Street Fighter IV – Flashback Romhacks

Checking out the unreleased/beta/cancellled game infoblog Unseen64.net – it apparently turns out that the idea of the 4th installment of the Street Fighter series has been pitched before producer Yoshinori Ono did, which went by the apparent name of Street Fighter IV Flashback – and which has never seen the light of day.

Which is totally understandable, once you actually read the article itself. This goes especially true with the time-rewinding mechanic they were trying to implement named “Flashback”, which is used for reversing mistakes you’ve performed during your fight.

If you thought that sounded wrong, well, there’s much wronger than that in the form of an NES romhack bearing the name of Street Fighter IV; and which is nothing short of being hilariously bad.

So we now have bald monks, bunny girls and Ryu is now named Cliff.

CLIFF.

I said wow.

Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation – Starring Presidents, Cyborgs and Death Metal Artists. Oh and Ryu, too.

So, Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation has been slowly morphing from a bizarre experiment of using a traditional computer mouse for a fighting game (and sharing very simple looking models) to having one of the most diverse and awesome casts ever.

Not only because of the additions of both Cyborg 009 and Cyborg 004 from the much underrated Cyborg 009 action manga/anime series, but because of the inclusion of current US president Barack Obama and the incredibly vulgar and grotesque death metal singer Johannes Krauser II from the comedy Detroit Metal City.

Unfortunately, though, we probably might not see this heading into the english territories anytime soon, seeing as to how the game now has licensed characters from different manga publishers in the US.

Still, I’m curious as to how crazy the game will go from here. Perhaps we may find Kogarashi from Kamen no Maid Guy or Rambo as the game’s newest challengers.

MadWorld – Shoving stop signs in the head.

So cheesy, yet so brilliant at the same time.

It seems like Sega has been going in full force in promoting MadWorld, whom many have dubbed as the spiritual sequel to God Hand . It does, after all, share the same producer (Atsushi Inaba) and features the over-the-top violence that made it a cult favorite. Except that in MadWorld, the violence just gets even more bloodier and more ridiculous – Man-darts, anyone?

IGN is also running a number of articles as a special “MadWorld month”, so those who are curious should definetely check them out.

Street Fighter IV – Strategic Rap Sessions

So, iPlayWinner has been delving into providing the latest strats regarding fighting games, most especially for Street Fighter IV. One of the contributors to the site named Lil’ Shoto decided that he’d take character strategies to quite a different level.

Via rap music.

The results? Well, hear it yourselves.

El Fuerte

Chun-Li

Blanka

Sagat

Apparently, there’s going to be more songs like these for the rest of the cast, as well.

Also in relation to SFIV, I’ll end this up with another pic of the game’s ridiculous expressions that’s one of the most bizarre yet.

Gintama – Hardcore Gaming 101

So, Gintama 98 and 99 gave us a glimpse at the role of video gaming in Future Edo.

The results?

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Mario and Luigi 3 – Bowser says “Get in mah belly”.

It seems like the game’s battles return in the form of Superstar Saga than Partners in Time, with an added feature of Bowser and the use of his minions. Also, if you check the Character section of the Japanese official website, you’ll find a certain villain who has fury made his well deserved return.

Either way, I’m hoping this would get a US release soon. While the whole baby thing in Partners of Time dissapointed a lot of folks, I didn’t find it too bad, but perfer the older bros-only scheme in Superstar Saga. Also, finally getting to play as Bowser and wrecking havoc looks and sounds fun from the trailers, so consider me hyped.

Pole no Daibouken – Sega’s making fun of old school Nintendo.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2

Official Website

Following on the footsteps of Megaman 9 and Game Center CX/Retro Game Challenge – which the latter also features a parody of old school games and which bears the title of the Japanese classic gaming show of the same name – Pole no Daibouken is apparently Sega’s answer to bringing back the old in the new age – by mostly making fun of the original Super Mario Bros. with a bizarre cowboy setting.

I dunno about the rest of you, but I’m definetely considering to get this if it ever hits the US Wiiware service (and it’s pretty cheap too, running for about 500 Wii Points).

I wonder if this classic style game surge will last for long, though.

Street Fighter IV – Rose’s “SHAMWOW!” powers

Gametrailers link

I still stand by my statement that the expressions in this game are brilliant – the look on Rufus and Blanka especially were hilarious.

P.S For those of you who are curious of what SHAMWOW! is: