Tournament Of Legends is so bad that it's actually pretty entertaining. As a videogame, it is poorly thought-out, badly executed and so dated it's laughable. And yet you'll get quite a few more laughs out of this than a lot of other games. In a sense, it's the pinnacle of what every bad game should aspire to be.
It's a one-on-one fighter which stars a load of mythological creatures and no shortage of ridiculous voice acting and taunting. Alot of the time, it is, completely unintentionally, utterly hilarious.
With default controls, it's a mess. Waving the Remote up or down triggers one sort of attack, and waving side to side activates another. You control your character with the stick, and a wave of the Nunchuk gives you access to another type of attack.
Inevitably, in battle this means you end up waving your arms around wildly in order to try and string a few strikes together. What you discover when you switch to using the Classic Controller (because you have to if you want to attempt to actually play the game) is that trying to string moves together results in a maximum three hit combo, if you're lucky.
There are a couple of interesting ideas in here - you can unlock and equip different weapons for your character, as well as different special powers, but it's hard to tell whether they make any real difference. There are also occasional quick time events based on legendary creatures interfering in the battle which spice things up a little.
But on the whole, playing Tournament Of Legends feels a little like playing a tech demo from 1992. There's no way this should have ever been turned into an actual videogame that you have to pay real money for. If you want a fighting game, look up those comedy taunts on YouTube, extract all the laughs you can from that and buy Tatsunoko Vs Capcom instead.
This is an edited version of the review which will appear in the next issue of ONM.