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heatblazer
06-05-2001, 01:12 PM
So you thunk that KOF94 has many new guys?
Well think it over when you hear this!I`ve
been wandering throughj the city and i saw
an arcade house i`ve never seen before!I en-
tered it and I saw a game named:"Psycho Sol-
dier"!And can you imagine my face when I saw
Athena and Kensou in it!The game is 1990y.so
it can`t be KOF94 copy!The music was Athena`s
it soud so stupid that I was about to barf!
It souds like:"Do you belive in mystery?Honestly!You and me?Do you search for answer
tell fo free,you and me!OOOooo You aaaaand
meeeee..."Man from here it becames japanese!
The games sucked it all!I can`t belive that
SNK decidet to copy that fools!
Well if you are playing on 1-st controler you
are Athena and if in 2-nd you are Kensou!
I saw Chin in the demo-game!I was terribly
shocked!

Atariguy
06-05-2001, 01:25 PM
Athena was also in the game Athena. I've played the NES version, which sucked pretty badly.

Liquid Snake
06-05-2001, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by Atariguy:
<STRONG>Athena was also in the game Athena. I've played the NES version, which sucked pretty badly.</STRONG>

I know SNK has a PS title named "Athena" also.

NeoTurfMasta
06-05-2001, 01:33 PM
I was told she was also in a game called Psycho Soldiers. I have never heard of that though.

I actually saw a Athena arcade game as well. I think thats where they got the NES version.

edit: and here it is
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1148388773

[ June 05, 2001: Message edited by: NeoTurfMasta ]

Neo Rasa
06-05-2001, 02:30 PM
She was in Athena first, then in Psycho Soldiers with Sie Kensou. Psycho Soldiers was also the very first game to have a fully vocalized song. Also I thought it was a pretty decent game for it's time (1987). <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Also, Athena's Shining Crystal Bit DM and a few other moves are taken straight from Psycho Soldiers and Athena! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

If you hate the music so much then bug whoever runs the arcade to screw with the dip switches and turn the vocals off, there's an awesome mix that has a synth melody instead of Athena's voice in the game. You can also set it to sing in all Japanese instead of all English. Also all of Athena's theme songs are remixed from the original Psycho Soldiers theme. ALSO, I believe Kaoru Watanabe is IN the ending of the game, which is supposedly what they're KoF'95 ending is based on (unconfirmed because I never beat it myself to see).

I'm very bored right now.

Athena's name is magic
Mystery
It's fun to see
Athena knows the answer
Fighting there
To keep us free
She's just a little girl
With power inside
Burning bright
You better hide if you are bad
She'll catch you
She'll read your mind to find
If you
Believe
In right or wrong
Fire
Fire
Psycho Soldier
Fire
Fire
Psycho Soldier

It loses something in the translation. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

There were other voice overs for them too like Athena's infamous "ATHENA! IKIMASU!" etc. They're in English as well if the dip switches are set as such, so you can here "Athena! I will go!, "Watch me change!," etc.

The OST is scary, because if you play through just the voice sample track is does all of Sie and Athena's voices, then it does all of the different monster growls and death screams, then Athena yells "I love you!" at the end! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

[ June 05, 2001: Message edited by: Neo Rasa ]

RevQuixo
06-05-2001, 02:31 PM
Shock! Wait a minute...Ralf and Clark aren't new either...

My world is collapsing...arghhhhhhh!!!!!!!


&lt;/sarcasm&gt;

RevQuixo

remukhan
06-05-2001, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by RevQuixo:
<STRONG>Shock! Wait a minute...Ralf and Clark aren't new either...

My world is collapsing...arghhhhhhh!!!!!!!


&lt;/sarcasm&gt;

RevQuixo</STRONG>

Ralf and Clark also had their own game before KOF. it was called 'Ikari Warriors'. In the game Heidern also appeared as their commander who brief the mission to them.

<IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0"> KOF '94 had only two teams that were totally new - USA/Sprorts Team and Japan/Heroes Team. and with the exception of Kim, Korean Team was also making its first appearence.

[ June 05, 2001: Message edited by: remukhan ]

RevQuixo
06-05-2001, 04:43 PM
I was being sarcastic...was that not clear enough? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

VinylBoy
06-05-2001, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by remukhan:
<STRONG>Ralf and Clark also had their own game before KOF. it was called 'Ikari Warriors'. In the game Heidern also appeared as their commander who brief the mission to them.

<IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0"> KOF '94 had only two teams that were totally new - USA/Sprorts Team and Japan/Heroes Team. and with the exception of Kim, Korean Team was also making its first appearence.
</STRONG>

And that's kinda pushing it for the Sports Team. You can technically say that Lucky Glauber originally came from Dunk Dreams, a basketball game that is also on the Neo Geo. I also heard there was a boxing game as well, but the only one I know of was The Super Spy, and I HIGHLY DOUBT that Heavy D. came from that one.

Neo Rasa
06-05-2001, 06:18 PM
Luck Glauber = Dunk Dream
Heavy D! = King of Boxer/Ring King?
Brian Battler = Touchdown Fever

Sifl
06-05-2001, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by VinylBoy:
<STRONG>And that's kinda pushing it for the Sports Team. You can technically say that Lucky Glauber originally came from Dunk Dreams, a basketball game that is also on the Neo Geo. I also heard there was a boxing game as well, but the only one I know of was The Super Spy, and I HIGHLY DOUBT that Heavy D. came from that one.</STRONG>

Is Heavy D! from LOSJ? LOL

VinylBoy
06-07-2001, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by Neo Rasa:
<STRONG>Luck Glauber = Dunk Dream
Heavy D! = King of Boxer/Ring King?
Brian Battler = Touchdown Fever</STRONG>

Heh... Touchdown Fever! What a game!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I thought Ring King was made by Data East? That game was such a classic back in Boston... I think EVERYONE played that at one time in the arcade, or on their Nintendo 8-bits. The patented "use a spoon to get extra health quicker" technique was born...

Which, of course, became "mashing" in MvC2. <IMG SRC="smilies/tickled.gif" border="0">

Jackal
06-08-2001, 08:11 PM
Psycho Soldier is also on the C64. It's not a bad version of the game for that machine, although it's a 1-player game only (Kensou is AWOL and it's just Athena). The trademark music is in there.

I used to play Ring King quite a bit. One nice feature is the gambling screen, where you try to call the round in which you will KO the opponent. Call it correctly and get a large bonus.

I think Bryan Battler is probably Football Frenzy. I'd like to know what game Heavy D! came from... but it's probably nothing on the Neo. I'm wondering if he is indeed new for KOF.

Neo Rasa
06-08-2001, 08:24 PM
You're right! Ring King was by Data East...ARG! I KNOW SNK made a non Neo Geo boxing game right around/around the same time as when the Neo Geo came out, I think <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Brian looks like the guy on the title screen of Touchdown Fever <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

heatblazer
06-10-2001, 07:35 AM
So .... SNK made a really KoF game!Well the
worlds 8-bit heroes clashed in the universe
to prove their skill,right?

Kazuya_UK
06-11-2001, 03:29 AM
Sorry, don't mean to plug my site in here again, but you can check out a review I did of the game "Psycho Soldier" that I wrote a while ago. There's some screens and info about other Athena games on there, as well as an FAQ. I also thought it was quite a good game for its time. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Review here: http://www.neogeoforlife.com/misc/psycho%20soldier.shtml

[ June 11, 2001: Message edited by: Kazuya_UK ]

neojedi
06-11-2001, 10:10 AM
And something that has not come up yet in this thread... don't forget to play KOF '97 with the team Athena, Ralf and Clark. During the ending you get to see a picture of all 3 of them and Kensou in their pre-KOF glory.

Not sure what the boxing game is, maybe 3-Count Bout? I will look for Heavy D some other time.

Jackal
06-11-2001, 09:41 PM
Good review, Kazuya.

I have to agree about the cover art for that Spectrum version. UGH! That picture just isn't Psycho Soldier, IMO.

Kazuya_UK
06-20-2001, 01:00 PM
Yeah - thats one ugly ass Athena <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Thanks for the compliments btw.

DEVIL_GUI
06-24-2001, 07:23 AM
NEO RASA, WHERE HAVE YOU ACCUIRED THE LYRICS IN THE ENGLISH FORMATION FOR ATHENAS SONG?

AND IS THAT ALL OF IT?

THANX

DEVIL_GUI

Kazuya_UK
06-25-2001, 04:56 AM
Originally posted by DEVIL_GUI:
<STRONG>NEO RASA, WHERE HAVE YOU ACCUIRED THE LYRICS IN THE ENGLISH FORMATION FOR ATHENAS SONG?

AND IS THAT ALL OF IT?

THANX

DEVIL_GUI</STRONG>

Have a look on the review of mine that I posted about above - there is an FAQ for the game which has all the lyrics and I mentioned them in the review too. I think what Neo Rasa posted was slightly wrong <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Its "mystery is what you see", not "mystery is fun to see" I think <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

DEVIL_GUI
06-25-2001, 09:37 AM
COOL, JUST DID, NICE REVIEW!

I REMEMBER PLAYING THAT GAME A LONNNNGGGGGGG TIME AGO (I THINK) BUT THERE WERE NO SINGING ;(

MIND IF I RIPP OFF YOUR TRANSLATION FOR SOMETHING? (I WILL FULLY CREDIT YOU)

I JUST CANT TRANSLATE MYSELF FOR ANYTHING, OR ID DO IT MYSELF <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

DEVIL_GUI