Mizoguchi was included in KOF MI to promote the cell phone game Garou Densetsu VS. Fighter's History Dynamite, where he is one of the main characters along with Terry and Mai.
Mizoguchi's desperation move in Suiko Enbu: Fuuun Saiki, is based on the sheep from Data East's arcade game, "Trio The Punch: Never Forget Me...".
Although the arcade version of Karate Champ was developed by Technos Japan, Technos Japan is full of ex-Data East employees. I heard the first ever fighting game sequel and revision known as Karate Champ: Player VS. Player, was developed and published by Data East only. But when most Americans think of Karate Champ, the infamous FDS / NES version pops up in their mind. It's infamous, because it's developed by Data East USA, which is full of some of the same people who worked for Data East Pinball to create Tattoo Assassins.
All I meant was that those games were similar, I know some of them weren't SNK games and they weren't necessarily ripped off from SF2... I stated that all those games each had something unique about them. The only point i was making is saying that anyone who concludes Fighter's History (FH) to be a rip off of SF2, may as well conclude any other game that was similar to SF2 was a rip off, which would be an equally false conclusion, but I see no reason to single FH out.. All those games are similar, but they also all unique.
Of course many titles in Data East's library resemble mostly popular video games, they contain some original stuff. Same goes for some in Capcom's library. If many people don't appreciate post-SFII fighting games as much as SFII itself, because of similarities, then how come SFII gets to take ideas from pre-SFII fighting games? SFII took many ideas from non-Capcom fighting games that predate it, so is it bad? Many automobile manufacturers also use each others' ideas to compete against each other.
Here is a list I made of the first ones to use or be in history. If there are any problems, let me know.
My Mugen Wish List would include protagonists, mascots and other iconic characters with everything they have brought straight from their source with little or no editing.
Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 11:16:53 pm