- Alternate Character Interpretation:
- So, are the Primaries a benevolent race who sincerely want to save everyone, but their power is only enough to save one race; or are they jerkasses who want to see twelve gladiators fighting to death just for their own amusement? Considering that there were a lot of more diplomatic methods to choose a race deserving survival, they decide to organize a Gladiator-esque fighting tournament.
- As mentioned in the main page, the Final Boss Valgasu comes out of nowhere to challenge you in the Grand Finale; but, is he just another competitor fighting to save his race from extinction, or a final test by the Primaries? Or Worse, could he be the Mastermind behind the tournament?
- Awesome Music: Many players out there agree that the only good thing about Fighting Masters is its soundtrack. Why don't you try this Compilation?
- The music of Arena 1 and Arena 2 is pretty good.
- The music used in the cutscene describing the plot is really badass, so Badass, that it is reused in the Grand Finale against Valgasu.
- And you can't help but sing along the Continue track.
- Broken Base / So Bad, It's Good: There are divided opinions about this game out there. It has awesome music, a good story, and you can't help but laugh at the choppy animations; and despite its simple gameplay, seeing how the competitors are thrown across the room is pretty fun.
- Game-Breaker: Some characters have a maneuver where they suplex an enemy into a wall, and the opponent crashes several times for an obscene amount of damage. The most notable characters that can perform this maneuver are Dirk and Equus.
- Genius Bonus:
- D I O is a humanoid Venus flytrap (Scientific name: dionaea muscipula).
- A similar case would be Equus, who is a humanoid horse, this is, an Equine.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In this game, twelve warriors are competing in a galactic tournament so their race will win the right to survive a Red Sun going Super Nova; well, a similar formula would appear in Dragon Ball Super, in the Tournament of Power arc, where 80 warriors from various universes would compete in an all-out fight to ensure the survival of their universes.
- It's Easy, So It Sucks!: A major complaint about the game is its basic gameplay and the fact that it lacks combos, and strategy; seriously, no matter which character you pick, or which character you're up against, you end up doing the same thing over and over again: all you have to do is stun your enemy, grab him and slam him hard into the ground. Rinse and repeat till he's down for the count.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- The sole fact that the tournament takes place Just Before the End can be very terrifying if you think about it for some time.
- Also consider that twelve characters are fighting to save their races from extinction, and only one will survive. What goes through the mind of each character at that moment? No doubt this is Serious Business for all of them.
- Worse, if they lose, this means his/her race is condemned to extermination, and could be even worse because, if the character survives, this means he/she becomes the last of his/her kind.
YMMV / Fighting Masters