Fury 3 doesn't really state its intent, that of cannibalizing the Street Fighter series, which it definitely does, but it does so in ways that that are at times easy to see, and at times harder to see. The most close call similarity between the two games is the graphical one; within the game Fatal Fury 3 even the fight text animation, the countdown clock till the battle begins is similar to that of Street Fighter! Then there are the fighters; some of them are rather generic, but a few will remind you of the Street Fighter Roaster, both in looks, and if not in looks, completely, then in the combos and the moves. Yep, the moves, some of them are stolen without even changing the animations too much! But, here's the deal; many have tried to take the cues of Street Fighter and haven't really done a lot with them; this game form interplay took the time to analyze what makes a fighter game works and it borrowed the great things about S.F. Thus, it works, it plays nicely, and, furthermore, because, after all the game was released by Interplay, it controls nicely on a computer, in DosBox, without asking you to contort your fingers or to need some time to get used to some lack of synchronization between the animations and their effects, or the keyboard presses.