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    It's been a while but I don't think I've seen this one posted yet:


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    Chun Li has always had great stages:




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    Love these but when comparing capcom to snk I just find the snk stages much nicer to look at with better detail. Does anybody prefer the capcom backgrounds and if so why? I just find them Looking washed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kef9 View Post
    Love these but when comparing capcom to snk I just find the snk stages much nicer to look at with better detail. Does anybody prefer the capcom backgrounds and if so why? I just find them Looking washed out.
    i completely agree. besides alpha 2 which has some of my favourite backgrounds ever, i always fancied snk's backgrounds to capcom's. the king of fighters series alone has some amazing backgrounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kef9 View Post
    Love these but when comparing capcom to snk I just find the snk stages much nicer to look at with better detail. Does anybody prefer the capcom backgrounds and if so why? I just find them Looking washed out.
    These are the neo-geo forums so I am sure I will be in the minority on this but while I think that Capcom and SNK were neck and neck skill wise, I have to say I slightly prefer Capcom's work, many of my favorite stages are Capcom stages. As to why? Well, for me it simply a matter of style. I like the style of Capcom's pixel art a little better, it's a bit more cartoony and colorful, but it's also distinct and charming. Capcom's use of dramatic perspectives/angles and their great use of colors just appeal to me strongly. Also, I think that Capcom put just as much detail into their backgrounds as SNK. You can look back over this very thread to see what I am talking about but here are some more:
















    Interestingly, there was a similar discussion on some other forums about this and I will quote what someone had posted in reply to this very subject in defense of Capcom:

    "Plus, while i do generally find SNK's "concepts" for backgrounds more interesting, i like Capcom's execution and pixelart much better.

    There is a difference; a lot of what Capcom artists achieved was basically optical illusions, using colors in a way that pixels would look smaller than what they actually were, or simply "hinting" at sub pixel details that you'd see but were not actually there.
    They paid a lot of attention to aesthetics, avoided using black or too much contrast to hide jaggies or pixelated look.
    Capcom artists were faking a higher resolution, sometimes wasting one of the few colors available for sprites only to do some sort of manual anti-alias and make things appear smoother.
    Their pixel technique is unmatched, and their games all had a very unique look.

    SNK's execution on the contrary is very straightforward.
    They were not shy of using black or high contrast, didn't rely on subtlety and in the arcades, their backgrounds appeared very pixelated and rougher, which made them a lot less attractive than these small gifs."

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    Hi Boogerball

    I can understand what you are saying completely. However for me I don't like the weird warping of perspective and the overuse of pastel shades. I just prefer the high contrast, high detail, high colour of SNK backgrounds.

    I agree its a matter of opinion though and it's interesting to hear different viewpoints

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    Loving those Alpha 2 BGs. The Alpha games' backgrounds were weird - you went from utterly dull in Alpha 1, to the best ever on CPS-2 in Alpha 2, to nicely detailed but devoid of life backgrounds in Alpha 3. The exact same thing happened with Samurai Shodown series. IMO, Samurai 2 backgrounds are SNK at their absolute peak - absolutely stunning.

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    There was a lot of backgrounds that were not ripped on the net, so I did some of them

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    Some from Alpha 3 Naomi edition (hard work, had to mess a lot with artmoney)





    Also did some SF3


    And a lot of other stages from Alpha 2 and 3, Street Fighter 2 and the two first fatal Fury I have been uploading to the wikis.

    I've been doing this work bcause I have been trying to categorize all the ripped stages on the net in a webpage, and also because it is fun
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    Also some Alpha 2 cool stages:



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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogerBall View Post

    This looks great. Where's it from? Google Image Search failed me. :-/



    Quote Originally Posted by Hadesillo View Post
    There was a lot of backgrounds that were not ripped on the net, so I did some of them

    Some from Alpha 3 Naomi edition
    Huh? Naomi Edition? Did that have different stages then, say, the Saturn port? Those look gorgeous, though! Especially the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuray View Post
    This looks great. Where's it from? Google Image Search failed me. :-/
    I think that's from Gowcaizer on the Neo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyrian View Post
    I think that's from Gowcaizer on the Neo.

    Ohhhhh, sweet! And no wonder I don't recognize it, "Gowcaizer" is one of the few fighters I am still missing. Maybe, just maybe I'll be able to get it this year. My anticipation is way higher now, anyway. ^^

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    These are all amazing, should make a trivia game, guess which game
    Check out my Youtube Channel for Neo Geo and Retro arcade games... if anyone gives a sh%t
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    This used to be such a great thread but now most of the links are dead. Such a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadesillo View Post

    Some from Alpha 3 Naomi edition (hard work, had to mess a lot with artmoney)

    Sorry to be asking once more, but I still don't understand where this background is from. SF:A3 ....Naomi Edition? So this one is NOT in the Saturn version, I take it? Is it on Dreamcast then? Or really Arcade only?
    I need this in my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuray View Post
    Sorry to be asking once more, but I still don't understand where this background is from. SF:A3 ....Naomi Edition? So this one is NOT in the Saturn version, I take it? Is it on Dreamcast then? Or really Arcade only?
    I need this in my life!
    Its not in the Saturn version as it's a cps2 port and hence not in the cps2 version either. This is Dreamcast/Naomi ... don't know about the PSP version though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Its not in the Saturn version as it's a cps2 port and hence not in the cps2 version either. This is Dreamcast/Naomi ... don't know about the PSP version though.
    PSP version has it as well as the extra characters and stuff from the GBA version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Its not in the Saturn version as it's a cps2 port and hence not in the cps2 version either. This is Dreamcast/Naomi ... don't know about the PSP version though.
    Okay, thank you for the clarification!

    Does the DC version have lots of new/ different stages? I got the Saturn one, so would it be worth it to get DC as well, just for the backgrounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuray View Post
    Okay, thank you for the clarification!

    Does the DC version have lots of new/ different stages? I got the Saturn one, so would it be worth it to get DC as well, just for the backgrounds?
    No a lot, just for new characters in Dreamcast/Naomi and Karin, that didn't have one on CPS2 version.
    That's stages for Karin, Balrog, DeeJay, Guile, FeiLong and T.Hawk.
    I never tried, but I think double upper didn't add any new stage. Just copypasted characters (Eagle, Maki, Ingrid, Yun)

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    Huh... I'm going to have to plop in my DC version of Zero 3. I don't remember this stage at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fakeXsound View Post
    Huh... I'm going to have to plop in my DC version of Zero 3. I don't remember this stage at all.
    i was thinking that my self. i think it was mentioned that it's only in some of the versions or something. i personally never came across it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogard View Post
    i was thinking that my self. i think it was mentioned that it's only in some of the versions or something. i personally never came across it.
    Wait what...? Okay, now THIS is getting interesting. Imagine there were really two Dreamcast editions of the game, one with additional stages and one without. That would be quite unique, wouldn't it?
    And how the hell would I know which version to buy? (because six additional stages sound quite good to me)

    And now I am wondering what version of SFA3 will be in this upcoming collection...

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    It's Dee Jay's stage so as long as he's in it you should see this level.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuray View Post
    ...so would it be worth it to get DC as well, just for the backgrounds?
    It's a fine reason. I have at least five ports of Daimakaimura ;).

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