Shin Koihime Musou

Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi

Don’t let the appearances fool you with this one. There is a really solid fighting games here with balance, mechanics, and variety.¬†Shin Koihime Musou has 3 attack buttons and a throw button, but the buttons have a lot of variation depending on which direction you hold or whether you keep the button pressed, so there is a variety of moves for each character in the game.
The combo system is kind of unique for a 2D game, the closest thing I can compare it to is Tekken’s bound system. The light, medium, and heavy attacks don’t chain, and they are not all special cancelable. So a lot of the spacing, footsies, and pressure is from trying to land a “Fatal Counter” which will give your moves some unique properties that let you do some fun big damage combos.
Each of the 10 characters also have 2 assists to chose from, they cost 1 bar to use, and usually lead to a small combo or super. However the assists don’t have too much use in my opinion. I would instead prefer to save my bar for EX moves, and supers. Below I have linked a video that explains and demonstrates the system mechanics very well, shout outs to that guy.

The game is available for PC, and PS3

Gameplay Videos



PC Fighting Games

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