Fighter's History: Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!! (ファイターズヒストリー ～溝口危機一髪!!～; Faita's Hisutori: Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!!, lit. Fighter's History: One-Shot Crisis Mizoguchi!!) is a spin-off title in the Fighter's History series. It was released on February 17, 1995 for the Super Famicom and later appears as an extra in the wikipedia:Sega Saturn port of Fighter's History Dynamite. The game is known for making the series's breakout character, Mizoguchi, the protagonist.
The game has five different forms of play: story, CPU battle, versus, extra, and survival mode. The extra mode is tag-team battle system that allows one - four players to pit their skills against one another. Survival, despite its name, also follows this format but lessens the playing field to two players with five man teams. The CPU Battle is an arcade mode similar to Fighter's History Dynamite except it makes Karnov the penultimate boss, makes Chelnov the final boss, and removes five characters from the series's roster (Ray, Matlok, Samchay, Jean, and Marstorius).
The story mode is a gag-adventure story which stars Mizoguchi. Out on a leisurely outing, he takes a break to enjoy his town's specialty: takoyaki (or octopus balls). Before he can place an order, he is confronted by a mysterious man who challenges him to prove the snack's worth against the whole world. After the man disappears in a flash of light, Mizoguchi is somehow provoked enough to search the globe's octopus dishes and to prove that Osaka has the best takoyaki in the world. He does this by awkwardly interrogating the series's characters although he usually misinterprets their explanations as insults or puns.