MUGEN – Create Your Own Crossover Fighting Game PC Review


What is Mugen?



How you ever wonder if you characters from anime, gaming, cartoons and movies crossover? MUGEN is the software for fighting game fans. MUGEN. is a 2D fighting game engine created by Elecbtye. This engine allows creators to make and rip stages, characters, and srceenpacks from other games. History of M.U.G.E.N. started off in 1999 as beta. Beta version work on MS-DOS, Mac and Linux operation systems. M.U.G.E.N. creator Elecbtye forgotten what the engine stand for, mugen in Japanese means unlimited. Elecbtye seek donations to obtain a windows version of M.U.G.E.N.


mugen guild forum
Image: Mugen Fighters Guild



After WinM.U.G.E.N project was discontinued in 2003 and Elecbtye had to shut down their website. Elecbtye release a private WinM.U.G.E.N beta containing limit of two characters and locked game modes. Later Elecbtye removes these limitation and made WinM.U.G.E.N. beta available in 2004. This new version of WinM.U.G.E.N features music plugins and SFF files to show palettes. CNS scripts for controllers and changes to DOS patches to downgrade characters to be compatible. In 2007 hacked WinM.U.G.E.N add third-party for hires stages and select screens. Low and hi res stages are compatible in new version of WinM.U.G.E.N.


Being creative with mugen


Same year Elecbtye return to release a fixed WinM.U.G.E.N version and stated “”Do not expect old characters to work”. In 2009, Elecbtye update their website and announced a new version of M.U.G.E.N. called MUGEN 1.0. MUGEN 1.0 features victory screens, language localization and HD resolution. MUGEN 1.0 was only for Windows not Mac and Linux but fixing bugs from fan feedback. In 2013 Elecbtye was on hiatus and a leaked copy of M.U.G.E.N 1.1 alpha 4 emerged. 1.1 featured zoom stages and fixed bugs. Same year M.U.G.E.N beta was released and 2015 Elecbtye still was shut down forever. M.U.G.E.N has game modes such as Arcade, Versus, Survival, Team, Watch and options. During Arcade, watch, survival and versus, the player gets three choices.



Marvel vs. DC Mugen Multiverse screenpack
Image: Mugen Multiverse



Single (1vs1), Simul (2 vs 2 character on the same screen) and Turns (Kof style depending on number of characters 2 to 4). There is 7 button layout (A, B, C, X, Y, and start) creators can choose to have 6 or four button characters. Users can customize characters, stages, srceenpacks and etc from other media. For example, a player want to create Goku from Dragon Ball and make him overpowered. Spider Man could became faster and Mickey Mouse can have a playstyle of Marvel Vs Capcom. Speaking of popular games in the M.U.G.E.N. community there are some passionate people. Forums such as Mugen Guild Forum, Infinity Mugen Team and many others show off their creativity. Fans and other creators provided feedback to improve on their content.





Do you want to check out more Mugen?



If you are new to M.U.G.E.N there are tutorials on YouTube to check out. There are YouTube Channels they’re dedicated to M.U.G.E.N. such as MugenLord. M.U.G.E.N. is on Twitch and Salty Bet is a streamer where viewers can bet on mugen characters in CPU matches. M.U.G.E.N is endless possible to creator such as making a character with CVS, MVC, KOF and original style. That goes for stages, lifebars and srceenpacks. Make your own crossover fighter today and check out M.U.G.E.N for yourself.



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