I don’t even know where to begin.
Ok let’s get this out of the way first: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy features a lot, and I mean A LOT, of scantily-clad female fighters who are being creepily watched by a mysterious man.
That being said, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is one hell of a fun fighting game. It’s simple controls and unique style of gameplay actually makes the barrier to entry (for a fighting game) pretty minimal. It has a simplified control scheme for special moves. It’s one button press + a direction for special moves. Think Smash, without being Smash.
In addition to the simplified controls SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy uses a Team-Up mechanic where players select their main fighter and their support fighter. To be honest I didn’t really see much of a difference in support vs main. Because you can tag out either character can be used as your main fighter. The support comes in the form of orbs that are broken during the match to reveal an item. A flick of the right-thumbstick (PS4) and the support tosses out the item for use. *There was a patch recently to give this feature to players who use a fightstick.
Where SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy suffers is in its blurred lines in its attempt to be sexy. At first, I thought the game was being portrayed in a satirical manner. As I played more the addition of unlockable costumes and accessories became clearer that there was a lot of interest in the male gaze for this title.
While maintaining it’s over the top look, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy showcases colorful battles in glamourous stages while being easy to pick up and play. While it’s not as in-depth as some of the other fighters out there, it does have a variety of different modes and training options to keep players engaged.
If you’re looking for a fun, over-the-top fighter SNK Heroines: Tag Team Freny is out now on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The author was provided with a PlayStation 4 digital copy of the game for review purposes. This article also contains affiliate links.