A PS5 game? How rare! But yes, this game was on my Switch wishlist for a while waiting for a decent sale, but then it recently appeared on PS++++++ as a free rental so I played it there instead. It felt wrong, somehow, even though it’s on the same TV the Switch version would have been played on.
Went through the game with my daughter. I was Mikey, she was Don, and it was great. It’s a proper sequel to the well-known arcade game from 1989, and although has loads more moves, much better graphics, animation and sound, and more characters, it really does feel like a sequel. The same humour and style, and even a remade cartoon intro sequence and, it would appear, the original voice cast.
There are a few additions which nod to more recent side-scrolling fighting games, like XP which eventually unlocks moves, more lives, more energy, and so on, and even some “missions” where you have to find hidden things in each level (you can return to levels too, and there’s an overworld map), so it’s a bit deeper than the original. Very enjoyable.