Your favorite 2D fighter (a thinly-veiled Darkstalkers thread)

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If you choose anything besides Darkstalkers, YOU ARE WRONG.

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 26 September 2005 15:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Samurai Showdown 2

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 26 September 2005 15:53 (sixteen years ago) link

WRONG

Seriously, the Darkstalkers character design is probably the most blatantly Dan-pandering thing ever created in the history of videogaming, narrowly beating out the Planescape: Torment characters and the KOTOR crew.

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:03 (sixteen years ago) link

why, for the killer mummy or the cat chick/vamp chick with the bazoombas?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

For ALL OF THEM! The twin girls that meld into a kick-ass ghost! Frankenstein's monster! A werewolf! A killer mummy! An ancient Aztec robot! A guitar-playing ghoul! A lusty succubus! A naive catgirl! An evil vampire! A gay demonslayer with a talking sword and a little girl beard! A prissy merman! There isn't a single duff character in the entire pantheon and I haven't even gotten to the sequel that added the psychotic Little Red Riding Hood!!!!!

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:15 (sixteen years ago) link

i dunno. as compelling as the character design is, i was never a big fan of 2D fighters. Samurai Showdown 2 was in my freshman-year dorm, and came in handy when i was working on shit at 2am...

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:21 (sixteen years ago) link

SS2 is bad-ass! I never fell completely in LOVE with a 2D fighter before encountering Darkstalkers 2, though; it was the point in the evolution of the SF gameplay that best suited my playing style plus the combos and special moves and character design were all just choice and wonderful. No other 2D fighter can touch it, ESPECIALLY with all of the batshit insane animation and details, like the mummy's curse power that turns you into a helpless kiddie version of yourself or the frazzled version of yourself after you get hit with a fireball or lightning attack or the ghoul's special attack where he crumples you up into a basketball and dunks you through a hoop! AWESOME!

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

The merman has a special move where he throws an entire ocean at you!

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:33 (sixteen years ago) link

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double dragon V?

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 26 September 2005 16:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Never really played Darkstalkers. Is there a good PS2 representative that holds up?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I think Darkstalkers 3 came out for the PS1?

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 10:50 (sixteen years ago) link

A succubus visited me last week!

Leeeeeeeee (Leee), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 18:30 (sixteen years ago) link

oh? how'd that go?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 18:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Scary. I couldn't move!

Leeeeeeeee (Leee), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 19:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Shocking!

was it sexy?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 19:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Sexy like a nightmare where robbers were stealing my body parts, one by one!

Leeeeeeeee (Leee), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 21:37 (sixteen years ago) link

free kidney thrills!

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

four months pass...
GIFTS 4 DAN:

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Milhouse is not a meme. But 'Milhouse is not a meme' IS a meme. (Adrian Langston, Saturday, 25 February 2006 21:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Why do I get the feeling those are probably some of the milder darkstalkers hentai pictures out there

Dan I. (Dan I.), Saturday, 25 February 2006 22:43 (sixteen years ago) link

WTF IS UP WITH THE HSIEN-KO PIC

Dan (Nightmares For Years) Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 27 February 2006 01:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Yup, still have nightmares.

Dan (And So On) Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 27 February 2006 13:57 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

lol this thread

Darkstalkers still pwn, I play Morrigan/Felicia/Hsien-Ko in MvC3 a lot

dense macabre (DJP), Thursday, 3 November 2011 14:37 (ten years ago) link

much to the shock of all right thinking individuals, the new mortal kombat is actually...pretty good

ride the dronosaur (jjjusten), Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:14 (ten years ago) link

oh word? I had been keeping that one in the back of my mind to grab at a later date

dense macabre (DJP), Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:17 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Darkstalkers rule! I've only managed to play one of the games proper in the last week, after finding Darkstalkers 3 in a shop that had a big stock of previous-generation (mostly Megadrive, SNES and PS1) games.

Sometimes I wonder how well Eternal Champions holds up. I loved it when it came out, but I can't help but wonder if part of my affection was influenced by the massive hype surrounding it (in some magazines at least). It had some cool characters and a ton of gimmicks, but the actual gameplay was perhaps clunky at times.

Duane Barry, Monday, 14 January 2013 00:11 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1nOwNG9lOo

abanana, Monday, 14 January 2013 17:33 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

this just in: Darkstalkers still rules

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:09 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

I've been playing Capcom Fighting Collection this past few weeks; it maybe feels a bit pricey for what it is (esp. since some of the games have been released separately already!) but you know what? I've already gotten my money's worth. Because Darkstalkers does indeed still rule. As does Pocket Fighter, where Chun-Li transforms into Jill Valentine when doing an attack combo!

It also includes Red Earth, a really weird fighting game/RPG boss-run hybrid that never got a console release before. There's some really beautiful sprite work in these mid-to-late 90s Capcom games. From what I remember, a lot of the PS1/Saturn era magazines didn't really appreciate this much, since they were all "3D! 3D! 3D!"

Duane Barry, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

I am about a nanosecond away from updating my PS+ subscription because I found an updated version of Darkstalkers: Night Warriors in the game library I can’t access yet

castanuts (DJP), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 15:47 (two weeks ago) link

I think Darkstalkers 1-3 (the latter under it's original title, Vampire Saviour) are all available pretty cheap as part of some Capcom Arcade thing

Duane Barry, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

All this 2D fighter gaming got me hankering for Marvel vs Capcom 2, so I hauled my PS2 out from the attic, got everything set up and.... it no longer worked :(

The new comp also has Cyberbots, a giant robot-themed fighter; I haven't gotten into it, but it's provided yet another example of "Oh, so THAT'S where that guy in MvC2 came from...."

Duane Barry, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:52 (two weeks ago) link


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