SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is a crossover fighter featuring an all female cast from the SNK universe. The game features Waifus from King Of Fighters, Athena and Art Of Fighting franchises. SNK also added a female version of Terry Bogard.
The story isn’t going to set the world on fire but at the same time it’s not meant to take itself too seriously. The campaign for each team can be completed within 20-40 minutes. The central plot of the story is about the girls waking up in a mysterious castle and the only way out is to prepare for battle in order to be free.
The fighting mechanics are pretty basic and easy to get in to. You can pull off combos easily as you use light punch, kick, a one button special attack and continue the chain. Players can tag their partner anytime they wish as they get to build their special meter and draw closer to a dream finisher by just pressing R1. Both characters you choose as a team will share the same life bar, meaning if one gets defeated, they both get defeated. Players can block by holding L1 and dodge at the same time as it adds an extra layer of strategy while you’re on the defence. Besides story mode, players have the option to play offline in versus battle and try other modes such as short survival and training.
The game also allows players to customize their Waifu which mean you can unlock kinky outfits, accessories and voice styles. There’s so much costumes and accessories to unlock providing you have enough in-game currency which can be earned whilst playing. The game is aimed towards the male demographic as the game is unapologetic, which is something I appreciate.
The online play works well and it feels easy to navigate. I was able to find matches pretty fast and the netplay was pretty good on SNK Heroines. I did not experienced any issues during my time online.
The graphics suit the overall presentation of the game. Character models for every fighter look great and the animations were superb. The game runs on the King Of Fighters XIV engine, which means the game has a 3D look but still plays as a 2D fighter at it’s core. Overall the game has 7 stages and they’re all based in the mysterious castle from the campaign. The soundtrack may not be the best for an SNK fighter but the J-POP song from the main menu does spark a little shine. The game has 16 characters at launch with more to be added as DLC.
Overall SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy was fun and felt fresh compared to other fighters in the market. The combos and finishers were easy to pull off. SNK Heroines is a type of fighter that can be enjoyed by casuals as well as the hardcore fighting game fans. Unlocking costumes and earning gold can be fun as it gives players something extra to do. The story wasn’t the greatest but the game did offer a reasonable amount of characters with more to come.
A review code was provided by NIS to review
Developer: SNK Publisher: NIS Europe
Release date: 07/09/2018
Platform: PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch
Version Reviewed: PlayStation 4
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy was fun and felt fresh compared to other fighters in the market.