GamingThrowback Thursday

Battle Arena Toshinden

Battle Arena Toshinden was a video game released in 1994 by Tamsoft. A fighting game well-known for its 3D graphics and distinctive characters. It was one of the 1st games ever to use 3D images, and players could rotate around each other and move in all directions which was impressive at that time.

The focus on the game revolves around a mysterious organization known as the Secret Society hosting a fighting tournament, and the victor will receive anything they desire. As such, a diverse cast of fighters, each with their distinct reasons for fighting, have entered the arena.

The fighters have some strange and unique moves, and they all look different, with their specific characteristics and fighting styles. The characters are so great that many people remember their diverse and unique personalities and styles.

The game also remains noteworthy for its in-fight feature: “Finishing Moves.” These moves are special moves that players could execute when their opponents’ health was substantially low. These moves were brutal and over-the-top, providing players with an enjoyable conclusion to the matches.

Battle Arena Toshinden was available, on consoles like the PlayStation, Game Boy, and PC. The game was also the first to be included as a bundle with Sony’s original PlayStation when it launched in North America.

In conclusion, Battle Arena Toshinden, with its unique characters, fun gameplay, and impressive graphics, has left a lasting impression on the gaming community. Its impact can be felt in fighting games to this day, and its distinctive characters and design continue to be beloved by gamers.