Burning Fight
250px-BurningFight cover
Neo Geo CD cover. illustration by Shinkiro
Developer(s)SNK, Hamster Corporation (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Publisher(s)SNK, Hamster Corporation
Release dateArcade
JP May 20, 1991
Neo Geo AES
INT August 9, 1991
Neo Geo CD
JP September 9, 1994
NA 1995
Wii Virtual Console
JP May 7, 2008
NA April 14, 2008
EU May 30, 2008
AUS May 30, 2008
PlayStation 4
AS September 28, 2017
NA October 11, 2017
EU October 10, 2017
Xbox One & Nintendo Switch
WW September 28, 2017
GenreBeat 'em up
Game modesUp to 2 players simultaneously
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Burning Fight is a beat 'em up game created during the heyday of other similar games such as Capcom's Final Fight and Sega's Streets of Rage. The producer is Eikichi Kawasaki.


Duke and Billy, two popular and renowned New York City Police detectives, are hot on the trail of a dangerous Japanese crime syndicate. Their investigation has led them to the mean streets of Japan where they meet a police officer and martial arts expert named Ryu. Ryu agrees to join the NYPD detectives as they track down the crime syndicate bosses and end their reign of terror once and for all.


Basically this game uses the same elements that makes Final Fight famous, such as the balance between characters, grabbing weapons or things in the ground to make more damage to the opponents and breaking things like phone booths and street signs along the way. But also added some new elements, like mini-stages, where you have to defeat some enemies to gain some prizes, all in 10-15 seconds.


Playable CharactersEdit

Boss CharactersEdit

  • Yujiro Heike - He is a member of a Japanese yakuza gang known as Heiwa-Gumi and Azusa Heike's older brother; he appears as a boss in stage 1 then as a mid-boss in the final stage together with Azusa.
  • Tom Anderson - A Hulk Hogan look-a-like wrestler that appears in the second level. A recolored variant of him appears in the final level as Mad Dilly which bears a resemblance to Macho Man Randy Savage.
  • Azusa Heike - She appears to be one of the members of Heiwa-Gumi and Yujiro Heike's younger sister; she appears as a boss in Stage 2-B with her bodyguards named Harold Carr and reappears as a mid-boss in the final stage together with Yujiro.
  • Gary Powell - A wrestler-like enemy that appears in the third stage. He is a spriteswap of Tom Anderson, but his head is different.
  • Nitou Ryuji - He is possible to be a leader of  Heiwa-Gumi; he appears as a boss in Stage 3 then as Nitou Ryugo in the final level of the game.
  • Marshall - He is a vicious punk and Duke's rival; he appears as a boss in both Stage 2 and 4 then as a midboss in the final level.
  • Casterora - He is the final boss and Italian or Spanish mobster who is responsible for the crimes in Osaka city.

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