As far as underrated fighting games are concerned one of the few titles that some people might remember is the original Bloody Roar game. The first Bloody Roar game was released back in arcade centers in ’97 before it was ported to the PS1 later that same year. Despite, the positive reception that Bloody Roar received from fans and critics alike it was a game that was definitely overshadowed by 3D fighting titles such as Tekken 3 & Mortal Kombat 4 for the PS1 console. In fact, some believe that Bloody Roar could have definitely stood out more the Sega Saturn due to the fact that the console had packed high profile fighting titles in general. But then again the Sega Saturn did not sell nearly as much as the PS1 did as far as overall sales within its life span between ’94-’00. The Sega Saturn managed to reach over 9.2 million units in sales since its release while the PS1 reached over 106 million between ’94-”06.
While there may have been less competition in relation to third party games on the Sega Saturn during the mid 90’s its quite possible that Bloody Roar could of ended up becoming a forgotten title altogether if it appeared exclusively for that console. Also, considering the fact that Sony Interactive Entertainment was the publisher for the American port of Bloody Roar the game was pretty much guaranteed to be a PS1 exclusive following its release in 1997.