Eternal Champions is a 1993 fighting game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. The game followed the typical eight-way directional pad/stick with six-button layout common to most fighting games at the time (more commonly in this case, Street Fighter II). You can play Eternal Champions game online here.
Eternal Champions (Sega Genesis) game description
Each character has their own unique special attacks that are performed differently from those of other characters. If a character is hit several times in a row they become “dizzy” and their opponent can land a free attack. In Eternal Champions, all special move commands are performed by either pressing multiple buttons together, or holding back or down to charge and then pressing towards or up together with a button. There are no rolling motions in this game, and a given special move may only be performed with a specific button.
The game is a 2D one on one fighting title. Each character supports a large number of special moves and individual fighting styles. At the end of a match players have the option to unleash an “Overkill” on a defeated opponent, brutally killing the loser in a graphic manner, or the option to use the background itself for a stage kill.
Eternal Champions storyline
An omniscient being known as the Eternal Champion predicts that mankind will soon fade from existence due to the untimely and unjust deaths of key individuals throughout history who were destined for greatness. Seeking to restore balance to the world, the Eternal Champion gathers these souls from time moments before their deaths to participate in a fighting tournament. The victor will be able to change their fate and bring balance to the universe, whilst the losers will be forced to live out their deaths just as history intended.