First game in this series I've ever played, and it automatically made me a fan. The graphics were exceptional, the characters memorable, and the controls were amazingly accurate. The only thing I could have done without was Iska Farkas' repetitive whining between each stage. Other than that I would definitely play it again and I would like to play the rest of the games in the series.
I love this game. I have been playing it until my arm feels like it is going to fall off. Problem is Gamefly does not sell it. Found it at GameStop for a decent price though s&h is almost the price of the game. I'll get it in two days. Game could use a few more characters but is excellent and will give you a workout.