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  • Summary: A compilation including enhanced versions of "Power Stone" and "Power Stone 2," both originally released for the Sega Dreamcast and arcades. These fast and furious 3D brawlers put a new spin on "last man standing" as characters take each other on in frenzied match ups amidst fully interactive environments. Utilizing a simple control scheme, players can execute standard moves such as punches and kicks but the deeper power struggle comes in the form of "power stones." Fighters vie to collect these gems in order to tip the scales in their favor, as nabbing three will allow them to transform into super fighters that can perform devastating power moves. In addition, a variety of zany weapons and the ability to use environments in creative ways allow an incredible level of freedom and depth beyond the typical fighting game. Multiplayer support via the PSP system's ad hoc mode raises the stakes as friends duke it out in frenzied no holds barred battles. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. 88
    The Power Stone games have always been about grossly over-the-top, exaggerated, and unashamedly indulgent bar-room style brawling. They are, to be blunt, insane, but the good kind of insane. [Issue 145, p.77]
  2. When you couple the sheer entertainment value of the Power Stone games with the fact that this title offers two games for the price of one, that should be reason enough to warrant a purchase from any gamers looking for a great PSP fighter.
  3. If you ignored it before then you were missing out on one of the most enjoyable beat-‘em-ups the genre has. [Nov 2006, p.120]
  4. Yet another capable classics contraption, but it falls just short of being a must-own for the average gamer.
  5. As a port of a popular fighting series, Power Stone Collection is excellent, but as an alternative to the Dreamcast classics you might have tucked away in a box under you bed, it fails.
  6. So honestly if you want to play this game to the fullest grab a Dreamcast, four controllers, and a copy of "Power Stone 1 & 2" as this port isn’t worth a damn unless you people to play with.
  7. Having both games together gives some replay value but losing out on multiplayer unless you find someone else who has the game and a PSP and is within 30 feet of you can prove difficult.

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