Graphically Pit Fighter stands out in the arcades. It’s a fairly bog standard one on one fighting game like Exploding Fist or Yie Ar Kung-Fu but the sprites, the actual fighter characters, are something a little special. They appear to be made from digitised snapshots of real people. Rather than the usual more cartoon-y looking characters we have extremely realistic looking performers bashing away at each other.
However as good as the fighters sprites and animations are it doesn’t distract from the abysmal gameplay. It seem weighted to take extra coins to beat through every opponent. There doesn’t seem to be much room for maneuver or strategy. A lot of button bashing and seemingly random hitting opponents with purposely stronger health bars than your character.