Your first fighting game. GO!

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  1. Fedora_Ninja

    Fedora_Ninja Never asked for this.

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    If a thread like this was made before, let me know. If it hasn't, color me surprised.

    What was your first fighting game experience?

    Mine was "Gundam Wing Endless Duel" on a SNES emulator. It never made it outside of Japan, but it was GREAT.
    Had OTGs, two button dashing with crazy air mobility, Epyon as a boss/secret character, catchy soundtracks and overall animation you wouldn't believe was on a SNES.

    Playing it as a kid in the days when toonami came on at 6 pm and had Gundam Wing, DBZ, Outlaw Star and all them was an extra bonus.
    Seeing special attacks based on the show was AMAZING to my kid self.

    Check it out sometime.


     
  2. TheRealMrBean

    TheRealMrBean Ave, True to Caesar.

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    I think it was Street Fighter 4 or Tekken Advance on the GBA.
     
  3. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I honestly can't remember, it would either have been MK2 for Gameboy or MK Gold for the N64, but I didn't play either of them for more than a few hours.

    The first game I played with any ambition to beat another human player? The Last Blade for the Neo Geo, shortly followed by Smash 64.
     
  4. Kawalorn

    Kawalorn Aka Oni

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    Virtua Fighter 2 on Sega Saturn. Though I did play a bit of Mortal Kombat 2 and Street Fighter 2 before, but it was only for about an hour each. I also played a lot of Golden Axe The Duel demo before, that but it only had 1 character, so I dunno if those count, even though I learned about QCF and Dragon Punch motion from it (found both of them myself even, as there was no manual).
     
  5. Vladislav_Paizis

    Vladislav_Paizis On hiatus from SG

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    I think it was either Mortal Kombat 2 or some version of Street Fighter 2 on the SEGA Megadrive (It had M.Bison in it). I played a lot of other fighting games casually like SF Alpha 2 & 3, 2D & the crappy 3D Mortal Kombat games, Tekken 2, 3, 5 and 1st Tag, Shaq-Fu (Yes. Believe it or not), Virtua Fighter 1 on PC, Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution and some other games on emulators like KI1 and KI2, but I became much more interested in FGs because of SF 3rd Strike (I love the artstyle and I didn't get into it just because of the Daigo Parry video. I never heard of Daigo at that time) and MK9.
     
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  6. Flotilla

    Flotilla trumpets News Writer

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    Screwing around as "the old bald guy" in 3S at the arcade in our movie theater
     
  7. Avil

    Avil they see me wheelin' they hatin'

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    First "versus" fighting was MK2 on my friend's play station, and I didn't played it a lot. After that, when I got my Pentium S with 1mb video, another friend brought me some fighting ports. First was MK3 and second's name I don't remember. It was 2d fighter and I only remember some characters (short old man with a rice hat, bishonen with katana and standing back to opponent, berserker-guy with huge pillar, that can beat his head against pillar sacrificing health for some speed and damage boost). And last one was GGXX#R. After I got GG I totally outplayed my friend and we didn't played any more :( Tho, I stick to 2d fightings after those two games.
     
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  8. Broseidon Rex

    Broseidon Rex POWER UP!

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    First ever saw and played: Street Fighter 3: Big Attack
    First time bothering to learn moves: MvC
    First time actually going into training mode: Tekken Tag Tournament
    First time getting serious about competing: Skullgirls
     
  9. juju_for_president

    juju_for_president Top-Hatted Assassin

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    My very first fighting game was either Soul Calibur 2 for Gamecube as a rental, or MvC2 at the local arcade. Either way, I was pretty darn terrible at both, the latter especially.

    I still fondly remember watching this one guy beat Arcade Mode in MvC2 with amazement, as I could never get past the 2nd or 3rd fight. I especially couldn't believe when he said he could beat Arcade Mode with Street Fighter characters, which even then I knew were terrible.

    My first fighting game that I actually started getting serious about was SF3: Third Strike: Online Edition, which is funny because I am still pretty terrible at it, and it wasn't exactly the best fighter to really introduce me to higher level play. Regardless, I learned most of what I know about Fighting Games from playing SF3's Training Mode, Arcade Mode, Online Play, and character pages on Eventhubs.
     
  10. Chrono_Tata

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    Street Fighter 2 on the Super Famicom I think. I hardly understood how to play the game though.
     
  11. Squigly

    Squigly Mezzo-Soprano

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    Don't know which one, but I played Mortal Kombat when I was 7.
     
  12. ReluctantZombie

    ReluctantZombie World's saltiest Squigly

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    Street Fighter 2, back when I was like seven or eight. I'd always play it at my best friend's house. I remember getting explosively mad at him because he'd pick Balrog and then just constantly walk towards me and do his headbutt grab over and over again until I died.

    Good times.
     
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  13. Lavama

    Lavama Bearer of the Late

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    Literally the first game I ever played in an arcade, let alone Fighting Game.
     
  14. CHAOS_FANTAZY

    CHAOS_FANTAZY Fledgeling Skull Hunter

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    Super Smash Bros. Melee Oh, right, those don't count.

    Well, then, it was probably Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 for the GameCube. Put your guns down, I'm not a Naruto fan anymore; I haven't watched the show in forever. Unlike your standard 2D fighter, with six buttons, there were really only four or five buttons to worry about in CoN: weak attack (Melee), strong attack (Projectile for almost every character), throw (Which was basically useless), special attack (A large-damage attack that costs the player's "Chakra" bar), and dodge/substitute (Swerve in a direction while out of a combo, warp out of a combo (At the cost of chakra) while in one). The oversimplified combat system made combos very easy to grasp (Every character had a "default combo" they could get just by mashing weak attack), and the substitute system means getting put in a combo is really not a big deal. There are no infinites, none of the complicated systems I'm sure you're all used to, and...well, one of the best playable characters is a dog. Definitely not comparable to, and probably worse than, any standard fighting game out there.
    Even with all the game's flaws, though, I still kind of like its 3v3 Team Battle system.
     
  15. Muro

    Muro Dazed Muro Announcer

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  16. Izzmo

    Izzmo EVO Champ 2014

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    They do.

    Mine was probably Tekken 3 on the Playstation. I don't really remember when I played which games, but Tekken 3 consumed probably most of my PS1 time, apart from Crash Team Racing, so I'm gonna go with that.
     
  17. Dime

    Dime The power of BEAT EXTEND

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    Streetfighter 2 world warrior in the arcades back in the summer of '91. It took us like a year (literally) to figure out what cancels were.
    Not all special moves were known, last one to be figured out was giefs spd. There were glitches galore like handcuffs, freeze, resetting the machine, magic throw... And rumors that chun "really" threw her bracelets. That Sheng long was actually real.


    This being supported by the fact that if you beat the machine without losing a round you got a special end screen that showed the programmers faces.


    This would come to be known as "faces"

    Like "I got faces twice today man!"

    Those were good times. I remember the first time we were shown tick throws at the local arcade by an out of towner...We were speechless and enthralled. Our laundromat was tick throw city from then on. Fights broke out, people got punched... Shit was real... And this in a middle class white neighborhood... One can only think what the inner city guys were having to deal with.


    World warrior set everything off. And after that, championship edition literally had 70 -75 games games back on its first three days and for months after it would be 10-15 people deep at all times. Till the bowling alley got 7 cabs, at which point it was still a 2-3 man wait to be able to play on any machine... Shit was soooooo hype.
     
  18. Horseman

    Horseman This place ain't how it used to be

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    Digimon Rumble Arena. The first one because the PS2 one is crap.
    I actually came back to this game the other day and found that this game is actually pretty hype, I didn't even know there was a low block in this game as a kid... That's right, a brawler with real high/low mix-ups! And every character's dash>jump>square is an instant overhead! And Reapermon has a ToD combo! IN A BRAWLER!
    Of course that doesn't make it competitive, you can't turn off items (and one of them basically fucks you over by making you move in random directions and attack when you didn't press a button) and they never added palettes so it actively prevents mirror matches for some strange reason, but when my sister and I played this the other day I was pleasantly surprised.
    Veemon is OP though.
     
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  19. Verstande

    Verstande Active Member

    Mortal Kombat Trilogy
     
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  20. Daemyx

    Daemyx Farofa Master

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    I honestly can't remember if it was MK II or Street Fighter II. After that I played every FG that I could put my hands on. But I only got serious about it in Vanilla SF4.
     
  21. Mwisk

    Mwisk Wholehearted supporter! (Aka Mhardle)

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    First FG I've ever played was Street Fighter II: World Warriors in 1993, I was 7yo. It was on an arcade in a rental store. I picked Blanka and the first CPU was Guile, I lost the match and my "quarter". I remember like it was yesterday.

    After that whenever I had a chance to play a FG I would. I started playing them more seriously when my local store had A2, XvSF, SamSho4 and KoF 96/97.
     
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  22. Amuse

    Amuse Am I good yet?!

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    My first was Tekken 3 which I got bundled with my PSX when I was 9, played Tekken uptil TTT2 and then I jumped on the Anime bandwagon with BlazBlue CSE and Persona 4 Arena. Now I´m here :3
     
  23. Bucky Barkley

    Bucky Barkley Well-Known Member

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    Street Fighter for SNES. Soul Calibur 2 for the Gamecube is the first (and only) fighting game I got good at, though.
     
  24. Jutsei

    Jutsei Unwavering Hype

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    I think it was Mortal Kombat 2 or Eternal Champions, one or the other.
    I think back in the day I even saw "Skarlet", it was either that or I was color blind.
     
  25. Balder

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    The Mega Drive/Sega Genesis port that didn't have Hwa Jai and Billy Kane but I was just a wee lad, I had no clue of such things. I loved the game, it had a big wrestler that could rocket from one side of the screen to the other, a roid raging old man and omigosh! the manual included the cheat to pick the endboss (Geese Howard) in VS play.

    But as with some others here, SF2 (for me, the Mega Drive port again) was what really started it. We were a bunch of kids just mashing buttons but it was when I started to learn the QCFs and whatnot...sadly, it didn't take long for me to become "that guy" and scrubs would rather watch me beat the AI than play. I just wanted to play so I didn't mind. In retrospect, it leaves me feeling a little hollow. I could have been good at the genre with some proper opposition.

    But this, THIS is when I really started to love the genre.

    The Saturn port with it's chopped off animation (surprisingly, the PSX ports were a lot worse for 2D games).
    (Yeah, I was kind of a Sega fanboy back then. Followed them until the Dreamcast...which I bought on purpose to play Soulcalibur which is IMHO the best in the series as well as the best arcade-to-home port EVER.)

    Fun fact: only when I got SFA2, I learned how to 360º. I remember a phase of maining Zangief/Sodom/Birdie. HA! :3

    Great, now I ramble like an old man... -_-"
    "Back when I was your age we were bad enough dudes to rescue the President uphill both ways in the snow. We had to do it all in one sitting, no save states. And we had none of those fancy nancy joysticks you kids have today - no! We had two buttons and they were both red. And what's the deal with all this "rap music"?...."
     
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  26. Arcana

    Arcana BTSW | Gayonetta

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    my first was Dissidia
     
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  27. Immaevilspacewhale

    Immaevilspacewhale Many eyes

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    oooo hard to remember but it was either Street Fighter Alpha 3, or some other nontraditional fighter like Digimon Rumble Arena
     
  28. DARKNESSxEAGLE

    DARKNESSxEAGLE Master of Disguise

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    I initially got into the genre with Blazblue Continuum Shift, however I could never play online (say no to XBL subscriptions).
    Skullgirls was my first online fighting game.
     
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  29. Error Macro

    Error Macro I like pressing buttons

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    MK1 on SNES or SF2 on SNES. Either one could have been my first.
     
  30. LaCheshireZorua

    LaCheshireZorua People die when they are dead.

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    Wat.

    Those... count? Are you kid-

    (sigh) Dammit. That means mine was the first Clash of Ninja. God dammit...
     
  31. Bit_Strife

    Bit_Strife I Skull'd a Girl once

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    Mine would be Street Fighter II on the Genesis. I don't remember which version it was, though. I do remember playing as Ryu and joyfully mashing on the buttons until victory occurred and being surprised when I beat Bison. I don't believe I played against anyone with it, though. That may have been MvC1 at an Ice Rink. Or Dragon Battle: Ultimate Battle 22.
     
  32. BrandX+

    BrandX+ ~Sinning in Vegas by the day~

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    I can't remember exactly. The first fighter I got into competitively was Tatsunoko vs Capcom.

    I think my first fighter in general was....I think it was Marvel Super Heroes. It was in a skating ring I used to go to. It was pretty fun playing as my favorite marvel heroes in a 1 on 1 fighting game.
     
  33. Azzamacazza

    Azzamacazza Cartoon Hero

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    Although I don't think I actually played it above the "punching bag" difficulty level, but maybe I did.
     
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  34. Alstein

    Alstein Member

    SamSho 1. I just liked throwing the dog at folks.
     
  35. NutellaCrepes

    NutellaCrepes no hope in this place....

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    Mine was Street Fighter IV. From there I grew a love for the Street Fighter franchise and the fighing genre. I think I have 3 versions of SFII on the SNES (the original, Super, and Turbo) and I have a collection of the Alpha games on PS2.
     
  36. Professor Icepick

    Professor Icepick History's Greatest Monster

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    Street Fighter II: The World Warrior on my cousin's SNES. Loved it so much, I ended up getting the crappy PC port. I ended up getting a lot of PC ports of games when I was a kid: the first 3 Mortal Kombats, the truly abysmal port of the original Street Fighter, X-Men: Children of the Atom.
     
  37. PureYeti

    PureYeti Living in poverty cave

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    Street Fighter II World Warrior on the SNES
     
  38. Luweewu

    Luweewu Resident Meanie Gameplay Mod

    SF2CE and MK1 on the Genesis.
     
  39. Stuff

    Stuff Lore Master Lord of Lore

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    BlazBlue CSEX which I've heard is the worst one but it's what brought me to other stuff so eh. I played Lambda... rushdown Lambda... (Lots of 2B into C attacks and the C parser into 6A (I think.) then the D stationary spinny blade.) I dunno how I won at all. I'm assuming xbox players suck is all.

    If we're counting other stuff like smash bros then Smash bros 1 was the first. I used Kirby, because he's cute and wrecks bitches.
     
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  40. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    first one? Karate Champ on NES.

    then SF2WW on SNES at a friend's.

    then SF2CE & MK1&2 on Genesis. I even got that six button controller. It was so cool.
     

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