Aside from moving around a restricted space, fighting games limit the player's actions to different offensive and defensive maneuvers.Players must learn which attacks and defenses are effective against each other, often by trial and error.These games typically feature special moves that are triggered using rapid sequences of carefully timed button presses and joystick movements.Games traditionally show fighters from a side-view, even as the genre has progressed from two-dimensional (2D) to three-dimensional (3D) graphics.Fighting games often include a single player campaign or tournament, where the player must defeat a sequence of several computer-controlled opponents.Winning the tournament often reveals a special story–ending cutscene, and some games also grant access to hidden characters or special features upon victory.
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