Blerdcon 2019 was very special to one of my family members. She made history on during special effects makeup. If you want to follow her at @mermaids_eatplants on Instagram. Check out her amazing designs and may come to a con near you. Anyways, my experience going to Blerdon. It’s was awkward and seesaw-ish. I lost my Samsung Phone in my family member boyfriend’s car on Saturday. It’s was a bummer and my pockets was short. Lucky, I found it by Sunday and snaps some photos. I took a photo of a Black Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Representing Halle Bailey’s casting choice for playing live action Little Mermaid. It was great to see African American cosplaying as their favorite characters. This year was lit and slamming with light-hearted energy. There was special guest such as Estelle who voice Garnet on Steven Universe.
Beau Billingslea who known for voicing Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop. Also Fourth Raikage from Naruto and Digimon’s Ogremon. One last guest Actress Rachel True known for Mona Half & Half. There are cosplayers like Papa Bear, Cutiepiesensei, Cin’Von Quinzel and Shaina West. The artist alley had great showcase of work. Dealer Room had Extra Life, Magfest, Honey Sweet Studio and MoonKittyArt. Gaming at Blerdcon 2019 was a great experience. I played Samurai Shodown 2019 for the first time. It plays the same as the older ones. If I buy Samurai Shodown 2019 video game, hoping I will drop a review. I had tried the new characters like Wu-Ruixiang, who wield a shield in battle. Wu is a great character to use for distance playstyle.
All female fighting games have predominated no males in them. Some fighting games have a lot of males and less females. People might argue that female have fanservice or ecchi content. I don’t know that’s the case in most fighting games. All girl fighting games have the same traits as traditional fighters. We have your grappler, Shotokan and speedy characters. The final boss have to be a female antagonist. That’s goes for main heroine of the games. She wants to find a tournament or rule the world. Some female character outfits are scantily-clad or different archtypes. You have the tomboy character or a woman who is seductive. In this countdown, I will talking about top 5 all female fighting games. We need aliitle girl power don’t you agree. I been playing them and wanted to talk about them. Here we go with the countdown.
5. Variable Geo
Variable Geo is a fighter developed by Giga and TGL. The plot is a fighting tournament that determines the strongest women. Whoever wins the tournament ten billion yen and real-estate for restaurants. For those who lose a bout, will have to strip or perform sexual acts in front of people. VG games have these erotic scenes expect for Advanced V.G 2. Variable Geo have cast of characters such as Ryu-clone Yuka. Man-women wrestler Jun, a happy go-luck loli Manami and American girl named Erina. Variable Geo spawn a OVA and spin-off V.G Neo. V.G. is a average game from the 90s. If you love uncensored fighting games featuring cute ladies. I would check this one out and Variable Geo Custom is available for download.
4. Asuka 120% Series
Asuka 120% Burning Fest is a Japanese bishojo fighting game developed by Fill-in-Cafe and FamilySoft. The plot of the game is set in Ryoran Private School for Women. Ryoran hosted a martial arts tournament called Rivalry Budget Contest Mega Fight. Different representative from school clubs can compete. The main character Asuka Honda is in the chemistry club. There are other characters from different clubs like Tennis, Volley, Karate and more. Each character have moves based on their club archtypes. Asuka 120% was a flashy game with combos and graded cast. It spawn sequels like Asuka 120% Excellent, Maxima, Final and Return. The game looks fun and I think you can find a PC version on the net.
3. Vanguard Princess
Vanguard Princess was a indie fighting game developed by ex-Capcom employee named Tomoaki Sugeno (Suge9). The fighting engine was used by Fighter Maker 2nd, which a program to create animation and more. Vanguard Princess story is about a mysterious woman with supernatural powers. That woman is named Hilda and is captured by the government. Her power was accidentally unleased and bestowing various young girls with powers. The game is beautiful HD character designs and effects. I have not seen a game like this. You choose a character and assist one. Vanguard is just straight up anime with girl on mecha. Gun-towing and female with a large sword slicing and dicing. If you want a clean HD anime fighting with visuals. Vanguard Princess is available on Steam with Director’s Cut add-on.
2. Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel
Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel is a crossover all-girls fighting game featuring Nitroplus characters. There is another version called Nitro+ Royale Heroines Duel which is a doujin. Nitroplus is a visual novel company that collaborated with Type Moon. There are well-known properties like Fate-Zero, Super Sonico, Psycho Pass and Schoo-Live. The plot of the game is different Nitroplus universe and interacting with one other. Nitroplus Blasterz have guest characters like Aino Heart (Arcana Heart) and Homura (Senran Kagura). The game is a little similar to Vanguard Princess, which you choose assist characters. Gameplay is watered down but each characters feels right. I owned this game and had fun with it. For Nitroplus fans I would recommended getting this game. Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel is available now on Steam and PlayStation 4.
1. Arcana Heart
Arcana Heart is a fighting game developed by Examu. The game is about girls fighting with being known as Arcanas. The first game as released in US but not the sequel. Arcana Heart 2 was badly ported to PS2. Afterwards, Suggoi! Arcana Heart had new characters and still had poor performance. Arcana Heart 3 was an improvement than its predecessors. There are still anime archtypes like Shrine Madien (Maori), Demon Nun (Clarice) and Goth loli with puppetry (Lieselotte).
The gameplay was unique like homing and switch backgrounds with Arcanas. Note: Heart Aino was featured in Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Nitroplus Blasterz. The story of Arcana Heart starts off Mildred Avallone was to merge human/elemental world for more power. Key characters like Saki, Fiona, Kamui and Heart are apart of the story. If you are looking something unique play Arcana Heart. Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars is available now on Steam.
That’s all for the countdown. There is some mentions like SNKHeroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Koihime Muso, Skullgirls and Touhou Project. There might be more in the future. Guys you know what happens in a cart-fight. There may be some bad –all girls fighting games out there. Overall, I love me some female kicking butt and talking names.
Back in the early 90s, educational video games help children in school. I remember playing Math Blaster and Reading Rabbit in elementary school. Math was not my strong suit but reading was. That’s why I love writing and got good grades for it. My parent didn’t want me to play non-educational games. They didn’t raise me to become a bum. My parents wanted me to become a successful person in life. Sorry for the life story, back on track with this post. Video games doesn’t have to about who is the last person standing. What about knocking someone out of a stage? Learning combos in fighting games that debatable topic. Moving from platform and solving puzzles to advance. People think making video games or playing them is a waste. Developers put their heart and soul to these IPs. Playing these games will benefit gamers.
Video games can be educational in a way. Learning video games doesn’t have to be for children. Any demographic can enjoy them. We have a whole list of educational games in decades. Some games were brought in for schools. I will named a few games that known for being educational. JumpStart series is about learning about logic in different grade level. The game range from 1st grade through 6. JumpStart is designed to be fun and engaging kids. There is a popular game called Carmen Sandiego about learning about the world. Carmen Sandiego is highly popular series. It spawns Netflix TV series and many games revolves around time, space and history. Player must find and arrest Carmen Sandiego from stealing artifacts for V.I.L.E. LeapFrong is a handheld gaming device that revolves around learning. There are popular companies trying to emulate educational games.
Beat em up troupes are often seen in video games. You pick a character and beat up some bad guys. Weapons are involved and defeating the boss. Beat’em up games often has 2D side-scrolling or 3D planes. The game can be up to 6 players (X-Men Arcade). Sometimes 3 or 4 players fighting at the same time. What about the cutscenes and storyline? These play a factor in beat’em up video games. Someone is kidnapped or end goal. These games uses a lot of continues, if you have money. In the 80s and 90s, you are a kid fastenated at awesome arcade cabinet. You ask for money from your parents and have a blast. Ever you play alone or with friends. Gamers will share fond memories of playing. Let’s start this countdown with top 5 video game beat em up troupes.
Dragon Knight OVA is based on PC88 dungeon crawler game developed by ELF Corporation. The main plot of the OVA is about a unlikely hero named Yamato Takeru. Takeru is a traveling swordsmen looking for food. He stumble on a village filled with women called Strawberry Fields. Takeru gets captured in the anime. While in the game, Takeru meets Luna. After a long chat, Luna brings Takeru to the Queen. In the OVA, a guard brings Takeru to the Queen. Queen tells Takeru that their village is ruled by Dragon Knights and Gazelbaan. There goddess is turn to stone and needed 6 jewels of Aquarina. The Queen sends her warriors to fight off Dragon Knights but never came back. Takeru accepts the task and journeys to the tower. Throughout the OVA, Takeru engages in perverted acts like talking pictures of girls.
Telling girls their measurements and drooling. Luna wants to save the girls and put up with Takeru antics. After defeating some monsters, Takeru gets the jewels. Some of the monsters, perform sexual acts to the warriors. Takeru and Luna save all the girls. One of the Dragon Knight captures the Queen. Takeru defeated Green Dragon Knights with his quick thinking. Luna gets turn into a dragon and helps Takeru. After defeating the last Dragon Knight, Luna turns back into her normal self. Luna and Takeru defeated Gazelbaan and save Strawberry Fields. That’s the end of the OVA.