Codex Gamicus

Catfight (also known as Cat Fight and CatFight: The Ultimate Female Fighting Game[2]) is a PC fighting video game developed by Phantom Card and published in 1996 by Atlantean Interactive (front for pornographic film company Vivid Entertainment). It is regarded to be one of the worst video games ever made.


The plot of the game revolves around an evil goddess Shinma and 10 female warriors competing to challenge her and obtain the ultimate power.[3]

Advertisement on the Atlantean Interactive website said:

"Join eleven of the fiercest female warriors from across the Ethers [sic] as they battle it out for the ultimate power of the Universe! Watch the head-to-head fighting assault blaze its way to your screen -- with the hottest women in games engaging in the most violent fighting techniques imaginable! Some of the things you must endure are disembowelment, decapitation, and worse! It's the ultimate life versus death struggle, where you must pulverize your opponent in eight awesome arenas to survive! Here is your chance to claim your place next to the most awesome women in the galaxy!"[4]

Like the early games in the Mortal Kombat series, Catfight uses digitized actors for creating the sprites representing the fighters (the martial actress Katalin Zamiar of the MKII fame portrayed a character of mysterious ninja woman in the game).


According to the GameSpot review at the time, Catfight was "without a doubt, the worst computer game ever released":

"The worst thing about Catfight (and, believe me, that's a hefty accomplishment) is that the gameplay is just so damn bad. (...) I'll sleep easier knowing there will never be a Catfight 2."[5]

GameRankings rated the game at only 8.67%, their score based on three magazine reviews (Computer Games Magazine rated the game 0/5).[6] The Daily Pennsylvanian called Catfight the "number one sexist game ever created".[7]

See also[]

  • Video games notable for negative reception


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