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Ranking of Fighters 0027: Rakugakids & Double Dragon V

How will a group of children affect science?!

Every fighting game ever made, ranked and rated into an extremely scientific list by actual* fighting game scientists!

Dec. 17 2018

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Jason

Posted by: Jan

65 Comments

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Start my Monday with some coffee and some science!

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BEARTANK

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Edited By kevlargorilla

The question of how many games depends on their definition of fighting game. Do wresting games count? Boxing games? MMA? Platform fighters like Super Smash Bros and Power Stone? Shrek SuperSlam? Simpsons wrestling? What about different ports or re-releases of the same game that have different features? I'd wager all Eroge games are off the table.

Removing most sports games, I'd estimate under 800 games.

Adding in Wrestling, MMA, Boxing and the like, my best estimate is about 1100, give or take a hundred.

All this assumes games with an official console releases. There are probably a few hundred PC-only or mobile releases that aren't worth much, many more being released every year.

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I remember seeing Double Dragon V featured in GamePro or something similar and thinking it looked really cool. Glad I never had the disposable income to waste on it. Hah.

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Rank my fights with sweet science!

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Mr. Bones Wild Beatdown

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I remember playing a arcade version of Double Dragon V at one point. Yet it looks like they never made a arcade version. Makes me wonder if someone made a custom SNES arcade cabinet.

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Hahaha another jab at Red Dead 2, I think it's a tradition at this point in every video lol

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Monday before things halt for the year. No better way to end it than with some science.

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bomby the giant bomb bomb coming out of a sex pervert's crotch

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Science is back baby. It's good again. Awoouu

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I had never heard of Rakugakids before and I'm immediately obsessed with it.

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Rakugaki kids is a great name

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i love anime

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Trigger Happy doesn't even have a trigger it's an arm cannon

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is there an option to report comments because i dont see one

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I checked the science and it says that any game with conflict between two or more characters, verbal or physical, is technically a fighting game. Might need more leading zeroes, Jason.

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Some pretty harsh juxtaposition between the two games today. Rakugakids has some pretty amazing looking spritework, while Double Dragon V is probably one of the more hideous games they've scientifically analyzed.

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the first 1 looked bonkers and made no sense but oddly fun.

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Jason... Why does it look like you've been mauled by a wild animal, or kid? Your arms are a mess... Seek help... Kid is rabid.

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oh my god bones is the greatest character in video game history

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Idk how it feels to play but Ragurakids *looks* AMAZING, I'm super into that style.

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One day, Dandy J

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Super Mario Sunshine stole their sun logo from Rakugakids. Another point in the "Super Mario Sunshine sucks" argument.

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Spaghet Master is tight.

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Val is going to grow up to be an animator whose fans are going to be very disappointed (apart from the victim blamers) when word of the sexual harassment gets out.

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Is Dynamite Dux a fighting game because they wear boxing gloves?

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I think the ultraviolent cartoon game Jeff is looking for is Drawn to Death.

I'm sorry.

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Rakuga kids has like, the highest framerate I've seen for an n64 game. Those sprites are moving *so* much.

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Getting these ads from the Youtube videos...so weird seeing that.

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There are 1628 games listed under the Fighting genre at the website giantbomb.com

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Man, my life is more complete now having watched Rakugakids. What a delightful game.

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That Cop Car! 2: That Rocket Ship!

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Is "sex perv" a legal term?

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Enjoying the series.

I'm ready for something a bit more modern and maybe a more mainstream release. I think Dead of Alive 2 Hardcore (which was the PS2 version) would be a good entry point to get that series on the list and then maybe one the of the Def Jam games for the obscure pick.

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Request: I would like to see someone make a crotch propelled GB logo into a video feature screen, but it has to say "Try This" and have the GB stinger music.

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Christmas decorations are gone ?

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I unironically got a big kick out of the adorableness of Rakugakids. Joyous.

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This is why we can have nice things. #ForScience

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Iron & Blood: Warriors of Ravenloft?

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@faridmon: Gotta really drive it home you know

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That ass!

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Does Jeff say fa@@ot at 38:17?

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Double Dragon V is a lot kinkier than I ever imagined it would be, wow.

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I remember liking the cartoon a lot when I was younger more than beat em up games.

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@buttermynipples: says that this 'FAQ is good'. Weird pronunciation so it's understandable to hear that word.