The PlayStation’s first 3D fighting game, Battle Arena Toshinden features eight distinct combatants armed with weapons. Some characters carry swords and clubs, while others crack whips or slash with claws. Each warrior can also use special attacks, throws, projectiles, and juggles to keep their rivals at bay. Similar to Sega’s Virtua Fighter series, characters battle each other within a ring and can roll to the left or right to avoid attacks. In addition to the single-player game, which has you battling a series of computer-controlled opponents, the title also features a head-to-head mode for competition against a friend. Four camera angles display the action from a variety of perspectives.
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