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Fighter's History
Fighter's History game flyer.png
European arcade flyer of Fighter's History, the first game in the series.
Genre(s) Fighting
Developer(s) Data East
Publisher(s) Data East

Fighter's History (ファイターズヒストリー ?) is a series of fighting games developed and published by Data East.

Contents

Games

  • Fighter's History (1993)
    Originally released as an arcade game. Also ported to the Super NES.
  • Fighter's History Dynamite (known in Europe as Karnov's Revenge) (1994)
    Originally released for the Neo Geo. Also ported to the Neo Geo CD and Sega Saturn, respectively.
  • Fighter's History: Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu (1995)
    Released exclusively in Japan for the Super Famicom, and as an extra in the Sega Saturn port of Fighter's History Dynamite.

Characters

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Fighter's History

  • United States Ray McDougal (レイ・マクドガル ?)
  • Japan Makoto Mizoguchi (溝口 誠 lit. "Mizoguchi Makoto" ?)
  • People's Republic of China Liu Feilin (劉 飛鈴, Japanese: Ryu Feirin, Chinese Pinyin: Liú Fēilíng)
  • Japan Ryoko Kano (嘉納 亮子 lit. Kano Ryōko ?)
  • United Kingdom Matlock Jade (マットロック・ジェイド ?)
  • Thailand Samchay Tomyamgun (サムチャイ・トムヤムクン ?)
  • People's Republic of China Lee Diendou (李 典徳 Japanese: Rii Diendō, Chinese Pinyin: Lǐ Diǎndé)
  • France Jean Pierre (ジャン・ピエール ?)
  • Italy Marstorius (マーストリウス ?)
  • France (allegedly, but not directly specified) Clown (クラウン ?)
  • Russia Karnov (カルノフ ?) - Data East's icon character who appears in the arcade game of the same name. He also made many cameo appearances in other Data East games.

Fighter's History Dynamite/Karnov's Revenge

  • Kenya Zazie Muhaba (ザジィ・ムハバ ?) - A fighter from somewhere in Africa.
  • South Korea Liu Yungmie (柳 英美(リュウ・ヨンミー) ?)
  • Ox (オックス ?) - Originated from the bonus stages of the arcade version of Data East's other fighting game, Karate Champ.

Fighter's History: Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!!

  • Russia Chelnov (チェルノブ ?) - Karnov's cousin and another character from the Data East game of the same name, who also made several cameo appearances in other Data East games.

History

During the release of the first game in the series, it became best known for being responsible for its place in a lawsuit between Capcom U.S.A. and Data East U.S.A., over what Capcom felt were infringements on their Street Fighter II property. Capcom lost the case on grounds that the copied elements were scenes a faire and thus excluded from copyright.[1] In 2003, Data East filed for bankruptcy and sold the Fighter's History franchise along with several other Data East titles to G-Mode.

Related releases

Outside of the Fighter's History series, Makoto Mizoguchi and Liu Yungmie later appeared as special guests in a Japan-exclusive semi-sequel to Data East's 1995 Water Margin-based fighting arcade game, Outlaws Of The Lost Dynasty, titled as Suikoenbu Fuun Saiki. Five years after Data East went out of business while giving their video game rights to G-Mode, Paon, WorkJam and Crea-tech, SNK Playmore signed a deal with G-Mode to use their characters from the Fighter's History series in two SNK Playmore titles.[2] Makoto Mizoguchi became the only character from the Fighter's History series as a special guest character in KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation A, an upgrade to KOF: Maximum Impact 2. A Japan-exclusive cell phone game specifically featuring the cast of Fatal Fury Special and Fighter's History Dynamite was also released under the name Garou Densetsu vs. Fighter's History Dynamite.[3]

In the 1998 movie The Replacement Killers, a Fighter's History arcade cabinet appears along with several other arcades.[4]

See also

  • Avengers in Galactic Storm - a 1995 fighting game developed and published by Data East, which is based on characters in the Marvel universe while the storyline is based on the Operation: Galactic Storm series.
  • Mutant Fighter - a 1991 wrestling-style fighting game developed and published by Data East. Later ported to the Super Famicom as Death Brade.
  • Hippodrome - a 1989 fighting game developed and published by Data East, which was their second and last fighting game before the release of Capcom's Street Fighter II.
  • Tattoo Assassins - a 1994 fighting game developed and published by Data East Pinball and Data East USA with the help from Back to the Future screenwriter, Bob Gale, which was their answer to Midway's (now Warner Bros. Interactive's) Mortal Kombat franchise. Although, unreleased with prototype in existence, G-Mode bought the rights to it.

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