I rated it a 8 maybe that's a bit high but that's how much i enjoyed the game.Still it's down fall is afther mastering it in 1p mode then it can get,boreing realy quick.The game fun in it is the 2p for the most part.
10, despite the limited one player experience. (although the dog catching Frisbee mini game is awesome!)
This is a game I never knew about back in the arcade heyday and only discovered after getting into MVS. Wow, was I missing out.
I have people over to play games regularly and have taken big red cabs to a couple cons and this game, without fail, is always the biggest hit.
I think it's the combination of fast paced gameplay and the easy to pick up but deeper than you realize mechanics.
Just a few weeks ago I had a few people over and had this in the 4 slot as usual. They are casual gamers, not neo-heads; they had never heard or played it before. Before I had a chance to encourage them to play, someone had happened upon it and was asking excitedly, "What is THIS game?" By the end of the night, everyone in the group was playing it, both versus and rotating one player to see who could beat the cpu.
The last con I went to was a 3 day affair. By the second day a group of 8 people, only one of which had played it before, were demanding a tournament. And have a tournament we did. It was small but awesome. (I lost btw)
It is hard, especially in the beginning once you get past the first two matches. But yeah now I can usually get through one credit just fine. I just played two player for the first time this weekend at a get together I had and found that to be way more challenging... and FUN!
... you don't like the dog mini-game Ratson? I sort of dig it ....