My Little Ponies Throw Down in Fan-Made Fighter

 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEXT
 

My Little Ponies Throw Down in Fan-Made Fighter

If Street Fighter took place in the land of Equestria, it would look like this.

The internet really loves the new My Little Pony series. No, the internet really, really loves the new My Little Pony series. So, you know, it was only a matter of time before we saw an ambitious fan-made videogame starring those adorable little residents of Ponyville.

This is My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic, a 2D fighter designed by a team of volunteers calling themselves "Mane6," starring the cast of the series. It's fairly early-on in development - the footage you see here to the right is "PreAlpha" footage, just used to show how the game's fighting engine handles things like launches and juggles, which every good fighting game should have.

Sadly, the video here only only gives us a glimpse of how Applejack plays, but the creators say that the final product will have 17 playable fighters in all. However, they also say that the main six - Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie - will be "playable at launch," so presumably they'll be patching everyone else in later. Online play will also be supported.

As someone who loves fighting games and who also has a not-too-secret love for My Little Pony, I think this is totally super-sweet. It looks like the engine works well, the characters' animations and backgrounds fit perfectly with the look of the show, and Applejack's bluegrass rock theme (composed by RainbowCrash88) sounds fantastic.

Hasbro has been pretty lenient thus far about MLP fan projects, so hopefully the Mane6 team won't get a surprise Cease & Desist anytime soon. Hell, if nothing else this could pave the way for Hasbro vs. Capcom, right?

Since we here at The Escapist just love our ponies of all shapes and sizes, we wish these fans luck. Personally, I can't wait to main Rarity. She's clearly the best pony and anyone who disagrees is wrong.

Read more about the project in the official FAQ.

(Thanks to Paul Brown for sending this in!)

Permalink

Totally maining Applejack, and sub-ing Rarity.

Wonder what the Tier List will be like?

I bet Rainbow Dash will have some brutal air combos. Probably maining her.

Gonna have to mane Fluttershy myself...I wonder if "The Stare" will be an attack...

Oh, and...

John Funk:
Hell, if nothing else this could pave the way for Hasbro vs. Capcom, right?

Yes, please!

I would pay money to buy a console port of this. Screw all this Tekken, Soul Caliber nonsense!

Also, as long as there is some kind of Hadouken style friendship rainbow beam attack then I'm sold!

Like this;

image

Never really been one for fighters but hell, I'm a brony so I'd give this a try. I wonder if Any of Fluttershy's specials would involve summoning the dragon?

I like the look of this..Can't imagine Fluttershy doing it though.

They're putting effort into it atleast, more then the regular flash fighting games you usually find xD

bobby1361:
Icon for Grannys-smith is Applejack though!

I like the look of this..Can't imagine Fluttershy doing it though.

Fluttershy summons animals to her aid, super combo summons the dragon in the cave...I hope those guys read this...xD

image

starwarsgeek:
Gonna have to mane Fluttershy myself...

Exactly this. Or possibly Pinkie Pie.

If I mane Pinkie Pie, I'll have to sub Twilight Sparkle, since I'm somehow shipping them. (It was an accident, honest.)

"If you love Ponies you'll love making them beat the ever loving friendship out of each other!"

This does look pretty awesome though for a fan-made game-who to play as......

Obviously maining Rainbow Dash. I expect insane air juggling combos.

BY EQUESTRIA!!! I havnt played a fighting game since Gektou Ninja Taisin 4 but this has taken me. Right Mac?
image

bobby1361:
Icon for Grannys-smith is Applejack though!

Granny Smith? You mean the palette-swapped Applejack?

(Applejack is apparently the only playable character, so far.)

This is an awesome idea. If they patched Psychoshy and Pinkamenia into the game as two of the 17 or as special attacks, the game would be definitely be about 20% cooler. Regardless, I am a contented brony.

I've never even seen the show but I know of Spike, so if he's in it, I might just have to try this.
It'd be like playing as Spyro and Gon from Tekken at the same time.

John Funk:
Personally, I can't wait to main Rarity. She's clearly the best pony and anyone who disagrees is wrong.

I'll pop by and Fluttershy everything to death, and I fully expect her to say "yay" when she wins.

JediMB:
image

starwarsgeek:
Gonna have to mane Fluttershy myself...

Exactly this. Or possibly Pinkie Pie.

If I mane Pinkie Pie, I'll have to sub Twilight Sparkle, since I'm somehow shipping them. (It was an accident, honest.)

Maybe they will have special moves depending on who your fighting... NO, I WILL NOT BOARD THIS BOAT SIR!!!

I already caught this video on The Escapists MLP ^~^, it's so awesome >~<! I have a new found respect for you Mr. John Funk.

Pretty nice character animation. I'm fairly interested to see some of the more flashy things.

Onyx Oblivion:
Totally maining Applejack, and sub-ing Rarity

Phlakes:
I bet Rainbow Dash will have some brutal air combos. Probably maining her.

Scizophrenic Llama:
Obviously maining Rainbow Dash. I expect insane air juggling combos.

I think you mean "maneing".

Honestly, I'm more excited for the 3D MMORPG that the Equestria Online team is putting together, but this looks pretty cool. I'll probably main Fluttershy or Pinkie. And DEFINITELY Spike if they put him in it.

add some gore and i'll be happy.

*twitch*

i like murdering ponies...

It'd be awesome if the voice actors offered their services.

JediMB:

bobby1361:
Icon for Grannys-smith is Applejack though!

Granny Smith? You mean the palette-swapped Applejack?

(Applejack is apparently the only playable character, so far.)

Yeah, I just noticed green so it made me think of GS.

Please let the My Little Apocalypse Ponies be included.

Ahem.

On Topic: Not a big MLP fan, but I'm glad to see a new indie team (I'm calling them indie: I've never heard of mane6 before) getting into the fray.

Hasbro might be cool about it and buy out the team, or they might be giant dicks and sue or give cease and desist when its finished and ready for market

If there's gonna be fatalities, I hope Pinkie Pie has one that involves cupcakes.

Kevlar Eater:
If there's gonna be fatalities, I hope Pinkie Pie has one that involves cupcakes.

Baked Bads is obviously one of Apple Bloom's finishers.

Meh. I'd only main fluttershy, just to see who has the stones to actually hit her and not feel guilty afterword (because i would lay heavily on the guilt).

Though I hope one of Pinkie Pie's best combos is making cupcakes.

As neat as this is, I think the potential of Hasbro vs. Capcom is far greater. Transformers, MLP, GI Joe, D&D iconic characters, Magic: The Gathering iconics, probably a dozen other properties. Ryu vs (a shrunken) Optimus Prime, Dan vs Bumblebee, Felicia vs Ajani (either one), Princess Celestia vs Akuma, Guile vs Cobra Commander, Mega Man vs Serpentor, Sgt Slaughter vs Zangief. The possibilities are near limitless. And hilarious.

Edit: Okay, I mainly named street fighter characters, they were just what came to mind.

I expect Pinkie Pie being able to walk off the screen.

I cant see Fluttershy taking bpart, which sucks 'cus she's the best so I guess I'll be maneing Applejack or Applebloom.

Well, I always thought an MLP game would be in the style of the Mega Man series. Nightmare Moon returns, her twisted spirit escaping from Luna's mind. Playing as Luna, purge the corruption of Nightmare Moon from the mane cast before taking on posessed Celestia herself.

Wow, what a terrible idea.

Echoing the Rarity love! Will absolutely be mane-ing her (geddit... I'll stop), but it'll be such a fantastic experience to play them all! Obviously we're going to see Derpy Hooves, probably Princess Celestia and Princess Luna / Nightmare Moon (alt?), maybe Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle, almost definitely a showing by Spike, possibly Gilda (Rainbow Dash's Griffin "friend"/rival). I'd wouldn't be shocked to see Zecora make an appearance, Chief Thunderhooves would be very cool, "The Great and Powerful" Trixie maybe...

Anyway, it's looking great, I have nothing but good things to say about this endevour! Here's to it being polished, representing spirit of the great show, and a grand success.

On final note, Grand Galloping Gala dresses should be unlockables. I'm not weird right?

 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here