Tekken Tag Tournament, the legendary two-on-two PlayStation 2 fighting game, is now available for PC thanks to the magic of the MAME emulator that allows you to experience its legendary combats on just about any computer.The best thing about this version is that it only takes up 65 megabytes of memory, plus you simply have to decompress it into one of your hard disc's folders and then double click on the MAME executable to start playing.
It’s as simple as that.Once you’ve done this, you can access the franchise's classic cast of characters, such as Eddy, Jin Kazama, Lei, Paula, Heihachi, Xiaoyu, Brian and company. All of them come with their characteristic moves, so anyone who has played the franchise before will know how to control them.The graphics in this Tekken Tag Tournament are somewhat inferior to the PlayStation 2 version we all remember.
In fact, the graphics more closely resemble those from PlayStation’s Tekken 3. In spite of this, the game is still incredibly fun.Tekken Tag Tournament is a fun fighting game that you can enjoy alone, or with a friend thanks to its versus mode. This is certainly not the best version of Tekken Tag Tournament out there, but it is one of the most accessible.
Back in 1994, Namco launched the fighting video game Tekken for arcade machines and, a year later, for home entertainment systems in its version for PlayStation. The game made the most of the latest technical advances applied to 3D video games that left way behind the classic fighting games like Street Fighter, Fatal Fury or Mortal Kombat and started rival with SEGA's Virtua Fighter launched in 1993.
This fighting game saga has brought out different versions and one of them is this Tekken Tag Tournament launched in 2000 that didn't follow any sort of plot and that was developed as a compilation of titles already published to that date. But, who needs a plot when we're talking about a fighting game? Really, it's like Chuck Norris or Steven Seagal black and white movie in which they're all talking in French..
How to download and install the game?
There's no need to make fighting game based on a book by Mario Puzo. In the Windows version of this classic about kicking and punching the hell out of your enemies, you can recall all those locks, combos, and punches with all the game's characters. There are over 38 available because the characters from previous versions (even Tekken 3) also appear, with the exception of Unknown and Tetsujin.
Well, at least you can play with Ana Williams, Armor King, Kunimitsu, Hwoarang, and company. This is the most noteworthy aspect of this new installment is the new tag system that involves a series of changes to the battles: the player can choose different characters and swap them in the middle of the battle to use their different combos and special skills.
Well, it makes use of MAME to work, so after downloading it through our link and unzipping the folder, the only thing you've got to do is click on the mame.exe file. So, now that you know, if you want to bring back one of the greatest classics of fighting video games, you'll find what you're looking for in this Tekken compilation.
The game runs on MAME which is included in the download file. Tekken is back (as if you ever really thought it was gone) and better than ever. Just released in Japan on March 30, roughly a month after the release of the PlayStation 2, Tekken Tag Tournament (along with Ridge Racer V) is arguably the most anticipated title in the PS2's first-generation salvo of software.
About the game
- Much like Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast, Tekken Tag Tournament was originally developed on Namco's PlayStation-based System-12 hardware.
- What this has enabled Namco to do is hone the gameplay on the technologically dated arcade hardware, then subsequently jack up the graphics "to eleven" on the PS2's infinitely more powerful hardware.
- So what does that mean for Johnny Gamer?
- For starters, just about every character that's ever appeared in a Tekken game (a total of 38 if you include "body-doubles" like Kuma/Panda and Alex/Roger) is assembled here.
- Kazuya is back from the bottomless chasm that Heihachi dumped him in at the end of Tekken 2, but novelty manga-character Gon the dinosaur has been jack-booted to the great unknown.
- Doctor Boskonovitch is also on hiatus, presumably lying down on his back somewhere.
- As the title indicates, this is Tekken, with the ability to tag a partner in and out of action at the press of a button.
- This makes for some interesting strategies and intriguing match-ups.
- Combine power and speed?
- A defensive expert with an offensive powerhouse?
- TTT offers a multitude of possibilities, but it's all up to you to decide.
The classic PS2 Tekken now for PC
|Name||Tekken Tag Tournament 2|
|Rating||8.6 out of 10|
It's not a fight to the finish as in games like Marvel vs.
The new tag system
- Capcom; instead, the match is decided by the first player to knock out any one of his opponent's characters.
- As you'd expect, the graphics in TTT take a huge leap over what the PlayStation is capable of.
- While the arcade setup had loads of RAM to store the four characters, the original PlayStation could never handle this much data.
- The PS2 obviously is a different matter.
- Higher polygon-count character models, 3D backgrounds (no 2D wrap-arounds like the PS version of T3) and hi-res, 60FPS graphics are all part of the basic package.