Experience the thrills and pitfalls of school-life in Witchbrook! Discover a spellbinding isometric pixel art world full of charm and intrigue in this richly detailed magical school and town life simulator. Forge your own identity as a witch-in-training on the road to graduation. Build relationships with fellow students and townsfolk, develop your magical abilities by attending classes and completing assignments. Participate in extracurricular activities such as fishing, growing magical crops and foraging strange mushrooms. Master secret spells, make friends for life and unravel the mysteries of the school...Who will be your best friend? Your rival? And your date for prom?
In Japan, students and teachers from five rival high schools must "investigate" some mysterious kidnappings. In order to do so, they must fight other students and teachers until they can figure out what happened (great game, lame premise). You pick two of the 24 characters (16 regular, four secret from the arcade version and four new hidden fighters), one of whom is your main fighter and the other one your partner (see sidebar).
Rival Schools is the newest Capcom fighting game, mixing the polygonal-graphics engine of Street Fighter EX Plus with the tag-team fighting style of X-Men vs. Street Fighter. In Rival Schools, you choose a team of two fighters--however, instead of changing between fighters at will during a match, your partner is only allowed into the fight for super combination moves called Team-Up Techniques.There are 14 characters in the regular lineup, including a cheerleader and a school principal, but several hidden characters can also be found, such as Street Fighter Alpha veteran Sakura. Check out the rivalry when school opens in September. For a complete move list on the arcade version of Rival Schools, see "The Fighter's Edge," this issue. 2b1af7f3a8