Bio F.R.E.A.K.S. is a 3D sci-fi weapon-based fighting game developed by Saffire and published by Midway for the PlayStation (on April 30, 1998) and Nintendo 64 (on May 31, 1998).
The game is set in a dystopian near-future United States (now called Neo-Amerika) where the states are now private territories owned by giant corporations. To quell the violence, a secret commission was formed and each territorial dispute is now settled by gladiatorial matches from genetically-enhanced humans.
Along with its grimdark "future sport" setting, the game is known for its dedicated Fire button (which allows players to fire their character's weapons for long-range combat or activate a special regenerating shield), dedicated Hover button (which allows the fighters to hover in the air for a short period of time), and a variety of open arenas (sometimes with upper platforms and dangerous obstacles). It's also known for its "mutilations", special moves that instantly dismember, decapitate or bisect opponents. Like Time Killers and BloodStorm, fighters can keep fighting while armless (at an obvious disadvantage).
The game was originally planned to be released in arcades (utilizing joysticks with a top-fire button), and some prototype boards from public tests (along with official cabinet artwork) of the sequel have been found (one of which is publically playable).
- Clonus (boss)
- Mutilator (final boss)