The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The color schemes and the attention to the tiniest details of the backgrounds in classic 2D fighters always fascinated me. Dodgy streets, abandoned buildings, mystical Far Eastern temples: all important elements of these games, just as important as the gameplay mechanics or the featured characters.

Here's our collection of some of the most beautiful animated backgrounds. We'll start with a bunch from SNK. Then it's your turn.

The Art Of Fighting 2

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

Fatal Fury: Mark Of The Wolves

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The King Of Fighters 1994

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The King Of Fighters 1995

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The King Of Fighters 1996

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The King Of Fighters 1997

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The King Of Fighters 1998

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The King Of Fighters 1999

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

Samurai Shodown

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Last Blade 2

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

Of course, this isn't an entirely complete collection as is. You can (and should!) add your picks in the comments below, preferably with supporting visuals to back up your nominations.

sources: Neo Geo Forums, NeoGAF, SNK Wiki