Tekken Fight one of the first fighting games at the time to use 3D animation.
As with many fighting games, players choose a character from a lineup and engage in hand-to-hand combat with an opponent. Traditional fighting games are usually played with buttons which correspond to the strength of the attack, such as strong punch or weak kick. Tekken, however, dedicates a button to each of the four limbs of the fighter.
The game with each character, an ending cutscene is unlocked and usually one of the endings from each game becomes the continuation of the story into the following installment.
The game featured eight playable characters, each with its own sub-boss and stage and theme. The PS version featured remixes of the characters' themes, and also made the sub-bosses playable for a total of eighteen characters.
There were ten playable characters as well as fifteen to unlock, for a total of twenty-five characters. The home version featured four new modes that would become staples to the series, which were Survival, Team Battle, Time Attack, and Practice. The game once again featured remixes of the arcade versions' characters' themes, and a cutscene unlocked once the player completes the arcade mode.