Post by MRSKELETON on Jun 18, 2006 22:30:29 GMT -5
Drop everything your doing. I propose,
King of Fighters. Of course it'd take us a forever but i have a plan. Instead of one person, We all pitch in to help eachother out. One person writes part about the graphics gameplay and all that. one person does all the other stuff. This is the way it's broken down so far.
Foreward: MazinSaga Art of fighting Games Fatal Fury Games King of Fighters games Capcom vs. SNK games Garou Mark of the Wolves. Outro: Mazinsaga Misc Bits.
Questions, Comments, Hows My Driving? Just message my aim and I'll ask my parents for permission before I respond!
Unless you're already working on them, I can give out character descriptions. Sample!
Kyo Kusanagi: The main hero of the series, Kyo comes from a long line of warriors who wield a sacred flame. He would step away from the spotlight in later games, but would still be playable and remain one of SNK's most beloved characters. Also changes his outfit for each new storyline in the series. Genetic clones would be made out of him in later games, retaining his old moves while the real deal's moveset has had many alterations over the years.
Terry Bogard: The primary protagonist of the Fatal Fury series is one of the regulars of the KoF circuit, not to mention a really cool guy overall. "Come on, get serious!" is practically a household phrase by now. His Fatal Fury hat is also something of an icon in the SNK world. He would change his classic appearance in later games to his hatless leather-jacket incarnation from Garou: Mark of the Wolves, but would not lose a step in his awesomeness.
Iori Yagami: Kyo's rival, and a somewhat evil young man with loads of power. The Yagami bloodline has been tainted by a pact with the Orochi, and every now and then, Iori becomes uncontrollably insane as the Riot of Blood overtakes him. No, he is NOT emo, despite what the red hair would have you believe... well, okay, maybe he's just a BIT emo, but he's still cool! You wouldn't dare call him emo when he's in the Riot, or he'd eat your intestines.
Ryuji Yamazaki: One of the most psychotic personalities from Fatal Fury makes his way into the KoF tournament, whipping his arms and slashing his knife. Also has a particularly infuriating counterattack where he eggs you on and effortlessly takes the pain while smacking you away. He keeps one hand in his pocket like he's saying, "I only need one hand to beat you, weakling! Gya ha ha!" It just so happens that he has the power of the Orochi in him, which accounts for his uncanny strength.
Ryo Sakazaki: The main character from the Art of Fighting series makes his way into the KoF tournament with his brand of Kyokugen Karate. Naturally, he's a bit of a rebellious youth who protests to his dad's rough training. In an interesting parallel, he becomes somewhat toned down in later games of the series, almost to make him resemble Dan Hibiki, Capcom's bastardized mockery of Ryo. Maybe he's been slacking a bit in his practice...
Kim Kaphwan: The hardass Tae Kwon Do master from Fatal Fury fights for lady justice! Kim is almost fanatically devoted to doing good, which makes him a bit insane at times. Before facing off against an evil character, his eye twinkles with a determination to rid the world of the scourge he sees before him! He also bears more than a passing semblance to Tom Cruise, whose ass he could totally obliterate any day of the week. He also has two sons, both of which are playable in Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
Mai Shiranui: The hyper-hot ninja babe, and the star of many hentai doujinshis most famed female from SNK's archives. Also madly in love with Andy Bogard, much to the dismay of drooling fanboys everywhere. I can't help but be irked when she cries out "Andyyyy!" when knocked out. Her prowess with fans and fire make her more than just a pretty figure. Some of Mai's intro and victory poses add to her cocktease factor.
Andy Bogard: Terry's less popular (but still famed) brother who is trained in the arts of Ninjitsu and tends to be a bit more serious and calm than his bro. Quite the agile fighter and one of the three original stars of Fatal Fury. Also seems to be quite fond of Italy for some reason. He may be a bit short for a male, but his actions are taller than his stature. Plus, he's got Mai madly in love with him. Sorry, hopeful bachelors!
Joe Higashi: Friend of the Bogards, and a very loudmouthed Muay Thai boxer. Although he started out looking a bit like Adon from the original Street Fighter (you remember, the not-very-good one?), Joe proved to be something different altogether. As his personality would develop, so would his tendency to completely piss off enemies with his loud shoutings and make him a guy you'd hate to lose too. He even flashes his ass in KoF 99. AUGH!
Robert Garcia: Ryo's pal, who's rich enough to pay several bodyguards to fight for him. But he's too cool for that, and he also practices Kyokugen Karate. He is a very snazzy dresser, and has only had cooler outfits as the series would develop. Since his debut in Art of Fighting, Robert's special attacks have differed from Ryo's moveset significantly. Sound a bit like two gi-clad young fighters from another game series?
Yuri Sakazaki: Ryo's younger sister, who somehow manages to be adorable and hot at the same time. She also pines for Robert, but tries not to let it show in the arena. Naturally, she also fights with Kyokugen Karate, though has her own special moves different from Ryo and Robert. Some of her special attacks even go so far as to poke fun of Street Fighter characters, like Ryu and Sakura. Ah, SNK, you crazy funsters!
Takuma Sakazaki: Ryo's father, who as you can probably guess by now, is also from Art of Fighting and (you guessed it!) fights with Kyokugen style. But he also has his own original attacks, many of which are strangely altered in KoF 2002. Also has a violent alter-ego named "Mr. Karate," concealed beneath his awesome Tengu mask, which has only appeared in the original Art of Fighting and SNK vs. Capcom: Chaos so far.
King: A tough tomboy female who utilizes Muay Thai (though differently from Joe Higashi) and dresses up in male-looking suits. She surprised many back in her debut in Art of Fighting (back when her gender was ambiguous) when the player would finish her off with a fireball, only to have her top explode and reveal her bra underneath. Tee hee! King would become more feminine as the series evolved, much to the delight of fanboys.
Benimaru Nikkaido: A Japanese fighter who wields electricity and has the most ridiculous stalk of blond hair, giving Guile a run for his money. Also, as his manner of dress and win quotes would suggest, he... is more than likely gay, if not metrosexual at the very least. His shirt in KoF 2003 terminates any iota of masculinity he may have once retained.
Goro Daimon: A large and bulky Judo fighter who utilizes his brute strength to whip the opponent around like a rag doll and pound the ground with such a force that even the spectators in the background shake. Probably one of the most normal characters, compared to some of the more colorful designs.
Athena Asamiya: Once the star of an early SNK platformer (which sucked) and a pretty good shoot-em-up, now a fighter in the KoF tournament who uses her psychic powers to her advantage. Also has an EXTREMELY irritating voice in certain games (especially 98), and changes her outfit for every single new game there is. Now that's style!
Sie Kensou: A former Psycho Soldier who fought alongside Athena in the game of the same name, he's also taken up to fighting. He's a bit of a dork, but his powers are genuine (except in a few games where he loses some of his psychic ability). His favorite food is meat buns, which he even eats in the middle of battle to regain life.
Chin Gentsai: A funny old man who fights with the Psycho Soldiers and uses the ever-popular Drunken Boxing style. Obviously based off of Su Hua Chi, the legendary geezer who trained Jackie Chan to kick some serious ass in Drunken Master. He doesn't mind indulging a bit in the middle of battle to better his abilities.
Chang Koehan: A massive man with a bald head and a wild beard, and a former criminal who now fights on the Korean team, where Kim attempts to reconstitute him through strict discipline. Has a massive iron ball which gives him lots of power and range, but is naturally rather slow. Also considered by many to be one of the most annoying characters to fight.
Choi Bounge: Chang's partner in crime who just so happens to be a really agile midget. Has claws and a hat which gives him a bit of a Freddy Krueger-esque look. Is also under Kim's custody for rehabilitation. Like his big buddy, he's also one of the most annoying characters in the series to play against.
Heidern: A hardass commando who has nothing left after Rugal murdered his family. One of the most no-nonsense fighters in KoF, but it's easy to understand why. Admittably, he does bear quite a strong resemblance to M. Bison with an eyepatch. Also has an adopted daughter, who would later command the Ikari team...
Leona: Heidern's adopted daughter, and just as serious as her dad is. Naturally, she has inherited some of his moves, but also has some of her own. Has luscious blue hair that gives Marge Simpson a run for her money. Much to her misfortune, the cursed blood of the Orochi runs in her. This is because her original father, Guidel, was one of the eight direct descendants of the Orochi. He grew a heart and disapproved of the Riot of Blood... which, in turn, caused Goenitz to make Leona go nuts and murder her parents. Yipes.
Ralf Jones: A hotheaded commando who fights with some highly aggressive moves, many of which generate explosions. Speculated by many to have originally been Paul from the SNK shmup Ikari Warriors. He's got quite a loud mouth and is just the type of guy who really gets on your nerves if you fight against him.
Clark Steel: Ralf's brother-in-arms, who tends to be more laid back than his partner and prefers grapples and throws to striking attacks. Speculated by many to have originally been Vince from the SNK shmup Ikari Warriors. Dig the shades!
Post by Discoalucard on Jun 19, 2006 10:08:08 GMT -5
I'd like to concentrate solely on King of Fighters for now. I already grabbed screens of 2003's characters (my favorite artwork of most of them), I just need to figure out what size to have the portraits to keep them consistent. If you could grab some of 2001's characters though (umm, any that weren't in 2003), that'd be a good start. Earlier games might be a pain since their select screen portraits were small, so I might have to go with victory screen pics for some of them. Unless, again, someone already ripped them, but getting victory pics for everyone will take a LOOOONG time.
That's pretty much EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Feel free to cover whichever other characters you want.
Post by Discoalucard on Jun 19, 2006 12:20:40 GMT -5
KoF 2006 is only for the PS2 and should be out in America in the first week of August. I can cover both of the Max Impact games so don't worry about that.
But yeah, the original names of the Ikari Warriors are Paul and Vince. I think I read somewhere that their names in the American versions were Ralf and Clark, which is what carried over to KoF, but that could be wrong. I'm sure Rasa could clarify when he shows up.
Post by Discoalucard on Jun 19, 2006 12:52:43 GMT -5
Actually Mazin I was going to write an intro for it, just because I have a good idea of what to communicate. The central idea is that King of Fighters is a VERY hard series to get into, even if it's relatively simplistic compared to other, more serious games. And most of this comes from the huge cast of characters. And the how the whole article attempts to make it easier to understand who these characters are, etc.
Also, for characters, I'm just going to have one picture. MAYBE a sprite too. I suck at sprite ripping though.
Anyway, here are a few more character descriptions I'm working on now, will add more later:
Blue Mary -
Hailing from Fatal Fury, Blue Mary is an officer of the law and one hell of a wrestler - she can crush a man's neck with her legs. Her real name is Mary Ryan, but her sadness resulting from the murder of her boyfriend gave her the nickname Blue Mary, which also shows through in her jazzy theme songs. She's supposedly involved with Terry, and is usually seen with her dog, who grabs her jacket before fighting.
Shingo Yabuki -
Shingo idolizes Kyo to the point where he mimics all of his moves. He aspires to use the same flame attacks, but Shingo lacks such powers. Names most of his attacks after himself (SHINGO KICK!) and is generally a source of comic relief.
Kula Diamond -
A young girl designed to be the "Anti-K'" - that is, she uses ice powers to counter his flames. At first, Kula is a mid-boss in KoF 2000, but eventually becomes a regular character in 2001. Kula is often accompanied by her robot pal Candy, as well as companions Diana and Foxy. She ice skates like a ballerina in combat and has an affinity towards lollipops. Her blue hair correlates with her icy personality.
Super-nice! Thanks much, Kurt! Feel free to edit or add information to my descriptions, or use your own, as the great examples you have provided. I had no idea that Mary's former boyfriend was murdered... lemme guess, by Yamazaki? Sucks for him, because she's a babe without compare. She and Terry should hook up! ;D
More descriptions coming soon. But feel free to write your own. I care not either way whether mine or yours are used. I'm just typing them for the sake of typing them!
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2006 13:04:49 GMT -5 by Deleted
Post by Discoalucard on Jun 19, 2006 13:09:25 GMT -5
Hmm Wikipedia claims that it was her partner and not her boyfriend that was murdered, although given that there's a whole song dedicated to it at the end of the NG CD/Saturn version of RBFF Special, it was probably more than that. Also claims that the name was given to her by said partner after an alcoholic drink. I think both are true.
Billy Kane -
The right-hand man of Geese Howard, Billy Kane hails from good ol' England and wields a mean red staff. Not just any old staff, mind you - it can extend and even ignite on fire. Billy has an obsession with heavy metal, as evidenced by his rocking theme music.