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  • Summary: WAKU WAKU 7 is a fighting game released by SUNSOFT in 1996 in Japan.

    Players will control characters who have one of seven WAKU WAKU balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls. The ACA NEOGEO series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces. Players can
    WAKU WAKU 7 is a fighting game released by SUNSOFT in 1996 in Japan.

    Players will control characters who have one of seven WAKU WAKU balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls.

    The ACA NEOGEO series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

    Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores*.

    Please enjoy the masterpieces that built a generation of video games.
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  1. 80
    Don’t let the small character roster fool you – Waku Waku 7 was one of the best fighting games on the Neo Geo, and western Switch owners are lucky to have the chance to try this one out. The game’s pastel colour scheme and gently paced gameplay is a breath of fresh air compared to the tournament minded design of King of Fighters or World Heroes Perfect. Fans of fighting games would be giving themselves a disservice to overlook Waku Waku 7.
  2. Mar 24, 2017
    80
    Waku Waku 7 is just the tonic for those of you who are disenchanted with the abundance of thematically-similar fighting games on the Neo Geo. While the roster of combatants is admittedly small, this cast is arguably more vibrant and entertaining than any that Street Fighter or King of Fighters can muster, and the gloriously kinetic feel of the action makes it stand apart from other examples of the genre. Even if you're not particularly sold on one-on-one brawlers, Waku Waku 7 is well worth investigating.
  3. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    Overall, Waku Waku 7 is an almost perfect port, which more than successfully transmits the spirit of the original arcade hit. While it does lack an extra layer of effort, which would elevate this piece of content amongst some of the best on the eShop today, this is still a captivating and unique experience that is well worth checking out regardless of experience with the genre. Avid fighter fans will find something nostalgic and refreshing about it, even today, and those with no prior experience will still find something unique and memorable at the heart of this retro beat-em-up. This is definitely one of the more exciting offerings from the ACA NeoGeo range.
  4. Mar 27, 2017
    70
    Waku Waku 7 may not be the most mind blowing fighting game ever made but it certainly is full of charm thanks to its unique, albeit short, cast of characters and wonderfully executed animations. While sometimes it stumbles upon technical issues, the gameplay is satisfying and it's another game to add to the growing list of classic titles in the Nintendo Switch eShop.
  5. Mar 28, 2017
    68
    A beautiful fighting game that falls short in number of characters and game modes. Gamepad configuration and tabletop controls need improvement.
  6. 65
    Waku Waku 7 doesn’t really stand out from the crowd in my mind, but the only other game with anywhere near as strange a character roster is probably Darkstalkers, so fighting game or SNK aficionados will probably get a kick of this oddball. For everyone else, though, there are better fighting games out there.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 4, 2019
    10
    Se extrañan estos juegos brillantes y llenos de magia! sentido del humor y buena energìa! Waku Waku 7 es un juego divertido! lleno de color ySe extrañan estos juegos brillantes y llenos de magia! sentido del humor y buena energìa! Waku Waku 7 es un juego divertido! lleno de color y personajes vibrantes! Son pocos los juegos que enamoran de primera vista! Waku Waku 7 es uno de ellos!

    Este juego tiene mecánicas simples a primera vista... pero como los buenos juegos de peleas vas descubriendo poco a poco mas y mas tècnicas! estos juegos son para obtener meastrìa... no son tanto para jugadores casuales aunque tambièn resulta divertido en partidas con tus amigos en duelos de noobs!

    Los personajes son un encanto! Es de las franquicias de un solo juego mas memorables que conozco!

    Ojalà que Sunsoft se anime a realizar una secuela! 100% Recomendable! Si te gustan los juegos retro de peleas y el anime!
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  2. Apr 28, 2019
    8
    Waku Waku 7 owes a lot to Dragon Ball -- in fact, it could easily be a decent Dragon Ball arcade fighter with a roster and stage makeover. ButWaku Waku 7 owes a lot to Dragon Ball -- in fact, it could easily be a decent Dragon Ball arcade fighter with a roster and stage makeover. But it's a lot of fun just the way it is, with a zany roster and some genuinely funny dialogue that accentuates the charm and personality of every fighter. It's a pity Sunsoft never saw fit to create any sequels, as there's a lot of untapped potential here. Check it out! Expand