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Smash Bros. Clone: DOS Heroes!

Post by VikingBoyBilly » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:00

This is my idea for a smash bros. game in PC mascots format instead of console mascots. Not that anybody would actually do it, but wouldn't it be cool to have Keen and Cosmo and Duke and Doomguy fighting in dangerous dave's haunted mansion? Despite the namesake, not all fighters are from DOS games. In fact, some are even mac exclusive.

Edit: Updated list of characters and items on 10/10/2009
Edit 10/18/2009: Added zoombini and halloween harry.

PLAYABLE CHARACTERS:
* = secret character
** = super secret character

Commander Keen
Doomguy
Corvus
Jazz Jackrabbit
Spaz Jackrabbit
Duke Nukem
Jill
Prince of Persia
B.J. Blazcovich
Security Cyborg
Baratus
Parias
Daedolon
Quote
Johnny Dash
Dangerous Dave
Word Muncher
Cosmo
Lemming
Hocus Pocus
Spit Wad Willy/Pea Shootin' Pete
Hugo (from hugo's house of horrors)
Skunny
Snake Logan
Captain Comic
Secret Agent
Mylo Steamwitz
Those kids in Math/Word Rescue
The hero from Pickle Wars
Guybrush
Guy from Crystal Caverns
Old dude from Mystic Towers
Warrior guy and wizard girl from chaos realms
Wormwood from Realmz
Carmen Sandiego
Captain Math Blaster
Halloween Harry
Zoombini

*Malvineous
*Osmo
*Lori Jackrabbit
*Curly Brace
*Chexter
*Blake Stone
*Strife Dude
*Crash (Doomguy's main squeeze!)
*Anteater from Spelunx
*Tigi (from wacky wheels)

*Kid Pix Face

BOSSES:

**Ken Silverman
**John Romero (his head on a stick of course)

ARENAS:
* = secret arena

Mars
Gnosticus IV
Phobos
Hell
Diamundus
Carrotus
City of the Damned
The Jungle
Persia
Rigel
Los Angeles
Castle Wolfenstein
UESC Marathon
L'Howon
Cronos
Mimiga Island
The monster world
Clyde's fort
Haunted mansion
Hexxagon
Night Raid
The World (Carmen Sandiego is somewhere in here)
Monkey Island
Myst Island

*Omegamatic
*Tuberia
*Boomer
*Xargon's Land
*Disney World
*Holy Mackerel
*Bazoik
*boring building where blake stone works
*Quake 3 Arena
*Stroggos
*Spelunx cave
*Ken's Lab
*Icon of Sin
*Epic Pinball
*Wacky Wheels
*Odell Down Under Arena
*DOSBox Arena
*Mac G3 Arena
*Mario Teaches Typing Arena
*Star Goose Arena

Items:
Salad Shooter (pickle wars)
Benny Bookworm (Word Rescue, dumps slime on foes)
Reverse Grav (Crystal Caves)
A Chop (Hugo's house of horrors [always found that item hilarious])
Slow Down Time Item (Spit wad willy)
Potions for speed and teleportation (hocus pocus)
Linux Penguin doll
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Post by Deltamatic » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:24

Great idea, how about expanding it further? It would be neat to have Gordon with a gravity gun, Guybrush with some insults, maybe even the Avatar with... virtuous... living. Not sure how that would work.

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Post by Levellass » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:45

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Post by Deltamatic » Fri Oct 09, 2009 16:03

Well if somebody was going to make this, some decisions would have to be made. 2D or 3D? Which characters to use? What weapons would they have? Which arena(s) for each character?

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Post by Galaxieretter » Fri Oct 09, 2009 19:24

You know what would be awesome?

Take all the sprite based computer game characters, and put them in a game where they lead armies of minions from their various games pitted against other players!

You would have Doom Marine fighting Duke Nukem and all of a sudden the Chex Warrior comes out leading a swarm of flemoids and they start ripping apart Pig Cops, Revanants, slimes, imps, demons and octabrains.

Then the Strife Guy comes out of NOWHERE and brings an entity into the fray and electrocutes the CRAP out of everyone!

Oh wait... already been done. :foot



No seriously. This is a great idea but it would be a LOT of work to get even a beta working.

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Post by Deltamatic » Fri Oct 09, 2009 19:51

Yeah... I'm not sure whether the graphics or the coding would be harder. You'd want multiple special abilities for everybody, arena interactivity, polished menus, one-player (necessitating enemy AI), two-player, maybe even... dare I say it... multiplayer? And you'd have to test it for months, making sure that everybody is balanced versus each other.

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Post by ZidaneA » Fri Oct 09, 2009 21:41

This is actually an awesome idea. As usual, I'd do the music if the project leaders wants me too!

How about a nurfed (hope the spelling is correct) version of the Shikadi Master?
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Post by Galaxieretter » Fri Oct 09, 2009 22:12

Guybrush vs Duke Nukem...


Really... Balanced? :crazy

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Post by ZidaneA » Fri Oct 09, 2009 23:38

Galaxieretter wrote:Guybrush vs Duke Nukem...


Really... Balanced? :crazy

Well, at least Guybrush has the banjo!
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Post by tulip » Sat Oct 10, 2009 0:03

aw man I was gonna say that.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sat Oct 10, 2009 0:17

What is guybrush?

And lol, obviously I'm not serious with this pitch. I just posted my thoughts as I thought it would be mildly amusing :dopefish
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Post by Deltamatic » Sat Oct 10, 2009 0:54

ZidaneA wrote:As usual, I'd do the music if the project leaders wants me too!
For that we need some project leaders. Since VikingBoyBilly came up with it, he should probably be the top guy.
How about a nurfed (hope the spelling is correct) version of the Shikadi Master?
If we were going to do that, then we would need to have other monsters from the other games for fairness's sake, and that would be tons of work. Sticking to the titular heroes is the best way to go, I think.
Galaxieretter wrote:Guybrush vs Duke Nukem...


Really... Balanced? Crazy
We could make it balanced, if Guybrush's abilities were just as potent as the Duke's.

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Post by Ceilick » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:30

Haha, awesome ideas, both 'super dos brothers melee' and Galaxieretter's dos rts sounding thing.

Some characters missing from that list:
Hocus Pocus
Spit Wad Willy/Pea Shootin' Pete
Hugo (from hugo's house of horrors)
Skunny
Snake Logan
Captain Comic
Secret Agent
Mylo Steamwitz
Those kids in Math/Word Rescue
The hero from Pickle Wars

Items:
Salad Shooter (pickle wars)
Benny Bookworm (Word Rescue, dumps slime on foes)
Reverse Grav (Crystal Caves)
A Chop (Hugo's house of horrors [always found that item hilarious])
Slow Down Time Item (Spit wad willy)
Potions for speed and teleportation (hocus pocus)

Arenas:
-Hexxagon
-Night Raid, except the characters are fighting in one of those big green carrier plains and have to avoid the shots from the bunker below (making gameplay something similar to the F-Zero levels in smash brothers).

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Post by Galaxieretter » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:58

VikingBoyBilly wrote:What is guybrush?
Mighty pirate.

ZidaneA wrote:Well, at least Guybrush has the banjo!
:lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_PqZofBPWg

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Post by Levellass » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:29

Duke: Oh you have got to be kidding me *Click*

Augh! Darn it! He threw a guitar at me!
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