Originally Posted by Wolfpup
I assume you mean scrolling fighter? There aren't many of those that are any good at all. At any rate, like I said, I was talking about versus fighters...I wish they had more of a real single player game. Aside from Smash Bros. 3, which I don't like, and Shen Mue, which I guess really is kind of a single player Virtua Fighter, there isn't much.
I'm not aware of any Tekken games with anything I'm talking about. Seems like one of the Mortal Kombat games had a chess game built in...if that played like Archon (did it?) that would actually be really cool single or multiplayer. And yeah, Soul Calibur had that one mode, but it was really weak, an afterthought.
I think you're talking about Mortal Kombat: Deception which had an action-RPG mode called Konquest and two other mini-game modes: Chess Kombat and Puzzle Kombat which played like Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
And if you like the Konquest mode in that game, the next Mortal Kombat, Armageddon, supposedly has an improved version of it. It also has a mode called Car Kombat, which is kart racing with MK characters. Lastly, it looks like the game includes EVERY MK character ever made and you can even create your own.