Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Bootleg 2003

CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2003 – Fightcade

Despite the movie reference, this is really a KOF 2001 rom hack with some bizarre stuff going on. Standard 4 button King of Fighters setup, hacked color palettes and some stages from other games such as Last Blade 2 have been hacked in. It was made by some chinese developer called Phenixsoft, I wouldn’t have been surprised if there were some bootleg cabinets running this in china.
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Cyberbots - Fightcade Rom

Cyberbots – Fightcade

A lesser know Capcom classic. Often heralded as being the “original marvel” due to it’s fast triangle air dashing mechanic performed with the help of a button dedicated to “boost”. Unlike most of Capcom’s earlier works, this game is actually a 4 button fighter, with one of them being dedicated to boost, and another for the weapon on your mech. You can choose between different pilots, Jin Saotome being one you might recognize from MVC1. However the pilots do not make a difference to gameplay, rather only the dialogue spoken. As for the mechs that affect your move set, you can choose from a total of 12.

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BlazBlue Calamity Trigger PC

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Ah BlazBlue CT. A game I thoroughly enjoyed when it was originally released on consoles. It’s also the perfect example of the absolute worst job a company can do porting a game from console to PC. The saddest thing of all is that Arc System Works doesn’t even seem to have learned their lesson quite yet. For those not in the know, BBCT was published on PC by a third party company(H2 Interactive Co., Ltd.). This particular release was so late after the original console release, that people were already playing the next game in the BlazBlue series on consoles. To make things worse, instead of making the online play work over steam for PC, they just scrapped online play for the PC version all together. It’s quite depressing to even write about, hopefully they make some improvements to their porting process for future Guilty Gear and BlazBlue releases. I almost don’t even want to put the game on my site, but it’s my goal to have almost every PC fighting game on here so…

Enough about all the horrible things that went wrong, The game has the original 13 characters and a full visual novel mode-esque story for each character. So if you’re into brain dead 1 round easy fights, followed by some story, then you may want to pick the game up. Secondly, when this game goes on sale, it really goes on sale. During pretty much any holiday you can pick this up for less than $3.

Here’s to hoping Arc System Works stops throwing away money and publishes their games on PC for real soon.
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