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Hello again everyone and welcome to a topic that was long overdue, in here we get to enjoy talking about our favorite Brawlers & Fighters! I mean really I'm surprised I didn't do this one sooner as like Shmups I'm a huge fan of both genres myself and unlike Shmups chances are many to almost all of you have brushed into them and didn't even realize it. I mean you have you're standard 2D Fighters (Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Guilty Gear), 3D Fighters (Virtua Fighter, Tekken, Dead or Alive), and Beat em Ups (Double Dragon, Final Fight, Streets of Rage) that you may have heard of but the depth of these genres are often tied together and cross over with different sub genres and elements appearing in other games.

You got you're Mascot/Platform Fighters (Super Smash Bros, Rival of Aether, Onimusha Blade Warriors), the Hack n' Slash games where you use weapons (Golden Axe, Dynasty Warriors, The King of Dragons) and Spectacle Fighters/Character Action Games (Devil May Cry, No More Heroes, Bayonetta). Not to mention the differences between Fighters such as "Anime" Fighters (Guilty Gear, Blazblue, Melty Blood) and those mentioned above, along with Fighters that mainly use Weapons (Soul Calibur, Samurai Shodown, Weaponlord). Even some of you're favorite games could be considered Fighters or Beat em Ups in such a way like the Diablo Series, Kingdom Hearts, even the Batman Arkham Series has it's roots in Brawlers of the past if you couldn't tell.

With these two genres having such a broad meaning throughout the years this is why I made this topic if only to not making stagnant topics covering each individual series and game (As that would drive everyone crazy and clutter the forums), so for all you fans of Fists, Blades, and seemingly endless armies of baddies to take down this place is for you.

So share some of your favorite games of these Genres and discuss, what you like about them, what you don't, anything regarding some of our favorite classics and current games, even upcoming ones that you can come across.

ARE YOU READY? FIGHT!

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Last comic expo they had this particular games cabinet available in the game hall:

NinjaBaseballBatMan_arcadeflyer.png

weird as it gets, I actually really enjoyed it even if I was complete garbage at it.

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I remember there was this...I THINK it was a parody of the average beat-em-up called Streets of Fury EX. I watched videogamedunky play it and I decided to get it too. It was a RIOT, let me tell you, if a bit inbalanced. My favourite character was Bob Lennon (the guy with the red trenchcoat), partly because he looked the coolest, partly because he had the best attacks and animations but also because he could pull off a full 10-hit combo when most other characters could only pull off 2 or 3-hit combos.

Dunky's video (SWEARING AND STUFF)

 

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I did post this launch trailer over here in our New Games/Video Gaming News Topic
http://freescribesofmobius.ipbhost.com/topic/179-new-gamesvideo-gaming-news/?do=findComment&comment=3418

But still this belongs in this topic just as well if not more so, backed by Kickstarter 4 years ago it finally arrived on February 27th! This is a really fun game and one of the best beat em ups that's come out in recent years, These fans decided to make a sequel to River City Ransom and got permission and support from the Original Creators of the game and the rest as they say is history, while there was worry when Arc System Works bought the rights of the Kunio/River City and Double Dragon Series they were just as well on board with the project, with that the game came out. Granted there have been bug fixes since the initial release was a bit buggy but not too game breaking but most problems the game had in it's release are fixed now with more care being put into it to make it the best game possible from it's devs.

Now here's the thing I find really interesting about River City Ransom Underground, you see it is a sequel to River City Ransom, but only a sequel to it's localized US Version and not the original Japanese Version of the game that was called over there as Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari. The Story of both games are basically the same with the only exception being different names for every character (Alex is Kunio while Ryan is Riki for example) and every guy wears Pants and Shirts instead of Japanese School Uniforms. What's funny is before Underground's release Arc System Works has been making and porting over a few of their most recent Kunio Games which are marketed as The River City Series such as River City Super Sports Challenge ~All Stars Special~ and River City: Tokyo Rumble with all the Japanese Characters.

Meaning we now have two timelines so to speak, one that has Kunio and Friends while the other has Alex and Friends in River City, seriously why other publishers don't do this is beyond me. Now I wanna see who would win in a fight, the Older Alex and Ryan or Kunio and Riki. xD

Check this game and series out, there are english translations of the original Famicom games you won't regret it, the only thing Arc System Works has to do is keep porting all these games over here if you ask me. Well, whenever they aren't working on more stuff for Guilty Gear Xrd anyway.
 

13 minutes ago, F07E said:

Last comic expo they had this particular games cabinet available in the game hall:

NINJA BASEBALL BAT MAN!

weird as it gets, I actually really enjoyed it even if I was complete garbage at it.


Dude I love that game it's awesome! Seriously it's a blast, funny story it's a US made game if you can believe it, at least the content of it was. You can read it on the wikipedia page it's quite interesting.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_Baseball_Bat_Man

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43 minutes ago, TheRedAuthar said:

Meanwhile Crash 'N' The Boys is sitting there wishing to be acknowledged again.   

You do realize Crash Cooney IS Alex/Kunio right? XP

It's apart of the same series after all, hmm I wonder if Alex's last name is Cooney, that would be pretty sweet nod and tie both US Localizations together with Crash being a nickname. Also the closest you have to a remake of it would be River City Super Sports Challenge ~All Stars Special~, it's on Steam and while it's not a remake of that game it is a remake of a different Kunio/River City game. Although I gotta warn you Red it is TOUGH.

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6 minutes ago, TheRedAuthar said:

There was a DS one as well (River City Sports Challenge).  I'm actually a fan of the Japanese versions we didn't get, they had more interesting events.  Also the tournament one.  I did a Let's Play of that One. 

Right I recall that Fighting Tournament one, not to mention the Feudal Era Game. They did a remake of them in the Feudal Era, plus they also recently made a 3DS Remake of River City Ransom, I believe the main game that time is Single Player but they have a Fighting of Double Dragon mode where you fight like in a 2D fighter with River City Versions of Billy and Jimmy. We just need them to localize those games on Steam really, they do know there's a market for them obviously so I think we'll see them someday. Also any thoughts on Double Dragon IV? I thought it was a good game even though it was obviously made on a budget, although I wonder why that was so.
 

26 minutes ago, TheRedAuthar said:

I'm a little disappointed in the plot of that one.  It seems to be the Alternate World exclusively this time.  Which means a few of the characters aren't the ones we like.  


Honestly I really like the plot of Injustice 2, I don't mind if it just takes place on the Regime World, I would prefer this time around for the Story Mode so that the "Main" Timeline doesn't feel like a cop out, they need to fix their own world as nigh impossible it seems due to the Regime. Seriously Superman is such an interesting villain in this series, gives me Justice Lords flashbacks.

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I want to see an over the top and witty  Beat 'em Up where you get to play as famous Philosophers and World Leaders. :P

All their attacks are based on their philosophies. Nietzche's final move would be "Stare into the Abyss" for example. Decarte's would be the "Cogito Ergo Crusher." Karl Marx vs Adam Smith would be an epic battle. When you fight especially opposing characters you get unique dialogues where they debate each other as they sling fists. xD

It would be like Epic Rap Battles of History meets the high-octane ethanol cornyness of modern wrestling. 

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1 hour ago, TheRedStranger said:

I want to see an over the top and witty  Beat 'em Up where you get to play as famous Philosophers and World Leaders. :P

All their attacks are based on their philosophies. Nietzche's final move would be "Stare into the Abyss" for example. Decarte's would be the "Cogito Ergo Crusher." Karl Marx vs Adam Smith would be an epic battle. When you fight especially opposing characters you get unique dialogues where they debate each other as they sling fists. xD

It would be like Epic Rap Battles of History meets the high-octane ethanol cornyness of modern wrestling. 

As long as I can play as Abe Lincoln and Vlad the Impaler I'd be completely fine with that.

Technically we do have a game where expies of loosely based historical figures fight against each other, that being ADK/SNK's World Heroes Series, fun series and a charming favorite of mine. You can literally beat up Rasputin in the game! xD

So guys, What other sort of Fighting, Beat em Up, Platform Fighter, or some Combination of the 3 would you like to see?
 

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On 3/7/2017 at 6:51 PM, F07E said:

Last comic expo they had this particular games cabinet available in the game hall:

NinjaBaseballBatMan_arcadeflyer.png

weird as it gets, I actually really enjoyed it even if I was complete garbage at it.

I think I've seen this once before and that's it

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On 3/10/2017 at 1:53 AM, TheRedStranger said:

I want to see an over the top and witty  Beat 'em Up where you get to play as famous Philosophers and World Leaders. :P

All their attacks are based on their philosophies. Nietzche's final move would be "Stare into the Abyss" for example. Decarte's would be the "Cogito Ergo Crusher." Karl Marx vs Adam Smith would be an epic battle. When you fight especially opposing characters you get unique dialogues where they debate each other as they sling fists. xD

It would be like Epic Rap Battles of History meets the high-octane ethanol cornyness of modern wrestling. 

Albert Einstein vs Vlad The Impaler!

On 3/10/2017 at 3:20 AM, Mike Arcade said:

As long as I can play as Abe Lincoln and Vlad the Impaler I'd be completely fine with that.

Technically we do have a game where expies of loosely based historical figures fight against each other, that being ADK/SNK's World Heroes Series, fun series and a charming favorite of mine. You can literally beat up Rasputin in the game! xD

So guys, What other sort of Fighting, Beat em Up, Platform Fighter, or some Combination of the 3 would you like to see?
 

You know that there are fighting games based on that one show where they used to pit history's greatest badasses against eachother and see who the computer would pick to win, right? I know that Vlad is in there, and I'm fairly sure that Abe is in one, too.

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Hi everyone, hope you all are enjoying the hype that is Streets of Rage 4. :)

I heard rumors about there being DLC for the game as well, which I'd so get if that's the case.

Anyway, I got news of a new collection from SNK regarding one of it's (many) great fighting game series, check it out!
 

 

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