Ultimate Fighting Championship (video game)

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Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship PS cover.jpg
North American PlayStation cover art
Developer(s)Anchor Inc. (Dreamcast)
Opus (PlayStation)
Fluid Studios (Game Boy Color)
Publisher(s)Crave Entertainment (US)
Ubi Soft (PAL)
Capcom (JP)
Platform(s)Dreamcast, PlayStation, Game Boy Color[1]
ReleaseDreamcast
  • NA: August 29, 2000
  • EU: 2000
  • JP: January 25, 2001
PlayStation
  • NA: November 13, 2000
  • EU: 2001
Game Boy Color
  • NA: November 27, 2000
  • EU: 2001
Genre(s)Versus fighting, Sports
Mode(s)single player, multiplayer

Ultimate Fighting Championship is the first video game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts tournament. It was first developed by Anchor Inc. for the Sega Dreamcast on August 29, 2000, then by Opus for the Sony PlayStation on November 13 the same year, and finally by Fluid Studios for the Game Boy Color on November 27 the same year. All three versions of the game were published by Crave Entertainment[2] in North America, while Ubi Soft published the three versions in Europe and Capcom publishing the PlayStation and Dreamcast versions in Japan.

Fighters[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastGBCPS
AllGame2/5 stars[3]1.5/5 stars[4]N/A
Edge4/10[5]N/AN/A
EGM6.67/10[6]2/10[7]3.5/10[8]
Eurogamer9/10[9]N/AN/A
Famitsu32/40[10]N/A24/40[11]
Game InformerN/AN/A7/10[12]
Game RevolutionB+[13]N/AN/A
GameFan88%[14]N/AN/A
GamePro5/5 stars[15]N/AN/A
GameSpot9.2/10[1]N/A2.5/10[16]
GameSpy5/10[17]N/AN/A
IGN9.1/10[18]3/10[19]7.7/10[20]
OPM (US)N/AN/A2.5/5 stars[21]
Aggregate score
Metacritic88/100[22]N/A53/100[23]

The Dreamcast version received "generally favorable reviews", just two points shy of "universal acclaim", while the PlayStation version received "mixed" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[22][23] In Japan, where both console versions were ported and published by Capcom on January 25, 2001, Famitsu gave it a score of 32 out of 40 for the former console version,[10] and 24 out of 40 for the latter one.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff (August 25, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship Review (DC) [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Satterfield, Shane (September 11, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship Preview [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Knight, Kyle. "Ultimate Fighting Championship (DC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Ultimate Fighting Championship (GBC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Edge staff (November 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (DC)". Edge. No. 90. Future plc.
  6. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Championship (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis. 2000.
  7. ^ Ethan (March 2001). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (GBC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 140. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on March 9, 2001. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  8. ^ EGM staff (December 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 137. Ziff Davis.
  9. ^ Bramwell, Tom (March 1, 2001). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (Dreamcast)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "ドリームキャスト - ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP". Famitsu (in Japanese). Vol. 915. Enterbrain. June 30, 2006. p. 45.
  11. ^ a b "UFC アルティメット ファイティング チャンピオンシップ [PS]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Fitzloff, Jay (January 2001). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (PS)". Game Informer. No. 93. FuncoLand. p. 102.
  13. ^ Dr. Moo (September 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship Review (DC)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "REVIEW for Ultimate Fighting Championship (DC)". GameFan. Shinno Media. September 6, 2000.
  15. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (August 30, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  16. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (December 1, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship Review (PS) [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  17. ^ Mad Carl (September 26, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship [date mislabeled as "May 30, 2000"]". PlanetDreamcast. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  18. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (August 29, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (DC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  19. ^ Harris, Craig (December 11, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (GBC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  20. ^ Cleveland, Adam (November 9, 2000). "Ultimate Fighting Championship (PS)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  21. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Championship". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. January 2001.
  22. ^ a b "Ultimate Fighting Championship for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  23. ^ a b "Ultimate Fighting Championship for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.

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