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Ranking of Fighters 0010: Bloody Roar and Slap Happy Rhythm Busters

Our scientific team gets a little groovy!

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

Apr. 2 2018

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Jason

Posted by: Jan

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I NEED my Science.

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I love bloody roar

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Edited By TensionHead

...But will we ever truly understand what Ben can do with his pinky?

Even Science has its limits, perhaps.

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RETSU SCIENCE!

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Ah yes Furry Figthing

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Alice? Who the fuck is Alice?

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My hypothesis is that Bloody Roar Will be at least in the upper half of the list. Can’t wait for “Bloody Roar 2: The New Breed”

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What if I put something else into a cup and send it to you?

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Does Ranking of Fighters need an opening? Am i just spoiled from the east coast team having an opening for all of their series nowadays?

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I love bloody roar

I miss Bloody Roar too :(

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Bloody Roar Primal Fury is a pretty dope game.

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It's a real shame they stopped using the name Beastorizer.

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Input lag is a systemic error effecting inaccurate results on these experiments.

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Yay, Bloody Roar.

Boo, the wrong Bloody Roar. BR3 would've been my choice (BR 2 being a close second). Cater to my specific whims, dammit!

It's a real shame they stopped using the name Beastorizer.

Yeah, that was an awesomely bad name that makes me think of the flood of terrible, low-budget horror movies that flooded American theatres back in the 60s and 70s.

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God of war 4 is not going in a weird direction. I mean no one has played it and the game was going downhill before 4 ascension was essentially on rails and it was just awful to do qte in every one before that.

There was definitely some good god of war stuff but what direction did you want it to go?

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Edited By paulunga

I'm gonna say the rhythm game part looks super simple. I noticed right away that the prompts have the same colors as the PS face buttons, so it's simply timing your presses so those prompts overlap with the transparent HUD parts near the middle of the screen.

Also, the meter in the lower right represents the opponent's health bar. If you empty it completely the opponent dies and you get the Fever finisher.

That said, I think you would've enjoyed the game more if you completely ignored that finisher and just played it like a regular fighting game, just using the bar for supers.

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At least it's a real list now that it has a Bloody Roar on it. I have Gado's FIRE!! burned into my brain forever from playing 2 so much.

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"I don't like looking at the kids." — Jeff Gerstmann

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Yay, Monday morning RoF + coffee + the whole day off is an excellent combo.

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Keep the science coming!

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@steveurkel: I'm pretty sure he was speaking in character as the gorilla-man when he said that.

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Hey, Ben can do the same weird thumb thing I can.

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Any way we can get Last Bronx up in here? VF Kids?

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Really bummed they didn't figure out any of the super moves for Bloody Roar. They're so damn cool!

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@steveurkel: @veektarius:

Yeah, the joke is definitely that anyone who cares enough about something like God of War to wear Merch is going to grumble about the differences we've been shown from the new one.

Ryan was always the Series Advocate on GB, but even he had a hard time liking Ascension.

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Git sum Saiyance son!

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@paulunga: I'm wondering if input lag was killing the rhythm part.

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@pxbart said:

Any way we can get Last Bronx up in here? VF Kids?

And while we're talking about Sega games, how about Sonic the Fighters?

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@veektarius: Fair point. I'd forgotten because he wasn't on staff when Ascension hit. That said, he's vocally in favor of the new one.

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Bloody Roar 1 and 2 are the best. I wish that series would come back.

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You could probably play the beat game with a dance pad. Sony had a requirement that games be compatible with all peripherals. I'm sure there were a few exceptions though.

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I wish I could unsee Ben's thumb fist...

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I like that this site has news, reviews and things I can use.

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I think they needed more time with bloody roar.

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Edited By hassun
@hidden81 said:

I think they needed more time with bloody roar.

I hope that's where Bloody Roar 2 will come in.

I need my "Stun, the insect."

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P.S. Jeff breaking just as the video went dark was great.

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This series just gets better and better.

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I have a question about Slap Happy Rhythm Masters, is it also a horror game? There's a crap ton of horror tropes with the characters that I saw in the intro and Jason even brought up one of them earlier. There's a scientist that has a Frankenstein monster that fights for him, there's an old dude who I think summons dogs to hunt down his grandchildren (the twin sisters from the intro) and then there's Frosty whose a candy mascot that fights with a clever. I remember watching this on the Best Friends channel and there are even more horror characters. Seriously what's with the obsession with horror for a game that's equally obsessed with sick beats and DJ's?

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"Slap Happy"? uhhhhhhh

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I think I played more bloody roar 2 on a ps underground jampack demo disk than any other fighting game (other than Tekken) back in the day. I really hope it gets its due!

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Still awaiting the science on Primal Rage.

That Slap Happy game looks real interesting. Don't think I want to put down the cash for it, but I might have to poke around on some darker corners of the internet to get hands on and give it a try.

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"Science is Beautiful, science is fun, science is best, when it's one on one."
Dr Gerstmann

slow clap... thanks Jeff

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Look at a PS1 fighter called "Zero Divide"

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Bloody Roar 2 is fucking RAD! This intro alone is straight fire

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Edited By AntiHero

Some of the Slap Happy characters are in another game called VS. I recognized the taxi driver guy and couldn’t remember where I knew him from.

https://www.giantbomb.com/vs/3030-22887/

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Really am digging how this series is finding some games that I've never even heard of.

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