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Ranking of Fighters 0018: Battle Fantasia & Best of Best

We give you nothing but the BEST for some sweet whimsical SCIENCE!

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

Jul. 30 2018

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Jason

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Battle Fantasia

Best of Best

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I hope they rank fighter maker one day

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the process truster has logged tf on

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Two unknown games for me. Time for Scientific judgement

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Looks like Jason got a haircut, very sharp. I think I got Battle Fantasia a few years ago from PS Plus and never played it, seems neat.

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To find the variable fight

Where x = trade, h = hitbox, y = yamcha, k = hadoukens*volcanoes and r = ryu.

(x−h)2+(y−k)2=r2

Science.

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Edited By Broshmosh

The stage at 56:40 has some super reminiscent music. What is that sampled from? Or did someone end up using the same melody in a track more recently?

EDIT: It occurs to me that the stages don't actually have different music in Best of Best. Shows how much attention I was paying.

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Why is that game playing a midi version of the Lambada all the time? weird.

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fuck yeah best of the best, i played waaaaay too much of that game on the SNES

[edit] oh dear, i've been duped

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@pinkkis: Lambada and House of the Rising Sun in the menu. Great stuff.

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THE BATTLE IS NOT
ALWAYS TO THE STRONG

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If I remember correctly, Battle Fantasia got Quick Looked, like, super early on in the site's history.

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Freed's hook changes hands depending on which direction he faces. This game is cool.

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Edited By spiketail

Anyone else notice that #17 Darkstalkers is 2 words instead of 1 on the List of Science?

Paging @janman.

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You know who else hates clocks?

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Best of Best may be the most "fake game in an adult swim cartoon" thing ever.

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Love this feature! Best of Best sure is something else.

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Calling it now- a lot of goodish games are going to start in the 2nd half, move up, and then hit the darkstalkers wall

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"When l'm in heat, I do a bedman thing" - Ben Pack

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I should not have had water in my mouth when Lady Liberty made her appearance

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Ben's yell during the Rambo vs Hulk Hogan fight blew out my speakers :(

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Edited By Bonsai

@joronimo: It's the third video in the quick look category, so yeah pretty early. If I recall correctly it's just Jeff, withnobody else in the video.

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@broshmosh: I think its house of the rising sun (character select screen)

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This Battle Fantasia game does not seem well balanced

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Battle Fantasia looks alright but Best of Best is a trip and a half lol

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All these thicc ladies at the auto show

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Sadly no Arnold Schwarzenegger final boss for Best of Best. Had to look up a longplay after seeing that game in action.

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TOM IS UNMANLY

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@spiketail: How could see that, but not see Marvel Super Heores? I blame Jason's terrible handwriting.

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I feel like Darkstalkers is going to be a huge blocker in the middle of the list. It's way too low, so games coming up from the bottom half are going to get crushed, leaving obvious turkeys like Toshinden 3 high and dry.

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Nice rendition of the Lambada song.

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Best of Best feels like Waku Waku 7 only bad.

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Battle Fantasia's art style is making me want to play Radiata Stories again...

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Battle Fantasia looks pretty cool; I hadn't heard of it before this. The devs could have gone deeper with the RPG trappings. As it stands, it adopts the JRPG aesthetic and UI elements, as well as some character tropes, but it doesn't incorporate much into its systems. It would have been fun if they made leveling more of a thing (instead of using it as one character's gimmick), added a job system, etc. It's still a neat-looking game, though.

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That choice was hard. But Science is Hard and not up to common folk

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Edited By Ravelle

@pinkkis said:

Why is that game playing a midi version of the Lambada all the time? weird.

Yeah, I was like Whaaaaaait a minute I know that melody.

@joronimo said:

If I remember correctly, Battle Fantasia got Quick Looked, like, super early on in the site's history.

You're right! in 2008. Solo QL with Jeff!

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That Statue of Liberty is legitimately terrifying.

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Cedrics clothing choices are questionable

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@nes said:

THE BATTLE IS NOT

ALWAYS TO THE STRONG

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...that's the correct reaction Ben.

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I couldn't help but give it the T-shirt Bot treatment:

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Ben's reaction to the Statue of Liberty was awesome. That's just about how I would have reacted, as well.

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I feel like the artist for the Best of Best portraits didn't know how to draw good looking girls so they settled for digitized pictures for all the women (the whole two of them) featured in the game.

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This website has some stuff about the different, uh, work that SunA did over the years, including the magic that is Best of Best.

It gives me hope that everyone can find their joy in this weary world.

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I really think this series needs a fourth, or maybe more interaction with Jan, because with 3 people, 2 are always fighting and not able to talk leaving the 3rd to just sit in silence or talk to themselves.

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There REALLY aren't enough pure fantasy fighting games.

Also @jeff, I think about SCUD at LEAST once a year. I think about SCUD more than some people go to CHURCH!

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I'm so glad someone picked up the house of the rising sun and for anyone under forty check out the original by the animals

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Lady Liberty screaming in terror is like the symbol of modern America maaaan.

Or maybe it's the Ghostbusters goo.

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I wonder if they'll ever consider reconjiggering the list later. I agree Darkstalkers could be pushed up a few spots at least, in retrospect. Also anything with Ten Count.