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  Legend of Success Joe - ©Wave Co. 1991

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Game Stats
1 or 2 player

Side Scolling Beat 'em Up

50 Megs
Japanese Name:

Ashita no Joe Densetsu

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The last game review that I wrote before this was Eightman, so I guess that I am on a roll when it comes to finding bad games to review! This is a very old game, and definitely not a good one!


I am told that The Legend of Success Joe is based on an old manga comic series that was very popular in Japan. There is a storyline (if you could call it that) that progresses as you go through each level. There are two types of levels; the first type is a side scrolling beat ‘em up, which involves fighting in various locations such as the streets/locker rooms, and the second type where is a one on one where you fight in a boxing ring. The aim here is to beat the hell out of your opponent with the one attack button that you get to use. You also get a block button and pressing both buttons together will make Joe perform a strong attack.

Graphics & Sound:

Being an old game, the graphics in this really do not impress. The characters are quite big, but have very few frames of animation, and the backgrounds are very boring and dull. The same goes for the audio, which consists of about 5 different sound effects and some rubbish music, which becomes very irritating if you spend more than 10 minutes or so playing the game.


The Legend of Success Joe is extremely limited and will get boring very quickly. You will probably get about 15 minutes of entertainment out of it and that is mainly because you will be laughing at how bad it is. In fact, this game has become kind of a running joke between Neo Geo fans; it's so bad that it is almost good !

If you are looking for something that you can enjoy, then please don't bother with this game. Trust me!

Graphics: 4/10
Sound: 3/10
Game play: 3/10
Replay Value: 2/10

Overall Rating: 2/10

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#1 | NEo on March 14 2007 13:29 amazed SNK actually agreed to allow this game on the NEO Shock
#2 | John Crawley on October 29 2007 19:36
This game reminds me of "Rocky".
#3 | NEO-GEO man on February 11 2011 07:27
So you dont think i should buy this one?? Wink
#4 | villain on December 12 2013 23:42
legend of suck ass joe fits better Grin

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