Anna Nilsson, from Swedish site Svampriket, has some ideas on what some of the "sexier" female fighting game characters should look like. Mostly, this involves putting some damn pants on.
Capcom's releasing fifteen of its classic games on Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. That includes ten Mega Man games.
Classic 2D arcade platformers, brawlers and beat 'em ups can have amazing background art—with pixel perfect details and a wonderful color palette. Unlike the similarly awesome 2D fighter backgrounds, people don't pay as much attention to these.
The continue countdown screen was introduced to arcades in the 80s. It was a simple and effective way of getting players to fork over more money. When you fail, the screen comes up for a limited time with a countdown to insert additional coins or press a button.
The beat 'em up genre flourished in the nineties, with Capcom and Konami leading the way on the SNES and on the SEGA Genesis, as well as with a huge amount of great arcade games that never got a home console port.
When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them.
Ever notice how there's always people online who seem to know everything? That take pleasure in showing they know everything when they notice mistakes? And then others gang up, too? Maybe you are sometimes guilty of that. Maybe I am, too. Maybe that's the problem.
Gender-bending Poison is a gaming favorite. And it's no easy task to pull off her hot pants, whether you are male, female, or somewhere in between.
Yesterday on #Speakup, commenter chadoban asked which video game characters we'd all go gay (or straight) for. Your answers were as varied as they were enjoyable, so Chris Person thought he'd grab some of the most popular ones and render them into gifs.
Reader Andrew points us towards this documentary. Which goes for twenty minutes. And which is entirely about the seemingly endless debate over the gender of Final Fight's Poison.
Quick history lesson for those who don't know: there's a character in Final Fight who in Japan was a sexy lady. A sexy lady you had to punch in the face. Her name was Poison.
There are fan videos, and there are fan videos. And then there's "The Ballad of Mike Haggar."
No sadly, not the monkey man. A photo from Capcom's office Halloween hijinks (above) shows Mike Haggar on a monitor. The Final Fight character looks like he's in a stage from the forthcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3. .
In some respects, an anatomically correct Poison from Final Fight cosplayer, seen lounging outside the Comic-Con halls. I'm sorry for showing you this picture.
Reviewing Final Fight: Double Impact this week, I failed to mention the game's remixed soundtrack as a definite plus. It's the product of Simon Viklund, who delivered the outstanding techno score of Bionic Commando: Rearmed. It's available for download, free.
Beat-em-ups of the '80s were long on action and short on story. Like Capcom's Final Fight, re-released this week for consoles. Just how ridiculous is the idea that a former pro rassler could be elected to high office in America?
The most impressive thing about Capcom's download ports of arcade classics Final Fight and Magic Sword aren't the gameplay, it's the frame that the game plays within.
When Capcom release "Final Fight: Double Impact" next April, you'll not only be getting two retro side-scrollers for your money, but some different graphics modes as well. Here are your options.