Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire: Jackie Chan Densetsu, which was released back in 1995 by the now-defunct Japanese studio Kaneko, has long experienced a small-yet-passionate scene of competing players, and the offbeat fighting game only remains to get more wild as it’s picked apart by enthusiasts.
Yeung. Based on a Chinese actor of the same name, this female fighter is different among the Fists of Fire cast in that every character in the game can catch her in a combo endlessly. Infinite combos, as the ambitious community refers to these boundless attack strings, are a common sight in fighting games, but it’s unusual for a single character to be as singled out as Yeung is in Fists of Fire. Hyper Jackie, one of the game’s three variants of Jackie Chan, was just newly made legal in tournament play.
While Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire may look weird to non-fighting game players, genre fans live for this kind of craziness. Sure, you’re never going to see Fists of Fire on the Evo main stage, but that doesn’t make it any less significant than Street Fighter or any other mainstream fighting games. And this is one of the reasons why the fighting game community is so fabulous: No matter how obscure your favorite game, there’s sure to be one other person who loves it and invested in the game.