Vs. (video game)
Vs. is a PlayStation video game developed by Polygon Magic and published by THQ in 1997. The game, a 3D fighter, features 20 polygonal, gang-based characters (designed by former Marvel Comics artist Kurtis Fujita) brawling in a two-dimensional environment. Players select different members of each gang to fight rival gangs on their respective turfs.
Players select a game mode to play then select one of the sixteen initially available fighters based on American gang stereotypes. Each fighter represents one of the four different street gangs. Four bosses become available for selection upon certain conditions being met. Twelve different arenas based on real-life locations are used for combat, fighting styles used include karate, aikido and kung fu, among others.
The game drew some criticism from parents and religious groups for including a pimp character named Slim Daddy among its fighters, however, the game was not a big success by any standard, and the controversy faded quickly.
- "Vs. Review". IGN Entertainment, Inc. November 3, 1997.
- Douglas, Adam (December 2, 1997). "THQ needs to stay in school if it intends to compete against the big boys". IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
- Marriott, Scott. "Vs. Overview". Allgame. Retrieved December 4, 2009.