It is one of the first games to use claymation for player characters, as players fight each other as one of eight mutated circus employees (after a meteor, made of clay, crashes on the grounds of an American circus).
The game received an enhanced version on May 15, 1994, titled ClayFighter: Tournament Edition. Originally released as a rental exclusive for Blockbuster Video stores (and later released through normal means), this version fixed some glitches while adding new game modes (including multiple tournament-based modes), revamped stages, a flashy new intro, and new options. The original game was also ported to the Sega Genesis by Rangler Studios on June 23, 1994. This port would later see a digital re-release for the Wii (via Virtual Console) on May 25, 2009.
A Snowman with an attitude. With his special attacks, he can throw snowballs, spit sharp balls of ice, slide along the ground with a kicking attack, and turn himself into a snow boulder and roll into his opponent. Bad mr. Frosty has become a mascot for the ClayFighter series, appearing on every boxart todate.
He is the final boss, and looks like a necklace. He only attacks with projectiles copied from other characters and has a grab attack. He doesn’t look to be made out of clay. His inclusion in the game was rumored to be a last minute decision, because he is the only non claymation fighter, and his powers are all copied assets.