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Yomi
Street Fighter anti-turbo edition
by Matt Thrower 28/4/2014
Product: Yomi
Publisher: Sirlin Games
Format: iPad
Genre: Card/ board game, Fighting, Multiplayer, Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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There are lots of tabletop games based on popular video games, but mostly they settle for simply being set in the same world with the same characters, rather than trying to replicate the actual play.

But Yomi is different. Yomi is a card game that tries to mimic the actual back and forth of an arcade fighting game. Confusingly, it's now come full circle with an iOS version which is a mobile game of a card game of a video game -almost certainly a world first in genre-blending.

You might imagine that the ultra-fast twitch gameplay of fighting games would translate poorly to the more cerebral world of the tabletop. But, as usual, you're dead wrong. ...
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Summary
An unusual and engaging strategy game that loses just a little vitality played online
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 9
Value: 7
Innovation: 9
Overall: 8
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