Nitroplus is a studio popular for its visual novels—and the anime and manga it has collaborated on. Nitro+ Blasterz is what happens when you take the heroines from these works and make them duke it out in a crossover fighting game.
As a fighter, it’s a rather simple one. The face buttons on the controller correspond to weak, medium, heavy, and very heavy attacks. Combining these with ducking and jumping—or common fighting game motions like a down-to-forward roll on the D-pad—give you a large variety of attacks.
But while the inputs for each character are largely the same, the attacks produced are quite different across the game’s 14 playable characters. Characters move across the screen at different speeds and have vastly different ranges for their attacks. Some have a large amount of projectile attacks while others don’t have any at all.