Choosing among 19 fighter characters, each one with his/her own powers and fighting style, your goal is to fight to the end, until only one stands alive. Each character comes equipped with a unique weapon which is their primary tool for destroying the opposition. The game takes you to a place which looks inspired by the ancient Chinese culture of the 16th-17th century mixed with a fantasy world straight from the comics.
Along with your standard arcade mode, there's a two-player VS mode, a Team Battle (up to eight fighters to the last man standing), a Time Attack, a Survival and Extra Survival mode, and a Mission Mode (you fighting through a progressive story under various stressful conditions).
This game was a masterpiece back in 1999 and it is a candy to the eye even today. Each level has its own fantastic backgrounds and bright graphics with thousands of colors blasting your screen. All characters are absolutely gorgeous, especially the female ones and are created with such a detail that they seem pretty realistic, all running at an incredibly smooth 60 frame per second game engine! Details like hair, clothing, and accessories all move in rhythm with an extremely realistic physics model. The action is fast and flawless and the moves of each fighter are unique.
Sound offers crystal-clear weapon effects, recorded at the highest sample rates. Other ambient sounds like footsteps take on a different tone depending on whether you're running on stone or wood are also include, along with extremely clear voice samples. The music is a full symphonic orchestra with medieval-sounding scores.