M.U.G.E.N Central => Your Releases, 1.0+ => Topic started by: JtheSaltyy on September 05, 2020, 11:26:57 PM
Title: Boxer (CvS2 Reimagining)
Post by: JtheSaltyy on September 05, 2020, 11:26:57 PM
Boxer (CvS2 Reimagining)
Boxer (Balrog) is one of the four Shadaloo Kings in Street Fighter. He is arrogant, self centered, greedy, envious, sadistic, and basically a living embodiment of the seven deadly sins. Balrog is a strong African-American boxer, and used to be a professional boxer, and he was very good at it too. However, when it was found out the Balrog cheated in his matches, Balrog was banned from boxing permanently, and then spiraled into his criminal life that he keeps today.
Balrog always talks the talk, and he can also walk the walk. His move set is dead simple, yet extremely effective. Balrog is a charge character, meaning a majority of his special moves require the inputs to be held before the actual input was performed. His specials are also very unique, and he pioneered the "boxer" archetype for many fighting games to come. In later games, his moves weren't exactly updated upon. He kept the same moves, while everyone and their mom was getting a fireball. I was planning to give Balrog more Psycho Power driven moves, like Ed, but that's an idea for another time, and one that I don't think will fit for Balrog at the moment. Expect his old SF2 moves and some moves from SFIV and SFV.
Balrog's AI is more slow and methodical than anything else. He won't try to throw out his best moves randomly. Sometimes he gets cocky and goes for it, but most of the time he carefully makes a decision when it comes to jump-in and footsie situations. Of course, without meter, he can't dish out too much damage. However, once he gains that meter, he becomes incredibly dangerous. His custom combos can do massive amount of damage and his supers are lenient on scaling, so he's bound to get some high damage in once his meter is full. The key to beating Balrog's AI is to just roll with his punches, because he has methods of turning the attacker into the defender, so playing overly aggressive is ill-advised.
Balrog is also the cause of the name changes outside of the U.S. Due to him being a parody of the famous boxer Mike Tyson, since his name is Mike Bison in Japan, Capcom feared a lawsuit would be on their hands, so they changed the names of the three Shadaloo fighters. M. Bison (Boxer) became Balrog, Balrog (Claw) became Vega, and Vega (Dictator) became M. Bison in the US. It's confusing, yes, so that's why the localized names are very useful, them being Boxer, Claw, and Dictator. I frequently use them because it helps for people who are used to one of their names and aren't familiar with the other.
That's about it for Balrog. I wanted to make him because I wanted to practice on another charge character, and also tackle some other unique inputs Balrog has. I do hope you enjoy this character.