About Tekken 2Tekken 2 is an arcade fighting game by Namco. It was released in arcades in 1995, and the following year for the PlayStation.
There are ten playable characters in Tekken 2's arcade version and up to twenty-five, including eight new ones in the console versions, with now-staple game modes introduced to the series. Tekken 2 was a critical and commercial success. In March 1997 Tekken 3 followed.
Tekken 2 CharactersReturning characters : Heihachi Mishima, King, Marshall Law, Michelle Chang, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Yoshimitsu, Anna Williams (unlockable), Armor King (unlockable), Devil (unlockable), Ganryu (unlockable), Kazuya Mishima (unlockable), Kuma (unlockable), Kunimitsu (unlockable), Lee Chaolan (unlockable), Prototype Jack (unlockable), Wang Jinrei (unlockable).
New characters : Jack-2, Jun Kazama, Lei Wulong, Alex (unlockable, acts as a costume swap of Roger), Angel (unlockable, acts as a costume swap of Devil), Baek Doo San (unlockable), Bruce Irvin (unlockable), Roger (unlockable).
Cameos : Jane (cameo in home console intro and Jack-2's ending), Doctor Bosconovitch (cameo in Yoshimitsu's ending).
Tekken 2 GamePlayThe game utilizes four buttons: left punch, right punch, left kick, and right kick. Additions included attack reversals for some characters, back throws, chain-throws, and a sidestep unique to two characters, Kazuya Mishima and Heihachi Mishima. However, Yoshimitsu has a spinning sidestep move that lowers his health. Tackles were also modified to inflict damage when running from a greater distance. Each time the game is beaten with one of the default available characters in arcade mode, the associated sub-boss character becomes selectable.
Tekken 2 also introduced various modes to the game series. Survival, Team Battle, and Time Attack mode. Survival mode takes the player through infinite matches to see how many opponents they can defeat without being defeat. Additionally, any health lost during a match will carry over to the next match, but the player would also regain a small bit of health. Team Battle mode is a two-player mode which up to eight characters can be selected by each player. Like Survival mode, any health lost during a match will carry over to the next match, but the player will regain a small amount. Time Attack mode is similar to Arcade mode, except it is played to see how fast the player can go through it and beat records.